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    Sketch for a Bending Apostle (Study for the Last Supper)

    Agostino Carracci
    Italian, 1557-1602
    Sketch for a Bending Apostle (Study for the Last Supper), ca. 1593-1594
    Black chalk on buff paper
    14.1 x 14.8 cm (5 9/16 x 5 13/16 inches)
    gift of Winslow and Anna Ames in Memory of William H. Edwards 76.134

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    The Birthday Party

    Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
    Italian, 1727-1804
    The Birthday Party, Divertimento per li ragazzi (Diversion for the Children), ca. 1797
    Pen and ink, wash and brush over black chalk on white laid paper
    29.2 x 40.6 cm (11 1/2 x 16 inches)
    Gift of Murray S. Danforth, Jr. 1987.017

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    Vestal Virgins Showing the Will of Augustus to Tiberius and the Senate

    Felice Giani
    Italian, 1758-1823
    Vestal Virgins Showing the Will of Augustus to Tiberius and the Senate, 1785-1790
    Brush and wash, pen and ink, with white heightening on cream paper
    44 x 83.5 cm (17 5/16 x 32 7/8 inches) (irregular)
    Gift of Mr. Janos Scholz 57.246

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    Adam and Eve

    Jan Gossaert
    Flemish, ca. 1472-ca. 1533
    Adam and Eve, ca. 1525
    Chalk on two sheets joined together
    62.1 x 45.9 cm (24 7/16 x 18 1/16 inches)
    Walter H. Kimball Fund 48.425

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    Before the Race

    Edgar Degas
    French, 1834-1917
    Before the Race, ca. 1885
    Pastel, gouache and graphite over charcoal on tracing paper
    56.5 x 65.4 cm (22 1/4 x 25 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 42.214

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    Portrait of Signora Licinia Lena, Marchesa Mantinenghi

    Ottavio Mario Leoni
    Italian, 1578-1630
    Portrait of Signora Licinia Lena, Marchesa Mantinenghi, 1626
    Black, red, and white chalks on blue laid paper (now faded)
    Sheet: 22.2 x 15.9 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 21.275

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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

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    Dancer with a Bouquet

    Edgar Degas
    French, 1834-1917
    Dancer with a Bouquet, ca. 1877-1880
    Pastel and gouache over monotype on paper
    40.3 x 50.5 cm (15 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 42.213

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    Study of a Nude Youth

    Pierre-Paul Prud’hon
    French, 1758-1823
    Study of a Nude Youth, ca. 1800-1817
    Black and white chalks on blue laid paper
    56.5 x 28.6 cm (22 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 29.083

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    The Queen of Sheba

    Giovanni Battista Zelotti
    Italian, 1526-1578
    The Queen of Sheba, 1540-1578
    Pen and ink with brush and wash over chalk on paper
    29.1 x 20.2 cm (11 7/16 x 7 15/16 inches)
    Gift of the Wunsch Americana Foundation, Inc. 71.093

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    Castel Sant 'Angelo

    Victor Jean Nicolle
    French, 1754-1826
    Castel Sant ‘Angelo, ca. 1779-1811
    Pen and ink, brush and wash over black chalk on blue laid paper
    9.5 x 8.4 cm (3 13/16 x 3 5/16 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 58.141A

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    Pont du Buech

    Joseph Mallord William Turner
    English, 1775-1851
    Pont du Buech, ca. 1843
    Watercolor, gouache, ink, and graphite on beige (now darkened) paper
    14 x 19.2 cm (5 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 69.154.53

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    Diamond Cove, Appledore

    Childe Hassam
    American, 1859-1935
    Diamond Cove, Appledore, 1907
    Graphite, pastel, and black chalk on wove paper (brochure cover) with embossing)
    18.1 x 23.8 cm (7 1/8 x 9 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 21.119

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    Coastal Scene with Figures, Ships and Buildings

    Thomas Gainsborough
    British; English, 1727-1788
    Coastal Scene with Figures, Ships and Buildings, ca. 1775-1780
    Black and white chalks with stumping on blue laid paper (now faded)
    24.1 x 31.1 cm (9 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 21.120

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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

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    Madonna and Child with Four Saints

