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The River Rhine Separating the Waters is a small scale terracotta sculpture of a roiling, horizontally extended figure of the Rhine separating the waters. The muscles of his arms, neck, torso, and thighs are taut while his beard undulates like the water he personifies, gripping the mouth of the urn.
The River Rhine Separating the Waters
The River Rhine Separating the Waters
The River Rhine Separating the Waters is a small scale terracotta sculpture of a roiling, horizontally extended figure of the Rhine separating the waters. The muscles of his arms, neck, torso, and thighs are taut while his beard undulates like the water he personifies, gripping the mouth of the urn.

The River Rhine Separating the Waters

Clodion (Claude Michel)
French (1738–1814)
18th century
1765
Terracotta
11 x 18 x 12 in. (27.9 x 45.7 x 30.5 cm)
AP 1984.05
One of the outstanding sculptors of his age, Claude Michel, better known as Clodion, is today most admired for his small-scale terracottas.
Standing Oba is a bronze sculpture of the Oba dressed in full ceremonial regalia, complete with a headdress, neckpiece, proclamation staff and sword.
Standing Oba
Standing Oba
Standing Oba is a bronze sculpture of the Oba dressed in full ceremonial regalia, complete with a headdress, neckpiece, proclamation staff and sword.

Standing Oba

Africa, Southern Nigeria, Benin City, Kingdom of Benin
late 18th century
Bronze (or brass)
22 5/8 x 7 1/8 x 7 3/4 in. (57.4 x 18.1 x 19.7 cm)
AP 1970.04
Benin City is the center of an ancient culture that has flourished for centuries in southern Nigeria. From the early seventeenth century there are accounts by Europeans of the extensive architectural use of cast metal (actually brass) relief panels and other objects.
Self-Portrait depicts Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun at the age of about twenty-six, several years after she painted the first of her many portraits of Queen Marie-Antoinette. She is dressed as a lady of society.
Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait depicts Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun at the age of about twenty-six, several years after she painted the first of her many portraits of Queen Marie-Antoinette. She is dressed as a lady of society.

Self-Portrait

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun
French (1755–1842)
18th century
c. 1781
Oil on canvas
25 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. (64.8 x 54 cm) Framed: 34 x 29 x 5 in. (86.4 x 73.7 x 12.7 cm)
ACK 1949.02
This youthful self-portrait depicts Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun at the age of about twenty-six, several years after she painted the first of her many portraits of Queen Marie-Antoinette.
Portrait of the Matador Pedro Romero is Goya's portrait of the famous matador. The finery of Romero’s jacket, waistcoat, and shirt does not upstage his charismatic good looks.
Portrait of the Matador Pedro Romero
Portrait of the Matador Pedro Romero
Portrait of the Matador Pedro Romero is Goya's portrait of the famous matador. The finery of Romero’s jacket, waistcoat, and shirt does not upstage his charismatic good looks.

Portrait of the Matador Pedro Romero

Francisco de Goya
Spanish (1746–1828)
18th century
c. 1795–98
Oil on canvas
Unframed: 33 1/8 x 25 9/16 in. (84.1 x 65 cm) Framed: 41 1/2 × 34 1/4 × 2 1/2 in. (105.41 × 87 × 6.35 cm)
AP 1966.12
Francisco de Goya, the most important Spanish painter after Velázquez, was, like his predecessor, a master portraitist. This portrait depicts Pedro Romero (1754–1839), one of the greatest toreadors of all time, idolized for his courage and control as well as his handsome appearance.
Detail of face and body of Standing Ancestor Figure who also has arm tattoos and spirals for joints.
Standing Ancestor Figure
Standing Ancestor Figure
Detail of face and body of Standing Ancestor Figure who also has arm tattoos and spirals for joints.

Standing Ancestor Figure

New Zealand, Maori culture, possibly Rongowhakaata people
Te Huringa period I (1800–1900)
c. 1800–1840
Wood
17 5/8 x 5 3/16 x 4 7/16 in. (44.8 x 13.2 x 11.2 cm)
AP 1989.04
The Maori tribes of New Zealand excelled in the decoration of their timber buildings with elaborate relief carvings and sculptures.
This dignified figure of a Hemba warrior, with his upright posture and lofty, outward gaze, would have served as the focus for the veneration of its ancestors among one of the Hemba peoples
Warrior Ancestor Figure
Warrior Ancestor Figure
This dignified figure of a Hemba warrior, with his upright posture and lofty, outward gaze, would have served as the focus for the veneration of its ancestors among one of the Hemba peoples

Warrior Ancestor Figure

Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Area of Lualaba, Luika, and Lukuga rivers, Hemba people
19th century
Wood
33 1/8 x 10 1/4 x 9 1/8 in. (84.1 x 26 x 23.2 cm)
AP 1979.03
This dignified figure of a Hemba warrior, with his upright posture and lofty, outward gaze, would have served as the focus for the veneration of its ancestors among one of the Hemba peoples of the central and eastern Congo.
The Geography Lesson (Portrait of Monsieur Gaudry and His Daughter) depicts a paymaster in the French administration, Monsieur Gaudry, instructing his daughter in geography.
The Geography Lesson (Portrait of Monsieur Gaudry and His Daughter)
The Geography Lesson (Portrait of Monsieur Gaudry and His Daughter)
The Geography Lesson (Portrait of Monsieur Gaudry and His Daughter) depicts a paymaster in the French administration, Monsieur Gaudry, instructing his daughter in geography.

