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18th century

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    Tassel

    Unknown artist, French
    Tassel, 17th Century-19th Century
    Cotton; knotted
    Length: 10.2 cm (4 inches)
    Gift of Richard Greenleaf 52.497

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    Portrait of Samuel Bernard

    Pierre-Imbert Drevet
    French, 1697-1739
    After Hyacinthe Rigaud, associated artist/maker
    French, 1659-1743
    Portrait of Samuel Bernard, early 18th century-mid 18th century
    Engraving on paper
    Image/plate: 62.2 x 42.4 cm (24 1/2 x 16 11/16 inches)
    Bequest of Isaac C. Bates 13.1212

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    Castle on the Edge of a Lake

    Jonathan Skelton
    British, fl. ca. 1754-1758
    Castle on the Edge of a Lake, late 1850s
    Watercolor applied with brush, and graphite
    14.3 x 21.6 cm (5 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches)
    Anonymous gift 71.153.42

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    Metallic Lace Trim

    Unknown artist, French
    Metallic Lace Trim, 18th Century
    Flat metallic thread, metallic wrapped yarn, silk; bobbin lace
    Length: 29.8 cm (11 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 11.104

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    Vase

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Vase, 1690-1710
    Porcelain with underglaze blue, glaze and silver
    22.2 x 11.4 cm (8 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Mr. Charles L. Pendleton 04.371

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    Teapot

    Unknown artist, English, Bristol
    Teapot, 18th century
    Porcelain, glaze, gilding
    Height: 16.2 cm (6 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Alice Brownell, Mrs. Ernst R. Behrend and Alfred S. Brownell 29.150

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    Priest Ohi

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Priest Ohi, 1662 - 1722
    Silk and gold-wrapped yarn compound weave, pieced
    Length: 133.4 cm (52 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.440

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    Tassel

    Unknown artist, French
    Tassel, 17th Century-19th Century
    Cotton; plied and knotted
    Length: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Richard Greenleaf 52.498

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    Tankard

    Jeremiah Dummer
    American, 1645-1718
    Tankard, ca. 1705
    Silver
    20.3 x 19.7 cm (8 x 7 3/4 inches)
    Bequest of Daniel Howland 2003.135.1

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    The Muses and Two Medals with Greek Inscriptions

    Hubert François Bourguignon Gravelot
    French, 1699-1773
    The Muses and Two Medals with Greek Inscriptions, 18th century
    Pencil and pen and ink on paper
    4 x 7.6 cm (1 5/8 x 3 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 65.087

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    Pair of Shoes

    Unknown artist, French
    Pair of Shoes, 18th century
    Earthenware with tin glaze and enamel
    Length: 13.3 cm (5 1/4 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of Abby Rockefeller Mauze 78.046.21

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    Plate

    Unknown artist, Italian, Gubbio
    Plate, 18th century
    Earthenware with tin glaze and lustre
    Diameter: 20.6 cm (8 1/8 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.511

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    Portrait of the Right Honorable Maria Countess of Coventry

    Richard Houston
    Irish, 1721-1775
    After Jean-Étienne Liotard
    Swiss, 1702-1789
    Portrait of the Right Honorable Maria Countess of Coventry, ca.1749-1775
    Mezzotint on paper
    42.1 x 30.6 cm (16 5/8 x 12 1/8 inches) (plate)
    Museum Purchase: Anonymous gift 51.010

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    Verso: Studies: Satyr, Lyres, Galloping Horse, Architectural Elements

    Polidoro da Caravaggio, previous attribution
    Italian, 1495/1500-ca. 1543
    Domenico Piola I, previous attribution
    Italian, 1627-1703
    Verso: Studies: Satyr, Lyres, Galloping Horse, Architectural Elements, Mid 17th Century-Early 18th Century
    pen and ink on antique white laid paper
    22 x 28.6 cm (8 11/16 x 11 3/16 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 56.197

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    One of a Pair of Bowls with Flowers

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    One of a Pair of Bowls with Flowers, 18th Century
    Porcelain with glaze and enamel
    Height: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 inches)
    Bequest of John M. Crawford, Jr. 1989.110.50.1

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    One of a Pair of Bowls with Flowers

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    One of a Pair of Bowls with Flowers, 18th Century
    Porcelain with glaze and enamel
    Height: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 inches)
    Bequest of John M. Crawford, Jr. 1989.110.50.2

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    Ruined Roman Arches

    Charles Michel-Ange Challe
    French, 1718-1778
    Ruined Roman Arches, mid 18th Century
    Black and white chalks on blue paper
    29.7 x 43.2 cm (11 11/16 x 17 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 59.084

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    Dray Horses

    Charles François Daubigny
    French, 1817-1878
    Dray Horses, 19th Century
    Charcoal on paper
    31.1 x 47.8 cm (12 5/16 x 18 13/16 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 31.237

