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Bust of a Young Jew is Rembrandt's dramatic character study of a young jew with a full beard, curly hair-style, and black skullcap
Bust of a Young Jew
Bust of a Young Jew
Bust of a Young Jew is Rembrandt's dramatic character study of a young jew with a full beard, curly hair-style, and black skullcap

Bust of a Young Jew

Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch (1606–1669)
17th century
1663
Oil on canvas
25 7/8 x 22 5/8 in. (65.8 x 57.5 cm)
AP 1977.04
Rembrandt van Rijn is recognized as the greatest Dutch painter of the seventeenth century, famed for his versatility in all genres: portraits, landscapes, and history painting, including secular, religious, and mythological subjects.
Arhat and Deer is a painting on silk of a holy man. The sparsely bearded figure of an old man holding a walking staff resembles conventional depictions of San Shin, the Mountain Spirit, however, his bald head surrounded by a halo, and monk’s robes, suggests a Buddhist holy man, or arhat.
Arhat and Deer
Arhat and Deer
Arhat and Deer is a painting on silk of a holy man. The sparsely bearded figure of an old man holding a walking staff resembles conventional depictions of San Shin, the Mountain Spirit, however, his bald head surrounded by a halo, and monk’s robes, suggests a Buddhist holy man, or arhat.

Arhat and Deer

Korean
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Late 17th century
Ink, mineral pigments, and gold on silk
31 x 35 in. (78.7 x 88.9 cm)
AP 1995.06
The blending of Korean Shamanist and traditional Buddhist iconographies can be seen in this painting of an arhat and deer.
Beauty in a Black Kimono is a painting on a hanging scroll of a young woman dressed in an eye-catching, boldly patterned black kimono.
Beauty in a Black Kimono
Beauty in a Black Kimono
Beauty in a Black Kimono is a painting on a hanging scroll of a young woman dressed in an eye-catching, boldly patterned black kimono.

Beauty in a Black Kimono

Torii Kiyonobu
Japanese (1664–1729)
Edo period (1615–1868)
c. 1710–20
Hanging scroll; ink, colors, and gold on paper
23 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. (60.7 x 27.7 cm)
AP 1988.02
This painting of a young woman dressed in an eye-catching, boldly patterned black kimono is a rare work by the early ukiyo-e artist Torii Kiyonobu, the son of a kabuki actor and theatrical design painter.
Heureux age! Age d'or (Happy Age! Golden Age) is a painting of a poignantly painted little boy dressed in the cream costume, seated at the center of the painting. The boy’s unfocused gaze contrasts with the animated figures around him—who may all be girls with a tambourine and slapstick, objects of folly.
Heureux age! Age d'or (Happy Age! Golden Age)
Heureux age! Age d'or (Happy Age! Golden Age)
Heureux age! Age d'or (Happy Age! Golden Age) is a painting of a poignantly painted little boy dressed in the cream costume, seated at the center of the painting. The boy’s unfocused gaze contrasts with the animated figures around him—who may all be girls with a tambourine and slapstick, objects of folly.

Heureux age! Age d'or (Happy Age! Golden Age)

Jean-Antoine Watteau
French (1684–1721)
18th century
c. 1716–20
Oil on panel
8 x 9 5/16 in. (20.3 x 23.6 cm) Framed: 14 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (37.5 x 41.9 x 7 cm)
AP 1981.05
As a young man, Watteau came to Paris from Valenciennes, a Flemish town that had recently come under French rule.
In The Molo, Venice Canaletto depicts one of his most popular views of Venice––the Molo, a wharf just west of the Doge’s Palace.
The Molo, Venice
The Molo, Venice
In The Molo, Venice Canaletto depicts one of his most popular views of Venice––the Molo, a wharf just west of the Doge’s Palace.

The Molo, Venice

Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canale)
Italian (1697–1768)
18th century
c. 1735
Oil on canvas
24 1/2 x 39 7/8 in. (62.3 x 101.3 cm) Framed: 33 3/4 x 49 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. (85.7 x 124.8 x 7 cm)
AP 1969.22
Trained by his father as a painter of theatrical scenery, Canaletto gained international renown painting scenes of his native Venice. These vivid and compelling cityscapes were much sought after by British aristocrats who traveled to Italy on the Grand Tour.
Apollo and the Continents is an oil sketch for a model for a frescoed vault in the Palazzo Clerici in Milan. .At the center of the sketch the sun god, Apollo, emanates a brilliant, yellow light. Nearby, are six planetary deities and two embracing figures are silhouetted against the heavenly light .
Apollo and the Continents
Apollo and the Continents
Apollo and the Continents is an oil sketch for a model for a frescoed vault in the Palazzo Clerici in Milan. .At the center of the sketch the sun god, Apollo, emanates a brilliant, yellow light. Nearby, are six planetary deities and two embracing figures are silhouetted against the heavenly light .

