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  • oil painting depicting landscape of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples

    Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (1767–1824)
    A View of Vesuvius from Naples
    Oil on canvas, 9 5/8 x 15 in.
    Collection Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah M. Bogert

    Location: North Hall

    Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson was born on January 29, 1767, in the town of Montargis, in north-central France. At sixteen, he enrolled at the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture and by 1784 had joined the atelier of Jacques-Louis David. After establishing himself in David’s atelier, Girodet competed for the Academy’s Grand Prix. A rite of passage for French artists, the scholarship awarded funding to study in Rome for several years at the expense of the state. Girodet won the Prix in 1789, but his departure for Rome was delayed by the chaos of the French Revolution. ...MORE

  • blue, gold and white painted potpourri vase and cover mounted on bronze stand, with sculpted goat heads at support

    Mounted Potpourri Vase and Cover
    (Vase à anses à tire-bouchon)

    Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, ca. 1763–70
    French gilt-bronze mounts, ca. 1785
    Soft-paste porcelain
    18 11/16 x 11 7/16 x 9 9/16 in. (47.5 x 29 x 24.3 cm)
    Private collection

    Location: Fragonard Room

    This exquisite soft-paste potpourri vase on view in the Fragonard Room was made by the Royal Manufactory of Sèvres about 1763–70. Its gilt-bronze mounts were added later, around 1785.... MORE

  • gold painted panel of Christ crucified on the cross, below is the Virgin and Saint John, and a skull with the blood of Christ on it

    Simone Martini (ca. 1284–1344) and studio
    Christ on the Cross between the Virgin and Saint John
    Tempera and gold leaf on panel
    17 1/2 x 7 15/16 in. (44.5 x 20.2 cm)
    The Phillips Family Collection

    Location: Enamels Room

    An exquisite gold-ground painting by Simone Martini (c. 1284–1344) and his assistants is on view in the Enamels Room, thanks to a long-term loan by the Phillips Family Collection. Visitors can experience this masterpiece... MORE