    Guillaume Courtois, called Il Borgognone
    French, active Italy, 1628 - 1679
    Madonna and Child with Four Saints, ca. 1677
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, squared with red chalk for transfer, on cream paper
    19.2 x 13.1 cm (7 9/16 x 5 3/16 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 57.024

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    Cone II

    Prunella Clough
    English, 1919 - 1999
    Cone II, 1979
    Pastel on paper board
    Sheet: 22.2 x 25.4 cm (8 3/4 x 10 inches)
    Gift of Richard Brown Baker 1996.11.6

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    New York City

    Miklos Suba
    American b. Hungary, 1880-1944
    New York City, 1929
    Red chalk on paper
    40.6 x 30.5 cm (16 x 12 inches)
    Gift of Houghton P. Metcalf 82.023

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    Six Friends at Dieppe

    Edgar Degas
    French, 1834-1917
    Six Friends at Dieppe, 1885
    Pastel on wove paper laid down on canvas
    114.9 x 71.1 cm (45 1/4 x 28 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 31.320

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    Country Dance

    Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
    Italian, 1727-1804
    Country Dance, Divertimento per li ragazzi (Diversion for the Children), ca. 1797
    Pen and ink, wash and brush over chalk on paper; pen and ink, wash and brush, over black chalk
    28.7 x 41.1 cm (11 5/16 x 16 3/16 inches)
    Bequest of George Pierce Metcalf 57.239

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    The Badminton Victory

    Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
    Italian, 1727-1804
    The Badminton Victory, Divertimento per li ragazzi, ca. 1797
    Pen and ink, wash and brush over black chalk on white paper
    29.4 x 41.4 cm (11 9/16 x 16 5/16 inches)
    Bequest of George Pierce Metcalf 57.240

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    Portrait of Lady Sophia Dalrymple

    Dante Gabriel Rossetti
    British, 1828-1882
    Portrait of Lady Sophia Dalrymple, ca. 1858-1862
    Black and white chalks and pen and ink on wove paper
    43.2 x 35.6 cm (17 x 14 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 21.117

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    Resurrection of Christ

    Hans Bol
    Flemish, 1534-1593
    Resurrection of Christ, ca. 1573
    Pen and ink, brush and wash with white heightening over traces of chalk on paper
    27.3 x 9.8 cm (10 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 52.304

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    Bologna

    James Duffield Harding
    English, 1798-1863
    Bologna, 1834
    Watercolor, graphite, and gouache on blue-gray wove paper
    36.8 x 26.7 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches)
    Gift of the Fazzano Brothers 84.198.953

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    Banks of the Tiber

    Richard Wilson
    British, 1713/14-1782
    Banks of the Tiber, 1757
    Red and white chalk on laid paper
    16.8 x 21.9 cm (6 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 2006.122.9

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    Studies for a Dream of Joseph

    Simone Cantarini
    Italian, 1612-1648
    Studies for a Dream of Joseph, date unknown
    Red chalk on white paper
    25.4 x 17.1 cm (10 x 6 3/4 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 58.142

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    Moses Driving the Sheperds from the Well

    Nicolas Poussin
    French, 1594-1665
    Moses Driving the Sheperds from the Well, ca. 1647
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, and chalk over graphite on paper
    16.5 x 16.3 cm (6 1/2 x 6 3/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 59.020

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    Portrait of the Painter Giuseppe Amedeo Aliberti

    Edmé Bouchardon
    French, 1698-1762
    Portrait of the Painter Giuseppe Amedeo Aliberti, 1732
    Red chalk on laid paper
    26 x 22.9 cm (10 1/4 x 9 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 49.472

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    Man on horseback with another saddled horse beside him

    Wilhelm von Kobell
    German, 1766 - 1853
    Man on horseback with another saddled horse beside him, after 1792
    Watercolor over black chalk (or crayon) on wove paper
    24.1 x 20.3 cm (9 1/2 x 8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 49.013

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    The Annunciation

    Charles Mellin
    French, ca. 1597-1649
    The Annunciation, ca. 1630
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, over traces of black chalk, reworked with white body color over graphite on laid paper
    18.4 x 21.3 cm (7 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 54.185

