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Beauty, Rarity, History...The M.S. Rau Antiques Blog

A New Orleans institution for over 100 years, M.S. Rau Antiques is among the premier antiques galleries in the world. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, our 25,000 square foot gallery overflows with incredible antiques by names including Tiffany & Co., Paul Revere and Fabergé. Our unparalleled selection of important, original paintings and sculpture spans the 16th through the 21st century, created by legendary artists such as Brueghel, Monet and Rockwell, and our diverse selection of exquisite jewels, including rare colored diamonds, Kashmir sapphires and Burma rubies is without equal.

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Le Carnaval du Sage.  Dated 1947

(Sur)reality: René Magritte's Dreamscape

  • January 18th, 2019 11:34

René Magritte once said, “Everything we see hides another thing; we always want to see what is hidden by what we ...

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This exceptionally rare and exquisite panel was composed by the renowned Florentine painter Domenico Puligo.  Circa 1515.

Motherly Love: Renaissance Devotional Painting by Puligo

  • December 31st, 2018 07:39

The Virgin Mary has served as a centralizing figure in Christian art since the religion’s beginnings, but it took ...

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 Baby Lying on his Mother’s Lap by Mary Cassatt.  Circa 1914.

Mary Cassatt: Modernizing the Mother and Child Trope

  • November 7th, 2018 09:14

In a nondescript room, a young mother cradles her infant son in her arms. Smiling, he attempts to grasp the vibrant ...

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La Mer à Grandcamp (The Sea at Grandcamp) by Georges Seurat.  Circa 1885.  Highly important, this painting is among the key works in the founding of the Neo-Impressionist movement.

When Art and Science Meet: Georges Seurat

  • October 16th, 2018 08:53

The paintings of French Post-Impressionist artist Georges Seurat balance a fine line between the avant-garde and the ...

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Portrait of Laurence Millet by John Singer Sargent

A Personal Portrait by John Singer Sargent

  • September 13th, 2018 08:09

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is widely regarded as one of the most important painters of portraits in the history ...

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Rumble in the Jungle by LeRoy Neiman captures the intensity of the famed 1974 boxing match in Zaire.

Rumble in the Jungle by LeRoy Neiman

  • August 15th, 2018 16:16

Inspired by everyone from Leonardo da Vinci to Jackson Pollock, LeRoy Neiman’s paintings possess a significance and ...

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