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  • oil painting depicting three female figures on sandy shore, surrounded by various objects, with sky and coast in background

    Richard Parkes Bonington (1802–1828)
    On the Côte d’Opale, Picardy
    ca. 1825–27
    Oil on canvas, 9 1/2 x 13 1/16 in.
    Collection Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah M. Bogert

    Location: South Hall

    Richard Parkes Bonington was born in 1802, in Arnold, near Nottingham, England; as a teenager he moved to France with his parents. From a young age, he demonstrated extraordinary skill at drawing and painting in watercolors. In 1817, Bonington started working in Calais with the painter François Louis Thomas Francia, and a year later he moved with his family to Paris, where he became acquainted with Eugène Delacroix and later studied with Baron Antoine-Jean Gros. He led a peripatetic life, mainly across France, painting the scenery of different areas of the country and never settling for long. His career was cut short when he died of tuberculosis, on September 23, 1828, one month shy of his twenty-sixth birthday. ... MORE

  • oil painting depicting grand villa lawns populated with men, women and dogs, circa 1700

    Francesco Guardi (1712–1793)
    View of the Villa Loredan at Paese
    ca. 1780
    Oil on canvas, 18 1/4 x 30 1/8 in.
    Private collection

    Location: Ante-Room

    This view of the Villa Loredan at Paese was painted for John Strange (1732–1799), a diplomat (the British Resident in Venice between 1774 and 1786), antiquarian, geologist, and collector, as well as one of Francesco Guardi’s most important patrons. The most talented member of a family of painters from Venice, Guardi specialized in vedute, small paintings depicting views of his home city. Immediately recognizable for its elegant and sketchy style, his work is similar to that of the older Canaletto. ... MORE

  • oil painting of woman standing near outdoor pedestal dressed in silk and lace gown depicted in cream, rose, gold, and blue

    Francis Cotes (1726–1770)
    Mary Heblethwayte, Lady Boynton (1749–1815)
    Signed: FCotes pxt 1768 [F and C in monogram]
    Oil on canvas, 94 1/2 x 58 in.
    Collection Mrs. Henry C. Frick II

    Location: East Gallery

    Francis Cotes portrayed Lady Boynton — born Mary Hebblethwaite (also spelled Heblethwayte) (1749–1815) — in 1768. That same year, she married Sir Griffith Boynton, 6th Baronet (1744–1778), who became heir to his family’s properties at Burton Agnes and Barmston, England, following his father’s death in 1761. ... MORE

  • oil painting of portrait of man leaning, looking out window, dressed in elegant, formal day wear circa 1769

    Francis Cotes (1726–1770)
    Sir Griffith Boynton, 6th Baronet (1744–1778)
    Signed: FCotes R.A. pxt 1769. [F and C in monogram]
    Oil on canvas, 94 1/2 x 58 in.
    Collection Mrs. Henry C. Frick II

    Location: East Gallery

    In 1769, Cotes painted Sir Griffith Boynton, 6th Baronet (1744–1778), who had married Mary Hebblethwaite (also spelled Heblethwayte) (1749–1815) a year earlier. Sir Griffith became heir to his family’s properties at Burton Agnes and Barmston, England, following his father’s death in 1761..... 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 around 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
    1340
    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

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