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    Artist in Studio

    Adolph von Menzel
    German, 1815-1905
    Artist in Studio, 1896
    Graphite and charcoal (or black chalk) with stumping on wove paper
    22.9 x 31.1 cm (9 x 12 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 28.007

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    The Bath

    William Orpen
    Irish, 1878-1931
    The Bath, 1904
    Black and red chalks, charcoal on wove paper
    15.6 x 26.7 cm (6 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 21.123

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    Female Bather

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    French, 1841-1919
    Female Bather, ca. 1886-1887
    Watercolor over black chalk (or crayon) on laid paper
    16.8 x 20.3 cm (6 5/8 x 8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 21.345

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    Landscape with a Waterfall

    Thomas Gainsborough
    British; English, 1727-1788
    Landscape with a Waterfall, Early 18th Century-Late 18th Century
    Watercolor applied with brush, and crayon
    Plate: 20.3 x 25.7 cm (8 x 10 1/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 73.204.21

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    Head of a Boy

    Attributed to Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
    Italian, 1727-1804
    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, previous attribution
    Italian, 1696-1770
    Attributed to Annibale Carracci, previous attribution
    Italian, 1560-1609
    Head of a Boy, before 1780
    Red and white chalks on blue laid paper
    24.8 x 18.6 cm (9 3/4 x 7 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 73.078

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    Study of Two Female Arms, One Holding a Rose Garland

    Attributed to Nicolas Bernard Lépicié
    French, 1735-1784
    Study of Two Female Arms, One Holding a Rose Garland, 1770-1775
    Black and white chalk on prepared paper
    Sheet: 47.6 x 40.2 cm (18 3/4 x 15 13/16 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund and Mary B. Jackson Fund 1987.082

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    Study after Alessandro Vittoria's Bust of Giulio Contarini

    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
    Italian, 1696-1770
    Study after Alessandro Vittoria’s Bust of Giulio Contarini, ca. 1743
    Chalk on paper
    23.7 x 16.5 cm (9 5/16 x 6 1/2 inches) (approx.)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 48.427

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    Adoration of the Magi

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Adoration of the Magi, late 17th-early 18th century
    Pen and ink, brush and wash on paper
    11.6 x 19.1 cm (4 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 58.083

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    San Saba, Rome

    François Edouard Bertin
    French, 1797-1871
    San Saba, Rome, ca. 1822-1825
    Graphite and chalk on tan wove paper
    30.3 x 34.3 cm (11 15/16 x 13 1/2 inches)
    Museum Membership Fund 67.028

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    Satyr Head

    Giuseppe Cesari
    Italian, 1568-1640
    Satyr Head, ca. 1620
    Red chalk on paper
    28.9 x 22.2 cm (11 3/8 x 8 3/4 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 58.064

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    Study for St. William of Aquitaine

    After Guercino
    Italian, 1591-1666
    Study for St. William of Aquitaine, 17th Century
    Chalk on paper
    30 x 16 cm (11 13/16 x 6 5/16 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 32.031

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    Ecce Home (recto)

    Attributed to Luis Tristán de Escamilla
    Spanish, ca. 1586-1624
    Ecce Home (recto), early 17th century
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, and graphite on paper
    20.2 x 15.4 cm (7 7/8 x 6 1/8 inches)
    Museum Membership Fund 67.113

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    Study for Fall of Simon Magus

    Francesco Vanni
    Italian, 1563-1610
    Study for Fall of Simon Magus, ca.1603
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, and black chalk
    9.6 x 17.8 cm (3 3/4 x 7 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund and Museum Gift Fund 58.005

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    Design for Creamer FCX

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Frederick Joseph Buxton, Jr., chaser (metalworker)
    1877-1952
    Design for Creamer FCX, Martele, 1904
    Pencil, crayon, chalk, and ink on paper
    27.9 x 38.4 cm (11 x 15 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Lenox, Incorporated 2005.118.45.2070

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    Design for Coffeepot FCX

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Thomas J. E. Oliphant, metalworker
    late 19th century - 20th century
    Otto Colmetz, chaser (metalworker)
    American, 1863-1950
    Design for Coffeepot FCX, Martele, 1904
    Pencil, crayon, chalk, and ink on paper
    39 x 27.6 cm (15 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Lenox, Incorporated 2005.118.45.2071