Masterpieces: European Art from the Collection
The Corcoran Gallery of Art presented this salon-style installation of masterpieces from it's permanent collection of European paintings and decorative arts. Featuring selections from the museum’s William Andrews Clark Collection, and supplemented with other works acquired during the past 100 years, the exhibition was the first from the collection to be organized by the Corcoran’s new Director and President Paul Greenhalgh. Industrialist and United States Senator Clark was one of the Corcoran’s principal donors who left much of his extraordinary collection to the Corcoran in 1926.
The exhibition included works of French fine and decorative arts, Italian RenaissanceMaiolica, Dutch paintings, and British portraiture and landscapes dating fromthe 15th through 19th centuries. Major examples of French Impressionism and Gobelinstapestries were also on view. Featured artists included Jean-Simeon Chardin,Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Eugene Delacroix, HonoreDaumier,Thomas Gainsborough, Claude Monet, Camille Pisarro, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Rembrandtvan Rijn (attributed), and Jacob van Ruissdael.