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Marc Chagall
Musical Clown
four-color lithograph | paper
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
A porcelain inkwell in the shape of a clown. The clown is sitting with his arms around his legs.  He is wearing a green costume with a light purple ruff, trimmed in black.
Artist Unknown
Harlequin Inkwell with porcelain clown, "D&P" 5406
1875 - 1975
Gift in loving memory of Donald Maxwell Robiner from his family
Children outside playing, a girl in front is wearing a clown costume and has a painted face.
Artist Unknown
20th century
black and white photograph | Kodak paper
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
Overall black, red, yellow, white and blue. Image of a clown leaning forward. There are two smaller figures facing him on either side.
Georgy Stenberg;Vladimir Stenberg
Death Loop
lithograph | buff wove paper, laid down on canvas
Gift of James T. Van Loo
Jean Lurçat
1892 - 1966
color etching with hand-coloring | paper
Bequest of Florence L. Stol
Andrée Ruellan
Circus Talk
20th century
graphite | white paper
Museum Purchase
Jean Lurçat
L'arlequin et la jardiniere
1892 - 1966
color etching with hand-coloring | paper
Bequest of Florence L. Stol
In this vertical print we see what is presumably a family group of harlequins. At the back is a tall man in a pointed hat, wearing a mask with an elongated nose, playing a guitar. In front of him is a seated woman breastfeeding a baby. Next to her is a young adult or a child standing and gesturing to her with his right hand. He is holding an instrument and wearing a diamond checkered costume. 
Gino Severini
Family of Harlequins (Die Familie des Harlekin)
1922 - 1923
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
Francisco del Campo
Performing Dogs at the Circus
1820 - 1897
oil | canvas
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
Russell Limbach
1930 - 1940
lithograph | paper
Allocated by the U.S. Government
Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Los Proverbios (also known as "Los Disparates"), plate 14: Alegrias antruejo, que mañana seras ceniza ("Rejoice, carnival, for tomorrow thou wilt be ashes") or Disparate de carnabal (Carnival folly)
1864 - 1900
aquatint and etching | paper
Transfer from the University Library
Augustus Peck
etching | paper
Allocated by the U.S. Government
Commissioned through the New Deal art projects


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Part of 4 Learning Collections

American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

31 Collection Object Sources

Musical Clown (1983/1.248)
Untitled (2014/2.168)
Death Loop (2013/2.222)
L'arlequin (1968/1.91)
Circus Talk (1951/1.28)
Balance (1943.80)
Jo (1943.104)
Harlequin (2011/2.161)
The Dreamer (2004/2.103)
Camel (1969/2.91)
Five Musicians (2008/2.168)
Out to Lunch (2004/2.102)
The Big Boss (2004/2.104)

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