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James McConnell
Father and Son
serigraph on paper
12 1/16 in x 10 in (30.64 cm x 25.4 cm)
Museum Purchase
A elief of the baby Krishan being taken across the Jumna River on top of the head of his father. The father and baby are in the lower right corner of the frieze, with the image of a tail following them going diagonally behind.
Indian
Baby Krishna Taken by His Father across the Jumna River
terracotta
12 13/16 in x 24 in x 4 1/4 in (32.6 cm x 60.96 cm x 10.8 cm)
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
Erle Kenton
My Father
silver-toned print on paper
3 13/16 in. x 2 15/16 in. ( 9.7 cm x 7.5 cm )
Gift of John and Susan Edwards Harvith in memory of Marvin Felheim
Elliott Erwitt
Ranch Boy with Father, from "Portfolio of 15 Photographs"
gelatin silver print on paper
16 in. x 19 15/16 in. ( 40.7 cm x 50.7 cm )
Gift of Gerald Lotenberg
A family portrait of three people against a dark backdrop. A woman sits on the left, and a man on the right. A young girl sits in between them.
Mike Disfarmer
Unidentified Sitters
gelatin silver print on paper
2 in x 3 in (5.08 cm x 7.62 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
A family portrait of a man, woman, and infant. The man and woman stand, the man on the left is wearing a plaid jacket, and the woman on the right is in a coat, blouse, and skirt. The infant sits in the man's lap. 
Mike Disfarmer
Unidentified Sitters
gelatin silver print on paper
3 in x 5 in (7.62 cm x 12.7 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
At the center of the print are two faceless figures. Located in the corner of room, near a door that is ajar, the one figure is standing barefoot and wearing draped clothing. The second figure sits to the left in cushioned chair; his legs and lower arms (below his elbows) are encased in brick facade; upper arms and body are columns. The seated figure wears a top hat that is outlined in blue and there are blue dots on their bodies. Bricks on the right side of body are brown. The print is signed (l.r.) "G. de Chirico" and numbered (l.l.) "28/100" in pencil.
Giorgio de Chirico
Il ritorno del figliol prodigo
color lithograph on paper
20 3/4 in x 16 in (52.71 cm x 40.64 cm);28 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in (71.28 cm x 56.04 cm);20 3/4 in x 16 in (52.71 cm x 40.64 cm);16 3/8 in x 12 1/4 in (41.59 cm x 31.12 cm)
Museum Purchase
Japanese
Portrait of a Woman
ink on silk
23 1/2 in x 17 13/16 in (59.7 cm x 45.2 cm)
Gift of Roger H. Sharpe in Memory of of his father, Dores Robison Sharpe
This print illustrates a scene in a jôruri play based on history.  Ishidômaru is the childhood name of a figure better known to history as Kûkai, the early 9th-century founder of the Shingon sect of Buddhism in Japan. In this scene, the child Ishidômaru has come to the remote mountain of Mt. Kôya in search of his father, a warrior who had taken the tonsure. When the two finally met, the father refused to recognize his son. The rejection of family ties was one of the basic tenets of monastic life in Buddhism.
Andō Hiroshige
Kokon Jôruri zukushi series: 'Ishidômaru' (Kûkai as a child)
color woodblock print on paper
14 1/8 in x 10 1/16 in (35.88 cm x 25.56 cm);20 1/8 in x 14 5/8 in (51.12 cm x 37.15 cm)
Gift of Pearl Sellards
A woman reaches out for a baby in the arms of another figure. The baby leans toward her. Her facial expression indicates happiness. 
Käthe Kollwitz
Family
lithograph on paper
8 7/8 in x 12 3/8 in (22.54 cm x 31.43 cm);15 13/16 in x 20 1/16 in (40.16 cm x 50.96 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 1/8 in (46.04 cm x 56.2 cm)
Museum Purchase
Japanese
Father and Son Reunited: a scene from Utsubo Monogatari [Tales of a Hollow Tree]
color woodblock print with gauffrage (blind printing) and silver pigment on paper
10 in. x 10 in. ( 25.4 cm x 25.4 cm )
Museum purchase made possible by Mary Palmer
This black and white stereoscopic image features two images of three children playing with toys under a Christmas tree as their mother and father watch on from a sofa.  It is surrounded by the text: Christmas Set; The Cosmos Series; (790) A Vision of the Future.<br />
Stereo Classics Studio
Stereoscope Image, Christmas Set: A Vision of the Future
photograph on cardboard
3 1/2 in. x 7 in. ( 8.9 cm x 17.8 cm )
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond

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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>

66 Collection Object Sources

Father and Son (1948/1.48)
My Father (1979/2.95)
Family (1949/2.58)
'61 Pontiac (1974/1.253)
Bedtime Story (2009/1.484)
Child Run Over (1949/2.59)
Hunger (1957/1.105)
The Holy Family (1959/1.81)
Small Family (1969/2.172)
Holy Family (1895.38)
The Holy Family (1970/2.63)
Les Gitanos (1957/2.50)
Tao Yüan-ming (1982/1.197)
Portugal (2013/2.105)
Head of the House (2017/1.593)

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