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A woman is seated with her hands in her lap looking directly at the viewer. She wears a pronounced hat on her head with long ribbons that hang to her waist.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
La Rétameuse, One of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature,' or the 'French Set'
1858
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.321
Railroad with a man swinging a tool over his head. There is a bucket to the side of him, telephone poles behind.
D. James Galbraith
Gandy Dancer, Brighton, Michigan
1973
Gift from the D. James Galbraith Family
2014/2.229
The scene takes place in a dark interior room, seen from the street. The rough stone of the doorway frames a seated woman and a young boy standing nearby. In addition to light illuminating the interior from the street, there is a recessed window niche along the left wall of the room.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Rag Pickers, Quartier Mouffetart, Paris
1858
Museum Purchase
1991/2.1
A mixed media assemblage consisting of welding goggles, rusted metal, a padlock, and two rusted bells hanging from a chain mounted on a wooden board with screws. The position of the objects, with goggles at the top, makes the assemblage look vaguely face-like.
George Vargas
Michigan Worker
1985
Gift of the artist
2004/1.153
Rectangular panel with dark brown and tan alternating rectangular boxes that form a checkered pattern along the right and left edges. There is a diamond pattern created by intersecting cowrie shells. In between the diamond patterns are intersecting uneven chevrons made from beads. The background of this panel is brown in color.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Skirt
1945 – 1955
Museum purchase made possible by the Betty J. Lockett Memorial Fund
1986/2.95
An old woman in a white cap sits in a cluttered interior. Positioned just inside the doorway, the woman is surrounded by piles of cloth with domestic objects on shelves and walls that gleam in the darkness.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
La Vieille aux Loques (One of the "Twelve Etchings from Nature," or the "French Set")
1856 – 1858
Museum Purchase
1950/1.202
An old woman in a white cap sits in a cluttered interior. Positioned just inside the doorway, the woman is surrounded by piles of cloth with domestic objects on shelves and walls that gleam in the darkness.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
La Vieille aux Loques
1858
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.327
An old woman in a white cap sits in a cluttered interior. Positioned just inside the doorway, the woman is surrounded by piles of cloth with domestic objects on shelves and walls that gleam in the darkness.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
La Vieille aux Loques
1858
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.328
Groups of figures, mostly men, are seated in an interior gathered around tables. In most cases they lean against the tables, principally the table at the back of the room that is parallel to the picture plane, looking away from the viewer. The exception is the man at the center of the composition, leaning on the table and wearing a cap and coat, who looks at the viewer as he raises his right hand towards his face. At the right are seated a woman and infant.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Longshoremen
1859
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.338
Groups of figures sit crowded around tables in a dark, smoky interior. In the foreground a man dressed in white hose and a red cap leans on a barrel, his tankard placed at his feet, and looks directly ahead out of the scene. To his left several men cluster around a table to drink and smoke, while other dimly lit figures sit and move about in the background.
Bartholomeus Molenaer (Dutch (culture or style))
Peasants in an Interior
1635 – 1645
Gift of Mrs. Mae B. Smyd, in memory of Dr. Edwin S. Smyd
1985/1.196
Figrues stand or sit in a narrow passgeway that leads back in space to a dark entrance, beyond which a brightly lit arched entry is visible. The flanking buildings that form the passageway are not described; the focus is on the scattering of figures and the entryway in the distance.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Fleur de Lys Passage
1887
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.396
Viewed at night from the water, a man works deep inside an interior that is brightly lit from an unseen light source. Surrounding the threshold are dark lines indicating the shadowy exterior space. To the left of the doorway is a window that is partly open to reveal a figure standing facing outward towards the viewer.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Nocturne: Furnace, One of the 'Twenty-six Etchings,' or the 'Second Venice Set'
1879 – 1880
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.392
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