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    Bust of an Old Man

    James Bretherton
    British, fl. 1770-1781
    After Rembrandt van Rijn
    Dutch, 1606-1669
    Bust of an Old Man, 18th century
    Etching on paper
    Image/plate: 8.9 x 8.1 cm (3 1/2 x 3 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Mr. Houghton P. Metcalf, Jr. 85.148.2

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    Needle lace trim fragment

    Unknown artist, French, Argentan
    Needle lace trim fragment, ca. 1675-1750
    Linen needle lace
    Length: 36.5 cm (14 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Richard Greenleaf 51.116

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    Teapot

    Unknown artist, English, Liverpool
    Teapot, 18th century
    Glazed earthenware
    Height: 15.2 cm (6 inches)
    Gift of Alice Brownell, Mrs. Ernst R. Behrend and Alfred S. Brownell 29.156

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    Noh theater costume (karaori)

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Noh theater costume (karaori), 18th Century
    Ikat-dyed silk compound weave with supplementary continuous gold-leaf paper patterning wefts and supplementary discontinuous silk patterning weft floats
    Center back length: 144.8 cm (57 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.481

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    Portrait of Ann Bullen Queen of King Henry VIII

    Jacobus Houbraken, designer
    Dutch, 1698-1780
    Portrait of Ann Bullen Queen of King Henry VIII, 18th century
    Engraving on paper
    Image/plate: 36.8 x 22.9 cm (14 1/2 x 9 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Raymond G. Mowry 26.327

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    Tassel

    Unknown artist, French
    Tassel, 17th Century-19th Century
    Cotton; plied and knotted
    Length: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Richard Greenleaf 52.495

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Textile fragment, 18th century
    Silk, gold metallic-paper-wrapped thread; compound weave, continuous supplementary weft patterning
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 08.097

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    Joined Chest with Drawer

    Unknown artist, American, Massachusetts; Hampshire County
    Joined Chest with Drawer, 1690-1725
    oak; pine
    82.5 x 48.9 cm (32 1/2 x 19 5/16 inches) (height x depth)
    Gift of the estate of Adelaide Winthrop Vernon 65.007

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    Pocket

    Unknown artist, American
    Pocket, 18th Century
    Cotton and linen plain weave; block printed, pieced
    Length: 43.2 cm (17 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Arnold Sholler and Mrs. Robert W. Gardiner, in memory of Charlotte Greene 81.167.29

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    Marash textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Armenian
    Marash textile fragment, 18th/19th century
    Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery
    123.2 x 50.2 cm (48 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Herbert Fields 1993.009

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    Trimming (material), Tinsel

    Unknown artist, French
    Trimming (material), Tinsel, 18th Century
    Flat metallic thread, metallic wrapped yarn, silk; compound weave
    Length: 21.3 cm (8 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 11.333

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    Landscape with Study of Peasant Woman

    Camille Pissarro
    French, 1830-1903
    Landscape with Study of Peasant Woman, 19th Century
    Graphite on buff paper
    23.4 x 31.4 cm (9 3/16 x 12 5/16 inches)
    Museum Purchase: Anonymous gift 57.106

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    Plaque

    Unknown artist, Dutch, Delft
    Plaque, ca. 1700
    Earthenware with tin glaze and enamel
    33 x 44.5 cm (13 x 17 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.432

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    Needle case embroidery fragment

    Unknown artist, American, Rhode Island
    Needle case embroidery fragment, 18th Century
    Plain weave cotton with silk embroidery
    Length: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Susan B. Thurston 14.061

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    Still Life with Flowers

    Attributed to Jan van Huysum
    Dutch, 1682-1749
    Still Life with Flowers, ca. 1715-1730
    Oil on canvas
    35.6 x 27.9 cm (14 x 11 inches)
    Gift of D. Berkeley Updike in memory of Elisabeth Bigelow Updike 36.018

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    Side Chair

    Unknown artist, American, Boston; Massachusetts
    Side Chair, 1660-1700
    Silver maple, red oak, leather
    86.4 x 45.7 x 36.8 cm (34 x 18 x 14 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.834

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    Man's Sash (Patka)

    Unknown artist, Persian, India
    Man’s Sash (Patka), 1700-1750
    Silk and gold-wrapped thread compound weave; continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft patterning
    325.1 x 64.8 cm (128 x 25 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.529

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    Tiber Island toward the West I. Jewish Ghetto (Isola Tiberina Verso Occidente I. Ghetto degli Ebrei)

    Giuseppe Vasi
    Italian
    Tiber Island toward the West I. Jewish Ghetto (Isola Tiberina Verso Occidente I. Ghetto degli Ebrei), from the series Delle magnificenze di Roma antica e moderna, 1747-1761
    Etching on paper
    Plate: 21.1 x 32.4 cm (8 5/16 x 12 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Professor and Mrs. David Kossoff 80.220.13

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    Cup

    John Coddington, silversmith
    American, 1690-1743
    Cup, ca. 1715
    Silver
    Height: 10.2 cm (4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 36.005

