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The Circus

A child playing on top of a deflated circus tent.
D. James Galbraith
Circus Boy, Michigan Circus
vintage gelatin silver print on paper, laid down on board
9 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. ( 24.13 x 17.15 cm )
Gift from the D. James Galbraith Family
This black and white stereoscopic image features two images showing the busy intersection of Piccadilly Circus in London. There are many horse-drawn carriages and wagons and pedestrians on the streets and walkways.  It is surrounded by the text: Sample Set No. 1; C. H. Graves, Publisher and Gen’l Manager; 7505 Piccadilly Circus, London<br />
Stereo Classics Studio
Stereoscope Image, Sample Set No.1: Piccadilly Circus, London
photograph on cardboard
3 3/4 in. x 7 in. ( 9.5 cm x 17.8 cm )
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
Harry Sternberg
The Wheels. No. 3 from "Circus"
aquatint on paper
8 15/16 in x 11 7/8 in (22.7 cm x 30.16 cm);18 in x 22 1/8 in (45.72 cm x 56.2 cm)
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
Kathy Jakobsen
Circus Parade
oil on canvas
35 1/2 in. x 45 1/2 in. x 1 1/2 in. ( 90.17 cm x 115.57 cm x 3.81 cm )
Gift of Karen and Werner Gundersheimer
Josef Eberz
Nächtlicher Circus
woodcut on paper
12 ⅝ in x 9 ⅝ in (32.07 cm x 24.45 cm);19 ¼ in x 14 ¼ in (48.89 cm x 36.2 cm)
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
Richard Wilt
Sport and Circus -- 1 of a pair of drawings for a cover design
pen and ink on illustration board
18 x 12 1/16 in. (45.7 x 30.5 cm);22 x 18 in. (55.88 x 45.72 cm)
Gift of Richard Wilt
Josef Eberz
Nächtlicher Circus
woodcut on paper
12 ½ in x 9 ⅝ in (31.75 cm x 24.45 cm);19 ¼ in x 14 ¼ in (48.89 cm x 36.2 cm)
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
Josef Eberz
Nächtlicher Circus
woodcut on paper
12 ⅝ in x 9 ⅝ in (32.07 cm x 24.45 cm);19 ¼ in x 14 ¼ in (48.89 cm x 36.2 cm)
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
Josef Eberz
Nächtlicher Circus (cover)
woodcut on paper
12 ⅝ in x 9 ⅝ in (32.07 cm x 24.45 cm);19 ¼ in x 14 ¼ in (48.89 cm x 36.2 cm)
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
George Waldman
Circus Walk: From the train to Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, from "Detroit Focus 2000"
black and white photograph on paper
11 in. x 14 in. ( 27.9 cm x 35.5 cm )
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
Josef Eberz
Nächtlicher Circus
woodcut on paper
12 9/16 in x 9 ⅝ in (31.91 cm x 24.45 cm);19 ¼ in x 14 ¼ in (48.89 cm x 36.2 cm)
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
A Queen of the Circus, from 'Los Proverbios' (also known as 'Los Disparates')
aquatint and etching on paper
11 9/16 in x 16 3/4 in (29.37 cm x 42.55 cm);18 in x 22 1/8 in (45.72 cm x 56.2 cm);9 5/8 in x 14 in (24.45 cm x 35.56 cm);8 9/16 in x 12 13/16 in (21.75 cm x 32.54 cm)
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.

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Part of 6 Learning Collections

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

34 Collection Object Sources

Circus Parade (2004/2.4)
Circus Talk (1951/1.28)
Circus Rider (1964/2.39)
Center Ring (2011/2.117)
Balance (1943.80)
Musical Clown (1983/1.248)
Equestrian Act (1981/2.122)
Circus Rider (1956/1.81)
Carrousel (1974/1.111)
Tightrope Walker (1948/1.262)

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