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Looking Into the Mirror

Mary Cassatt
The First Mirror (Looking into the Hand Mirror)
aquatint and drypoint on paper
8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. (20.8 x 14.92 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
Erich Heckel
Before the Mirror
lithograph on paper
19 3/8 x 15 1/4 in. (49.2 x 38.6 cm);22 x 28 3/16 in. (55.88 x 71.44 cm);23 5/16 x 18 1/4 in. (59.2 x 46.2 cm)
Museum Purchase
At the center of the page, there is a pen and ink drawing of a seated woman holding a small mirror. Her hair is colored a rich brown in watercolor and her stockings are orange and shoes green.
Pablo Picasso
Femme au miroir
pen, black ink and watercolor on laid paper
6 5/8 in x 4 1/8 in (16.83 cm x 10.48 cm);9 1/8 in x 6 7/16 in (23.2 cm x 16.4 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49 cm x 36.3 cm)
Gift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham Family
Hirano Hakuhô
Woman Before a Mirror
color woodblock print on paper, ôban tate-e size
17 7/8 in x 10 1/2 in (45.4 cm x 26.67 cm);28 in x 22 in (71.12 cm x 55.88 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Saitō Kiyoshi
Sprite of the Mirror (New Orinse)
color woodblock print on paper
18 3/8 in x 11 1/2 in (46.67 cm x 29.21 cm);22 in x 28 in (55.88 cm x 71.12 cm);23 3/8 in x 17 15/16 in (59.3 cm x 45.5 cm);18 3/4 in x 12 in (47.7 cm x 30.5 cm)
Gift of the artist
View of a partially loaded truck, featuring a bureau mirror that reflects stacked chairs and furniture prepared for moving.  
Walker Evans
Moving Truck and Bureau Mirror
gelatin silver print on paper
5 in x 8 in (12.7 cm x 20.32 cm);14 5/16 in x 19 3/8 in (36.35 cm x 49.21 cm);4 13/16 in x 6 11/16 in (12.22 cm x 16.99 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily
Matt Phillips
Bending Before the Mirror
monotype on paper
29 3/4 in. x 17 1/4 in. ( 75.5 cm x 43.8 cm )
Gift of Eeta Gershow
A nude woman stands with her back to the viewer. Her hands rest on her long dark hair as she gazes into a small, round mirror. 
Edward Steichen
The Little Rounded Mirror
photogravure on paper
8 1/2 in x 5 5/8 in (21.59 cm x 14.29 cm)
Gift of Maxine and Lawrence K. Snider
Richard Hamilton
Mirror Image
collotype in five colors on paper
26 1/2 in. x 20 1/2 in. ( 67.3 cm x 52 cm )
Museum Purchase
This print shows a portrait of a man encircled by a black frame decorated with gold crests. Pieces of fabric around the frame give the appearance of depth. The man is dressed in a black and red robe underneath a blue striped jacket. Lines of calligraphy decorate the background along with cartouches and texture.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Imayō oshi-e kagami (Title); Shōrindō (Publisher's seal); Toyokuni ga (Signature); Saru 2, aratame (Censors' seal)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style: Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Tedai Shigesaburō
woodblock print on paper
14 1/16 in x 9 13/16 in (35.8 cm x 25 cm)
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
A portrait of a woman is encircled by a black frame decorated with gold crests. Pieces of fabric around the frame give the appearance of depth. The woman is dressed in layers of colourful robes with her hands clasped in front of her. Long pins decorate her black hair. Lines of calligraphy decorate the background along with cartouches and texture.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Imayō oshi-e kagami (Title); Shōrindō (Publisher's seal); Toyokuni ga (Artist's signature); Hitsuji 9, aratame (Censors' seal)
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style: Sawamura Tanosuke III as Shinzō Nakoso
woodblock print on paper
14 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in (36.8 cm x 26 cm)
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
Max Beckmann
Dressing Room (Garderobe), from "Jahrmarkt"
drypoint on paper
8 1/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. ( 20.9 cm x 14 cm )
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet

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Part of 8 Learning Collections

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

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

44 Collection Object Sources

Before the Mirror (1950/1.169)
Femme au miroir (1997/1.97)
Mirror Image (1989/1.70)
Art and Nature (1969/2.31)
Untitled (1989/1.74.15)
Reflections (1986/2.27)
Untitled (1989/1.74.3)
Untitled (1989/1.74.14)
Untitled (1997/1.63)
La glace à main (1957/1.122)
Dancers Resting (1972/2.26)
Two Women (2000/2.163)
Paris Interior (1974/1.109)
Bilaval Ragini (1980/2.244)
The Mirror (1963/1.88)
Untitled (2004/2.61)

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