Skip to Content
 
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.

 
JOHN BENNETT
"White Dogwood" Vase
Earthenware
1882
THéODORE DECK
"Meiping" Vase
Faience
c. 1880
BRUNO PAUL, Made by K. M. Seifert & Co., Dresden-Löbtau, Made for the Vereinigte Werksttten für Kunst im Handwerk, Munich
Candelabrum
Brass
1901
,
PH "Artichoke" Lamp
Copper, steel, and enameled metal
1958
,
Centerpiece
Sterling silver and ebony
c. 1925
RON ARAD
Narrow Paparadelle Chair
Stainless steel and steel
Designed 1992, made 1998
STANISLAV Libenský, JAROSLAVA BRYCHTOVÁ
Imprint of an Angel 1
Cast glass
1998–99
GAETANO PESCE
Prototype for the "Pratt Chair" Series
Polyurethane
1982
GERRIT RIETVELD
"Zig Zag" Chair
Pine
Designed 1932, made c. 1940
JORIS LAARMAN
Bone Rocker
Black marble resin
2008
ETTORE SOTTSASS
Flying Carpet
Stained beechwood, stretch-jersey fabric, velvet, and carpeting
1972
VILMÓS ZSOLNAY
Bottle
Porcelain-faience
1890–1900
LUCAS CRANACH THE ELDER
The Suicide of Lucretia
Oil on panel
1529
JACOPO BASSANO, FRANCESCO BASSANO
Christ in the House of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus
Oil on canvas
1576–77
(PAOLO CALIARI) VERONESE
Portrait of a Lady as Saint Agnes
Oil on canvas
1580s
JOSEPH WRIGHT of Derby
Italian Landscape with Mountains and a River
Oil on canvas
c. 1790
SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS
Portrait of Mrs. Jelf Powis and Her Daughter
Oil on canvas
1777
Saint Paul Writing His Epistles
Oil on canvas
c. 1618–20
JEAN-SIMÉON CHARDIN
Still Life with Leg of Lamb
Oil on canvas
1730
LUCA GIORDANO
Madonna and Child with Souls in Purgatory
Oil on canvas
c. 1665