The Geography Lesson (Portrait of Monsieur Gaudry and His Daughter)

Louis-Léopold Boilly
French (1761–1845)
19th century
1812
Oil on canvas
29 x 23 1/4 in. (73.6 x 59 cm)
AP 1990.01
Arriving in Paris in 1785, Louis-Léopold Boilly was witness to the collapse of the French monarchy, the struggle for modern republicanism, and the rise and fall of Napoleon’s empire.
Ideal Head of a Woman is a bust with elegant profile, smooth skin, and elaborate chignon. This “ideal head” exemplifies Canova’s Neoclassicism and his stunning technical virtuosity.
Ideal Head of a Woman
Ideal Head of a Woman
Ideal Head of a Woman is a bust with elegant profile, smooth skin, and elaborate chignon. This “ideal head” exemplifies Canova’s Neoclassicism and his stunning technical virtuosity.

Ideal Head of a Woman

Antonio Canova
Italian (1757–1822)
19th century
c. 1817
Marble
22 3/16 x 9 7/16 x 9 3/4 in. (56.3 x 24 x 24.7 cm)
AP 1981.13
The Venetian artist Antonio Canova was the leading sculptor of the Neoclassical movement. Traveling to Rome in late 1779, his virtuosity and stylistic innovation soon won him papal commissions and acclaim.
The Anger of Achilles is Jacques-Louis David's painting of the moment Agamemnon, king of the Greeks, has just revealed to the youthful Achilles that his daughter Iphigenia is not to be married to him but sacrificed in order to appease the goddess Diana. Iphigenia’s mother, Clytemnestra, looks on tearfully, Achilles angrily reaches for his sword.
The Anger of Achilles
The Anger of Achilles
The Anger of Achilles is Jacques-Louis David's painting of the moment Agamemnon, king of the Greeks, has just revealed to the youthful Achilles that his daughter Iphigenia is not to be married to him but sacrificed in order to appease the goddess Diana. Iphigenia’s mother, Clytemnestra, looks on tearfully, Achilles angrily reaches for his sword.

The Anger of Achilles

Jacques-Louis David
French (1748–1825)
19th century
1819
Oil on canvas
41 7/16 x 57 1/16 in. (105.3 x 145 cm) Framed: 52 1/4 x 68 x 4 in. (132.7 x 172.7 x 10.2 cm)
AP 1980.07
Jacques-Louis David, the leading Neoclassical painter in Europe during the French Revolution and under Napoleon, took exile in Brussels after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
Chibinda Ilunga is a hero and royal ancestor of the Chokwe people. In this standing wood statute, the figure wears elaborate headgear and holds a staff and a carved antelope horn in his hands.
Chibinda Ilunga
Chibinda Ilunga
Chibinda Ilunga is a hero and royal ancestor of the Chokwe people. In this standing wood statute, the figure wears elaborate headgear and holds a staff and a carved antelope horn in his hands.

Chibinda Ilunga

Africa, northeastern Angola, Chokwe people
mid-19th century
Wood, hair, and hide
16 x 6 x 6 in. (40.6 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm)
AP 1978.05
This imposing figure represents the hero Chibinda Ilunga, royal ancestor of the Chokwe people. According to legend, Ilunga, the son of a great Luba chief, wooed Lweji, a Lunda chieftainess. He introduced into that tribe the concept of divine kingship and also taught the Lunda the art of hunting.
Glaucus and Scylla is Turner's dramatic depiction of an episode from Ovid’s Metamorphoses in which the seagod Glaucus hopes for the favor of the beautiful ocean nymph Scylla as she runs from her would-be lover.
Glaucus and Scylla
Glaucus and Scylla
Glaucus and Scylla is Turner's dramatic depiction of an episode from Ovid’s Metamorphoses in which the seagod Glaucus hopes for the favor of the beautiful ocean nymph Scylla as she runs from her would-be lover.

