European to 1900

The Samuel H. Kress Collection of Italian Renaissance and Baroque works, which forms the core of the museum’s European holdings, dates from the late 13th century to the 18th. Included are paintings by Girolamo Romanino, Sebastiano Ricci, and Canaletto. Other European artists represented are the Dutch and Flemish masters Sir Anthony van Dyck, Jan van Goyen, Philips Wouwerman, and Roelof Koets; French academic and Impressionist painters William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro; and English artists such as George Romney, Thomas Gainsborough, and Sir Henry Raeburn. The collection also comprises 19th-century French sculpture by Antoine Bayre and François Rude.



Attributed to Lippo di Benivieni, Italian (Florentine), active 1296-1327
The Crucifixion with Scenes from the Passion and the Life of St. John The Baptist, ca. 1315-1320
Tempera on wood panel
28 1/2" x 30 3/4"
Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 61.201


Girolamo Romanino, Italian (Brescian-Venetian School), ca. 1485-1560
The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine, ca. 1540
Oil on canvas
60 1/4" x 81 3/4"
Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 61.202


Sir Anthony van Dyck, Flemish, 1599-1641
Portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria, 1638
Oil on canvas
25 1/4" x 19"
Memphis Park Commission purchase 43.30


Roelof Koets, Dutch, ca. 1592/1593-1654
Still Life on a Draped Table, ca. mid 17th c.
Oil on panel
29 5/8" x 43"
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art purchase; Morrie A. Moss Acquisition Funds 2002.2


Giovanni Antonio Canal called Canaletto, Italian (Venetian School), 1697-1768
The Grand Canal from the Campo San Vio, 1730-1735
Oil on canvas
44 3/8" x 63 3/8"
Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 61.216


Sir Henry Raeburn, Scottish, 1756-1823
Portrait of Alexander Home, ca. 1810
Oil on canvas
30" x 24 7/8"
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo N. Dixon 62.46


François Rude, French, 1784-1855
Head of Christ with Thorns, ca. 1854–1898
16 1/2" x 12 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Gift of Mrs. Lula Coffey in memory of her Husband Ben Coffey 94.3


Alfred Sisley, French, 1839-1899
Le pont d'Argenteuil (The Bridge at Argenteuil), 1872
Oil on canvas
15 ¼” x 24”
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo N. Dixon 54.64


William-Adolphe Bouguereau, French, 1825-1905
Au pied de la falaise (At the Foot of the Cliff), 1886
Oil on canvas
43 1/4" x 26 1/4"
Bequest of Mr. Morrie A. Moss 93.4


Camille Pissarro, French, 1830-1903
Ruelle des poulies at Pontoise (formerly La Sente De Justice, Pontoise), ca. 1872
Oil on canvas
20 5/8" x 32 1/4"
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo N. Dixon 53.60