The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields is home to the Clowes Collection of Old Masters, on long-term loan to the IMA since 1971 and given to the museum incrementally beginning in 2000. Assembled by Dr. George H.A. Clowes (1877–1958) with the assistance of his wife, Edith Whitehill Clowes (1885–1967), this collection formed the early cornerstone for the Museum’s collection of European art created before 1800, to which much has been added since 1971.

This custom-made online catalogue expands upon, and updates, earlier publications devoted to the Clowes Collection. It allows deep exploration of paintings in this collection on two significant levels—art-historical catalogue entries and technical examination reports—featuring zoomable high-resolution photography, full-screen image viewers for hero images and comparative figures, shareable links, and fully searchable text. Taken together, the essays and technical examination reports published here combine the latest discoveries made by art historians and conservators about the paintings in the Clowes Collection. Published here for the first time (as a PDF) is a manuscript prepared by the art historian Mark Roskill from 1965 to 1968, the first systematic documentation of artworks in the Clowes Collection.

For the best experience, the catalogue should be viewed in the most recent versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, or Microsoft Edge. (Individual entries can be downloaded for free as PDFs.)

Masterpieces from the Clowes Collection: Paintings is generously supported by the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation. Funding from The Clowes Fund, over many years, has also been invaluable to this catalogue’s creation.

Citation Information


Jensen, Dylan Remeš and Annette Schlagenhauff, eds. Masterpieces from the Clowes Collection: Paintings. Indianapolis, IN: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2022. https://paintings.theclowescollection.org/.


Jensen, Dylan Remeš and Annette Schlagenhauff, editors. Masterpieces from the Clowes Collection: Paintings. Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2022, https://paintings.theclowescollection.org/.

Image Use Overview

Newfields respects the copyright and other related Intellectual Property interests of creators and rights holders to protect their works. Image reproductions are intended to support this publication’s research and scholarly nature. Some of the image reproductions in this publication relied upon the fair use provision codified in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act, with a fair use analysis guided by the College Art Association’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts and the Association of Art Museum Directors' Guidelines for the Use of Copyrighted Materials and Works of Art by Art Museums.

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  • Coeditor and Project Manager: Annette Schlagenhauff, Curator of European Art 1800–1945
  • Coeditor and Lead Copy Editor: Dylan Remeš Jensen, Editor and Manager of Publications
  • Conservation Project Manager: Roxane Sperber, Clowes Associate Conservator of Paintings
  • Digital Catalogue Developer: Daniel Keller, Senior Software Developer
  • Digital Catalogue Designer: Jill Dodge, Interactive Designer
  • Manager of Digital Assets: Samantha Norling, Data Architect and Newfields Lab Manager
  • Coordinator of Image Assets: Samantha McCain Veach, Photographer
  • Coordinator of Image Rights: Celina Wu, Exhibitions and Licensing Coordinator
  • Assistant Copy Editor: Susan Higman Larsen

This publication was created using QuireTM, a multiplatform publishing tool created by the J. Paul Getty Trust, and customized for the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields by Daniel Keller and Jill Dodge of Newfields Lab.

Home page image: Jan Brueghel the Elder, River Landscape, 1612, oil on oak panel, 14-7/8 x 24-1/2 in. (37.8 x 61.7 cm), The Clowes Collection, 2000.343 (detail)