European Art

Painting | Sculpture | Graphic Arts

The collection of European art at Vanderbilt broadly traces the development of the visual arts from the primarily ecclesiastical works of the Gothic and Renaissance periods, as represented by the Samuel H. Kress Collection, through the courtly art of the Baroque and Rococo era, with such works as Giovacchino Fortini’s The Grand Dauphin, to the abstract modernism and contemporary directions of the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

While the university’s holdings provide a general overview of the history of Western art, the collection has several areas of depth including nineteenth-century French paintings from the Barbizon School by such artists as Théodore Rousseau and Charles Daubigny. Vanderbilt also has an extensive collection of works on paper by such masters as Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Francisco Goya, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Marc Chagall. Additionally, the university holds over thirty prints by the important seventeenth-century Dutch artist Adriaen van Ostade, a student of Frans Hals, which depict the daily life of the Dutch peasant.

Contemporary art is also being addressed through additions by such artists as Sigmar Pollce (Germany), Harmen Brethouwer (Netherlands), Michael Craig-Martin (United Kingdom), Chris Drury (United Kingdom), Ian Hamilton Finlay (United Kingdom), Hamish Fulton (United Kingdom), Mona Hatoum (United Kingdom), Fransje Killaars (Netherlands), Richard Long (United Kingdom), and Antoni Tapies (Spain) among many others.

Painting

Painting | Sculpture | Graphic Arts

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Saint Barbara, in the shape of a roundel

Anonymous, Flemish
Saint Barbara, in the shape of a roundel, ca. 1500
Stained glass in leaded frame
9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″
Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Collection
1985.012
The Legend of Virgil the Sorcerer Leonard Bramer, Dutch, 1596–1674
The Legend of Virgil the Sorcerer, 17th century
Oil on panel
22 1/4″ x 27 1/8″
Gift of Mrs. Brownlee Currey
1975.002
Portrait of a Gentleman Michiel van Müsscher, Dutch, 1645–1705
Portrait of a Gentleman, 1689
Oil on canvas
22 1/4″ x 19 1/2″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund Purchase
1970.007

Architectural Scene with Still Life

Jan Pauwel Gillemans the Younger, Flemish, 1651–1704
Architectural Scene with Still Life, 1694
Oil on canvas
39 3/4″ x 32 3/4″
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford L. Lamar, in memory of Alexandra M. London
1971.010
Harbor Scene School of Francesco Guardi, Italian, 1712–1793
Harbor Scene, 18th century
Oil on canvas
35 3/16″ x 53 3/16″
Bequest of Mr. Thomas I. Webb Jr., L.L.B., 1902
1975.037

Portrait of a Young Girl

Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French, 1725–1805
Portrait of a Young Girl, ca. 1780s
Oil on canvas
23″ x 19 1/2″
Gift of Mr. Arthur Frank, B.S. 1905
1971.004
Soldiers Before a Queen Unknown Artist of the School of Carl Van Loo, French
Soldiers Before a Queen, 18th century
Oil on canvas
36 3/4″ x 44 5/8″
The Sullivan Collection, The Peabody College Collection, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
1979.0324P
Icon with images of the Virgin and Standing Saints Anonymous, Russian
Icon with images of the Virgin and Standing Saints, Early 19th century
Tempera and gold leaf mounted on panel
17 5/8″ x 15 1/8″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund Purchase
1979.0087

michel

Georges Michel, French (1763–1843)
Landscape with Figures, date unknown
Oil on paper on canvas
19 1/2″ x 27 1/2″
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Glassman and Thomas A. Glassman, B.A. 1971
1984.028

goupil

Jules Adolphe Goupil, French, 1839–1883
Seated Woman, 19th century
Oil on canvas
13 7/16″ x 10 1/2″
The Sullivan Collection, Peabody College,
Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
1979.0223P

The Jungfrau Edward Theodore Compton, English, 1849–1921
The Jungfrau (detail), 1887
Oil on canvas
18 3/4″ x 27 7/8″
Gift of Professor and Mrs. Overton Taylor
1971.002

rousseau

Théodore Rousseau, French (1812–1867)
Landscape with Figures, 19th century
Oil on paper mounted on canvas
7 1/2″ x 10″
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Glassman and Thomas A. Glassman, B.A. 1971
1984.030

unknown

Unknown Artist, Dutch
Landscape, date unknown
Oil on canvas
24 1/8″ x 39″
The Peabody College Collection, Vanderbilt
University Fine Arts Gallery
1979.0326P

clays

Paul-Jean Clays, Belgian (1817–1900)
Marine Landscape, 19th century
Oil on oak board
20 1/4″ x 17″
Bequest of Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg
2002.014
Landscape Charles François Daubigny, French, 1829–1905
Landscape, date unknown
Oil on panel
10 1/2″ x 14 1/4″
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Glassman and Thomas A. Glassman, B.A. 1971
1984.029
Landscape Charles Edmond Renault, French, 1829–1905
Landscape, date unknown
Oil on canvas
8 1/4″ x 15 1/2″
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Glassman and Thomas A. Glassman, B.A. 1971
1984.031

