Medieval to Monet: French Paintings in the Wadsworth Atheneum

October 19, 2012 – January 27, 2013

Claude Monet, The Beach at Trouville [detail], 1948.116_medieval-to-monet-web-header

Medieval to Monet: French Paintings in the Wadsworth Atheneum showcased more than 120 objects from the Wadsworth Atheneum’s extensive collection of French artworks.

Works in the collection were first acquired in 1898, and it continues to grow today. The earliest works featured in Medieval to Monet were miniatures from a medieval Apocalypse, and the most recent were 20th century Post-Impressionist works by Toulouse-Lautrec, van Gogh, Gauguin, Redon, Vuillard, and Bonnard.

The 17th century was represented by the works of  Le Nain, Poussin, Claude, Vouet, Stella, and Le Sueur; the 18th-century by Boucher, Robert, Coypel, Chardin, de Troy, Greuze, Trinquesse, and Vigée Le Brun.

The 19th centurythe most varied and rich portion of the museum’s collectionranged from works by earlier masters like Ingres, Delacroix, Gericault, Corot and Courbet to academic and realistic works by Bouguereau, Vibert, Ribot, and Bonvin to Impressionist works by Manet, Degas, Monet, Pissarro and Renoir.