From Dutch "Meesterstuk", and German "Meisterstück". It is a consummate example of skill or excellence, as in an art.
Some masterpieces reach outstanding high prices. They embellish the walls of museums and places of private collectors.
Philippe De Loutherbourg, The Falls of the Rhine at Schaffhausen, 1788,
Thomas Cole, Landscape Scene from the Last of the Mohicans, 1827.
Theodore Rousseau, Mont-Saint-Michel, 1832.
Masterpieces at the Detroit Institute of Arts with greatest value.
Henri Matisse, The Window, 1916. Estimated value: $150 million.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Wedding Dance, ca. 1566. Estimated value: $100 million.
Frederic Edwin Church, Cotopaxi. Estimated value: $70 million.
Vincent van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1887. Estimated value: $60 million.
A masterpiece at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.
Giambattista Tiepolo, The Immaculate Conception, 1767 - 1769.