Apollo and the Continents

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Italian (1696–1770)
18th century
c. 1739
Oil on canvas
39 x 25 in. (99.1 x 63.5 cm) Framed: 49 1/4 x 31 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (125.1 x 80 x 8.3 cm)
AP 1985.04
This exquisitely prepared oil sketch served as Tiepolo’s model for a frescoed vault in the Palazzo Clerici in Milan, commissioned by Marquess Antonio Giorgio Clerici.
A Young Dandy is a hanging paper scroll in which a stylish young man pauses under a blossoming plum tree as he surveys the scene around him.
A Young Dandy
A Young Dandy
A Young Dandy is a hanging paper scroll in which a stylish young man pauses under a blossoming plum tree as he surveys the scene around him.

A Young Dandy

Miyagawa Choshun
Japanese (1682–1752)
Edo period (1615–1868)
c. 1740
Hanging scroll; ink and light colors on paper
37 3/4 x 14 1/8 in. (95.9 x 35.9 cm)
AP 1984.06
The Edo period (1615–1868) school of ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) focused on genre scenes and stylized portraits of the famous courtesans, samurai, and kabuki actors who inhabited the pleasure districts of the great urban centers of Edo (Tokyo), Kyoto, and Osaka.
Portrait of a Woman, Possibly of the Lloyd Family shows twined trees at the right which mimic the sitter's crossed limbs and draws the eye to her blue silk dress. The dress has side hoops and the gauzy blue and pink fabric surrounds the fashionable straw hat nestled in her lap.
Portrait of a Woman, Possibly of the Lloyd Family
Portrait of a Woman, Possibly of the Lloyd Family
Portrait of a Woman, Possibly of the Lloyd Family shows twined trees at the right which mimic the sitter's crossed limbs and draws the eye to her blue silk dress. The dress has side hoops and the gauzy blue and pink fabric surrounds the fashionable straw hat nestled in her lap.

Portrait of a Woman, Possibly of the Lloyd Family

Thomas Gainsborough
British (English) (1727–1788)
18th century
c. 1750
Oil on canvas
27 3/8 x 20 7/8 in. (69.6 x 53 cm) Framed: 34 1/4 x 27 3/4 x 3 in. (87 x 70.5 x 7.6 cm)
ACF 1946.04
Along with his contemporary Joshua Reynolds, Gainsborough was one of the leading figures in the glamorous “golden age” of British portraiture.
The Coronation of the Virgin is an oil sketch model for a ceiling fresco. In this celestial vision, the Virgin, clothed in white to denote her purity and surmounting a blue globe, is escorted by a glory of angels as she rises toward the Trinity.
The Coronation of the Virgin
The Coronation of the Virgin
The Coronation of the Virgin is an oil sketch model for a ceiling fresco. In this celestial vision, the Virgin, clothed in white to denote her purity and surmounting a blue globe, is escorted by a glory of angels as she rises toward the Trinity.

The Coronation of the Virgin

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Italian (1696–1770)
18th century
1754
Oil on canvas
40 3/8 x 30 7/16 in. (102.6 x 77.3 cm) Framed: 50 x 42 x 5 in. (127 x 106.7 x 12.7 cm)
AP 1984.10
Tiepolo’s reputation as the leading painter of his day won him major commissions for frescoes from monarchs and princes of the Church in Italy.
Portrait of a Woman, Possibly Elizabeth Warren is a portrait executed in the grand manner, in which beauty and grandeur are achieved by avoiding the particularities of local fashions.
Portrait of a Woman, Possibly Elizabeth Warren
Portrait of a Woman, Possibly Elizabeth Warren
Portrait of a Woman, Possibly Elizabeth Warren is a portrait executed in the grand manner, in which beauty and grandeur are achieved by avoiding the particularities of local fashions.

