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  • Troubled Queen

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    Troubled Queen

    1945

    Jackson Pollock, American, 1912–1956

    Dimensions

    188.28 x 110.49 cm (74 1/8 x 43 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Oil and alkyd (synthetic paint) on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1984.749

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Lane Galleries (20th c. Realism #1) - 328 More Info

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  • Infanta Maria Theresa

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    Infanta Maria Theresa

    1653

    Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, Spanish, 1599–1660

    Dimensions

    128.6 x 100.6 cm (50 5/8 x 39 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    21.2593

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

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  • Postman Joseph Roulin

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    Postman Joseph Roulin

    1888

    Vincent van Gogh, Dutch (worked in France), 1853–1890

    Dimensions

    81.3 x 65.4 cm (32 x 25 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    35.1982

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Rabb Gallery (Europ. 1870-1900) - 255 More Info

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  • Eye Scream

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    Eye Scream

    1935

    Charles Green Shaw, American, 1892–1974

    Dimensions

    Height x width: 11 1/2 x 10 in. (29.2 x 25.4 cm) Framed: 45.1 x 41.3 cm (17 3/4 x 16 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil and sand collage on canvasboard

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    2008.108

    Collections
    Americas More Info

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  • The Fog Warning

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    The Fog Warning

    1885

    Winslow Homer, American, 1836–1910

    Dimensions

    76.83 x 123.19 cm (30 1/4 x 48 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Ostraca

    Accession Number

    94.72

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Alfond Gallery (Homer, Eakins, Civil War) - 234 More Info

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  • Marlene Dietrich, New York, 1932 (...

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    Marlene Dietrich, New York, 1932 (In the Studio)

    negative 1932, printed 1984–85

    Edward Steichen, American (born in Luxembourg), 1879–1973

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 33.8 x 26.4 cm (13 5/16 x 10 3/8 in.) Mount: 50.7 x 40.5 cm (19 15/16 x 15 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

    Photographs, Portfolios

    Accession Number

    2000.1109

    Collections
    Photography More Info

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  • El Capitan, Yosemite National Park...

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    El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, CA

    Ansel Adams, American, 1902–1984

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 24.13 x 18.41 cm (9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1991.267

    Collections
    Photography More Info

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  • Water Lilies

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    Water Lilies

    1907

    Claude Monet, French, 1840–1926

    Dimensions

    96.8 x 98.4 cm (38 1/8 x 38 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    19.170

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Rabb Gallery (Europ. 1870-1900) - 255 More Info

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  • Broad Landscape

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    Broad Landscape

    about 1862

    Claude Monet, French, 1840–1926

    Dimensions

    17.4 x 35.9 cm (6 7/8 x 14 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Pastel on paper

    Classification

    Pastels

    Accession Number

    22.605

    Collections
    Europe More Info

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  • Rouen Cathedral Façade and Tour d...

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    Rouen Cathedral Façade and Tour d'Albane (Morning Effect)

    1894

    Claude Monet, French, 1840–1926

    Dimensions

    106.1 x 73.9 cm (41 3/4 x 29 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    24.6

    Collections
    Europe More Info

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  • Parody of the Four Accomplishments

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    Parody of the Four Accomplishments

    19th century

    Oshin, Japanese, dates unknown

    Dimensions

    Image: 37.6 x 54.1 cm (14 13/16 x 21 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6584

    Collections
    Asia More Info

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  • Cafe Comedian

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    Café Comedian

    1957

    Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917–2000

    Dimensions

    58.42 x 73.66 cm (23 x 29 in.)

    Medium

    Casein on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1990.378

    Collections
    Americas More Info

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  • Milky Way with Boats

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    Milky Way with Boats

    1912

    Felice Casorati, Italian, 1883–1963

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 21.8 x 14.6 cm (8 9/16 x 5 3/4 in.) Sheet: 38.1 x 27.5 cm (15 x 10 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Etching and aquatint

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2006.1392

    Collections
    Prints and Drawings More Info

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  • Audrey Hepburn

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    Audrey Hepburn

    1956

    Yousuf Karsh, Canadian (born in Turkish Armenia), 1908–2002

    Dimensions

    Image: 49.3 x 39.7 cm (19 7/16 x 15 5/8 in.) Mount: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1996.158

    Collections
    Photography More Info

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  • Nanny and Rose

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    Nanny and Rose

    1983

    Scott Prior, American, born in 1949

    Dimensions

    Overall: 67 3/4 x 59 1/2 inches (172.1 x 151.1 cm)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1984.135

    Collections
    Contemporary Art More Info

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    Multimedia