The BMA’s magnificent collection of 15th- through 19th-century European art includes masterworks of northern European and French art, and Medieval and Renaissance works. Much of the European art collection was formed by generous Baltimoreans, notably Jacob Epstein, Mary Frick Jacobs, and George A. Lucas.
A collection of 19th-century French art includes a large cast of Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker (1904-17 cast, after 1880 original), more than 140 bronzes by Antoine-Louis Barye, and paintings by Barbizon artists such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Charles-François Daubigny.
Among the many highlights are:
- Sir Anthony van Dyck’s unparalleled Rinaldo and Armida (1629)
- Frans Hals’ portrait of Dorothea Berck (1644)
- Rembrandt van Rijn’s painting of his son Titus, the Artist’s Son (1660)
- Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin’s The Game of Knucklebones (c. 1734)
- Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun’s Princess Anna Alexandrovna Galitzin (c. 1797)
- Titian’s Portrait of a Gentleman (1561) and
- a 14th-century Burgundian Virgin and Child carved of limestone.