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Social realism, mid-19th century to mid-20th century

This painting, done in thick brushstrokes, shows a group of women gathered on the grass in a wooded area. There are six figures, four seated and two standing, and they fill the foreground of the composition. They are grouped in a semi-circle, however, there is no communication or eye contact between the figures. The women are wearing traditional Breton costumes with brightly colored aprons, caps and sashes. They have  bright white collars and caps with purple, burgundy and green ribbons.
Charles Cottet
Breton Women Going to the Pardon of Plougastel
oil on paper mounted on canvas
44 7/8 in. x 64 in. ( 114 cm x 162.5 cm )
Gift of Mrs. Atwood R. McAndrew, Jr.
This painting shows a woman and a boy sitting at a dining table that is set for a meal. The woman, on the right side of the composition, is shown in a profile view and is using a ladle to pour soup into a bowl. The boy, seated in a ladder back chair, is holding a spoon with his hands resting on the table. He is gazing at the soup bowl. Both figures have somber, quiet facial expressions. A table lamp, seen only partially on the far left of the painting, is the single source of light. So, the figures and the table top are brightly lit, but the rest of the setting is very dark. Items on the table such as the plate with melon, the milk bottle, the salt and pepper shakers and the tablecloth, are shown in realistic detail, much like a still- life painting.
John Koch
The Supper Table
oil on canvas
26 1/16 in x 30 3/16 in (66.2 cm x 76.68 cm);32 ⅝ in x 36 ¾ in x 2 in (82.87 cm x 93.35 cm x 5.08 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Dora Koch
Paper size: h 33 3/5cm x tw 42 1/2cm &amp; bw 42 3/10cm. Image size: h 22 7/10cm x w 31 2/5cm.<br />
This lithograph is printed is tones of brown ink on cream colored paper. There is a large dappled horse standing in a stall with its left rear hoof raised. On the left, a man, standing with feet braced and muscular arms extended, uses tools to attach a shoe to the horse's hoof. Steam billows from the hot metal shoe. On the right, a man stands leaning against the stall and a small child reaches up toward the horse's head. The horse bends its head down toward the child. There is an English inscription below this scene that identifies the artist, title and publisher.
Théodore Géricault
The Flemish Farrier
lithograph on cream wove paper
16 1/2 in x 19 1/2 in (41.91 cm x 49.53 cm);16 1/2 in x 19 1/2 in (41.91 cm x 49.53 cm);9 in x 12 3/8 in (22.86 cm x 31.43 cm)
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
In this nighttime view down a street, buildings along the left-hand side of the street are shown in sharp recession. A solitary figure is seen in the shadows on the left-hand side half way down the street. The sky is darkened with parallel horizontal hatching lines. The only source of light is a lantern on the wall of the right side of the street. Dark shadows fall across the buildings on the left side.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Street at Saverne, One of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature,' or the 'French Set'
etching and drypoint, printed in black ink on Japan paper, laid down on white wove plate paper
12 7/8 in x 9 3/4 in (32.7 cm x 24.77 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
An old woman in a white cap sits in a cluttered interior. Positioned just inside the doorway, the woman is surrounded by piles of cloth with domestic objects on shelves and walls that gleam in the darkness.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
La Vieille aux Loques (One of the "Twelve Etchings from Nature," or the "French Set")
etching, printed in black ink on on laid paper
8 7/16 in. x 6 1/8 in. ( 21.5 cm x 15.5 cm )
Museum Purchase
An old woman in a white cap sits in a cluttered interior. Positioned just inside the doorway, the woman is surrounded by piles of cloth with domestic objects on shelves and walls that gleam in the darkness.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
La Vieille aux Loques
etching and drypoint, printed in dark brown ink on green laid paper
10 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in (26.04 cm x 19.05 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
A woman is seated with her hands in her lap looking directly at the viewer. She wears a pronounced hat on her head with long ribbons that hang to her waist.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
La Rétameuse, One of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature,' or the 'French Set'
etching, printed in black ink on Japan paper, laid down on white laid plate paper
12 13/16 in x 9 13/16 in (32.54 cm x 24.92 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
An old woman in a white cap sits in a cluttered interior. Positioned just inside the doorway, the woman is surrounded by piles of cloth with domestic objects on shelves and walls that gleam in the darkness.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
La Vieille aux Loques
etching, printed in black ink on Japan paper, laid down on white wove plate paper
12 15/16 in. x 9 5/8 in. ( 32.9 cm x 24.5 cm )
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
This photographic portrait of a man shows him in dark clothing, before a white background. The composition is cropped at the shoulders.
Richard Avedon
Jean Renoir, director
gelatin silver print on paper
16 9/16 in x 15 7/8 in (42.07 cm x 40.32 cm);28 in x 22 in (71.12 cm x 55.88 cm);15 3/4 in x 15 1/4 in (40.01 cm x 38.74 cm)
Museum Purchase
A photograph of a young boy standing in front of a wall. He looks up with his arms spread wide. The peeling paint on the wall creates a textured backdrop.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Valencia, Spain
gelatin silver print on paper
9 1/8 in x 13 5/8 in (23.2 cm x 34.6 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 3/16 in (46.04 cm x 56.36 cm);10 15/16 in x 9 11/16 in (27.7 cm x 24.6 cm)
Museum Purchase
Jean-François Millet
Couseuse
etching on beige laid paper
9 3/16 in x 7 11/16 in x 5/8 in (23.34 cm x 19.53 cm x 1.59 cm)
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
Jean-François Millet
The Mendicant
black chalk on off-white paper
15 3/16 in x 17 1/2 in (38.58 cm x 44.45 cm);25 in x 26 3/4 in (63.5 cm x 67.94 cm);15 3/16 in x 17 1/2 in (38.58 cm x 44.45 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

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79 Collection Object Sources

The Supper Table (1979/2.114)
Valencia, Spain (1971/2.149)
Couseuse (2008/2.436)
The Mendicant (1955/1.107)
Boy with Camera Work (2000/2.142.4)
A Gitana - Granada (2000/2.143.2)
Crowded Subway (2004/1.103)
River Junkmen (1972/2.36)
Three Girls (1965/2.8)
Santa Fe Family (1954/1.137)
Investigation (2008/2.355)
Lonesome Road (1980/2.174)
Goin Home (1980/2.172)
Cradling Wheat (1980/2.170)
Mine Strike (1935.23)
Harlem Dancers (1943.100)
Fish Day (1943.93)
Railroaders (1943.126)
Skyline (1943.19)
Card Game (1943.50)
El Mercado (1950/1.172)
Hat Makers (1964/2.42)
Workman (1948/1.25)
Unemployed (1948/1.73)
Partida de mus (1954/1.61)
El bache (1954/1.59)
Hombre (1954/1.58)
Woman Washing (1948/1.53)
New York (1990/2.55)
Untitled (1990/2.61)
New York (1990/2.54)
Farm Machine (2008/2.348)
The Return Home (1996/2.27)
In the Town (1972/2.27)
White Factory (1964/2.58)

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