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The depth of the Museum’s collection of European art is in its holdings of 19th-century French painting, although there are a handful of fine examples of 18th-century French and British painting, mostly in the genre of portraiture. Like the rest of the permanent collection, the strengths of SBMA’s European holdings derive from those of its foundational collection, the gifts and bequest of Wright S. Ludington (1900-1992). The Museum has received additional gifts of art by Barbizon school artists Camille Corot (1796-1875) and Théodore Rousseau (1812-1867), Impressionist artists Claude Monet (1840-1926), Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), and Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)) and Post-Impressionist artists Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), Odilon Redon (1840-1916), Henri Rousseau (1844-1910), and Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940), collecting areas for which it is best known. However, the quality of the collection is equally strong in classical early modernism, with important works by Georges Braque (1882-1963), Henri Matisse (1869-1954), and Raoul Dufy (1877-1953). Ludington’s interest in British Modernism also accounts for the Museum’s unusually deep holdings in this area with major works by Walter Sickert (1860-1942), Stanley Spencer (1891-1959), and Percy Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957). The quality of SBMA’s European paintings is complemented by its holdings in the medium of sculpture, reflecting another of Ludington’s abiding interests, with a chronological breadth that stretches from Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887) and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875) to Henry Moore (1898-1986) and Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973).

Works on paper complement and expand upon the painting and sculpture collections. Drawings range from the 17th to the 20th centuries, with notable strengths in French and British 19th and early 20th century work. The print collection comprises Old Masters such as Rembrandt (1606-1669), Dürer (1471-1528), and Piranesi (1720-1778), over 4,000 French satirical prints including the entire oeuvre of Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), and important works by French printmakers involved in the etching and lithography revivals of the later 19th century.


Selected Works from our European Art Collection:
*Not all works listed are currently on view
 
Eugène Delacroix; French, 1798 – 1863; The Last Words of Marcus Aurelius, n.d.; Oil on canvas; (25 5/8 x 31 ¾ in.); The van Asch van Wyck Trust; L.2014.11
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Eugène Delacroix
French, 1798 – 1863
The Last Words of Marcus Aurelius, n.d.
Oil on canvas
25 5/8 x 31 ¾ in.
The van Asch van Wyck Trust
L.2014.11
Eugène Delacroix; French, 1798 – 1863; Winter: Juno and Aeolus, 1856; Oil on canvas; (24 x 19 ½ in.); Museum purchase, Ludington Antiquities Fund and Ludington Deaccessioning Fund; 2013.41
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Eugène Delacroix
French, 1798 – 1863
Winter: Juno and Aeolus, 1856
Oil on canvas
24 x 19 ½ in.
Museum purchase, Ludington Antiquities Fund and Ludington Deaccessioning Fund
2013.41
 
Henri Fantin-Latour; French, 1836 – 1904; Pansies in a Basket, n.d.; Oil on canvas; (14 7/8 x 21 1/8 in.); Gift of Mary and Leigh Block; 1987.58.11
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Henri Fantin-Latour
French, 1836 – 1904
Pansies in a Basket, n.d.
Oil on canvas
14 7/8 x 21 1/8 in.
Gift of Mary and Leigh Block
1987.58.11
Max Pechstein; German, 1881 – 1955; Die Alte Brucke, ca. 1910 – 11; Oil on canvas; (31 x 39 in.); Gift of the Joseph B. and Ann S. Koepfli Trust; 2011.2
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Max Pechstein
German, 1881 – 1955
Die Alte Brucke, ca. 1910 – 11
Oil on canvas
31 x 39 in.
Gift of the Joseph B. and Ann S. Koepfli Trust
2011.2
 
James Tissot; French, 1836 – 1902; Foreign Visitors at the Louvre, n.d.; Oil on canvas; (29 x 19 ½ in.); The Estate of Barbara Darlington Dupee; L.2013.13.1
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James Tissot
French, 1836 – 1902
Foreign Visitors at the Louvre, n.d.
Oil on canvas
29 x 19 ½ in.
The Estate of Barbara Darlington Dupee
L.2013.13.1
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux; French, 1827 – 1875; The Spirit of the Dance, ca. 1875; Terracotta; (38 ½ x 18 x 13 in.); Museum purchase with funds provided by Mrs. Courtney Hutton and Joanne and Robert Kendall; 1988.5
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Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
French, 1827 – 1875
The Spirit of the Dance, ca. 1875
Terracotta
38 ½ x 18 x 13 in.
Museum purchase with funds provided by Mrs. Courtney Hutton and Joanne and Robert Kendall
1988.5
 
