San Antonio Museum or Art

European Art

Fourth floor and mezzanine of Elizabeth Huth Coates East Tower

The European painting, sculpture and decorative arts collection of the San Antonio Museum of Art includes Italian, French Dutch and British works from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. The Ferguson collection of Wedgwood is of unique importance, mirrored by the outstanding collection of Irish Silver amassed and donated to the museum by John Rowan. Gilbert Denman’s bequest left another small but significant group of paintings to the museum, among which The Woodcutters by Puvis de Chavanne is particularly notable. William Adolphe Bouguereau's Admiration, a prime example of late nineteenth-century academic painting, is another favorite from our collection. Admiration was awarded the highest honors in the Paris Salon of 1899, when Bouguereau was at the height of his fame.

Wedgwood factory

Vase in the Form of a Calyx-krater, late 18th–early 19th century

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Wedgwood factory

Canopic Vase, circa 1865–1870

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Narcisse Diaz de la Peña

The Gypsy Princesses, circa 1865–1870

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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

The Woodcutters, 1871–1873

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Gustave Courbet

The Lake, Near Saint-Point, 1872

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Gustave Doré

Castle on the Rhône, circa 1878

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Berthe Morisot

The Skaters, circa 1881–1882

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William Adolphe Bouguereau

Admiration, 1897

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Henri Fantin-Latour

Rienzi: Act V, The Prayer of Rienzi, 1886

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