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A New Orleans institution for over 100 years, M.S. Rau is among the premier fine art and antiques galleries in the world. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, our 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, including legendary artists such as Brueghel, Monet and Rockwell, while our diverse selection of exquisite jewels, including rare colored diamonds, Kashmir sapphires and Burma rubies is without equal.

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Pastel Squares by Frank Sinatra.  Dated 1987.

The Unexpected Paintings of Frank Sinatra

  • August 7th, 2020 13:38

Ol’ Blue Eyes. The Sultan of Swoon. The Chairman of the Board. The great Frank Sinatra was a man of many talents and ...

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Nymphes Chasseresses by Julius LeBlanc Stewart, circa 1898

Julius LeBlanc Stewart: An American in the Paris Salon

  • July 22nd, 2020 13:50

Nicknamed "the Parisian from Philadelphia," Julius LeBlanc Stewart was an American painter shaped by the competitive ...

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Coastal landscape painted by Chase during lesson in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, in 1914

The Art of Teaching: William Merritt Chase

  • June 10th, 2020 14:37

The canvasses of American master William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) are a reflection of the man — full of confidence ...

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Death's Arrest by John Henry Amshewitz, circa 1912

It's Later Than You Think: Modern Momento Mori Painting

  • April 27th, 2020 13:19

Death has frightened and fascinated from the beginning of time and is one of the most enduring subjects in art ...

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The Master Light of All Our Seeing by Annibale Gatti

The Story Behind Gatti’s The Master Light of All Our Seeing

  • March 26th, 2020 13:02

Within the Turnbull family plot in Baltimore beneath a sunburst headstone, Sidney Lanier has his final resting place. ...

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Leda And The Swan By Workshop Of Bartholomaeus Spranger

Leda and the Swan throughout Art History

  • February 15th, 2020 16:17

Perhaps one of the most prevailing subjects in the history of art is the tale of Leda and the swan. Derived from ...

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