Sculpture

Painting | Sculpture | Graphic Arts

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Crowned Corpus of Christ from a Limoges Workshop

Anonymous, Southern French
Crowned Corpus of Christ from a Limoges
Workshop , ca. 1250
Copper with blue & white champlevé enamel
6 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund
1979.073

The Crucifixion

Anonymous, Northern French
Pax (baiser de paix) depicting the Crucifixion with the Virgin raising her hands, Saint John the Evangelist, and two angels, ca.1320–1340
Ivory
4 3/4″ x 2 5/8″ x 9/16″
Gift of Mrs. Thomas Matthews
1975.004

Bishop Saint

Anonymous, French
Bishop Saint, 14th century
Polychromed wood (walnut?)
56 1/2″ x 16″ x 11″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund
1972.003

Profile Portrait of a Boy

Pietro Lombardo or workshop, Northern Italian (ca. 1435–1515)
Profile Portrait of a Boy, ca. 1470
Marble relief
9 1/8″ x 6 11/16″ x 2 1/2″
Fine Arts Gallery Acquisition
1971.017

Half -Figure Prophet

Anonymous, French(?),
Half -Figure Prophet, ca. 15th century
Limestone with traces of polychrome
12 1/4″ x 9 7/8″ x 4 1/4″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund
1975.005

Pietà Detail:
Anonymous, Italian (Tuscan)
Pietà, ca. 1500
Polychromed wood
20 1/4″ x 24 3/4″ x 6 1/2″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund Purchase
1987.013

Christ from a Crucifix

Anonymous, German
Christ from a Crucifix, 17th century
Ivory
9 5/16″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 3/16″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund Purchase
1976.009

St. Jerome

Unknown Artist, Dutch
St. Jerome, 17th century
Terracotta
11 13/16″ x 16 1/8″ x 8 1/4″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund Purchase
1983.020

Saint Barbara

Detail:
Anonymous, French
Saint Barbara, 17th century
Polychromed wood
36″ x 19″ x 13 1/2″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund Purchase
1983.021

Ceres (Summer), from a Cycle of the Four Seasons

Michel Anguier (attributed to), French (1612–1686)
Ceres (Summer), from a Cycle of the Four Seasons, 17th century
Bronze
14″ tall
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund
1979.0101

Allegorical Group

Simon-Louis Boizot, French (1743–1809)
Allegorical Group, after 1773
Terracotta
18″ x 16″ x 11″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund
1988.077

Nymph and Cupids

Joseph Marin, French (1759–1834)
Nymph and Cupids, 1793
Terracotta
12 3/4″ x 19 1/2″
Dr. and Mrs. E. William Ewers Gift for
Fine Arts
Fund Purchase
1987.014

Theseus Battling the Minotaur

Antoine-Louis Barye, French (1795–1875)
Theseus Battling the Minotaur, ca. 1855-1857
Bronze
24 1/2″ x 15 5/8″ x 8 9/16″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund
1977.005

Christ from a Crucifix

Anonymous, Southern German
Christ from a Crucifix, second half of the 17th century
Polychromed wood
35 1/2″ x 28 1/4″ x 7 1/2″
Gift of Mrs. John Oman III
1969.003

2000-122

Salvador Dalí, Spanish, 1904–1989
Nude Climbing the Staircase (Homage to Marcel Duchamp), 1973
Bronze21 1/2″ x 14″ x 12.5″
Gift of Joseph S. Czestochowski
2000.122

Graphic Arts

Painting | Sculpture | Graphic Arts

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Page from a Latin Bible with Miniature of King David and Psalm 36:37–40 through Psalm 39:1–7

Anonymous, French
Page from a Latin Bible with Miniature of King David and Psalm 36:37–40 through Psalm 39:1–7,
Late 13th century
Ink and tempera on parchment
11 7/16″ x 8″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund Purchase
1971.071

Page from Italian Book of Hours

Unknown Artist, Italian
Page from Italian Book of Hours, 15th century
Ink and color on vellum
6″ x 4″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund Purchase
1970.040

