NB the exhibition has been extended through 2 September 2019.
Information from the organizers
A Feast for the Eyes: European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection features 40 superb Old Master paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries by major Italian, Spanish, German, and Netherlandish artists. This is only the second time this collection has been shown publicly. The Museum of Fine Arts is honored and thrilled to be able to share these extraordinary works of art with our visitors.
Carefully collected and assembled over the last five decades by the Grasset family in Spain, this exhibition will offer a rare glimpse into an exquisite European private collection. The exhibition includes a wide variety of themes, such as sumptuous flower still lifes, as well as splendid banquet scenes—such as Floris Claesz. van Dyck’s Still Life with Fruit and Olives. View seascapes celebrating maritime life, as well as urban scenes capturing the grandeur and beauty of Europe, such as Canaletto’s The Grand Canal. The exhibition will also feature a number of genre scenes, including Esias van de Velde’s Winter Landscape with Elegant Skaters, which beautifully evokes day-to-day life centuries ago.