At the heart of the second floor of the Evans Wing, at the top of the great staircase that opens from the new State Street Corporation Fenway Entrance, enjoy a special installation of some of the MFA’s greatest European portraits. Paintings and sculpture span the Renaissance to the twentieth century, including canvases by Moroni and Gainsborough, by Degas and van Gogh, and by Matisse and Beckmann—as well as marble busts by Canova and Thorvaldsen. Sitters, some unknown, include the poet Lord Byron, Degas’s younger sister, and van Gogh’s great friend Augustine Roulin.