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This sheet contains studies of fourteen figures in various stages of elaboration. Several of the figures are represented standing while gazing upward, including a man with an outstretched arm on the left edge of the sheet, a woman standing before a column near the center, and a man with a cross over his shoulder in the upper right corner. Two summarily sketched seated figures in the lower left corner appear to develop ideas for a similar figure placed at the foot of a column in a more detailed study near the middle of the sheet. In the upper left quadrant of the sheet appears a monk kneeling beneath a tree with a figure holding a staff standing behind him. Marked off by an octagonal frame along the lower edge is a seated female figure pointing upward with her right hand and holding a globe in her left.
Pietro Testa
Sheet of Figure Studies
1635 – 1640
Gift from the Joseph F. McCrindle Collection
This pen, ink, and wash drawing on blue-gray paper is horizontally oriented. It portrays an open interior space, and on the left is a scene in the foreground with Christ with a halo, surrounded by four figures. Christ is kneeling before a seated man, with his right hand over his heart and his left arm indicating a basin of water on the floor. The seated man twists towards Christ with his arms stretching out away from Christ. All of the figures are dressed simply in flowing robes. The right side of the drawing portrays four figures in the background around a table by an open doorway gesturing in conversation. In front of the table are two vessels and a stool. At the far right, in the foreground, are two more figures, one seated on an object that bears the artist’s signature, and the other standing behind him and making a hand gesture towards Christ.
Palma il Giovane
Christ Washing the Feet of the Disciples
1615 – 1620
Gift through the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein
This drawing depicts two groups of figures. A darker, more heavily shadowed group that includes a prominent standing figure appears in the lower right corner. A second group of seated figures, more lightly drawn, appear in the upper left.
Sir William Orpen (British (modern))
Study for the Play Scene from Hamlet
1898 – 1899
Joseph F. McCrindle Collection
This is a drawing for the installation of a terrazzo floor installation at the Mott Children's Hospital in Michigan. It includes notes and comments by the artist.
Michele Oka Doner (American (North American))
Sketch Drawing for North Elevation at Main Lobby, Mott Children's Hospital
Gift of Michele Oka Doner in honor of Penny Stamps

Francesco Solimena
Rebecca Taking Leave of Her Family
17th century
Museum Purchase

Willem Mieris
Paris and Oenone
1682 – 1747
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. H.S. Schaeffer
A seated king, at the left, holds the hand of a swooning woman who is supported by another woman. The supporting woman looks back at the king.
Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri)
Esther before Ahasuerus
1634 – 1644
Museum Purchase
Drawing of a male figure on left wearing a headress and holding a stick-like object with three female figures on the right, two of which are standing behind the third as if holding her up.
Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri)
Esther and Ahasuerus
Museum purchase in honor of Professor Marvin Eisenberg, made possible by funds contributed by colleagues, friends, and former students

French (French (culture or style))
Allegory Referring to the Victory over the Turks by King Louis
1675 – 1699
Museum Purchase

Eugène Delacroix (French (culture or style))
Page of Sketches: Studies of Heads and the Figure of Christ
1826 – 1836
Museum Purchase

Isidore Pils
Athenian Slaves Singing (Les Esclaves Atheniens Chantant)
1813 – 1875
Museum Purchase