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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
1885 - 1913
oil | paper
Gift of Mrs. Atwood R. McAndrew, Jr.
1984/2.49
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.<br />
John Koch
The Supper Table
1935 - 1945
oil | canvas
Gift of Mrs. Dora Koch
1979/2.114
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
1821
lithograph | cream wove paper
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
2008/2.374
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 McNeill Whistler
Street at Saverne, One of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature,' or the 'French Set'
1858
etching and drypoint, printed in black ink | Japan paper, laid down on white wove plate paper
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.325
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 McNeill Whistler
La Vieille aux Loques (One of the "Twelve Etchings from Nature," or the "French Set")
1856 - 1858
etching, printed in black ink | on laid paper
Museum Purchase
1950/1.202
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 McNeill Whistler
La Vieille aux Loques
1858
etching and drypoint, printed in dark brown ink | green laid paper
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.328
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 McNeill Whistler
La Rétameuse, One of the 'Twelve Etchings from Nature,' or the 'French Set'
1858
etching, printed in black ink | Japan paper, laid down on white laid paper
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.321
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 McNeill Whistler
La Vieille aux Loques
1858
etching, printed in black ink | Japan paper, laid down on white wove paper
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.327
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
1972
gelatin silver print | paper
Museum Purchase
1977/1.159
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
1933
gelatin silver print | paper
Museum Purchase
1971/2.149
Jean-François Millet
Couseuse
1855 - 1856
etching | beige laid paper
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
2008/2.436
Jean-François Millet
The Mendicant
1857 - 1858
black chalk | off-white paper
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1955/1.107

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