Auguste Rodin; French, 1840 – 1917; The Walking Man, ca. 1880;Bronze;(34 x 23 ½ x 10 ½ in.);Museum purchase with funds provided by General Acquisition Fund; 1997.9
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Auguste Rodin
French, 1840 – 1917
The Walking Man, ca. 1880
Bronze
34 x 23 ½ x 10 ½ in.
Museum purchase with funds provided by General Acquisition Fund
1997.9
Jules Bastien-Lepage; French, 1848-1884; The Ripened Wheat (Les Bles Murs), 1884; Oil on canvas (37 1/2 x 43"); Museum purchase with funds provided by Suzette and Eugene Davidson and the Davidson Endowment Fund; 1995.34
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Jean-Achille Benouville
French, 1815-1891
Italian Landscape with Ruins and Cattle, 1868
Oil on canvas

Museum purchase with funds provided by Bryant and Sons
1994.52
       
Pierre Bonnard; French, 1867-1947; Jardin au Petit Pont, 1937; Oil on canvas; (39 x 48 7/8"); Bequest of Wright S. Ludington; 1993.1.1; ©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (ADAGP)
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©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (ADAGP)
Pierre Bonnard
French, 1867-1947
Jardin au Petit Pont, 1937
Oil on canvas
39 x 48 7/8"

Bequest of Wright S. Ludington
1993.1.1
Eugene Boudin; French, 1824-1898; Abbeville: Église de Saint-Vulfran, 1894; Oil on panel; (18 x 14 1/2"); Gift of Mrs. L. H. Kirkpatrick; 1973.48
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Eugene Boudin
French, 1824-1898
Abbeville: Église de Saint-Vulfran, 1894
Oil on panel
18 x 14 1/2”

Gift of Mrs. L. H. Kirkpatrick
1973.48
       

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Adolphe-William Bouguereau
French, 1825-1905
Portrait of Mademoiselle Martha Hoskier, 1869
Oil on canvas

Gift of Joanne and Andrall Pearson
2011.12
Jules Breton; French, 1827-1906; The Pardon, 1872; Oil on canvas; (47 5/8 x 34"); Gift of Kenneth Watters in Memory of Elizabeth Converse Strong Watters; 1989.43
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Jules Breton
French, 1827-1906
The Pardon, 1872
Oil on canvas
47 5/8 x 34”

Gift of Kenneth W. Watters in Memory of Elizabeth Converse Strong Watters
1989.43
       

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Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
French, 1827-1875
Portrait of Gérôme, ca. 1871
Bronze

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Emmons
1997.47
Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse; French, 1824-1887; The Three Graces, n.d.; Terra-cotta; (29 x 11 1/4" diameter at top); Museum purchase with funds provided by the Collectors Council; 1998.29
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Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse
French, 1824-1887
The Three Graces, n.d.
Terra-cotta
29 x 11 1/4" (diameter at top)

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Collectors Council
1998.29
       

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Camille Corot
French, 1796-1875
The Glacis of a Ruined Castle-Fort, 1855-1865
Oil on canvas

Gift of the A.E. Clegg Family
1991.89.1

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Paul-Joseph-Victor Dargaud
French, 1850-1921
The Statue of Liberty in Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi's Studio, Paris, 1884
Oil on canvas

Museum purchase, 19th Century Endowment Funds and Suzette Davidson Art Acquisition Endowment
2001.36.2
       
Andrè Derain; French, 1880-1954; Vase of Anemones, n.d.; Oil on canvas; Gift of Mary and Leigh Block; 1987.58.9; ©ADAGP: Agence photographique de la Réunion des musées nationaux.
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©ADAGP: Agence photographique de la Réunion des musées nationaux.
Andrè Derain
French, 1880-1954
Vase of Anemones, n.d.
Oil on canvas

Gift of Mary and Leigh Block
1987.58.9
Georges d'Espagnat; French, 1870-1950; Banks of the Seine, Near the Bridge of Meulan, ca. 1898-1900; Oil on canvas; Bequest of Katharine Dexter McCormick in memory of her husband, Stanley McCormick; 1968.20.8; ©Artist's Rights Society (ADAGP)
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©Artist's Rights Society (ADAGP)
Georges d'Espagnat
French, 1870-1950
Banks of the Seine, Near the Bridge of Meulan, ca. 1898-1900
Oil on canvas

Bequest of Katharine Dexter McCormick in memory of her husband, Stanley McCormick
1968.20.8
       
Ernest Ange Duez; French, 1843-1896; Woman in Grey on Board Ship, Gazing at the Sea, 1873; Oil on canvas; (47 1/2 x 23 1/2"); Museum purchase with funds provided by the Suzette and Eugene Davidson Fund
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Ernest Ange Duez
French, 1843-1896
Woman in Grey on Board Ship, Gazing at the Sea, 1873
Oil on canvas
47 1/2 x 23 1/2”

