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An angel, draped with a flowing red mantle, descends on the left from a bank of clouds. He holds a scepter and twisting scroll in his left hand while he points with his right toward a white dove encircled by a halo of light that descends toward a woman dressed in long robes and a veil. She sits, holding a book open on the lectern before her, and draws back slightly with her right hand raised and her eyes downcast. Six cherubim sit above on the edge of the cloudbank, which opens to reveal a male figure barely visible in the blinding light that fills the cloud.
Juan de Vald
The Annunciation
1661
Museum Purchase
1962/1.99
A bearded man, wearing majestic red robes with a large ermine collar and a green turban surmounted by a crown, sits on a throne at left. He leans forward, holding a long thin scepter in his right hand while touching his chest with his left. Before him stand two women supporting a third, who has fainted. This third woman wears a splendid blue robe ornamented with a row of opulent clasps, a luxurious golden cloak lined with pink fabric, and a crown that seems to tilt precariously on the back of her head. The man looks intently into the face of the fainted woman, while the two women, in turn, watch his expression closely.
Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri)
Esther before Ahasuerus
1639
Museum Purchase
1963/2.45
St. John the Evangelist sits in the foreground with a book open on his knee and quill pen poised over its pages. Two books rest next to him and an eagle has alighted on an adjacent rock. St. John looks up and to his right to see a standing figure of the Virgin Mary holding the infant Christ, who appear in a glowing mandorla hovering in the sky. A vast panoramic view of a bustling harbor and formidable mountains unfolds behind St. John and extends into the distance.
Joos van Cleve;Lucas Gassel
St. John the Evangelist on Patmos
1520 – 1530
Museum Purchase
1958/2.77
This painting depicts the interior of a room where four men are grouped around a table. They are painted as half-length figures, and their forms fill the foreground. They are painted in warm tones of brown, red and green and dressed in 16th century Netherlandish clothing. There is a king, wearing a pointed crown, who, with his right arm awkwardly crossed over his left, points to another man across the table. He has a furrowed brow and his mouth is partially open as if he is speaking. Next to him is a man looking downward, intently counting coins piled on the table. The third man pauses while writing in a book, his hand with the pen is stopped in mid-air, and looks back at the king. The fourth man, on the other side of the table, has his hands clasped in a pleading gesture and his eyes meet the gaze of the king. Items in the room and on the table such as books, scissors, a money bag, and an hourglass, are painted in great detail. In the upper right, a small outdoor scene, painted in tones of light green, shows
Jan van Hemessen
The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant
1551 – 1561
Museum Purchase
1959/1.108

Italian
Angel Appearing to Hagar in the Wilderness
1500 – 1699
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
1895.69
A traditional crucifixion scene, with Christ on the cross, and Mary and John at his feet gazing upward. The background is a series of watercolor washes, and parts of the figures, particularly most of the sitting figure of John, is "inked" in over the background washes. A goblet (the cup of Christ) is inked in at the foot of the cross. Signed by the artist, b.r., followed by "VI - 58."
Oskar Kokoschka (Austrian)
Crucifixion
1958
Gift of the Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection
2007/2.90
A woman in a red and blue dress is sitting in a woodland setting with a baby on her lap. The baby is holding a paper envelope (or a folded note), while her right hand is outstretched. Another small child crouches at her side. He holds a cross in his left hand, and pets a lamb with his right hand. 
Carlo Maratti
Madonna and Child
17th century
Gift of Andrew Nagy
2011/1.115
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