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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
1633 - 1635
oil | panel
Museum Purchase
1965/2.55
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
1585 - 1595
oil | panel
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
1985/2.70
Honoré Victorin Daumier
Un Cauchemar
1831
hand-colored lithograph | medium wove paper
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1969/2.46
Honoré Victorin Daumier
Les Beaux jours de la vie. Pl. 37: Une Représentation à bénéfice
1844
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
1961/2.30
Honoré Victorin Daumier
Untitled
19th century
graphite | brown wove paper
Gift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham Family
1997/1.63
Honoré Victorin Daumier
The Urchin of Paris in the Tuileries (Le Gamin de Paris aux Tuileries)
1848
lithograph | newsprint
Bequest of Doris Margaret Grigaut for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1981/1.319
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 | beige wove paper
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
2008/2.465
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 | calendered cream wove paper
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
2008/2.427
Honoré Victorin Daumier
Ancient History: The Handsome Narcissus (Histoire Ancienne: Le Beau Narcisse)
1842
lithograph | newsprint
Gift of Mrs. John Alexander
1988/1.152
Utagawa Kunisada
Dandy seated in a boat (central part of a triptych)
1844 - 1860
woodblock print | paper
Gift of Sarah and Otto Graf.
1983/2.90
George Grosz
The Family
20th century
brush and ink | cream-colored paper
Museum Purchase
1949/1.204
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)
1919 - 1920
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
1948/1.60

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