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Two figures are seen riding through the water in the foreground; the woman is nude save for an elaborate headdress, the man holds a tortoise shell as a shield and has an antler-like object on his head and has a serpent-like body which supports the woman. Behind is a minutely described landsape with walled town, castle, and along the opposite bank o the water, nude females swimming and a man running in alarm to the water's edge.
Albrecht Dürer
The Sea Monster
1493 – 1503
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
This decorative image is organized along a vertical axis wtih fanciful creatures, grotesque heads, depictions of carved gems and harpies.
Agostino dei Musi
Upright Ornament with Bull and Satyrs
1515 – 1525
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
Heinrich Aldegrever
Devils Taking the Rich Man to Hell, No. 4 from the Series of 5 Prints "Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus"
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
Heinrich Aldegrever
The Labors of Hercules: Centaurs and Hippodamia (one of the set of 13 prints)
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
Heinrich Aldegrever
The Labors of Hercules: The Lernean Hydra (one of the set of 13 prints)
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
This black and white print depicts an animated and detailed scene of nude figures and mythical beasts on the surface of the sea.Two men, with seaweed hair and riding half horse/half fish creatures, strike out at each other. A man and a woman ride a beast with a scaly body and the head of a fierce dog. In the background, a man holding a trident stands with his back to the viewer. Action and motion are expressed with billowing drapery, flowing hair and moving waves. The wide mouthed expressions of the figures and animals suggest yelling and noise in this chaotic scene. Among the many details depicted by the artist is a plaque held by the woman that has his initials.
Daniel Hopfer
Battle of the Sea Gods
1500 – 1532
etching on iron | medium, slightly textured light beige laid paper
Museum Purchase
Heinrich Aldegrever
The Labors of Hercules: The Dragon of the Garden of the Hesperides (one of the s
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
A nude woman with long hair flowing down her back grasps a tree branch with her right hand and bends it downward in order to more easily pluck the green fruit dangling at its tip with her left hand. Her white body contrasts starkly with the darker tones of the surrounding landscape. The less conspicuous figure of a serpent with the head of a bearded man coils about the trunk of the tree next to the woman and fixes her with his stare.
Defendente Ferrari
Eve Tempted by the Serpent
1520 – 1525
tempera | panel
Museum Purchase
An earthenware figure of a zoomorphic form consisting of a lion-like body with strong hoofed feet, wings, horns, and a dragon-like face bearing teeth in its open mouth. It is seated on a rock-like base, and covered in amber, green, and cream runny glazes. One of a pair with 2004/2.132.2.
Tomb Guardian
675 – 750
earthenware, glaze |
Gift of Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur in memory of Mrs. Wei-Djen D. Lo
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
The sleep of reason produces mosters (El sueño de la razon produce monstruos)
etching and burnished aquatint | paper
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with the funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
Hans Fischer
Les monstres imaginaires
1909 – 1958
etching | paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Kripke
Rubbing from the pagoda at Mt. Ch'i-hsia, Nanking
20th century
ink | paper
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle Bouchard Hanna


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197 Collection Object Sources

The Sea Monster (1956/1.74)
Tomb Guardian (2004/2.132.1)
Red Devil Bird (2002/1.211)
Bedtime Story (2009/1.484)
Ah Puch (1958/1.102)
Beasts at Night (1964/2.28)
A Murder (2007/2.110)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.4)
Apollyon (1954/1.209)
The Underworld (1981/2.176)
Underworld (1981/2.177)
Bravo! (Brabismo) (2008/1.152.38)
You will not escape (2008/1.152.72)
The Operation (1965/2.16)
Unknown (1949/1.144H)
No Heroes Developed (2000/2.14.39)
Michigan Worker (2004/1.153)
Rhabdomancie (1947/2.16)
Manikin (1948/1.352)
Art (1997/2.23)
Men's Fashions (1974/1.107)
In Prison (2000/2.224)
Femme au Vase (1968/1.88)
Solicitations (1943.141)
Carlos the Jackal (2015/2.153)
Colonisation (2015/2.48)
Self Portrait (2016/2.11)
Ku Kluxers (1943.73)
A Dream (1970/1.188)
Animals as Aliens (2000/2.14.20)
Cucumber Night Cream (2000/2.14.27)
Bleeding Skull (1960/2.91)
Juggler (1951/2.62)
The Crowd (2013/2.250)
Wasted Youth I (1999/1.85)
Wasted Youth II (1999/1.86)
Untitled (2013/2.155)
Untitled (1989/1.74.11)
Untitled (1989/1.74.6)
Untitled (4) (1978/1.174)
Untitled (2013/2.159)
Untitled (2014/2.168)
Loiza (1983/1.276)
The Sea Monster (1970/1.184)
Ornament (1960/2.26)
Ueno Zoo (2017/2.71)
Madchenphantasie (2016/2.350)
Power Figure (2005/1.229)
Power Figure (2005/1.214)
Untitled (1986/2.7)
Untitled (1986/2.8)

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