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Heavily worked and reworked pencil drawing on large square of grid paper. Form is an ovoid shape with longitudinal and lateral lines, thinner than it is tall, fit into a rectangular box that represents the block of stone to be carved. At the bottom right of the sketched image, Highstein has noted the dimensions (7’ x 7’ x 2’) x 7. Seven blocks of granite at 2’ x 2’ x 7’ were meant to be stacked and carved into the proposed shape.
Jene Highstein
Early Stage of Proposal for General Mills Commission (Egyptian Beauty)
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the Nation Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
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 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
Two children sit on the right side of the image and a third stands with hands under her apron. It is a very rough sketch with shading around the figures and very little discernable of faces.
Camille Pissarro
Children Talking (Enfants Causant)
Museum Purchase

Il Sermoneta (Girolamo Siciolante)
Madonna Enthroned
16th century
Museum Purchase
Smiling woman, slightly hunched and looking out at viewer, in see-through negligee pulling up her left stocking.
George Grosz (German (culture or style))
Woman in Negligee
Gift of the Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran 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

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

Vicente Gómez
Saint Joseph and the Christ Child
Museum Purchase

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

Isidore Pils
Athenian Slaves Singing (Les Esclaves Atheniens Chantant)
1813 – 1875
Museum Purchase
A small drawing of a woman in upper left portion of a sheet of paper.  The woman wears a green dress with a black and white scarf draped over her left shoulder.  Behind her is a chair to the right and orange and blue curtains. Through the curtains, an urban scene is visible. The drawing is outlined in black.
Fernand Léger (French (culture or style))
Etude pour un Portrait
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet
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