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This remarkable still life depicts a table crowded with, among other things, a gilded covered goblet, a wide saucer-shaped silver tazza, a celestial globe painted with images of the constellations, a skull wearing a laurel wreath, and an extinguished candle, all rendered in exquisite detail with careful attention paid to the effects of light and texture. While the arrangement of objects may appear casual, the composition is artfully balanced along two diagonal axes centered on the two cups that lie crossed on the table. The repetition of ovoid shapes throughout the painting and the monochrome tonality with its restricted range of hues and values, a hallmark of Heda's style, assures the seamless integration of the sundry objects into a unified whole.<br />
Willem Claesz Heda
Vanitas (Still Life), with globe, skull, candle, tazza, and covered cup
oil on panel
22 1/16 in. x 31 7/8 in. ( 56 cm x 80.9 cm )
Museum Purchase
In an ominous landscape a crowd of nude men, women and children, their bodies silhouetted against the descending gloom, struggle frantically to escape rising floodwaters. The figures gesture wildly and strenuously twist their long athletic bodies into a seemingly infinite variety of contortions as they clamber up the last hilltops and trees. A city stands on a hill and appears through the trees in the background.
Dutch
The Flood
oil on panel
27 4/5 in x 36 9/16 in (70.64 cm x 92.87 cm);27 4/5 in x 36 9/16 in (70.64 cm x 92.87 cm);37 ¼ in x 45 ¾ in (94.62 cm x 116.21 cm)
Gift of Peter B. Frantz, (Arch., 1949), and Family, in Honor and to the Memory of Jane Caroline Mahon Stanley (1863-1941), Our Beloved Grandmother, Artist, Teacher, Mentor and Friend
Honoré Victorin Daumier
Un Cauchemar
hand-colored lithograph on medium wove paper
7 1/2 in x 9 3/8 in (19.05 cm x 23.81 cm);10 1/2 in x 9 3/8 in (26.67 cm x 23.81 cm);14 in x 10 3/16 in (35.56 cm x 25.88 cm);5 5/8 in x 7 9/16 in (14.29 cm x 19.21 cm)
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
Honoré Victorin Daumier
Les Beaux jours de la vie. Pl. 37: Une Représentation à bénéfice
lithograph on paper
10 in x 8 7/8 in (25.4 cm x 22.54 cm);10 in x 8 7/8 in (25.4 cm x 22.54 cm);14 in x 19 in (35.56 cm x 48.26 cm);13 5/16 in x 10 3/16 in (33.81 cm x 25.88 cm);10 in x 8 7/8 in (25.4 cm x 22.54 cm)
Museum Purchase
Honoré Victorin Daumier
Untitled
graphite on brown wove paper
14 3/8 in x 10 7/8 in (36.51 cm x 27.62 cm);14 3/8 in x 10 7/8 in (36.51 cm x 27.62 cm)
Gift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham Family
Honoré Victorin Daumier
The Urchin of Paris in the Tuileries (Le Gamin de Paris aux Tuileries)
lithograph on newsprint
14 3/4 in x 10 1/8 in (37.47 cm x 25.72 cm)
Bequest of Doris Margaret Grigaut for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
Printed in 'Le Charivari.' newspaper. Image cut from larger paper. Paper size: lh 33cm &amp; rh 32 4/5cm x w 24cm.
Honoré Victorin Daumier
Coquetterie
lithograph on beige wove paper
12 15/16 in x 9 7/16 in (32.86 cm x 23.97 cm);18 in x 14 in (45.72 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
Paper size: h 37 3/10cm x w 31 3/10cm. Image size: h 25 9/10cm x tw 21 1/5cm &amp; bw 21 3/5cm.
Honoré Victorin Daumier
Figures Dressed in High Style
lithograph on calendered cream wove paper
17 1/8 in x 15 in (43.5 cm x 38.1 cm);10 1/4 in x 8 1/2 in (26.04 cm x 21.59 cm);17 1/8 in x 15 in (43.5 cm x 38.1 cm)
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
Honoré Victorin Daumier
Ancient History: The Handsome Narcissus (Histoire Ancienne: Le Beau Narcisse)
lithograph on newsprint
14 3/16 in x 9 7/8 in (36.04 cm x 25.08 cm);14 5/16 in x 19 5/16 in (36.35 cm x 49.05 cm)
Gift of Mrs. John Alexander
Utagawa Kunisada
Dandy seated in a boat (central part of a triptych)
woodblock print on paper
14 1/16 in. x 9 5/8 in. ( 35.7 cm x 24.4 cm )
Gift of Sarah and Otto Graf.
George Grosz
The Family
brush and ink on cream-colored paper
23 3/8 in. x 18 1/8 in. ( 59.3 cm x 46 cm )
Museum Purchase
In front, a woman wearing a hat depicted in profile faces to the left with three male figures behind her, one of which, depicted in profile and facing to the right, has the top of his head cut off; the background is comprised of architectural and figural fragments.
George Grosz
Streetscene (Strassenszene)
lithograph on paper
20 ½ in x 15 ⅛ in (52.07 cm x 38.42 cm)
Museum Purchase

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70 Collection Object Sources

The Flood (1985/2.70)
Un Cauchemar (1969/2.46)
Untitled (1997/1.63)
Coquetterie (2008/2.465)
The Family (1949/1.204)
The Gay Cafe (1997/1.90)
Rue Aubriot, Paris (1984/1.277.13)
Berlin Nude (1984/1.277.11)
Mercedes at Home (1984/1.277.1)
Roselyne in Arcangues (1984/1.277.14)
Chez Karl Lagerfeld (1984/1.277.5)
Andy Warhol in Paris (1984/1.277.10)
Lisa in Saint-Tropez (1984/1.277.15)
Begin the Beguine (1948/1.103)
Handstand (1956/1.20)
Manet's Olympia (1991/2.102.1)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.1)
Still Life (1951/2.25)
Party Picture (2004/2.58)
Bathing Girls (2000/2.167)
Juggler (1951/2.62)
Maison close (1951/2.65)
Broadway Melody (1949/1.152)
Bob Dennison (2008/2.97)
A Murder (2007/2.110)
The Concert (1953/1.40)

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