CC 2 - Seeing Empires - Winter 2022

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
Agnes Tait
The Aristocrat
lithograph on paper
9 ⅞ in x 13 ½ in (25.08 cm x 34.29 cm)
Gift of Adelaide A. Adams
Three male figures and three camels stand in or near the threshold of a stone portal. The three men face the viewer while the camels are in three-quarter turns facing the left-hand edge of the photograph.
Felix Bonfils
Zion Gate, Jerusalem
albumen print on paper
14 in x 10 15/16 in (35.56 cm x 27.78 cm)
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
A group of columns stands amid a pile of stone debris in the desert. 
Pascal Sebah
Kôm-Ombo. Colonnade Sud-Est
albumen print on paper
18 7/8 in x 14 in (47.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
The skeleton of a camel lies in the foreground of this photograph, while scattered groupings of figures on camelback dot the desert landscape in the background. 
Pascal Sebah
albumen print on paper
14 in x 18 7/8 in (35.56 cm x 47.94 cm);18 3/16 in x 22 3/16 in (46.2 cm x 56.36 cm)
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
David Roberts
Grand Entrance to the Mosque of the Sultan Hassan
color lithograph, laid down on cardboard
19 1/8 in. x 12 13/16 in. ( 48.6 cm x 32.5 cm )
Gift of Carol Hubert
James Jacques Joseph Tissot
L'apparition mediunimique
mezzotint on paper
19 1/2 in. x 13 5/8 in. ( 49.5 cm x 34.6 cm )
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Aldrich
This black and white stereoscopic image features two images of four women sitting together outside in white dresses. Around them are tropical plants, a statue of a female head and bust and a small table with teacups in the lower left.
Stereo Classics Studio
Stereoscope Image, Sample Set No.2: Gossip
photograph on cardboard
3 11/16 in. x 7 in. ( 9.4 cm x 17.8 cm )
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
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
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
Marc Chagall
Arabian Nights. Pl. 13. Shaharazad's Night. "Then said the king in himself, 'By Allah, I will not slay her, until I have heard the next of her tale.' So they slept the rest of that night in mutual embrace till day finally brake..."
color lithograph on paper
17 in x 13 in (43.18 cm x 33.02 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Stevens
A wedding party on horseback—led by the bride in white with a veil, and the groom in a cowboy hat—leaves a village while a crowd watches. Each of the horses is a different color, including red, gray, and different shades of brown. The people are dressed in bright, solid-colored clothes. Some wear brimmed hats. The village, consisting of a few houses and fields of green plants, palm trees, and trees with large purple and pink leaves, surrounds the wedding party on three sides. There is a clear blue sky overhead. 
Georges Auguste
Village Wedding
oil on canvas
23 in x 27 in (58.42 cm x 68.58 cm)
Gift of Dr. James L. Curtis


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