Glaucus and Scylla

Joseph Mallord William Turner
British (English) (1775–1851)
19th century
1841
Oil on panel
30 13/16 x 30 1/2 in. (78.3 x 77.5 cm) Framed: 37 5/8 x 38 x 4 3/4 in. (95.6 x 96.5 x 12.1 cm)
AP 1966.11
J. M. W. Turner dominated British landscape painting throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, when landscape gained widespread recognition as a major category of modern art.
Portrait of H. J. van Wisselingh is Courbet's portrait of the Dutch art dealer H. J. van Wisselingh in which  in which deep shadows obscure physical fact and suggest the melancholy of the sitter and his world.
Portrait of H. J. van Wisselingh
Portrait of H. J. van Wisselingh
Portrait of H. J. van Wisselingh is Courbet's portrait of the Dutch art dealer H. J. van Wisselingh in which  in which deep shadows obscure physical fact and suggest the melancholy of the sitter and his world.

Portrait of H. J. van Wisselingh

Gustave Courbet
French (1819–1877)
19th century
1846
Oil on panel
22 1/2 x 18 1/8 in. (57.2 x 46 cm) Framed: 31 3/8 x 27 1/2 x 4 in. (79.7 x 69.9 x 10.2 cm)
AP 1984.04
Courbet was born at Ornans, near the Swiss border of France. After he went to Paris in 1840, he evolved a vigorous Realism with profound and influential philosophical and political implications. Already in the Salon of 1846, Courbet’s work was noticed by the Dutch art dealer H. J.
Portrait of May Sartoris is Leighton's portrait of Adelaide Sartoris's daughter. She is aged about fifteen and depicted in the setting of the family’s country residence in Hampshire.
Portrait of May Sartoris
Portrait of May Sartoris
Portrait of May Sartoris is Leighton's portrait of Adelaide Sartoris's daughter. She is aged about fifteen and depicted in the setting of the family’s country residence in Hampshire.

Portrait of May Sartoris

Frederic Leighton
British (English) (1830–1896)
19th century
c. 1860
Oil on canvas
59 7/8 x 35 1/2 in. (152.1 x 90.2 cm) Framed: 71 1/2 x 48 x 5 3/4 in. (181.6 x 121.9 x 14.6 cm)
ACF 1964.03
One of the leading artists of the tendency in British art known as the Aesthetic Movement, Frederic Leighton trained in the continental academic tradition in Germany, Italy, and France and insisted upon beauty and form as the artist’s primary concerns.
La Pointe de la Hève at Low Tide is Monet's beautiful beach scene near Le Havre, where the artist grew up. The figures and horses on the beach, all observed from the rear, appear in other works painted by Monet during the 1860s.
La Pointe de la Hève at Low Tide
La Pointe de la Hève at Low Tide
La Pointe de la Hève at Low Tide is Monet's beautiful beach scene near Le Havre, where the artist grew up. The figures and horses on the beach, all observed from the rear, appear in other works painted by Monet during the 1860s.

La Pointe de la Hève at Low Tide

Claude Monet
French (1840–1926)
19th century
1865
Oil on canvas
35 1/2 x 59 1/4 in. (90.2 x 150.5 cm) Framed: 47 x 70 1/2 x 5 in. (119.4 x 179.1 x 12.7 cm)
AP 1968.07
This beautiful beach scene near Le Havre, where the artist grew up, was one of two landscapes that launched Monet’s career when exhibited in 1865 at the Paris Salon, the vast, well-attended survey of contemporary art sponsored by the French government.
Near Sydenham Hill is landscape painted by Pissarro while he was living in a suburban neighborhood just south of London. The  vantage point is just north of Sydenham Hill Station, looking toward West Norwood Cemetery.
Near Sydenham Hill
Near Sydenham Hill
Near Sydenham Hill is landscape painted by Pissarro while he was living in a suburban neighborhood just south of London. The  vantage point is just north of Sydenham Hill Station, looking toward West Norwood Cemetery.

Near Sydenham Hill

Camille Pissarro
French (1830–1903)
19th century
1871
Oil on canvas
Unframed: 17 1/8 x 21 1/16 in. (43.5 x 53.5 cm) Framed: 26 1/2 × 30 1/4 × 2 3/4 in. (67.31 × 76.84 × 6.99 cm)
AP 1971.21
Camille Pissarro was one of the leading figures of the French Impressionist movement. He took part in the first Impressionist show in 1874 and was the only member to show his work in all eight exhibitions organized by the group.
The Kitchen Garden (Le Potager) shows an ordinary yard behind a suburban residence, with its gardener’s shed, cold frame, and greenhouse amid earthen paths and gardens.
The Kitchen Garden (Le Potager)
The Kitchen Garden (Le Potager)
The Kitchen Garden (Le Potager) shows an ordinary yard behind a suburban residence, with its gardener’s shed, cold frame, and greenhouse amid earthen paths and gardens.

The Kitchen Garden (Le Potager)

Alfred Sisley
French (1839–1899)
19th century
1872
Oil on canvas
19 3/4 × 25 7/8 in. (50.17 × 65.72 cm) Framed: 27 1/2 × 33 1/4 × 3 1/4 in. (69.9 × 84.5 × 8.3 cm)
AG 2015.01
One of the major figures in the landscape revolution of this time, Sisley was the son of an Englishman who manufactured artificial flowers.

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