Selected Works in Collection

Summer Landscape with Figures by a Farmhouse

Artist: Karl Schultze (1856-1935)

Old Leaves Exhibit Redness

Artist: H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

Depart de Bateaux de Peche, Ostende

Artist: Paul Hermanus (1859-1911)

Dutch River Landscape with Figures

Artist: Charles Henri Joseph Leickert (1816 – 1907)

Ruin-Palenque, Yucatan

Artist: Charles Dorman Robinson (1847-1933)

Still-Life with Fruit and Nuts on a Ledge

Artist: Edward Ladell (1821-1886)

View of a Riverside Town

Artist: Johan Hendrik Van Mastenbroek (1875-1945)

The Old Mill At Huele - Nighttime

Artist: Emmanuel Vierin (1864-1954)

About Museum’s Collection of Oil Paintings

The museum’s oil paintings collection includes artworks by American, European, and Asian artists from the 17th century to as recent as 2017. These paintings give a retrospective look at the progression and changes in art from the past to the present. From allegorical paintings to luminist landscapes, these works offer a unique perspective on how the use of color, light, and rendering can be applied to change how the viewer relates to the works.

A Few Featured Works On View

#369, Shee-Full Length Portrait of Captain Barneby

Full-Length Portrait of Captain Barneby

Artist: Sir Martin Archer Shee (1769-1850)

Size: 239.4 x 146 cm. (94.3 x 57.5 in.)

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Portrait of Captain John Barneby in the uniform of the Hereford Militia, his left arm resting on his sword, in a wooded landscape

About the Artist

Sir Martin Archer Shee was born of an old Irish family in Dublin and studied in the Dublin Society before moving to London. There, in 1788, he was introduced by William Burke to Joshua Reynolds, on whose advice he studied in the schools of the Royal Academy of Arts. He was chosen as an Associate of the Academy in 1798, and in 1800, he was made a Royal Academician. In 1830, Shee was chosen as President of the Royal Academy, and shortly thereafter received a knighthood.


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The Turnip Pickers

Artist: Evariste Carpentier (1845-1922)

About the artist

Evariste Carpentier was born in the small town of Kuurne, Belgium in 1845. He joined the art group known as XX (Les Vingt), which was arguably the most important avant-garde circle of the day, whose purpose was to promote Impressionism and Luminism in Belgium. His later life was spent in the city of Liege, where he is remembered as the painter who brought Impressionism to that area. In 1897 he became a Professor at the Academy of Liege and from 1902 to 1919 was its Director. He died in Liege in 1922.


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French River Landscape

Artist: Frits Thaulow (1847-1906)

About the artist

Frits Thaulow was a Norwegian impressionist painter and engraver. Originally wanting to become a marine painter, he studied at the art academy in Copenhagen (1870-1873) as well as with the Danish marine specialist C. F. Sorensen (1818-1879). During the 1880s, he was prominent in establishing more progressive artists’ associations and exhibition societies in Norway and was regarded as the leading Norwegian artist of the period. He decided to move to France in 1892, living at Camiers, Etaples, Montreuil, as well as Paris (1892-1894, 1898-1906) and Dieppe (1894-1898). He painted about fifty pieces a year during this time. Thaulow painted almost exclusively in the schools of impressionism and realism.


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Repos du Betail

Artist: Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899)

About the artist

Rosa Bonheur, born Marie-Rosalie Bonheur (16 March 1822 – 25 May 1899), was a French artist, mostly a painter of animals (animalière) but also a sculptor, in a realist style. Her paintings include Ploughing in the Nivernais, first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1848, and now at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and The Horse Fair (in French: Le marché aux chevaux), which was exhibited at the Salon of 1853 (finished in 1855) and is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. Bonheur was widely considered to be the most famous female painter of the nineteenth century.

She first exhibited at the Salon of 1841 with two animal paintings. In subsequent years, she would also send in Sculptures she had made in the likeness of Sheep and bulls. In 1843 she won a third-class medal. She won a first-class medal in 1848 with Ploughing in the Nivernais. At the Salon of 1853, she exhibited The Horse Fair, which due to its popularity placed her as one of the foremost artists of her time. She was made a Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur in 1865 and an Officer in 1894 (This is incredible since women were almost never admitted). She was also a Commander of the Order of Catholic Isabella and the Order of Leopold of Belgium. She was a great friend and protégée of Queen Victoria of England, making her art quite popular even among the British court.

Featured Artists

Hubert Bellis (1831-1902)
Pascal de Beucker (1861-1945)
Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899)
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

Carolus-Duran (1837-1917)
Evariste Carpentier (1845-1922)
Achilles Theodore Cesbron (1849-1915)
Jean-Baptists-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779)

Henri Joseph Duwee (1810-1884)

Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905)
Paul Hermanus (1859-1911)

Daniel Ridgway Knight (1839 -1924)

Edward Ladell (1821-1886)
Charles Henri Joseph Leickert (1816-1907)
Cornelis Lieste (1817-1861)

Johan Hendrik van Mastenbroek (1875-1945)
David Martin (1737-1797)

Leon Germain Pelouse (1838-1891)
Jean-François Portaels (1818-1895)

Charles Dorman Robinson (1847-1933)
George Romney (1734-1802)

Karl Schultze  (1856-1935)
Vladimir Semenskiy (1968-)
Sir Martin Archer Shee (1769-1850)

Frits Thaulow (1847-1906)
Pierre Joseph Toussaint (1822-1888)

Jan Hendrik Verheijen (1778-1846)
Daniel Vertangen (1598-1684)
Emmanuel Vierin (1869-1954)
Maurice Vlaminck (1876-1958)