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Thomas Hart Benton (American (North American))
I Got A Gal On Sourwood Mountain
Gift of Suzanne Beutler
Frederick W. Becker
Allocated by the U.S. Government Commissioned through the New Deal art projects

Arthur Heintzelman (American (North American))
Study of Young Beethoven
Bequest of Carl F. Clarke

Gus Foster
Marching Band, Michigan Stadium
Gift of Mary & Millard Pryor
The main figure in this print is a man standing in contraposto pose in a generic outdoor setting. His right hand rests on his hip, a guitar is slung across his back, and a piece of cloth is tied around his head. His gaze meets that of the audience. He stands in the center of the composition. To his left is a seated woman with a naked baby in her lap; a sack lays on the ground next to her bare feet. Behind her, a standing boy leans his head backwards in order to drink from the upturned jug he holds. He is shown in profile. All of the depicted people wear simple, loose-fitting and slightly worn-looking costumes. Three-quarters of the background space is comprised of a cloudy sky; a rocky terrain is suggested in the midddle background.<br />
The print is signed in the plate, lower right corner, "éd. Manet."
Édouard Manet (French (culture or style))
Les Gitanos
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
The man in the front wears a blue robe with brown stoles. He carries a red umbrella in both hands. Behind and above him are two men wearing blue stoles over black robes. Both men hold instruments.<br /><br />
This is a ccenter piece of a triptych (with 2003/1.473.1 and 2003/1.473.3).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Magoemon; Toyokuni ga (Artist's siganture); hori take (Carver's seal); Kichi, Isekane (Publisher's seal); aratame, tora 9 (Censor's seals)<br />
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
First Snowfall on the Lovers' Journey to His Hometown: Bandō Kōsaburō IV as Magoemon
Gift of Dr. James Hayes

Leo McMillan
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Collection, U.S. General Services Administration, New Deal art project
Frederick W. Becker
Trombone Player
Allocated by the U.S. Government Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
In this vertical print we see what is presumably a family group of harlequins. At the back is a tall man in a pointed hat, wearing a mask with an elongated nose, playing a guitar. In front of him is a seated woman breastfeeding a baby. Next to her is a young adult or a child standing and gesturing to her with his right hand. He is holding an instrument and wearing a diamond checkered costume. 
Gino Severini (Italian (culture or style))
Die Familie des Harlekin
1922 – 1923
Museum Purchase

Victor Hammer
Dr. Heinrich Schenker, Musician
Gift of Carolyn Reading Hammer

Augustus John (British (modern))
Strolling Musicians
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
A stoneware ewer with an straight sided body and a rounded shoulder.  It tapers slightly towards the foot.  On top of the shoulder is a straight, tall neck with an everted rim.  There is a coiled handle extending up from shoulder neck junction towards rim, then curving back down and attached to shoulder.  Opposite of the handle is a short faced spout, and in between the handle and spout are two loup lugs applied to the neck-shoulder junction. Below the lugs and spout are sprig molded and applied images of Central Asian dancers and musicians, covered entirely in a straw-celadon glaze with brown glaze applied to the danceers and musicians. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
9th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund