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

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.

Blog entries from Beauty, Rarity, History: The M.S. Rau Blog

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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St.  Peter's Square Micromosaic, a relic of the European Grand Tour.

Micromosaics and Other Souvenirs of the European Grand Tour

  • January 9th, 2020 11:12

The practice of the Grand Tour introduced young European nobility to the art and culture of Europe with a focus on ...

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M.S.  Rau Gallery Sign

M.S. Rau’s French Quarter Renovation

  • December 7th, 2019 15:28

M.S. Rau is pleased to announce that it has officially opened its expansive, 19,000-square-foot new gallery space. ...

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Le Matin Diélette (Morning, Diélette) by Henry Moret.  Dated 1912.

Henry Moret and Paul Gauguin at the Pont-Aven School

  • November 5th, 2019 10:18

Henry Moret’s lasting reputation in art history is tied to his indelible talent for capturing the bright skies, ...

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Vachère dans une Clairière by Camille Pissarro.  Dated 1890.

The Pissarro Family: An Artistic Legacy

  • October 7th, 2019 08:28

Few families can match the rich artistic tradition of the Pissarro family; to this day, it remains one of the largest ...

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