Rienzi House Museum, Houston, TX Photos

The Rienzi (1952) house (River Oaks) designed by John Staub is now a museum run by the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. The collection of European decorative arts & paintings was assembled by Carroll Sterling Masterson & Harris Masterson III.

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Rienzi house museum for European decorative arts & paintings run by MFAH as donated by Carroll Sterling Masterson & Harris Masterson III. Houston, TX.Rienzi house. Houston, TX.Pool & garden at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Passing the Torch sculpture by Charles Umlauf at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Rienzi house museum for European decorative arts & paintings run by MFAH as donated by Carroll Sterling Masterson & Harris Masterson III. Houston, TX.Rienzi (1952) house (River Oaks). Houston, TX. Architect: John Staub.Pool & garden at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Passing the Torch sculpture (c1963) by Charles Umlauf at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Entrance hall with marble sculpture at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Collection of bird statuettes at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Collection of bird statuettes at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Collection of bird statuettes at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Entrance hall with marble sculpture at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Collection of bird statuettes at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Collection of bird statuettes at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Collection of bird statuettes at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Elephant bronze at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Drawing room at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.French Louis XVI mantle clock with seated female figures at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.George Romney painting over sofa & coffee table at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Elephant bronze at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Drawing room at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.French Louis XVI mantle clock with seated female figures at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.George Romney painting over sofa & coffee table at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Portrait of Elizabeth Peers Blunt by George Romney at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Portrait over inlaid desk in drawing room at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Portrait of a Gentleman by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Drawing room Rape of Europa ceiling painting attrib. to Ignaz Stern at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Portrait of Elizabeth Peers Blunt (c1764) by George Romney at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Portrait over inlaid desk in drawing room at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Portrait of a Gentleman (c1800) by Hugh Douglas Hamilton at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Drawing room Rape of Europa ceiling painting (c early 18th C) attrib. to Ignaz Stern at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Covered armorial cup & saucer at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Portrait of Sen. Rienzi M. Johnston by Boris B. Gordon at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Bedroom at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Rococo mirror at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Covered armorial cup & saucer at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Portrait of Sen. Rienzi M. Johnston by Boris B. Gordon at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Bedroom at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Rococo mirror (early 19th C) at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Portrait of a woman at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Porcelain collection at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Yellow porcelain at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Blue & gold porcelain at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Portrait of a woman at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Porcelain collection at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Yellow porcelain at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Blue & gold porcelain at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Sitting room at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Chinese-style lacquered desk at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Sitting room at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Library at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Sitting room at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Chinese-style lacquered desk at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Sitting room at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Library at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Silver wall sconce by Friedrich Kettwyck & Jochim Timme of Germany at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Portrait of Esmé Stuart, 5th Duke of Lennox & 2nd Duke of Richmond by Jan Weesop at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Saint Joseph & Christ Child by Guido Reni at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Carroll Sterling Masterson portrait by Boleslaw Jan Czedekowski of Poland at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Silver wall sconce (c1670) by Friedrich Kettwyck & Jochim Timme of Germany at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Portrait of Esmé Stuart, 5th Duke of Lennox & 2nd Duke of Richmond (c1649-60) by Jan Weesop at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Saint Joseph & Christ Child (1638-40) by Guido Reni at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Carroll Sterling Masterson portrait (1955) by Boleslaw Jan Czedekowski of Poland at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Harris Masterson III portrait by Boleslaw Jan Czedekowski of Poland at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Bureau cabinet at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Silver candlestick on pull-on candle shelf of bureau cabinet at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Library fireplace & armchair at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Harris Masterson III portrait (1955) by Boleslaw Jan Czedekowski of Poland at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Bureau cabinet (c1750) at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Silver candlestick on pull-on candle shelf of bureau cabinet (c1750) at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Library fireplace & armchair at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Dining room at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Silver candlesticks by Robert Tyrill in dining room at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Collection of silver at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Porcelain Royal Copenhagen 'Flora Danica' plate painted with raspberries at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Dining room at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Silver candlesticks (1752) by Robert Tyrill in dining room at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Collection of silver at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Porcelain Royal Copenhagen 'Flora Danica' plate painted with raspberries at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Porcelain Royal Copenhagen 'Flora Danica' plate painted with flowering plant at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Porcelain Royal Copenhagen 'Flora Danica' on dining room sideboard at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Porcelain Royal Copenhagen 'Flora Danica' custard cups on octagonal saucers 20th C at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Console table with dolphin support at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Porcelain Royal Copenhagen 'Flora Danica' plate painted with flowering plant at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Porcelain Royal Copenhagen 'Flora Danica' on dining room sideboard at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Porcelain Royal Copenhagen 'Flora Danica' custard cups on octagonal saucers 20th C at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Console table with dolphin support (c1805) at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Edward Willes portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Portrait of a Gentleman by Joseph Wright of Derby, England at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Breakfast room at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Breakfast room china at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Edward Willes portrait (1790s) by Sir Thomas Lawrence at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Portrait of a Gentleman (c1760) by Joseph Wright of Derby, England at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Breakfast room at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Breakfast room china at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Silver centerpiece for fruit at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Hallway at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Dropfront desk & carved pillars from Mexican palace at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Room with collection of glass, porcelain & silver at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Silver centerpiece for fruit at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Hallway at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Dropfront desk & carved pillars from Mexican palace at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Room with collection of glass, porcelain & silver at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Silver stemmed liqueur cups by William Spratling at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Porcelain tureen in red, white & green with Mexican eagle at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Ballroom with porcelain & painting collections at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Ballroom details at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Silver stemmed liqueur cups (c1962-64) by William Spratling at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Porcelain tureen in red, white & green with Mexican eagle at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Ballroom with porcelain & painting collections at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Ballroom details at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Ballroom fireplace at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Ballroom console table supported by eagle carving at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Portrait over console table & candelabras at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Mrs. Elisha Mathew portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Ballroom fireplace at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Ballroom console table supported by eagle carving at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Portrait over console table & candelabras at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Mrs. Elisha Mathew portrait (1777) by Sir Joshua Reynolds at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Portrait of Colonel Fortnom & Family by Tilly Kettle at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Portrait of a naval officer at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Porcelain collection at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Oriental porcelain at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.
Portrait of Colonel Fortnom & Family (1775) by Tilly Kettle at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Portrait of a naval officer at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Porcelain collection at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Oriental porcelain at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.

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