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Prints and Printmaking, a Survey

Second Gouda Woodcutter
The Raising of Lazarus
woodcut on paper
9 ¾ in x 6 4/5 in (24.77 cm x 17.3 cm);9 ¾ in x 6 4/5 in (24.77 cm x 17.3 cm);3 15/16 in x 5 ⅝ in (10 cm x 14.29 cm);19 ⅜ in x 14 3/10 in (49.21 cm x 36.35 cm)
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
A crowd of men, rendered as a dense mass of bodies and faces that bristles with pikes and spears, gather before a porch attached to an ornately decorated stone building. A bearded man, wearing rich dress and a turban leans over the balustrade of the porch toward the crowd with his arms outstretched and his hands open as he turns his head to look at the man standing beside him. This sorrowful figure wears only a crown of thorns and a long robe that is partly opened by the man standing behind him to reveal his lean body flecked with drops of sweat or blood.
Albrecht Dürer
Ecce Homo (Large Passion Series)
woodcut on paper
15 ½ in x 11 ¼ in (39.37 cm x 28.58 cm);22 ⅛ in x 18 ½ in (56.2 cm x 46.99 cm)
Museum Purchase
This woodcut print is vertically oriented. The upper half of the piece is celestial with an angel standing on a cloud blowing a trumpet. Men on fire-breathing beasts exit from the clouds. At the very top center, a white-bearded figure, shown from the torso to the head, holds four trumpets. Rays emanate from his head to form a halo, and he is framed in a half circle. Directly below him is an altar with vines on the sides and four child-faces spitting water out. The upper right corner features an angel blowing a trumpet and the upper left features a smiling angel with hands clasped in prayer. The lower half of the print is terrestrial and depicts a chaotic battle scene. Four angels with wings and swords attack a crowd of men, including a pope, a bishop and a king, as well as commoners. These figures are all crowded into the foreground with contorted postures. There is a city on a hill visible in the distance. The center bottom has Dürer’s signature of letter "D" contained within a letter &q
Albrecht Dürer
The Four Avenging Angels from the 'Apocalypse'
woodcut on laid paper
15 15/16 in x 11 3/10 in (40.48 cm x 28.73 cm);22 in x 18 ⅛ in (55.88 cm x 46.04 cm)
Gift of the Friends of the Museum of Art in honor of Bret Waller
Albrecht Dürer
Bearing the Cross, Plate 10 from the engraved Passion
engraving on paper
4 5/8 in x 2 15/16 in (11.75 cm x 7.46 cm)
Bequest of the Estate of David Caldwell Leedy
Albrecht Dürer
Melencolia I
engraving on paper
9 11/16 in x 7 9/16 in (24.61 cm x 19.21 cm);22 ⅛ in x 18 ⅛ in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm)
Museum Purchase
Vertical lines stream downward across the print indicate torrents of rain. The dark color pallette and black strip across the top indicate that the image is set at night.  A giant tree on an island looms over the image, surrounded by water. A poem in the upper left corner reads: <br />"Elsewhere will they talk of the music of the evening breeze<br />that has made the pine of Karasaki famous; the voice of the<br />wind is not heard through the sound of the rain in the night."
Andō Hiroshige
Eight Views of Ômi: #2 Night Rain at Karasaki
color woodblock print on paper
9 in x 13 11/16 in (22.86 cm x 34.77 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 3/8 in (36.51 cm x 49.21 cm);11 1/8 in x 17 13/16 in (28.26 cm x 45.24 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
In this print, a woman wields a large cross-shaped pole, looking over her right shoulder.  To her left, a litter rests on the dock with a canopy of cherry blossoms.  Above her are two red paper lanterns; the one on the right has the character “<em>s</em><em>ō</em>”; the lantern on the left has the character “<em>ware</em>”.<br /><br />
This is the right panel of a triptych.<br /><br />
Inscription: Hanmoto, Izutsuya (Publisher's seal); Tori [Rooster] 4 aratame (Censor's seals); Yamatoya Enshi<br />
 
Utagawa Kunisada
Iris-colored Hatsuneya: Iwai Kumesaburō III as Yamatoya Enshi
woodblock print on paper
14 3/4 in x 30 in (37.47 cm x 76.2 cm)
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
This piece depicts boats decorated with lanterns, the evening sky and festivities.  The shore is lined with teahouses set up for the event. The title for the print is located in the upper right corner in a red box.
Andō Hiroshige
Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces: #9 The Tennô Festival at Tsushima in Owari Province
color woodblock print on paper
14 1/4 in x 9 13/16 in (36.2 cm x 24.92 cm);13 9/16 in x 9 3/16 in (34.45 cm x 23.34 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A great, claw-shaped wave which almost swampes the boats dominates the scene, . The Mount Fuji appears in the distance and seems much smaller compared to the waves. In the upper left-hand corner, the artist inscribed the title of the work along with his signature.
Katsushika Hokusai
36 Views of Mt. Fuji: The Great Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura)
color woodblock print on paper
10 1/16 in. x 14 13/16 in. ( 25.6 cm x 37.6 cm )
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
A woman who just got out of a public bath is crossing a bridge and trying to protect herself with an umbrella from the wind and rain of a sudden yûdachi. She uses one hand to keep her kimono decorated with fishing net and sea anemone patterns from flying open, and carries a soap pouch in her mouth. Three swallows fly above.  The title, yu agari ("after the bath") is inscribed in the lower left hand corner of the print, just above a seal with the artist's name, Hiroaki.
Takahashi Hiroaki
Evening Scene in Tokyo: Woman with Umbrella on Bridge
color woodblock print on paper
14 15/16 in. x 6 11/16 in. ( 38 cm x 17 cm )
Gift of Millard Pryor in Memory of Mary S. Pryor
The pyramid shaped hills in the background of this print are those of the boiling houses and salt piles of Gyôtoku’s salt industry. A ferry boat, or watashi-bune, carries passengers in the foreground of this picture.  In this print a shipman steers using the large rudder located in the back of the boat.
Andō Hiroshige
Eight Views of Edo Suburbs: Fishing Boats Returning to Gyôtoku
color woodblock print on paper
8 13/16 in x 13 13/16 in (22.38 cm x 35.08 cm);14 5/16 in x 19 3/8 in (36.35 cm x 49.21 cm);11 13/16 in x 17 in (30 cm x 43.18 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
Rembrandt van Rijn
Ephraim Bonus, Jewish Physician
etching, drypoint and engraving on paper
8 7/16 x 7 in. (21.4 x 17.7 cm);22 1/16 x 18 1/8 in. (56 x 46 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

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53 Collection Object Sources

Melencolia I (1959/2.90)
Proverbios (2008/1.153.1)
Rajah (1981/2.79)
Manao Tupapau (1964/2.45)
Self-portrait (1983/2.42)
Self-Portrait (1956/1.26)
Before the Mirror (1950/1.169)
Juggler (1951/2.62)
Femme au Vase (1968/1.88)
Umgeben (1961/2.43)
From Proun (1969/2.57)
Schnelligkeit (1948/1.333)
El Sereno (1956/1.85)
Pas de Deux (1953/1.25)
Protocol-Sentences (2000/2.11.4)
Juicy Jungle (2004/2.112)
Jade Pea God (2004/2.113)
Alex Katz (1992/1.119)
Sandra (2015/2.24)
Le Vitrier (2015/2.23)
Organic Variant (1957/1.38)

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