  • Objects

    Trimming (material), Tinsel

    Unknown artist, French
    Trimming (material), Tinsel, 18th Century
    Flat metallic thread, metallic wrapped yarn, cotton; compound weave
    Length: 18.3 cm (7 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 11.334

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    Bowl

    Unknown artist, Spanish
    Bowl, 18th century
    Earthenware with tin glaze and lustre
    Diameter: 34.3 cm (13 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.509

  • Objects

    Articulated Buddha

    Meissen Porcelain Manufactory
    German, 1710-present
    Articulated Buddha, 18th century
    Porcelain with enamel, glaze, and gilding
    31.1 x 31.8 x 33 cm (12 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 13 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Frank A. Sayles 47.726

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    Erminia Among the Shepherds

    Luigi Garzi
    Italian, 1638-1721
    Erminia Among the Shepherds, ca. 1680-1700
    Black and white chalk on blue paper
    25.1 x 37.3 cm (9 7/8 x 14 11/16 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 58.002

  • Objects

    Handkerchief

    Unknown artist, Persian
    Handkerchief, 18th Century
    Plain weave linen with drawn work and silk embroidery
    35.6 cm (14 inches) (square)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 15.124

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    Study of Three Heads

    Ubaldo Gandolfi
    Italian, 1728-1781
    Study of Three Heads, mid-late 18th century
    Red chalk on paper
    20.2 x 27.9 cm (7 7/8 x 11 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 59.072

  • Objects

    Tassel

    Unknown artist, French
    Tassel, 17th Century-19th Century
    Cotton; plied and needle lace
    Length: 10.2 cm (4 inches)
    Gift of Richard Greenleaf 52.496

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    Landscape with Fountain

    Attributed to Isaac de Moucheron
    Dutch, 1667-1774
    Landscape with Fountain, ca. 1700
    Oil on canvas
    66.4 x 55.2 cm (26 1/8 x 21 3/4 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Ellen D. Sharpe 54.147.83

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    Jumps

    Unknown artist, English
    Jumps, late 17th century-early 18th century
    Linen, silk; plain weave, embroidered
    Center back length: 59.7 cm (23 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Nelson A., Laurence S., and David Rockefeller, from the estate of their aunt, Lucy Truman Aldrich 56.078

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    Passementiere (trimming material)

    Unknown artist, Possibly; English
    Passementiere (trimming material), 1650-1750
    Metallic wrapped yarn, flat metallic thread, silk; knotted
    Length: 30 cm (11 13/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 11.156

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    A Troupe from the Commedia Dell'arte

    Attributed to Pier-Leone Ghezzi
    Italian, 1674-1755
    A Troupe from the Commedia Dell’arte, late 17th century-mid 18th century
    Oil on canvas
    122.2 x 170.5 cm (48 1/8 x 67 1/8 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 44.161

  • Objects

    Tassel

    Unknown artist, French
    Tassel, 17th Century-19th Century
    Cotton; knotted, braided, needle lace
    Length: 14 cm (5 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Richard Greenleaf 52.491

  • Objects

    Tassel

    Unknown artist, French
    Tassel, 17th Century-19th Century
    Cotton; plied and knotted
    Length: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Richard Greenleaf 52.501

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    Venus and Adonis

    Attributed to Benedetto Luti
    Italian; Florentine, 1666-1724
    Venus and Adonis, Late 17th Century
    Pen and brush and brown ink (possibly black originally) over graphite
    24.8 x 18.4 cm (9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.434

  • Objects

    Tassel

    Unknown artist, French
    Tassel, 17th Century-19th Century
    Cotton; plied and knotted
    Length: 14 cm (5 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Richard Greenleaf 52.492

  • Objects

    Pair of Plates with Scenes from the Gengzhitu

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Pair of Plates with Scenes from the Gengzhitu, 1662-1722
    Porcelain with glaze and enamel
    Height: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of John M. Crawford, Jr. 1989.110.58.2

  • Objects

    Pair of Plates with Scenes from the Gengzhitu

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Pair of Plates with Scenes from the Gengzhitu, 1662-1722
    Porcelain with glaze and enamel
    Bequest of John M. Crawford, Jr. 1989.110.58.1

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    Turned Chair

    Unknown artist, American, Rhode Island
    Turned Chair, 1680-1700
    Maple, ash, oak
    100.3 x 53.3 x 35.6 cm (39 1/2 x 21 x 14 inches)
    Gift in memory of Mercy Congdon Brown by her four granddaughters 22.226

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    Christ Healing the Paralytic

    Attributed to Carlo Maratta
    Italian, 1625-1713
    Christ Healing the Paralytic, ca. 1650-1700
    Pen and ink and black chalk on paper
    31.3 x 22.9 cm (12 5/16 x 9 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 58.156

  • Objects

    Landscape with Town

    Marco Ricci
    Italian, 1676-1729
    Landscape with Town, Late 17th Century-Early 18th Century
    Pen and ink with brush and wash on paper
    44.8 x 60.9 cm (17 5/8 x 23 15/16 inches)
    Gift of Miss Ellen D. Sharpe 50.299