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An older woman seated on a bed covered in blankets. Her head is covered in a scarf and there are boxes piled in the corner.
Leonard Freed (American (North American))
Woman Sitting on Bed, Slovenia
1996
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.342
A black etching on white paper of two people on a bed making love. There are shoes underneath the bed on the left hand side of the scene and strewn about clothing on the right side.
Eli Levin
Couple Making Love
Gift of Stephen and Bettina Pollock
2012/1.231
This painted panel depicts an intimate domestic setting consisting of a bedchamber with a fireplace and a smaller vaulted antechamber that opens out on a garden. A haloed woman wearing a white veil rests in bed, having recently given birth. She leans to her right as she reaches toward a basin held by an attendant and looks across the room to the infant who is held on the lap of another servant. A halo also encircles the head of the child and a pair of angels fly above her. Several other attendants and midwives bustle about the room, while another woman, more richly clad than the servants, gazes on the child from her seat at the foot of the bed. In the antechamber sits a haloed man in a long white beard, who leans forward to hear news of the birth from the child standing in front of him. A companion sits behind him and a servant passes through the door into the bedchamber.
Sano di Pietro
The Nativity of the Virgin
1448 – 1452
Museum purchase made possible by the Thirtieth Anniversary Project and the Friends of the Museum of Art
1977/2.1

Albert Besnard (French (culture or style))
La Poupée
1988
Gift of Samuel P. Hayes
1973/1.747
Dollhouse replica of a two-storey Victorian-style flat in the East End of London. The façade is red brick with white molding. The upper storey has two tall windows that face onto the street; the door into the flat is on the left, and to the right of it is a large bay window. The split-level interior holds a bedroom and parlor, both of which are decorated with wallpaper and furnishings, including cabinets, chairs, tables, fireplaces, and a canopy bed. Reproductions of paintings by Shonibare and Jean-Honoré Fragonard hang on the walls. A seal on the right-facing outside wall reads: “Yinka Shonibare, artist, lives here.”<br /><br />
First Floor: Reproduction of Diary of a Victorian Dandy: 14:00 Hours (1998) by Yinka Shonibare; Cabinet with shelves and books; wing chair with footstool; large bureau; fireplace; round table; side table; two chairs; bowl and cup;<br /><br />
Second Floor: Canopy bed; mirror; small bureau; reproduction of The Swing (1767) by Jean-Honore Fragonard; fireplace; chair; washstand with pit
Yinka Shonibare (British (modern))
Untitled (Dollhouse); from the 2002 Peter Norton Family Christmas Project
2002
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
2008/2.256
In the foreground, a group of several figures, dressed in graeco-roman clothing, surround a man lying in bed. The setting has classical architectural components such as columns and pediments and a large stone sundial in the upper left corner. The figures are painted in bright colors (blue, white, gold and red) but the rest of the composition is painted in muted colors (gray, brown, dark green). Most figures are gazing up at the sundial.
Bertholet Flemal (Flemish (culture or style))
The Illness and Cure of Hezekiah
1651
Museum Purchase
1973/1.708

Moses Soyer
Nude with Green Background (Studio 27)
1919 – 1974
Gift of David Soyer
1987/2.11

Abraham Bosse (French (culture or style))
The Death of Dives. No. 2 of the series of 3 Prints, 'Parable of the Rich Man a
1602 – 1676
Museum Purchase
1952/1.86
This high-contrast photograph of a nude woman reclining on a bed is taken from a low angle. Her legs appear larger than her torso, which extends into the background. A painting and ornate screen room divider are visible in the interior space behind her.
Bill Brandt (British (modern))
Campden Hill, London
1955
Gift of Two Friends of the Museum
1993/1.42

French (French (culture or style))
Grand Trianon, Bed of Louis-Phillippe I, Versailles (Grand Trianon, Le lit de Lo
19th century
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Howard Bond.
1985/2.103
This photograph depicts a nude woman reclining on a bed, smiling and gazing back at the viewer. 
Helmut Newton (Australian)
Berlin Nude
1977
Gift of Gerald and Selma Lotenberg
1984/1.277.11

Marc Chagall (Belorussian (culture or style))
Dead Souls: Interior
mid 1920s
Museum Purchase
1953/2.38
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