Children's Literature and Stories

Franz Marc
woodcut on paper
7 3/4 in x 9 7/16 in (19.68 cm x 23.97 cm);7 3/4 in x 9 7/16 in (19.68 cm x 23.97 cm);19 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in (48.89 cm x 36.2 cm)
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
John Kane
Mary's Little Lamb
oil on canvas
15 x 18 1/8 in. (38 x 46 cm);15 x 18 3/16 in. (38.1 x 46.04 cm)
Gift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection
David Hockney
Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: The Cook
etching and aquatint on copper
7 1/2 x 7 7/8 in. (19 x 20 cm)
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet
This image shows a line drawing of a standing figure. The figure has a large comb coming from the top of their head drawn with fanned-out lines and little circles along the top and wears a dress with a triangular pattern. He/she has arrows pointing downwards for arms. There are a few horizontal lines directly below and behind the figure to indicate shadow. The letter "K" is found at the bottom of the page, within the print plate and handwritten signature of the artist appears next to it. Below that is a horizontal line with the print edition and date in the lower left and the title of the work in the lower right.
Paul Klee
Die Hexe mit dem Kamm
lithograph on paper
16 in x 11 1/8 in (40.6 cm x 28.3 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 46 cm)
Museum Purchase
From a rocky promontory which juts out from the left edge of the frame, a blasted hardwood tree reaches to the horizon, surrounded by an ocean, seen on the right and in the background. A few birds are visible in the air. 
Warren Lombard
The Old Witch
drypoint on paper
6 in x 8 in (15.2 cm x 20.32 cm)
Gift of Prof. and Mrs. Alfred H. White
This black and white stereoscopic image features two images of Santa entering a room with a Christmas tree through a curtained window.  It is surrounded by the text: Christmas Set; James M. Davis; Copyright 1897 by R.W. Kilburn; 11616. “’Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.”
Stereo Classics Studio
Stereoscope Image, Christmas Set: "'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse."
photograph on cardboard
3 1/2 in. x 7 in. ( 8.9 cm x 17.8 cm )
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
Rembrandt van Rijn
The Rat Catcher
etching and drypoint on beige laid paper
5 1/2 x 4 15/16 in. (13.9 x 12.5 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Alice Berle Crawford
A man stands in front of a window, scowling. He holds a paddle in both hands. Cherry blossoms decorate his inner robe, shown under the half-removed outer robe decorated by robed figures. His head is covered by a cloth.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Katsukawa Shunkō ga (Artist's Signature)<br /><br />
Katsukawa Shunkō
Sawamura Sōjūrō III
woodblock print on paper
11 9/16 in x 5 1/2 in (29.37 cm x 13.97 cm)
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
This 6-fold screen is a depiction of the Battle of Genji and Heike. In samurai armor, the Heike forces approach by ship from the left, while Genji forces rush to the shore on horseback and on foot—drawing the viewer’s attention to the center of the screens, where their confrontation will finally take place. The Heike forces can be identified by the red banners on their ships, while the Genji clan carries white banners.
Battle of the Genji and Heike Forces
6-fold screen, ink and color on paper
30 in. x 162 in. ( 76.2 cm x 411.5 cm )
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Hosoda Eishi
Genji and the Young Damsels (Right-hand sheet of a triptych), from the series of "Popular Stories of Prince Genji" (Furyu Yatsushi Genji): Wakana no jô (chapter 34)
color woodblock print on paper, one of triptych
14 15/16 in. x 9 1/2 in. ( 37.9 cm x 24.2 cm )
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
Two figures dominate the image with little reference to setting other than a low horizon line and some pebbles in the lower left. A man stands tothe lelft wearing simple tradesman&#39;s clothes; in his right hand he holds a ladle and another cooking implement. A knife in its sheath hangs at his waist. On his left shoulder stands a bird wtih wings open that is facing the man. To the right is a woman with a headdress and veil and cloak wrapped over one shoulder and in front of her.
Albrecht Dürer
The Cook and his Wife
engraving on laid paper
4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. (10.8 x 7.94 cm);4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. (10.8 x 7.94 cm);19 1/4 x 14 1/8 in. (48.89 x 35.88 cm);19 3/8 x 14 1/4 in. (49.21 x 36.2 cm)
Museum Purchase
Wenzel Olmütz
The Sea Monster
engraving on paper
10 ⅜ in x 7 ⅛ in (26.35 cm x 18.1 cm);19 ¼ in x 14 ¼ in (48.89 cm x 36.2 cm);10 11/16 in x 7 ⅝ in (27.15 cm x 19.37 cm)
Museum Purchase


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