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Arts of Europe

The MFAH collections of art created on the European continent encompass artistic styles across the time line of history, from the ancient world to the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern era to the 21st century.

 
Pair of Torchères
Limewood and gilding
c. 1760
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Sauceboat
Soft-paste porcealin
1751–52
Dry Mustard Pot
Soft-paste porcelain
c. 1758
, Decorated by Jefferyes Hamett O'Neale, Irish, c. 1734–1801
Vase with Three Lions
Soft-paste porcelain
c. 1768–70
, Decorated by the atelier of James Giles, 1718–1780
Plate
Soft-paste porcelain
c. 1770
FLIGHT (WORCESTER PORCELAIN)
Platter
Soft-paste porcelain
c. 1790
GUIDO RENI
Saint Joseph and the Christ Child
Oil on canvas
1638–40
JAN WEESOP
Esmé Stuart, 5th Duke of Lennox and 2nd Duke of Richmond
Oil on Canvas
c. 1649–60
BARTOLOMÉ ESTEBAN MURILLO
The Nativity
Oil on obsidian
c. 1665–70
ANGELICA KAUFFMANN
Portrait of Eleanor, Countess of Lauderdale
Oil on canvas
c. 1780–81
Plate from the Swan Service
Hard-paste porcelain
c. 1737–41
Wärmeglocke (Covered Serving Plate) from the Möllendorff Service
Hard-paste porcelain
c. 1761
FRIEDRICH KETTWYCK, JOCHIM TIMME
Wall Sconce (one of a pair)
Silver
c. 1670
Covered Urn
Glass
c. 1800
ANDREW PLIMER
Portrait of a Woman
Watercolor on ivory, rose gold, hair, embossed metallic foil, and glass
c. 1785
EMILE GALLÉ
Water Lily Vase
Glass
1895–1900
CARLO BUGATTI
Armchair
Wood, vellum, silk, copper, brass, and pewter
1890–1900
Designed by PHILIP SPEAKMAN WEBB, Made by Morris & Co.
Adjustable Back Chair
Ebonized wood, embossed velvet, and metal
c. 1870
Designed by AUGUSTUS WELBY NORTHMORE PUGIN
X-Frame Chair
Oak, leather, and brass
c. 1847
AUGUSTINE COURTAULD
Cake Basket
Sterling silver
1743–44