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n Dentist by Candlelight, Dou depicts a tooth-puller with long-suffering patient and concerned onlooker, here no doubt his wife.
Dentist by Candlelight
Dentist by Candlelight
n Dentist by Candlelight, Dou depicts a tooth-puller with long-suffering patient and concerned onlooker, here no doubt his wife.

Dentist by Candlelight

Gerrit Dou
Dutch (1613–1675)
17th century
c. 1660–65
Oil on oak panel
14 5/8 x 10 7/8 in. (37.2 x 27.7 cm) Framed: 22 3/4 x 19 x 2 3/8 in. (57.8 x 48.3 x 6 cm)
AP 2002.01
The contemporary of Johannes Vermeer and Pieter de Hooch, Gerrit Dou was the founder of the so-called fijnschilders (“fine painters”) of his native Leiden, notable for the miniaturistic detail and polished surface of their work.
In Pythagoras Emerging from the Underworld, Rosa depicts the ancient story of Pythagoras who convinced his followers that he descended to Hades and seen the tortured souls of poets tormented for betraying the secrets of the gods
Pythagoras Emerging from the Underworld
Pythagoras Emerging from the Underworld
In Pythagoras Emerging from the Underworld, Rosa depicts the ancient story of Pythagoras who convinced his followers that he descended to Hades and seen the tortured souls of poets tormented for betraying the secrets of the gods

Pythagoras Emerging from the Underworld

Salvator Rosa
Italian (1615–1673)
17th century
1662
Oil on canvas
51 5/8 x 74 7/16 in. (131.2 x 189 cm) Framed: 65 x 88 x 4 in. (165.1 x 223.5 x 10.2 cm)
AP 1970.22
Born and educated in Naples, Rosa lived for more than eight years in Florence before settling in Rome in 1649. He was impressed by both the naturalism of Ribera and the classicism of Poussin, but, being extremely independent of spirit and confident of his own genius, he allied himself with no one.
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.
Pastoral Landscape is an ideal landscape view by Claude Lorrain's with classical ruins and carefully calibrated landscape elements.
Pastoral Landscape
Pastoral Landscape
Pastoral Landscape is an ideal landscape view by Claude Lorrain's with classical ruins and carefully calibrated landscape elements.

Pastoral Landscape

Claude Lorrain
French (c. 1604/5–1682)
17th century
1677
Oil on canvas
22 1/2 x 32 3/8 in. (57.2 x 82.2 cm) Framed: 32 x 41 5/8 x 3 1/2 in. (81.3 x 105.7 x 8.9 cm)
APx 1967.04
This is one of at least nine paintings that Claude created for Prince Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna, a great connoisseur and collector, between 1663 and 1682.
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.
Although small in size, Young Student Drawing was one of Chardin’s most famous works, in which seems to have been making a comment on the arduous process of artistic training followed by the French Academy.
Young Student Drawing
Young Student Drawing
Although small in size, Young Student Drawing was one of Chardin’s most famous works, in which seems to have been making a comment on the arduous process of artistic training followed by the French Academy.

Young Student Drawing

Jean Siméon Chardin
French (1699–1779)
18th century
c. 1738
Oil on panel
8 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (21 x 17.1 cm) Framed: 15 1/4 x 13 7/8 x 3 in. (38.7 x 35.2 x 7.6 cm)
AP 1982.07
Adapting the subjects of Dutch cabinet pictures and still lifes of the previous century to French taste, Chardin elevated these genres to the very highest level. His works are exceptional in their sentient depiction of everyday experience and observed reality.
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.
La Simplicité (Simplicity) is a narrative oval painting of a girl pulling the petals off a daisy in a ritual of “he loves me, he loves me not.”
La Simplicité (Simplicity)
La Simplicité (Simplicity)
La Simplicité (Simplicity) is a narrative oval painting of a girl pulling the petals off a daisy in a ritual of “he loves me, he loves me not.”

La Simplicité (Simplicity)

Jean-Baptiste Greuze
French (1725–1805)
18th century
1759
Oil on canvas
28 x 23 1/2 in. (71.1 x 59.7 cm) Framed: 35 1/8 x 30 1/2 x 3 in. (89.2 x 77.5 x 7.6 cm)
AP 1985.03
Jean-Baptiste Greuze achieved fame for his morally uplifting narrative paintings, but he was equally adept working in the pastoral, erotic mode brought to refinement by François Boucher.
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.
Still Life with Oranges, Jars, and Boxes of Sweets in which Meléndez scrupulously renders the textures and forms of the closely grouped fruit and containers, highlighting the glazed curve of a honey jar of Manises pottery, one of his favorite motifs.
Still Life with Oranges, Jars, and Boxes of Sweets
Still Life with Oranges, Jars, and Boxes of Sweets
Still Life with Oranges, Jars, and Boxes of Sweets in which Meléndez scrupulously renders the textures and forms of the closely grouped fruit and containers, highlighting the glazed curve of a honey jar of Manises pottery, one of his favorite motifs.

Still Life with Oranges, Jars, and Boxes of Sweets

Luis Meléndez
Spanish (1716–1780)
18th century
c. 1760–65
Oil on canvas
19 x 13 7/8 in. (48.3 x 35.2 cm) Framed: 24 1/2 x 20 x 2 in. (62.2 x 50.8 x 5.1 cm)
AP 1985.13
Luis Meléndez was the greatest Spanish still-life painter of his time. As the most gifted student admitted to the newly founded Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid in 1745, he could have anticipated a prosperous career at the Spanish court.
Lord Grosvenor's Arabian Stallion with a Groom exemplifies Stubbs’s characteristically uncompromising spirit, and his quest for calibrated composition and balanced tones.
Lord Grosvenor's Arabian Stallion with a Groom
Lord Grosvenor's Arabian Stallion with a Groom
Lord Grosvenor's Arabian Stallion with a Groom exemplifies Stubbs’s characteristically uncompromising spirit, and his quest for calibrated composition and balanced tones.

Lord Grosvenor's Arabian Stallion with a Groom

George Stubbs
British (English) (1724–1806)
18th century
c. 1765
Oil on canvas
39 1/8 x 32 7/8 in. (99.3 x 83.5 cm) Framed: 44 x 37 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. (111.8 x 95.3 x 6.7 cm)
AP 1981.03
George Stubbs was the greatest painter of animals of his day. He was celebrated especially for his representation of horses, the forms and nature of which he captured with a remarkable understanding and sensitivity.
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.
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.

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