European Art

The Corcoran’s collection of European art includes painting, sculpture, and works on paper from the 14th through the early 20th centuries. The collection is particularly well-regarded for its 17th-century Dutch landscape and genre paintings, 18th- through early 19th-century British paintings, and 19th-century French paintings, including significant holdings of Realist, Barbizon, and Impressionist landscapes. Included are works by Jean-Baptise-Camille Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Eugène Delacroix, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, Gerard ter Borch, and Aelbert Cuyp.

The Dance Class

c. 1873

Edgar Degas
Landscape with Herdsman, 1650–1652


Aelbert Cuyp

1860, reworked c.1865–1870

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot


František Kupka
Willows of Vetheuil


Claude Monet
View From Cap Martin of Monte Carlo

c. 1884

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
The Veiled Nun

c. 1860

Giuseppe Croff
The Scullery Maid


Jean-Siméon Chardin