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The Baltimore Museum of Art's distinguished collection of 15th- through 19th- century European art has returned to the opulent galleries of the Jacobs Wing in a dramatic reinstallation.

A Grand Legacy: Five Centuries of European Art features Rinaldo and Armida, one of the world's finest paintings by Sir Anthony van Dyck, as well as masterpieces by Frans Hals, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin, and Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun. The galleries also showcase a superlative collection of 19th-century French sculpture by Auguste Rodin and his teacher, Antoine-Louis Barye.

European paintings and sculpture are integrated in the galleries for the first time with a fine selection of decorative arts, such as jeweled snuffboxes, Sèvres porcelain, and an exquisite French writing desk. An ongoing rotation of works on paper dating from the 15th century permits the BMA to display exceptional items from its Old Master print collection. The reinstallation also features three galleries of Renaissance and Medieval works, including Botticelli's Virgin and Child.

A Grand Legacy
Five Centuries of European Art features

Künstler: Anthonis van Dyck, Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Jean-Siméon Chardin, Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun, Auguste Rodin, Antoine-Louis Barye ...