European Painting and Sculpture

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection of European painting from 1500 to 1800 is one of international importance. Areas of particular depth include Italian Baroque, including Caravaggio’s The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew, and 17th-century Dutch painting, among them Frans Hals’s masterpiece Portrait of Tieleman Roosterman. There are highly significant holdings in Spanish Baroque, including Francisco de Zurbarán’s Christ and the Virgin in the House of Nazareth, and 17th-century French painting, of which Nicolas Poussin’s The Holy Family on the Steps is a highlight. The Italian Renaissance painting collection also has major works, as well as the 18th-century French and British holdings. The sculpture collection maintains strengths in Renaissance bronzes and German and Austrian Baroque sculpture. The portrait miniature holdings are among the most outstanding in the world.