The Hood Museum of Art’s holdings of European art are strong in several areas, most notably French and Italian painting of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, nineteenth-century sculpture, and early modern painting. The collection includes important works by artists such as Perugino, Luca Giordano, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Pompeo Batoni, Carle Van Loo, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, and Pablo Picasso. There are also a number of significant drawings and watercolors, including preparatory studies and finished sheets by Louis Léopold Boilly, Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, and Wassily Kandinsky. Its greatest strength is prints, especially from the Northern Renaissance and Baroque periods and the nineteenth century, with fine examples of the work of great printmakers including Dürer, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Piranesi, Goya, and Picasso.
Last Updated: 4/26/07