Unknown Artist, French
Page from a printed Latin Book of Hours, ca. 1485
Engraving on vellum with hand illumination
6 7/8″ x 4 3/8″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund
1967.003

The Madonna and Child and St. John, after Parmigianino

Unknown Artist, Italian
The Madonna and Child and St. John, after Parmigianino (1503–1540), 16th century
Chiaroscuro woodcut on wove paper
7 3/8″ x 9 1/4″
The Anna C. Hoyt Collection, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
1956.042

Death of Absalom

School of Fontainebleau, Italian, (1529–1566)
Death of Absalom, 16th century
Pen and ink with gray wash on paper
7 3/8″ x 15 13/16″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund
1971.006

Abraham and Isaac

Unknown Artist, Italian
Abraham and Isaac, date unknown
After a ceiling design by Titian (1485–1576) in the church of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice
Ink and gray wash on paper
3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
Dr. and Mrs. E. William Ewers Gift for Fine Arts Fund Purchase
1975.007

David and Goliath

Unknown Artist, Italian
David and Goliath, date unknown
After a ceiling design by Titian (1485–1576) in the church of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice
Ink and gray wash on paper
2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
Dr. and Mrs. E. William Ewers Gift for Fine Arts Fund Purchase
1975.008

Saint Matthew

Unknown Artist, Italian
Saint Matthew, date unknown
After a ceiling design by Titian (1485–1576) in the church of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice
Ink and gray wash on paper
2 13/16″ x 3 5/8″
Dr. and Mrs. E. William Ewers Gift for Fine Arts Fund Purchase
1975.010

The Lamentation, from the suite "Seven Woodcuts to the Great Passion"

Albrecht Dürer, German (1471–1528)
The Lamentation, from the suite “Seven Woodcuts to the Great Passion,” 1511
Woodcut
15 1/2″ x 11 1/8″
The Anna C. Hoyt Collection, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
1956.034

The Satyr presents gifts to Venus to incite sexual intercourse

Maerten de Vos the Elder, Flemish (1532–1603)
The Satyr presents gifts to Venus to incite sexual intercourse, Cupid repudiates, 1583
Engraving
6″ x 7 1/8″
The Peabody College Collection, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
1979.0923P

The Queen of Sheba Kneeling before Solomon

Nicolaes de Bruyn, Belgian (1571–1656)
The Queen of Sheba Kneeling before Solomon, 1608
Engraving on laid paper
16 3/4″ x 26 3/8″
Dr. and Mrs. E. William Ewers Gift for Fine Arts Fund Purchase
1999.144

Death with an Arrow About to Strike the Man Down

Willem van Swanenburgh, Dutch (1581/2–1616)
Death with an Arrow About to Strike the Man Down
From: Allegory of the Misuse of Worldly Property, after
Maarten van Heemskerck, 1609
81/2″ x 61/4″
Dr. and Mrs. E. William Ewers Gift for Fine Arts Fund and Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund Purchase
1996.204d

View of a River and Bridge

Guiseppe Raffeto, Italian
View of a River and Bridge, 18th century
Pen and ink on laid paper
6 3/4″ x 9 3/4″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund
1990.007

Canal Scene

Guiseppe Raffeto, Italian
Canal Scene, Venice (The Grand Canal),
18th century
Pen and sepia on paper
7 1/2″ x 10 3/4″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund
1990.008

Elegant Lovers and Rustic Lovers
Elegant Lovers and Rustic Lovers

Jacques Philippe Caresme, French (1734–1796)
Elegant Lovers and Rustic Lovers, 18th century
Pen and ink heightened with white on paper
7″ x 7 1/4″ (each)
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund
1973.014, 1973.015

Vestal Virgins Making an Offering

Jean-Baptiste Mallet, French (1759 –1835)
Vestal Virgins Making an Offering, 18th century
Pen and ink wash on paper
8 1/8″ x 8 1/8″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund
1971.005

Gin Lane

Beer Street

William Hogarth, British (1697–1764)
Gin Lane (top) and Beer Street (bottom), state 3, 1751
Etching with engraving on laid paper
21 1/4″ x 17 1/4″
24″ x 20″ (mat size)
Dr. and Mrs. E. William Ewers Gift for Fine Arts Fund Purchase
2004.045, 2004.046

A Flower Piece

Richard Earlom, British (1743–1822)
A Flower Piece, After van Huysom, 1778
Mezzotint engraving
21 7/8″x 16 3/8″
The Anna C. Hoyt Collection, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
1956.002

