European Paintings

The Huntington houses the most important collection of British grand manner portraiture outside the United Kingdom, including such celebrated works as Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy, Thomas Lawrence’s Pinkie, and Joshua Reynolds’s Sarah Siddons as the Tragic Muse. In addition to late eighteenth-century British portraits, the collection includes important holdings of nineteenth-century British landscape painting by such artists as John Constable and J.M.W. Turner, seventeenth-century works by Anthony van Dyck and Peter Lely, French eighteenth-century paintings by major artists including Watteau, Greuze, and Boucher, and a small but important group of renaissance paintings, including portraits by Ghirlandaio and Rogier van der Weyden’s Madonna and Child.