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Suzette and Eugene Davidson Fund
Henri Fantin-Latour; French, 1836-1904; Chrysanthemums of Summer (Chrysanthemes d'ete, ca. 1887; Oil on canvas; (18 1/8 x 15"); Gift of Mary and Leigh Block; 1987.58.12
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Henri Fantin-Latour
French, 1836-1904
Chrysanthemums of Summer (Chrysanthèmes d'été), ca. 1887
Oil on canvas
18 1/8 x 15”

Gift of Mary and Leigh Block
1987.58.12
       
Jean-Léon Gérôme; French, 1824-1904; Head of Tanagra, ca. 1890; Polychromed marble; Museum purchase, European Deaccessioning Fund; 1993.9;
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Jean-Léon Gérôme
French, 1824-1904
Head of Tanagra, ca. 1890
Polychromed marble

Museum purchase, European Deaccessioning Fund
1993.9
Armand Guillaumin; French, 1841-1927; Banks of the Creuse, 1903; Oil on canvas; Gift of Dwight and Winifred Vedder; 2006.54.6; ©Artists Rights Society
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©Artists Rights Society
Armand Guillaumin
French, 1841-1927
Banks of the Creuse, 1903
Oil on canvas

Gift of Dwight and Winifred Vedder
2006.54.6
       
Wilhelm Lehmbruck; German, 1881-1919; Torso of the Pensive Woman, 1918; Painted plaster; Bequest of Wright S. Ludington; 1993.1.34;
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Wilhelm Lehmbruck
German, 1881-1919
Torso of the Pensive Woman, 1918
Painted plaster

Bequest of Wright S. Ludington
1993.1.34
Henri-Jean-Guillaume Martin; French, 1860-1943; View of a Bastide, c. 1926; Oil on canvas; Gift of Mrs. Harriet Maxwell; 1981.31; ©ADAGP: Photo Musée d'Orsay / rmn
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©ADAGP: Photo Musée d'Orsay / rmn
Henri-Jean-Guillaume Martin
French, 1860-1943
View of a Bastide, c. 1926
Oil on canvas

Gift of Mrs. Harriet Maxwell
1981.31
       
Henri Matisse; French, 1869-1954; Pont Saint-Michel, ca. 1901; Oil on canvas; (23 3/4 x 28 3/4"); Bequest of Wright S. Ludington; 1993.1.5; ©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (Succession Matisse)
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©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (Succession Matisse)
Henri Matisse
French, 1869-1954
Pont Saint-Michel, ca. 1901
Oil on canvas
23 3/4 x 28 3/4"

Bequest of Wright S. Ludington
1993.1.5
Constantin Emile Meunier ; Belgian, 1831-1905; June, ca. 1893; Bronze on marble base; Museum purchase, The Suzette and Eugene Davidson Fund; 1991.126;
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Constantin Emile Meunier
Belgian, 1831-1905
June, ca. 1893
Bronze on marble base

Museum purchase, The Suzette and Eugene Davidson Fund
1991.126
       
Claude Monet; French, 1840-1926; Charing Cross Bridge, 1899; Oil on canvas; (25 1/8 x 31 3/8"); Bequest of Katharine Dexter McCormick in memory of her husband, Stanley McCormick; 1968.20.4
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Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926
Charing Cross Bridge, 1899
Oil on canvas
25 1/8 x 31 3/8”

Bequest of Katharine Dexter McCormick in memory of her husband, Stanley McCormick
1968.20.4
Claude Monet; French, 1840-1926; Villas a Bordighera, 1884; Oil on canvas; (29 x 36 3/8"); Bequest of Katharine Dexter McCormick in memory of her husband, Stanley McCormick; 1968.20.5
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Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926
Villas à Bordighera, 1884
Oil on canvas
29 x 36 3/8”

Bequest of Katharine Dexter McCormick in memory of her husband, Stanley McCormick
1968.20.5
       
Claude Monet; French, 1840-1926; Waterloo Bridge, 1900; Oil on canvas; (25 3/4 x 36 1/2"); Bequest of Katharine Dexter McCormick in memory of her husband, Stanley McCormick; 1968.20.7
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Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926
Waterloo Bridge, 1900
Oil on canvas
25 3/4 x 36 1/2”

Bequest of Katharine Dexter McCormick in memory of her husband, Stanley McCormick
1968.20.7
Berthe Morisot; French, 1841-1895; View of Paris from the Trocadero, 1871-72; Oil on canvas; (18 1/8 x 32 1/8"); Gift of Mrs. Hugh N. Kirkland; 1974.21.2
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Berthe Morisot
French, 1841-1895
View of Paris from the Trocadero, 1871-72
Oil on canvas
18 1/8 x 32 1/8”

