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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.

Selected Masterpieces

Loutherbourg The Falls of the Rhine at Schaffhausen 1788.jpg

Philippe De Loutherbourg, The Falls of the Rhine at Schaffhausen, 1788,

Cole Landscape Scene from the Last of the Mohicans.jpg

Thomas Cole, Landscape Scene from the Last of the Mohicans, 1827.

Rousseau Mont-Saint-Michel 1832.jpg

Theodore Rousseau, Mont-Saint-Michel, 1832.

Gustave Boulanger, A Performance of The Flute Player..., 1861.

Diego Velázquez, La Rendición de Breda, 1635.

Ivan Shishkin, Autumn Forest 1876.
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Adoration of the Magi, ca. 1655-1660.

Masterpieces at the Detroit Institute of Arts with greatest value.

A masterpiece at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.

Giambattista Tiepolo, The Immaculate Conception, 1767 - 1769.jpg

Giambattista Tiepolo, The Immaculate Conception, 1767 - 1769.

See also

Willem Kalf, Still life with silver jug, ca. 1655-1657.
Renoir, Jardin de la rue Cortot, 1876.
The Rooks Have Come Back by Alexei Savrasov, 1871.
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Jeroboam Offering Sacrifice for the Idol, 1752.

External links

Pierre Dupuis, Nature morte aux prunes et aux abricots, XVII.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Blind Man's Bluff, 1773-1776.
Joseph von Führich, Waldesruh, 1835.
Giorgione, The Tempest, ca. 1507- 1508.