Permanent Collection - Bass Museum of Art

AUSTRIAN ART: THE GOLDEN AGE OF EMPEROR FRANZ JOSEPH
(Henri and Flore Lesieur Pavilion )
See paintings, sculpture, textiles and decorative arts from the Bass Museum's unique permanent collection of Austrian art. Included is the dramatic painting depicting Marie Antoinette and Louis the XVI the moment shortly before the rebels break through the door at Versailles.
Also on view is a beautiful Art Nouveau porcelain bowl and a silver-gilt blue enamel bon- bon server and matching music box representing the opulence of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.

TREASURES FROM THE BASS MUSEUM OF ART
Monumental sixteenth and nineteenth-century tapestries are on display, as well as a stunning altarpiece by Italian Renaissance masters Botticelli and Ghirlandaio that is the signature piece of the Bass Museum of Art’s permanent collection.
The museum’s important sixteenth-century Flemish tapestry The Tournament is receiving new attention from tapestry scholars around the world and has been recognized as one of the best of its kind in the country. It was formerly in the collection of Henry VIII at Knole House in England and later acquired by J. Pierpont Morgan before it came under Mr. Bass’s provenance.
Joining these works are Northern Renaissance paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, Gerard Seghers, Marcellus Koffermans and Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem as well as another fine Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Mazone, and the 17th century Dutch mannerist style altarpiece The Crucifixion Triptych.

ASIAN ART FROM THE BASS MUSEUM COLLECTION
(Sol M. Taplin Gallery)
A diverse selection from the museum’s Asian collection representing various periods in China, India, Nepal and Japan are on view. Ceramics, bronzes, famed ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock prints and a magnificent nineteenth-century embroidered silk robe from the Chinese Imperial Court are on view. The selection will change in 2007 to reveal more of this impressive collection.



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