Opulent, playful embrace of the ornate — 18th century swag.

Moses and the Brazen Serpent

Anthony van Dyck, 1530

The Fall of Phaeton

Peter Paul Rubens, 1604-1605

Saint George and the Dragon

Peter Paul Rubens, 1605-1607

Sketch for The Lion Hunt

Peter Paul Rubens, 1614-1615

The Four Continents

Peter Paul Rubens, 1612-1615

Daniel in the Lions' Den

Peter Paul Rubens, 1614-1616

The Tiger Hunt

Peter Paul Rubens, 1615-1616

The Wolf and Fox Hunt

Peter Paul Rubens, 1616

The Death of Decius Mus

Peter Paul Rubens, 1616-1617

The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus

Peter Paul Rubens, 1618

The Triumph of Henry IV

Peter Paul Rubens, 1627-1631

The Garden of Love

Peter Paul Rubens, 1633

King Ferdinand Meeting Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand

Peter Paul Rubens, 1635

The Feast of Venus

Peter Paul Rubens, 1636-1637

Allegories of Four Continents, Africa

Rosalba Carriera, 1712

The Love Song

Jean-Antoine Watteau, 1717

The Halt during the Chase

Jean-Antoine Watteau, 1718-1720

Self-Portrait as "Winter"

Rosalba Carriera, 1730-1731

The Empire of Flora

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1743

Rinaldo Enchanted by Armida

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1742-1745

The Toilette of Venus

François Boucher, 1751

Allegory of the Planets and Continents

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1752

Blind Man's Buff

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1750-1752

Inkpot and Desk Clock

François-Thomas Germain, 1752

Analysis of Beauty: Plate 1

William Hogarth, 1753

Analysis of Beauty: Plate 2

William Hogarth, 1753

The Death of Hyacinth

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1752-1753

The Goddess Aurora Triumphing Over Night

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1755-1756


François-Thomas Germain, 1757


François-Thomas Germain, 1757-1758


François-Thomas Germain, 1757-1759

Jupiter in the Guise of Diana, and the Nymph Callisto

François Boucher, 1759

Sketch for the Adoration of the Magi

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1758-1759

Landscape with Shepherds and Flock of Sheep

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1763-1765

Chocolate Pot

François-Thomas Germain, 1765-1766

The Swing

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1767

The Attributes of Music

Anne Vallayer-Coster, 1770

The Goddess Minvera

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1772

The Progress of Love: Love Letters

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1771-1772

The Progress of Love: Reverie

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1771-1772

The Progress of Love - The Lover Crowned

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1771-1772

The Progress of Love: The Meeting

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1771-1772

Young Woman Reading

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1775

The Angora Cat

Marguerite Gérard, 1780

Madame Elisabeth de France

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1782

Self-portrait in a Straw Hat

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1782

Marie-Antoinette with the Rose

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1783

Portrait of Charles-Alexandre de Calonne

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1784

Portrait of Comtesse de Cérès

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1784

Self-Portrait with Two Pupils

Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, 1785
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