Art for Postcolonial Critique

Currier & Ives
The Wonderful Albino Family./Rudolph Lucasie, Wife and Children, from Madagascar./They have pure White Skin, Silken White Hair and Pink Eyes!!/Have been exhibited at Barnum's Museum, N.Y. for Three Years.
color lithograph on paper
12 ½ in x 8 ⅞ in (31.75 cm x 22.54 cm);17 ⅝ in x 13 11/16 in (44.77 cm x 34.77 cm);18 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in (45.88 cm x 56.04 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Colton Storm
This painting shows a scene set in a courtyard with high white walls that is open to the sky. Beyond the wall there is flowering vegetation, tall trees and a tower with a balustrade with keyhole shaped openings. There are two clay pots resting on top of the wall and an oriental style carpet hanging over one side. Within this courtyard, there are three women who are looking at two small leopards that wear metal chains and stand in a keyhole shaped opening of the far right wall. The women, grouped together on the far left side, are wearing 19th century Moroccan dress, including richly embroidered, garments, headscarves and shoes. There is bright sunlight streaming into the room which creates shadows on the walls and floor.
Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant
Courtyard in the Sultan's Palace
oil on panel
3 ft. 11 3/8 in. x 31 1/8 in. (120.33 x 79.06 cm);4 ft. 8 1/4 in. x 40 1/4 in. x 2 in. (142.88 x 102.24 x 5.08 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
Jean Paul Slusser
Homage to Gauguin
oil on carved panel
23 1/4 x 42 in. (59 x 106.6 cm);23 1/4 x 41 7/8 x 1 5/16 in. (58.9 x 106.36 x 3.18 cm)
Gift of Robert and Elizabeth Slusser
This painting shows a train wagon filled with people in the foreground, and many train wagons following in the background. The train wagon and the people in it are being attacked by people on horses with tribal headwears and using weapons such as bows and arrows and axes. People in the train wagon are of Caucasion decent and have rifles pointed at those who seem to be Native Americans.
Charles Ferdinand Wimar
The Attack on an Emigrant Train
oil on canvas
55 1/16 in x 79 1/16 in (139.86 cm x 200.82 cm);64 ¼ in x 88 in x 3 ½ in (163.19 cm x 223.52 cm x 8.89 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
Wood-carved, standing male figure 40 inches in height. Its shoulders and torso are impaled with iron blades, nails and fragments. The torso is long, arms at side are bent at elbow and hands rest on lower abdomen. The right wrist wears a bracelet with attachments. The legs are truncated, with twisted metal anklet on right foot. The face is naturalistic, the mouth slightly open, the nose long and narrow with slightly flared nostrils. Eyes are almond shaped, may have had inlay that is now gone. The top of the head shows a tiered, "layer cake like" coiffure. The figure has a long and deep crack down the entire length of its left side, from top of the head to the left ankle.
Vili (Kongo)
Power Figure
wood, iron nails, blades and fragments, and fiber cord
40 3/4 in x 13 3/4 in x 10 1/16 in (103.5 cm x 35 cm x 25.5 cm);40 3/4 in x 13 3/4 in x 10 1/16 in (103.5 cm x 35 cm x 25.5 cm)
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
A full-length portrait of a standing male in a lanscape setting. To the left of the composition stands a pair of birches near the figure; to the right, the landscape opens up to a distant expanse of trees and hills. The man stands facing to the right but looking out of the canvas to the left. He holds a bow and quiver of arrows; a black hat with a feather is on the ground at his feet. He is dressed in tan pants and waistcoat with a green frock coat and black boots.
John Hoppner
Sir Foster Cunliffe, 3rd Bt. of Acton Park, Wrexham, Denbighshire
oil on canvas
105 1/2 in x 69 1/2 in x 5 in (267.97 cm x 176.53 cm x 12.7 cm);105 1/2 in x 69 1/2 in x 5 in (267.97 cm x 176.53 cm x 12.7 cm);94 in x 58 1/2 in (238.76 cm x 148.59 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A fragment of a stucco relief sculpture.
Artist Unknown, Gandhara (Ancient Pakistan and Afghanistan)
Buddha, seated in the padmasana pose, in dhyana mudra, attended by Indra
stucco relief with traces of polychromy
10 1/4 in. x 9 5/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. ( 26 cm x 24.5 cm x 9.5 cm )
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
A photograph of an aged man sitting and looking straight into the camera. He holds a large feather in his lap, his costume adorned with embroidery. He wears a large feather headdress on his head. He appears to be sitting in an enclosed area, with patterned cloths on the floor and hanging around him.
Edward S. Curtis
An Old Man of Waiyám
photogravure on paper
12 1/2 in x 9 7/16 in (31.75 cm x 23.97 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 7/16 in (36.51 cm x 49.37 cm)
Gift of Stephen M. Taylor
This is a photograph of a horse and rider. Both wear patterned, geometric costume and are framed by an wooded landscape.
Edward S. Curtis
Flathead Horse Trappings
photogravure on paper
9 1/4 in x 12 3/8 in (23.5 cm x 31.5 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 7/16 in (36.5 cm x 49.3 cm)
Gift of Stephen M. Taylor
This is a portrait of a baby in a cradleboard, taken against a dark backdrop. The baby is tied into the carrying device, which is decorated with floral motifs. A patterned blanket is draped around the base of the cradleboard.
Edward S. Curtis
Nez Percé Babe
photogravure on paper
21 7/16 in x 17 5/16 in (54.5 cm x 44 cm);24 1/8 in x 20 1/8 in (61.28 cm x 51.12 cm)
Gift of Stephen M. Taylor
This is a portrait of two young boys. They stand inside a tipi or tent, wearing large headdresses and beadwork around their shoulders. The interior of the space is filled with patterned blankets and cloths. 
Edward S. Curtis
Sons of a Yakima Chief
photogravure on paper
9 in x 12 1/4 in (22.8 cm x 31.2 cm);19 7/16 in x 14 3/8 in (49.3 cm x 36.5 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 7/16 in (36.5 cm x 49.3 cm)
Gift of Stephen M. Taylor
Laton Alton Huffman
Young Crow Groom, Fort Keogh
colotype print on paper
17 15/16 in x 10 ½ in (45.56 cm x 26.67 cm);28 ⅛ in x 22 ⅛ in (71.44 cm x 56.2 cm)
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Michael Fauman


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Part of 3 Learning Collections

46 Collection Object Sources

Power Figure (2005/1.192)
Nez Percé Babe (1997/1.160)
Beasts at Night (1964/2.28)
Untitled (1980/1.210)
Penzance (1988/1.106)
Mongol Woman (1988/2.17)
Maori Girl (1989/1.49)
Native Bazaar (1995/1.74)

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