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  • Dog in Mourning

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    Dog in Mourning

    1870

    Henry Bacon, American, active about 1768 to after 1780

    Dimensions

    32.38 x 24.76 cm (12 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1982.638

    Collections
    Americas More Info

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  • Husband Preparing for a Dinner and...

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    Husband Preparing for a Dinner and Wife Playing with her Cat

    Iizawa Ten'yo, Japanese, dates unknown

    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Color collotype; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.2867

    Collections
    Asia More Info

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    Multimedia

  • Hyde Park, Massachusetts (Black...

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    Hyde Park, Massachusetts (Black Family on Porch)

    1979

    Nicholas Nixon, American, born in 1947

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 20.32 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1981.96

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    Photography More Info

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  • Okiku san and Ayame san Preparing...

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    Okiku san and Ayame san Preparing for Dinner (from an unidentified series)

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Collotype with hand coloring; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.7824

    Collections
    Asia More Info

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    Multimedia

  • The Christmas Party

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    The Christmas Party

    about 1850

    Robert David Wilkie, American, 1827–1903

    Dimensions

    43.18 x 76.2 cm (17 x 30 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1214

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    Americas More Info

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    Multimedia

  • Camille Monet and a Child in the...

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    Camille Monet and a Child in the Artist's Garden in Argenteuil

    1875

    Claude Monet, French, 1840–1926

    Dimensions

    55.3 x 64.7 cm (21 3/4 x 25 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1976.833

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

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    Multimedia

  • A Peasant Meal

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    A Peasant Meal

    Bernardus Johannes Blommers, Dutch, 1845–1914

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 48.3 x 64.2 cm (19 x 25 1/4 in. )

    Medium

    Watercolor on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    33.319

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    Prints and Drawings More Info

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  • Rip van Winkle Returning from a...

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    Rip van Winkle Returning from a Morning Lounge

    about 1825

    Charles Bird King, American, 1785–1862

    Dimensions

    111.76 x 142.24 cm (44 x 56 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    64.442

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    Americas More Info

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  • Pat Sabatine's Twelfth...

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    Pat Sabatine's Twelfth Birthday Party, May, 1981 (Martin's Creek)

    1981

    Larry Fink, American, born in 1941

    Dimensions

    Image: 35.5 x 35.6 cm (14 x 14 in.) Sheet: 50.5 x 40.5 cm (19 7/8 x 15 15/16 in.) Mount: 51.0 x 40.7 cm (20 1/16 x 16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

    Photographs, Portfolios

    Accession Number

    2000.1153

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  • Old Woman Cutting Bread

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    Old Woman Cutting Bread

    about 1655

    Gerrit Dou, Dutch, 1613–1675

    Dimensions

    Overall: 28 x 22 cm (11 x 8 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    2003.71

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Dutch & Flemish Art (1600-1700) - 242 More Info

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  • The Passage of the Delaware

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    The Passage of the Delaware

    1819

    Thomas Sully, American (born in England), 1783–1872

    Dimensions

    372.11 x 525.78 cm (146 1/2 x 207 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    03.1079

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Servison Gallery (New Nation, 1815–1830) - 133 More Info

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    Multimedia

  • Village Street

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    Village Street

    1930s

    Marc Chagall, Russian (active in France), 1887–1985

    Dimensions

    46 x 38.1 cm (18 1/8 x 15 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1978.156

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    Europe More Info

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  • Shoeshine and pickpocket

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    Shoeshine and pickpocket

    Giorgio Sommer, Italian (born in Germany), 1834–1914

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 23.3 x 19.4 cm (9 3/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, albumen print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1978.419

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    Photography More Info

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  • The Beach Afternoon

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    The Beach Afternoon

    about 1910

    Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts, American, 1871–1927

    Dimensions

    Unframed: 10 x 20 in. (25.4 x 50.8 cm) Framed: 34.3 x 61 cm (13 1/2 x 24 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    2007.386

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    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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    Multimedia

  • The Death of General Warren at the...

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    The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill, 17 June, 1775

    after 1815–before 1831

    John Trumbull, American, 1756–1843

    Dimensions

    50.16 x 75.56 cm (19 3/4 x 29 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1977.853

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Liberty Mutual Gallery (Am. Artists Abroad) - 136 More Info

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    Multimedia

  • The Tea Party

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    The Tea Party

    about 1824

    Henry Sargent, American, 1770–1845

    Dimensions

    163.51 x 133.03 cm (64 3/8 x 52 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    19.12

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    Americas
    On View
    Crozier Gallery (Neoclassicism) - 121 More Info

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  • The Dinner Horn

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    The Dinner Horn

    about 1870

    Winslow Homer, American, 1836–1910

    Dimensions

    14.29 x 22.86 cm (5 5/8 x 9 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1982.639

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    Americas More Info

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  • The Blue Boat

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    The Blue Boat

    1892

    Winslow Homer, American, 1836–1910

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 38.6 x 54.6 cm (15 3/16 x 21 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Watercolor over graphite pencil on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    26.764

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    Prints and Drawings More Info

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  • Untitled (Two Men Dancing)

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    Untitled (Two Men Dancing)

    1983

    Roy De Forest, American, 1930–2007

    Dimensions

    81.3 x 109.2 cm (32 x 43 in.)

    Medium

    Pastel, watercolor, charcoal on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1983.334

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    Contemporary Art More Info

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  • Room in Brooklyn

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    Room in Brooklyn

    1932

    Edward Hopper, American, 1882–1967

    Dimensions

    Unframed: 73.98 x 86.36 cm (29 1/8 x 34 in.) Framed: 88.9 x 100.3 x 7.6 cm (35 x 39 1/2 x 3 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    35.66

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Blake & Purnell Gallery (20th c. Realism #2) - 327 More Info

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  • Watson and the Shark

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    Watson and the Shark

    1778

    John Singleton Copley, American, 1738–1815

    Dimensions

    183.51 x 229.55 cm (72 1/4 x 90 3/8 l

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    89.481

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Saunders Gallery (Copley) - 128 More Info

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  • Migrant Family, Texas

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    Migrant Family, Texas

    1936

    Dorothea Lange, American, 1895–1965

    Dimensions

    Image: 21.8 x 30.6 cm (8 9/16 x 12 1/16 in.) Sheet: 26.3 x 31.9 cm (10 3/8 x 12 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1979.15

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    Photography More Info

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  • Frightened Boy and his Dog

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    Frightened Boy and his Dog

    1954

    Leonard Baskin, American, 1922–2000

    Dimensions

    Image: 32 x 35.5 cm (12 5/8 x 14 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut in color

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    55.334

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    Prints and Drawings More Info

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    Multimedia

  • Girl with Cat

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    Girl with Cat

    1856

    William Morris Hunt, American, 1824–1879

    Dimensions

    107 x 84.77 cm (42 1/8 x 33 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    00.504

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    Americas More Info

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  • Family Group with Child, Cat and...

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    Family Group with Child, Cat and Vase

    1832–37

    Joseph H. Davis, American, 1811–1865

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 27.9 x 42.7 cm (11 x 16 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Graphite and watercolor on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    65.398

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    Prints and Drawings More Info

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  • Two Girls in Party Hats, one with...

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    Two Girls in Party Hats, one with cat, one with flowers

    about 1945–55

    Ture Bengtz, American, 1907–1973

    Dimensions

    Image / stone: 33.5 x 24 cm (13 3/16 x 9 7/16 in.) Sheet: 40.3 x 28.8 cm (15 7/8 x 11 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Lithograph

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2002.462

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    Prints and Drawings More Info

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    Multimedia