Curriculum / Collection - Seeing Empires - fall 2021 checklist

This painting shows a scene set in a courtyard with high white walls that is open to the sky. Beyond the wall there is flowering vegetation, tall trees and a tower with a balustrade with keyhole shaped openings. There are two clay pots resting on top of the wall and an oriental style carpet hanging over one side. Within this courtyard, there are three women who are looking at two small leopards that wear metal chains and stand in a keyhole shaped opening of the far right wall. The women, grouped together on the far left side, are wearing 19th century Moroccan dress, including richly embroidered, garments, headscarves and shoes. There is bright sunlight streaming into the room which creates shadows on the walls and floor.
Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant
Courtyard in the Sultan's Palace
oil on panel
3 ft. 11 3/8 in. x 31 1/8 in. (120.33 x 79.06 cm);4 ft. 8 1/4 in. x 40 1/4 in. x 2 in. (142.88 x 102.24 x 5.08 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
Two women on a settee dressed in elegant 19th century attire, one holding a fan and the other a parasol, while another richly clad woman leans in close beside them, in a lavishly decorated interior setting with ornately carved gilded walls, a large mirror above the settee, inlaid marble floor, and large vases to either side of the settee. In the center of the room is a sculpture of the Medici Venus on a pedestal with her back to the viewer, her reflection evident in the mirror. Between the base of the sculpture and the viewer is an elaborately carved gilt stool covered with rich red fabric. Beside the sculpture, another woman holding a book walks towards the cluster of women.
Pier Celestino Gilardi
A Visit to the Gallery
oil on canvas
48 in x 40 3/8 in (121.92 cm x 102.55 cm);48 in x 40 3/8 in (121.92 cm x 102.55 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
A nude man and woman at center struggle with one another; a snake and a seated figure are visible in the background. The two central figures with intertwined limbs suggesting a struggle are positioned above a sharp-toothed mammal resembling a fox.
Max Pechstein
The Lord's Prayer, sheet 8 - And Lead Us Not into Temptation (Das Vaterunser - Und führe uns nicht in Versuchung)
woodcut with hand-coloring on paper
23 ½ in x 16 ¼ in (59.69 cm x 41.28 cm);28 ⅛ in x 22 in (71.44 cm x 55.88 cm)
Museum Purchase
Francisco del Campo
Performing Dogs at the Circus
oil on canvas
19 15/16 in x 41 9/16 in (50.64 cm x 105.57 cm);25 1/2 in x 47 in (64.77 cm x 119.38 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
A large central figure represents God towers seen in the radiating rays of light and clouds that surround him.. On the forehead of his blocky, totemic head is a third eye. His left arm crosses over his middle and holds fire. His right hand extends down to the lower right corner as reaching down. The words "Vater Unser" are at the very top; "Der Du Bist" across God's waistline; "im Himmel" along the bottom.
Max Pechstein
The Lord's Prayer, sheet 2 - Our Father Who Art in Heaven (Das Vaterunser - Vater Unser Der Du bist im Himmel)
woodcut with hand-coloring on paper
23 ½ in x 16 ¼ in (59.69 cm x 41.28 cm);28 ⅛ in x 22 in (71.44 cm x 55.88 cm)
Museum Purchase
Kōko Yoshitsuya
Bankoku jinbutsu zue eikirijin (Pictures of People of Barbarian Countries: Englishman)
woodblock print on paper
18 7/16 in x 11 3/4 in (46.83 cm x 29.85 cm);18 7/16 in x 11 3/4 in (46.83 cm x 29.85 cm)
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
A blonde girl standing on top of a horse in a field.
Anne Hughes
Girl on Horse
c-print on paper
16 x 20 in. ( 40.64 x 50.8 cm )
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
Elliott Erwitt
Felix, Gladys and Rover, New York City, from "Master Prints Volume I"
gelatin silver print on paper
19 15/16 in. x 24 in. ( 50.7 cm x 60.9 cm )
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Sobel
John Curry
Manhunt, from "The American Scene, Series 2"
lithograph on paper
9 13/16 x 12.9 in. (24.92 x 32.86 cm)
Museum Purchase
In this print, two figures are centered on the page. They both wear a red mask with a pronounced black beard and mustache. The figure on the right is in an orange-yellow gown with blue detail on the white lace trim and the figure on the left a blue gown, with orange-yellow details. Their gloves and shoes are both black. Both also wear white large hats that are bowl-shaped with white, blue, and yellow-orange lace motifs. The figure on the left carries a thin red flag on a white pole. 
Carlos Mérida
Danza de los Chinelos
lithograph on paper
16 7/8 in x 12 1/2 in (42.86 cm x 31.75 cm)
Museum Purchase
Richard Artschwager
Dog
softground aquatint, spitbite aquatint and drypoint on paper
35 3/4 in. x 36 1/4 in. ( 90.8 cm x 92.1 cm )
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick
A portrait of two men and a dog. The man on the left is wearing a hat and white shirt; he has a large moustache. The older man to the right is wearing a plaid button down shirt.
Shelby Lee Adams
Lincoln, Maw and Shorty
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH

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