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  • Inspiration of an Artist

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    Inspiration of an Artist

    Gerard Soest, Westphalian (active in Britain), about 1600–1680

    Dimensions

    111.5 x 142.5 cm (43 7/8 x 56 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    49.1707

    Collections
    Europe More Info

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  • Camma Offers the Poisoned Wedding...

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    Camma Offers the Poisoned Wedding Cup to Synorix in the Temple of Diana

    about 1644

    Eustache Le Sueur, French, 1616–1655

    Dimensions

    171.8 x 125.7 cm (67 5/8 x 49 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    48.16

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Koch Gallery (Europ. Painting 1500-1700) - 250 More Info

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  • Wild men and moors

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    Tapestry: Wild Men and Moors

    about 1440

    Dimensions

    100 x 490 cm (39 3/8 x 192 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Linen and wool slit tapestry

    Classification

    Textiles

    Accession Number

    54.1431

    Collections
    Textiles and Fashion Arts More Info

    Description

    Series of scenes (left to right), wild men attacking Moors in castle, wilk men fighting with lion, dragon, and unicorn, and wild men carrying food to wild woman with two children seated at foot of rocks; stylized trees, plants, rocks; stylized trees, plants, rocks; pinkish-red background covered with roses in two shades of pinkish-red, frames by diamond lattice formed by links of chain, blue, darker blue, and white. In lower part of tapestry, right half, a shield divided horizontally, upper half yellow with two red roses with blue conters, lower half black (Blümel, Alsace), same arms appear as manteling on helmet lower center of tapestry. On far right helmet surmounted by ibex horn with mantling red with two white stars (Zorn, Strassburg). Human faces woven without features, which are painted, possibly originally embroidered, some embroidery stitches survive. Weaving finished so back and face almost identical, except for faces. Colors include very dark blue (almost black), several shades of blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, red, and grayish violet.

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  • The Prodigal Son amid the Swine

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    The Prodigal Son amid the Swine

    probably 1496

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 24.8 x 19.0 cm (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    32.537

    Collections
    Prints and Drawings More Info

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  • Figures in Renaissance Costume

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    Figures in Renaissance Costume

    Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli, French, 1824–1886

    Dimensions

    44.1 x 63.5 cm (17 3/8 x 25 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    57.155

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    Europe More Info

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  • Virgin and Child with Saint John...

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    Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist

    about 1500

    Sandro Botticelli, Italian (Florentine), 1444 or 1445–1510

    Dimensions

    123.8 x 84.4 cm (48 3/4 x 33 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Tempera on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    95.1372

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Europe, 1800-1900 - 219 More Info

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  • Two Angels

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    Two Angels

    Piero di Cosimo, Italian (Florentine), about 1462–about 1521

    Dimensions

    87.3 x 64.5 cm (34 3/8 x 25 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil transferred from panel to canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    94.180

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    Europe More Info

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  • Lady on Horseback and Lansquenet

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    Lady on Horseback and Lansquenet

    1496–97

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 10.8 x 7.7 cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    68.200

    Collections
    Prints and Drawings More Info

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    Multimedia

  • Triptych: the Crucifixion; the...

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    Triptych: the Crucifixion; the Redeemer with Angels; Saint Nicholas; Saint Gregory

    1311–18

    Duccio di Buoninsegna and Workshop, Italian (Sienese), active in 1278, died by 1319

    Dimensions

    Center overall, 61.0 x 39.4 cm (24 x 15 1/2 in.); Left overall, 45.1 x 19.4 cm (17 3/4 x 7 5/8 in.); Right overall, 45.1 x 20.2 cm (17 3/4 x 7 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Tempera on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    45.880

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Museum Council Gallery (European, 1300-1500) - 254 More Info

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    Multimedia

  • Christ in Majesty with Symbols of...

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    Christ in Majesty with Symbols of the Four Evangelists

    1150–1200

    Unidentified artist, Spanish (Catalan), 12th century

    Dimensions

    645 x 382 x 282 cm (253 15/16 x 150 3/8 x 111 in.); 645 cm (254 in.) at greatest height; 282 cm (111 in.) at greatest depth; 382 cm (150 3/8 in.) at greatest breadth.

    Medium

    Fresco secco transferred to plaster and wood

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    21.1285

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Catalonian Chapel in honor of I.W. Colburn - 254A More Info

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  • Presentation of the Virgin in the...

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    Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple (?)

    about 1467

    Fra Carnevale (Bartolomeo di Giovanni Corradini), Italian (Marchigian), active by 1445, died in 1484

    Dimensions

    146.4 x 96.5 cm (57 5/8 x 38 in.)

    Medium

    Oil and tempera on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    37.108

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Museum Council Gallery (European, 1300-1500) - 254 More Info

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  • Portrait of a Man Holding a Book

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    Portrait of a Man Holding a Book

    about 1540

    Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), Italian (Venetian), about 1488–1576

    Dimensions

    97.8 x 77.2 cm (38 1/2 x 30 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    43.83

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Koch Gallery (Europ. Painting 1500-1700) - 250 More Info

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    Multimedia

  • Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin

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    Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin

    about 1435–40

    Rogier van der Weyden, Flemish, about 1400–1464

    Dimensions

    137.5 x 110.8 cm (54 1/8 x 43 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil and tempera on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    93.153

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Coolidge Gallery (South. Europ. 1400-1600) - 243A More Info

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  • Meeting of Solomon and the Queen...

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    The Meeting of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba; Cherub Holding Cornucopias of Cherries (recto and verso)

    Third quarter of the 15th century

    Francesco del Cossa, Italian (Ferrarese), about 1436–about 1478

    Dimensions

    61 x 61 cm (24 x 24 in.)

    Medium

    Tempera and oil on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    17.198

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Europe, 1800-1900 - 219 More Info

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  • Portrait of a Woman with a Pearl...

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    Portrait of a Woman with a Pearl Necklace

    probably 1485–1495

    Lorenzo Costa, Italian (Ferrarese), about 1460–1535

    Dimensions

    44.1 x 33.9 cm (17 3/8 x 13 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    25.227

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Italian Renaissance Gallery (former Egypt) - 206 More Info

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