The Walters' collection presents an overview of 19th century European art, particularly art from France. From the first half of the century, come major paintings by Ingres, Gericault and Delacroix. As a result of his stay in Paris with his family during the Civil War, William Walters developed a keen interest in contemporary European painting. He either commissioned directly from the artists or purchased at auctions major works by the Barbizon masters, including Millet and Rousseau, the academic masters Gerome and Alma-Tadema, and the modernists Monet, Manet, and Sisley.
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