European Art

Fourth floor and mezzanine of Elizabeth Huth Coates East Tower

The European painting, sculpture and decorative arts collection of the San Antonio Museum of Art includes Italian, French Dutch and British works from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. The Ferguson collection of Wedgwood is of unique importance, mirrored by the outstanding collection of Irish Silver amassed and donated to the museum by John Rowan. Gilbert Denman’s bequest left another small but significant group of paintings to the museum, among which The Woodcutters by Puvis de Chavanne is particularly notable. William Adolphe Bouguereau's Admiration, a prime example of late nineteenth-century academic painting, is another favorite from our collection. Admiration was awarded the highest honors in the Paris Salon of 1899, when Bouguereau was at the height of his fame.

The Entombment

English, 15th century

The EntombmentEnglish, 15th centuryh. 21 1/4 in. (54.0 cm); w. 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm); d. 3 1/2 in. (8.9...

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Giuliano Bugiardini

The Holy Family, circa 1530

Giuliano BugiardiniItalian, 1475–1554The Holy Family, circa 1530 Oil on panel (tondo)diam. 38 1/4 in. (97.2 cm)Gift of the Samuel H....

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Luca Giordano

Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness, circa 1660

Luca GiordanoItalian, 1634–1705Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness, circa 1660Oil on canvash. 57 1/2 in. (146.1 cm); w. 46...

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Abraham van Beyeren

A Banquet Still Life with Roses, circa 1665

Abraham van BeyerenDutch, 1620–1690A Banquet Still Life with Roses, circa 1665 Oil on canvash. 51 in. (129.5 cm); w. 43...

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Joseph Walker

Comb Box, 1717–1718

Joseph WalkerIrish, active from 1690Comb Box, 1717–1718Silverh. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); w. 10 3/4 in. (27.1 cm); d. 8...

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Francesco Fontebasso

Christ on the Road to Calvary, circa 1750

Francesco Fontebasso Italian, 1707–1769Christ on the Road to Calvary, circa 1750Oil on canvash. 58 in. (147.3 cm); w. 75 1/2...

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Mace of the Borough of Athy

Irish, 1746–1747

Mace of the Borough of AthyIrish, 1746–1747 Silverh. 46 1/4 in. (117.5 cm); diam. 7 in. (18.0 cm)Bequest of John...

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Jean-Baptiste Greuze

Study for Le fils puni, 1776–1778

Jean-Baptiste GreuzeFrench, 1725–1805Study for Le fils puni, 1776–1778 Red chalk on paper h. 15 in. (38.1 cm); w. 12 in....

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Benjamin West 

Noah Sacrificing after the Deluge, circa 1800

Benjamin West British, 1738–1820Noah Sacrificing after the Deluge, circa 1800Oil on canvash. 72 in. (182.9 cm); w. 138 in....

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Robert W. Smith

Pair of Cruets, 1831–1832

Robert W. SmithIrish, active from 1784Pair of Cruets, 1831–1832Silvereach: h. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm); w. 4 1/2 in. (11.2...

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