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Portrait of a subject in costume, holding a book. "Ex Libris" printed in upper left corner.
J. Craig Annan (British (modern))
Ex Libris
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952
A bald man with a furrowed brow holds an open book to the viewer. The book's pages open to an illustration of a distressed animal. Writing in blue takes up the lower portion of the print and reads: "I have the right to believe freely. To be a slave to no man's authority. If this is heresy so be it. It is still the truth to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. I cannot...will not...recant. Here I stand. No man can command my conscience."
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Credo (small)
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
This prayer book consists of 20 pages written on the front and back in the Myanmar language. It is decorated in golds and reds with black text.
Artist Unknown
Burmese Prayer Book with Manuscript Pages (total of 20 pages)
Gift of the Estate of Anne L. McGrew

William Harry Warren Bicknell (American (North American))
Young Knight at his Devotions, Seated in front of a Lecturn, with his Monastic Superior to his Left.
Estate of Professor Arthur Lyon Cross

Leon Dabo
Sketch Book (horizontal)
1868 – 1960
Gift of Mrs. Leon Dabo

Leon Dabo
Sketch Book (vertical)
Gift of Mrs. Leon Dabo

William Blake
Three Figures Reading; Verso: Pencil Sketch of an Interior (Fragment of a larger
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
This print shows a profile of a small, bear-like man from the waist up. He is balding, with a fringe of hair by his neck but none in the center of his head. He wears a light colored, loose fitting garment with thick, dark outlines articulating the parts of his clothing. The background is very dark.
Georges Rouault (French (culture or style))
Bon Électeur
Museum Purchase

Jean Paul Slusser (American (North American))
1924 – 1925
From the Collection of Jean Paul Slusser, Gift of Robert and Elizabeth Slusser
Krishna, in blue, and Balarama are portrayed in identical poses and wearing peacock-feather headdresses. The paunchy bearded figure at right is their mentor, Sandipani. Two other, older students appear at left. They are seated, approximately equidistantly spaced, in an architectural structure that organizes the space.
Artist Unknown, India, Uttar Pradesh, Chaurapancasika Style
Bhagavata Purana series: Krishna and Balarama Studying with the Brahman Sandipani
1525 – 1550
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel

François Chereau
Portrait of Nicolas de Largillière
Museum Purchase
Presented as a diptych, this photograph displays two closeup views of dried poppy seed-pods positioned against a light background.
Karl Blossfeldt (German (culture or style))
Gift of Eeta Gershow