Gift of Mrs. Hugh N. Kirkland
1974.21.2
       
Roderic O'Conor; Irish (active France), 1860-1940; Dahlias, 1908; Oil on canvas; Gift of Mary and Will Richeson, Jr.; 1986.93.20;
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Roderic O'Conor
Irish (active France), 1860-1940
Dahlias, 1908
Oil on canvas

Gift of Mary and Will Richeson, Jr.
1986.93.20
Odilon Redon; French, 1840-1916; Salome, 1910; Oil on canvas; (28 1/4 x 23"); Bequest of Wright S. Ludington; 1993.1.6
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Odilon Redon
French, 1840-1916
Salomé, 1910
Oil on canvas
28 1/4 x 23”


Bequest of Wright S. Ludington
1993.1.6
       
       
Auguste Rodin;French, 1840-1917; Head of Jean d'Aire, 1886 (cast 1963); Bronze  ; Bequest of Wright S. Ludington; 1993.1.18
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Auguste Rodin
French, 1840-1917
Head of Jean d'Aire, 1886 (cast 1963)
Bronze

Bequest of Wright S. Ludington
1993.1.18
Henri Rousseau; French, 1844-1910; Castle in Moonlight (Le Donjon), 1889; Oil on canvas; (35 1/2 x 27 3/4"); Bequest of Wright S. Ludington; 1993.1.9
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Henri Rousseau
French, 1844-1910
Castle in Moonlight (Le Donjon), 1889
Oil on canvas
35 1/2 x 27 3/4”

Bequest of Wright S. Ludington
1993.1.9
       
Theodore Rousseau; French, 1812-1867; Vallee de Saint-Ferjeux, Doubs, ca. 1860-62; Oil on canvas; (33 3/8 x 53 1/4"); Gift of Lady Ridley-Tree in honor of Phillip M. Johnston; 2007.37
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Theodore Rousseau
French, 1812-1867
Vallée de Saint-Ferjeux, Doubs, ca. 1860-62
Oil on canvas
33 3/8 x 53 1/4”

Gift of Lady Ridley-Tree in honor of Phillip M. Johnston
2007.37
Adolf Schreyer; German (active France), 1828-1899; Artillery Shell: War in the Desert, n.d.; Oil on canvas; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Mitchell; 1971.1;
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Adolf Schreyer
German (active France), 1828-1899
Artillery Shell: War in the Desert, n.d.
Oil on canvas

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Mitchell
1971.1
       
Alfred Sisley; French, 1839/40-1899; St. Mammes, Banks of the Seine, 1885; Oil on canvas; (21 3/8 x 28 3/4"); Bequest of Katharine Dexter McCormick in memory of her husband, Stanley McCormick; 1968.20.6
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Alfred Sisley
French, 1839/40-1899
St. Mammès, Banks of the Seine, 1885
Oil on canvas
21 3/8 x 28 3/4”

Bequest of Katharine Dexter McCormick in memory of her husband, Stanley McCormick
1968.20.6
Maurice Utrillo; French, 1883-1955; Notre Dame Dorèe, 1911; Oil and tempera on paper laid down on canvas; Bequest of Wright S. Ludington; 1993.1.10; ©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (ADAGP)
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©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (ADAGP)
Maurice Utrillo
French, 1883-1955
Notre Dame Dorèe, 1911
Oil and tempera on paper laid down on canvas

Bequest of Wright S. Ludington
1993.1.10
       
Vincent van Gogh; Dutch (active France), 1853-1890; The Outskirts of Paris, 1886; Oil on canvas; Private Collection in memory of Marie Wangeman; L.2005.1;
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Vincent van Gogh
Dutch (active France), 1853-1890
The Outskirts of Paris, 1886
Oil on canvas

Private Collection in memory of Marie Wangeman
L.2005.1
Edouard Vuillard; French, 1868-1940; Fuchsias and French Marigolds, 1903; Oil on cardboard (18 1/2 x 16 1/2"); SBMA, Gift of Millicent A. Rogers in honor of Ala Story; 1953.28
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Edouard Vuillard
French, 1868-1940
Fuchsias and French Marigolds, 1903
Oil on cardboard
18 1/2 x 16 1/2”

SBMA, Gift of Millicent A. Rogers in honor of Ala Story
1953.28
       
Edouard Vuillard; French, 1868-1940; The Game of Checkers, c. 1905; Oil on canvas (16 1/2 x 15 1/2"); SBMA, Gift of Robert B. and Mercedes H. Eichholz; 1991.46.2
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Edouard Vuillard
French, 1868-1940
The Game of Checkers, c. 1905
Oil on canvas
16 1/2 x 15 1/2”

SBMA, Gift of Robert B. and Mercedes H. Eichholz
1991.46.2
   

 

 

 
 

 
     
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