Portrait of a Woman, Possibly Elizabeth Warren

Joshua Reynolds
British (English) (1723–1792)
18th century
1759
Oil on canvas
93 3/4 x 58 3/16 in. (238.1 x 147.8 cm) Framed: 105 1/2 x 69 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. (268 x 177.2 x 13.3 cm)
ACF 1961.02
Having established a portrait practice in London, in 1749 Joshua Reynolds embarked on a journey to Italy, where during a two-year stay in Rome he studied the artistic canon of the antique, Michelangelo, Raphael, and the great Venetian masters.
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.
Portrait of Aymard-Jean de Nicolay, Premier Président de la Chambre des Comptes is Houdon's acclaimed bust praised for its perfect resemblance an elegance and nobility of form.
Portrait of Aymard-Jean de Nicolay, Premier Président de la Chambre des Comptes
Portrait of Aymard-Jean de Nicolay, Premier Président de la Chambre des Comptes
Portrait of Aymard-Jean de Nicolay, Premier Président de la Chambre des Comptes is Houdon's acclaimed bust praised for its perfect resemblance an elegance and nobility of form.

Portrait of Aymard-Jean de Nicolay, Premier Président de la Chambre des Comptes

Jean-Antoine Houdon
French (1741–1828)
18th century
1779
Marble
35 7/16 x 29 1/8 in. (90 x 74 cm)
AP 1991.01
In his portraits of the men of letters and nobility of the Enlightenment, Houdon created an entirely new genre, in which he achieved spontaneity and informality of expression without compromising the decorous and elevated presentation of his sitters.
Courtesan Playing the Samisen is a silk hanging scroll with an intimate scene of a courtesan and her attendant in a teahouse overlooking a river. The interior subtly suggests the elegance and entertainment of the pleasure quarters.
Courtesan Playing the Samisen
Courtesan Playing the Samisen
Courtesan Playing the Samisen is a silk hanging scroll with an intimate scene of a courtesan and her attendant in a teahouse overlooking a river. The interior subtly suggests the elegance and entertainment of the pleasure quarters.

Courtesan Playing the Samisen

Isoda Koryusai
Japanese (active c. 1764–1788)
Edo period (1615–1868)
c. 1785
Hanging scroll; ink and gold on silk
15 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (39.4 x 49.5 cm)
AP 1984.23
This painting is a late masterwork by Isoda Koryusai, who was an important and prolific ukiyo-e painter and printmaker in the last quarter of the eighteenth century, a time when Koryusai and other artists showed a keen fascination with the natural world.
Fukurojin, the God of Longevity and Wisdom is a silk screen Fukurojin, one of a group of Chinese divinities called the “Seven Household Gods." He stands under a pine tree and is dressed in a voluminous robe decorated with cranes and long-tailed turtles.
Fukurojin, the God of Longevity and Wisdom
Fukurojin, the God of Longevity and Wisdom
Fukurojin, the God of Longevity and Wisdom is a silk screen Fukurojin, one of a group of Chinese divinities called the “Seven Household Gods." He stands under a pine tree and is dressed in a voluminous robe decorated with cranes and long-tailed turtles.

Fukurojin, the God of Longevity and Wisdom

Ito Jakuchu
Japanese (1713–1800)
Edo period (1617–1868)
c. 1790
Hanging scroll; ink and light colors on paper
45 5/8 x 22 1/4 in. (115.9 x 56.5 cm)
APx 1986.02
This humorous image depicts Fukurojin, one of a group of Chinese divinities called the “Seven Household Gods,” who were also popular folk deities in Japan.
The Allen Brothers (Portrait of James and John Lee Allen) is an experimental portrait by Raeburn in which the boys appear in an informal scenario, playing a game with a hat and a stick.
The Allen Brothers (Portrait of James and John Lee Allen)
The Allen Brothers (Portrait of James and John Lee Allen)
The Allen Brothers (Portrait of James and John Lee Allen) is an experimental portrait by Raeburn in which the boys appear in an informal scenario, playing a game with a hat and a stick.

The Allen Brothers (Portrait of James and John Lee Allen)

Henry Raeburn
British (Scottish) (1756–1823)
18th century
early 1790s
Oil on canvas
60 x 45 1/2 in. (152.4 x 115.6 cm) Framed: 68 x 54 1/2 x 4 in. (172.7 x 138.4 x 10.2 cm)
AP 2002.05
Henry Raeburn was the leading portraitist in Edinburgh, Scotland, a center of the intellectual and artistic movement known as the Enlightenment, from about 1790 until his death in 1823.
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.

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