Despacha Que Dispiertan

Francisco Goya, Spanish (1746–1828)
Despacha Que Dispiertan (Be quick, they are waking up), plate 78 from Los Caprichos, 1799
Etching
13″ x 9 3/8″
Vanderbilt Art Association Aquisition Fund
1982.067

Norham Castle on the Tweed

Mount Saint Gothard

Joseph Mallord William Turner, British, 1775–1851
Norham Castle on the Tweed and Mount Saint Gothard, from Liber Studiorum, 1816
Etching and mezzotint
8 9/16″ x 11 3/4″ (both)
The Anna C. Hoyt Collection, Vanderbilt University
1957.041, 1957.040

Der Künstler in der Dachstube

Max Klinger, German (1857–1920)
Der Künstler in der Dachstube (The Artist in the Attic), ca. 1882
Etching and aquatint on thin wove paper
5 3/4″ x 2 3/8″
Dr. and Mrs. E. William Ewers Gift for Fine Arts Fund Purchase
2000.119

Self-Portrait Sketching, with Her Daughter

Berthe Morisot, French, 1841—1895
Self-Portrait Sketching, with Her Daughter, ca. 1888
Etching
7 1/16″ x 5 1/8″
Gift of Dr. Thomas B. Brumbaugh, Professor of Fine Arts, Emeritus
1965.009

The Hat Pin

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French, 1841–1919
The Hat Pin, 1894
Etching
5 1/2″ x 4″
The Peabody College Collection, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
1979.0370P

Abschied

Emil Nolde, Germany, (1867–1956)
Abschied (Leave Taking), 1906
Etching printed in blue/black with drypoint
6 11/16″ x 4 14/16″
Dr. & Mrs. E. William Ewers Gift for Fine Arts Fund Purchase
2002.023

Ski Jumpers

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German (1880–1938)
Ski Jumpers, after ca. 1919
Watercolor, ink and graphite on paper
12 7/16″ x 10″
Gift of S.J. Levin; The Peabody College Collection,
Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
1979.0634P

Junges Mädchen

Erich Heckel, German (1883–1970)
Junges Mädchen (Young Girl), 1913, from Genius No. 1, 1920
Woodcut
10 3/16″ x 6 11/16″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund
1976.030

Port d’Eaux-mortes

George Grosz, German, 1893–1959
Frontispiece from Port d’Eaux-mortes by Pierre MacOrlan, 1926
Photolithograph or transfer print
7 3/4″ x 6″
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Otto Billig
1969.077

Die Zivilisation Marschiert

George Grosz, German (1893-1959)
Die Zivilisation Marschiert (Civilization Marches On), from the portfolio of 64 prints
entitled “Interregnum,” 1936
Photolithograph
9 3/8″ x 12 3/8”
The Peabody College Collection, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
1979.0348P

Le Vieux Roi (The Old King)

Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881–1973
Le Vieux Roi (The Old King), 1959
Lithograph
25 5/8″ x 19 11/16″
Vanderbilt Art Association Acquisition Fund Purchase
1970.051

An illustration from the book Toreros

Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881–1973
An illustration from the book Toreros, 1961
Lithograph
8 1/2″ x 11″
The Peabody College Collection, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
1979.0366P

Adam and Eve are Banished from Paradise

Marc Chagall, Russian (1887–1985)
Adam and Eve are Banished from Paradise, 1960
Lithograph
14 1/16″ x 10 11/16″
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Roger K. Stockton
1970.003

Comédie, Le Paradis

Salvador Dalí, Spain (1904–1989)
Illustration to Dante’s La Divine Comédie, Le Paradis (Paradise): Chant 33: “Prière de Saint Bernard” (Canto 33: “Saint Bernard’s Prayer”),
ca. 1960–1964
Wood engraving
13″ x 10 1/4″
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. James E. Mitchell
1982.068

Redwall

Blue Ovals

Joop Birker, Dutch, 1935–1993
Redwall and Blue Ovals, 1966
Gouache on paper
8 3/16″ x 7″ and 6 5/16″ x 6 1/2″
The Carl van der Voort Collection, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery
1996.051, 1996.053

Deconstructing Seurat
Deconstructing Seurat

Michael Craig-Martin, British, b. 1941
Deconstructing Seurat (turquoise green), 2004
Serigraphs
24 3/4″ x 36 3/4″
Norman and Roselea J. Goldberg Fund
2004.085a & b

Deconstructing Piero
Deconstructing Piero

Michael Craig-Martin, British, b. 1941
Deconstructing Piero (pink), 2004
Serigraphs
24 3/4″ x 34 3/4″
Norman and Roselea J. Goldberg Fund
2004.086a & b