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Venice from the Bacino di San Marco portrays a scene of Venice. Rising at left is the campanile, or bell tower, next to the open space known as the Piazzetta. At center is the imposing pink and white facade of the Doge’s Palace.
Venice from the Bacino di San Marco
Venice from the Bacino di San Marco
Venice from the Bacino di San Marco portrays a scene of Venice. Rising at left is the campanile, or bell tower, next to the open space known as the Piazzetta. At center is the imposing pink and white facade of the Doge’s Palace.

Venice from the Bacino di San Marco

Francesco Guardi
Italian (1712–1793)
18th century
c. 1780
Oil on canvas
24 3/8 x 37 1/2 in. (61.9 x 95.3 cm) Framed: 32 1/2 x 45 1/8 x 4 in. (82.6 x 114.6 x 10.2 cm)
AP 1970.19
Little is known about Francesco Guardi. Members of his family were active as painters of devotional works, and he initially worked with his older brother, Antonio, as a figure painter.
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 Miss Anna Ward with Her Dog is a portrait of the eight-year-old illegitimate daughter of Lord Dudley.
Portrait of Miss Anna Ward with Her Dog
Portrait of Miss Anna Ward with Her Dog
Portrait of Miss Anna Ward with Her Dog is a portrait of the eight-year-old illegitimate daughter of Lord Dudley.

Portrait of Miss Anna Ward with Her Dog

Joshua Reynolds
British (English) (1723–1792)
18th century
1787
Oil on canvas
55 3/4 x 44 3/4 in. (141.6 x 113.7 cm) Framed: 67 3/8 x 56 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (171.1 x 143.5 x 12.1 cm)
ACF 1948.03
Painted in 1787, two years before Reynolds lost his sight, this portrait of Anna Ward represents the eight-year-old illegitimate daughter of John, second Viscount Dudley and Ward, and Mrs. Mary Baker, whom Lord Dudley later married.
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.
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.
The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking Toward the Rialto is Bonington's spot-on oil sketch of Venice's main thoroughfare.
The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking Toward the Rialto
The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking Toward the Rialto
The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking Toward the Rialto is Bonington's spot-on oil sketch of Venice's main thoroughfare.

The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking Toward the Rialto

Richard Parkes Bonington
British (English) (1802–1828)
19th century
1826
Oil on millboard
13 7/8 x 17 7/8 in. (35.2 x 45.4 cm) Framed: 21 3/8 x 25 3/8 x 2 3/4 in. (54.3 x 64.5 x 7 cm)
AP 2009.02
Bonington was one of the most supremely gifted landscape painters Britain has produced, comparable in artistic stature to J. M. W. Turner and John Constable but less familiar because he died young and left a comparatively small body of works, most on a modest scale.
The Interior of Sant' Ambrogio, Milan is Bonington's oil sketch of the interior of a Milan Cathedral with a nocturnal effect.
The Interior of Sant' Ambrogio, Milan
The Interior of Sant' Ambrogio, Milan
The Interior of Sant' Ambrogio, Milan is Bonington's oil sketch of the interior of a Milan Cathedral with a nocturnal effect.

The Interior of Sant' Ambrogio, Milan

Richard Parkes Bonington
British (English) (1802–1828)
19th century
1826
Oil on millboard
13 3/4 × 16 7/8 in. (34.93 × 42.86 cm) Framed: 18 7/8 × 20 1/4 × 2 in. (47.94 × 51.44 × 5.08 cm)
AP 2015.01
The English painter Bonington traveled to Italy for the first time in the spring of 1826. This is one of the first paintings he produced while there, on or about April 11. His traveling companion wrote that “We are in Milan, where at last we have unpacked and put to use our color boxes.
View of Olevano is Corot's landscape oil sketch of Olevano, about twenty-five miles east of Rome.
View of Olevano
View of Olevano
View of Olevano is Corot's landscape oil sketch of Olevano, about twenty-five miles east of Rome.

View of Olevano

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
French (1796–1875)
19th century
1827
Oil on paper affixed to canvas
10 7/8 x 17 7/8 in. (27.6 x 45.4 cm) Framed: 16 3/4 x 23 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. (42.6 x 60 x 6.4 cm)
APg 1980.11
As the final stage in his artistic education, Corot went to Italy in the fall of 1825.
Mountain Peak with Drifting Clouds is one of Friedrich's Romantic landscapes that can be open to interpretation as a spiritual text. The clouds and trees can be interpreted as spiritual metaphors.
Mountain Peak with Drifting Clouds
Mountain Peak with Drifting Clouds
Mountain Peak with Drifting Clouds is one of Friedrich's Romantic landscapes that can be open to interpretation as a spiritual text. The clouds and trees can be interpreted as spiritual metaphors.

Mountain Peak with Drifting Clouds

Caspar David Friedrich
German (1774–1840)
19th century
c. 1835
Oil on canvas
9 13/16 x 12 1/16 in. (25 x 30.6 cm) Framed: 15 x 17 1/2 x 3 in. (38.1 x 44.5 x 7.6 cm)
AP 1984.08
Friedrich is among the greatest of those Romantic artists in whose work spiritual yearning is the dominant theme.
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.

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