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    Frankfurt on the Rhine

    Samuel Prout

    Before 1833
    Frankfurt on the Rhine
    Pen and ink, watercolor over graphite on wove paper
    20.6 x 15.9 cm (8 1/8 x 6 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 23.340

  • Objects

    Pernicious Dream

    John Flaxman

    Ca. 1792-1794
    Pernicious Dream
    Pen and ink with graphite framing lines
    21.6 x 27.9 cm (8 1/2 x 11 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 21.126

  • Objects

    Sketches of Four Figures

    Jacopo Palma, il Giovane

    Ca. 1580s
    Sketches of Four Figures
    Pen and ink on beige paper
    14.9 x 10 cm (5 7/8 x 3 15/16 inches)
    Anonymous gift 58.149

  • Objects

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

    Felice Giani

    1785-1790
    Vestal Virgins Showing the Will of Augustus to Tiberius and the Senate
    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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    Pinelli alla Trattoria (Pinelli at the Trattoria)

    Bartolomeo Pinelli

    1824
    Pinelli alla Trattoria (Pinelli at the Trattoria)
    pen and ink over graphite on wove paper
    43.2 x 57.2 cm (17 x 22 1/2 inches) (varies)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 59.026

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    Third Tableau of the Rheingold

    Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

    Ca. 1896
    Third Tableau of the Rheingold
    pen and ink
    25.4 x 17.5 cm (10 x 6 7/8 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 31.361

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    Vale of St. John, Cumberland

    Francis Towne

    1786
    Vale of St. John, Cumberland
    Watercolor applied with brush, ink and pen, and graphite
    15.6 x 23.5 cm (6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches)
    Anonymous gift 69.154.1

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    Palaeocastritza, Corfu

    Edward Lear

    Dated 21 April 1862
    Palaeocastritza, Corfu
    Watercolor, pen and ink, and graphite on wove paper
    23.5 x 32.1 cm (9 1/4 x 12 5/8 inches)
    Anonymous Gift 70.118.32

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    Jerusalem

    Edward Lear

    Dated 1 and 28 April 1858
    Jerusalem
    Watercolor, pen and ink, graphite, and gouache on blue wove paper; mounted
    Sheet: 19.8 x 30.2 cm (7 13/16 x 11 7/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 84.203.6

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    Recto: Stage Setting in Antique Funerary Hall

    Gaspare Galliari

    Ca. 1779-1823
    Recto: Stage Setting in Antique Funerary Hall
    Pen and ink and watercolor over graphite on laid paper
    41.3 x 49.9 cm (16 1/4 x 19 5/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 57.096

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    A Sacrifice in the Temple of Jupiter

    Gabriel François Doyen

    Late 18th century
    A Sacrifice in the Temple of Jupiter
    Pen and ink, brush and wash on blue paper
    36.5 x 58.3 cm (14 3/8 x 22 7/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 63.019

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    The Arrest of Christ

    Giorgio Vasari

    Ca. 1560s
    The Arrest of Christ
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, and black chalk, squared for transfer, on cream laid paper
    8.9 x 14.3 cm (3 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 58.082

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    Polruan, Cornwall

    Thomas Rowlandson

    After 1790
    Polruan, Cornwall
    Watercolor applied with brush, ink and pen, and graphite
    32.1 x 49.9 cm (12 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 69.154.20

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    Capo di Noli, from Capo Basteggi

    Edward Lear

    1864
    Capo di Noli, from Capo Basteggi
    Brush and watercolor and pen and ink on blue wove paper
    17 x 50.3 cm (6 11/16 x 19 13/16 inches)
    Anonymous gift 81.171.8

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    Castello Madamo

    Francis Towne

    April 22, 1781
    Castello Madamo
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, and watercolor over graphite on laid paper
    Sheet: 22.2 x 27 cm (8 3/4 x 10 5/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 84.203.10

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    The Queen of Sheba

    Giovanni Battista Zelotti

    1540-1578
    The Queen of Sheba
    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

    Ca. 1779-1811
    Castel Sant ‘Angelo
    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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    Mahée from Fort St. George

    Edward Lear

    Dated November 1874
    Mahée from Fort St. George
    Watercolor, pen and ink, and graphite on wove paper
    Plate: 36.7 x 55.2 cm (14 7/16 x 21 3/4 inches)
    Anonymous gift 80.239.11

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    Pont du Buech

    Joseph Mallord William Turner

    Ca. 1843
    Pont du Buech
    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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    Roman Temples and Ruins

    Victor Jean Nicolle

    Ca. 1779–1811
    Roman Temples and Ruins
    Pen and ink and watercolor on blue laid paper
    7.1 x 10.2 cm (2 13/16 x 4 1/16 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 58.141B

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    Christ Healing the Paralytic

    Carlo Maratta

    Ca. 1650-1700
    Christ Healing the Paralytic
    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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    A Grisette

    Constantin Guys

    Ca. 1859
    A Grisette
    Pen and ink with ink and watercolor washes on wove paper
    17.5 x 22.5 cm (6 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 21.344

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    Tomb of Caecilia Metella

    Jonathan Skelton

    Mid-18th Century
    Tomb of Caecilia Metella
    Pen and ink and brush and wash over graphite on laid paper
    Sheet: 18.4 x 25.7 cm (7 1/4 x 10 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Miss Elizabeth T. Casey 1988.102.1

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    Portrait of Lady Sophia Dalrymple

    Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    Ca. 1858-1862
    Portrait of Lady Sophia Dalrymple
    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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    Rochester Castle

    John Sell Cotman

    Ca. 1830
    Rochester Castle
    Watercolor and watercolor in flour-paste medium and pen and ink over graphite on paper
    21.3 x 30.8 cm (8 3/8 x 12 1/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 69.154.7

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    Moses Driving the Sheperds from the Well

    Nicolas Poussin

    Ca. 1647
    Moses Driving the Sheperds from the Well
    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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    Don Quixote and Sancho Panza

    Honoré Victorin Daumier

    1865 - 1867
    Don Quixote and Sancho Panza
    Pen and ink, watercolor, and crayon on wove paper
    14.6 x 27.9 cm (5 13/16 x 11 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 42.208

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    Study for Dead Christ with Angels

    Pasquale Andrea Marini

    Ca. 1682 - 1712
    Study for Dead Christ with Angels
    Pen and ink on white paper
    16.8 x 24.3 cm (6 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 59.048

  • Objects

    Lady Dressing

    Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

    Ca. 1780-1790
    Lady Dressing
    Pen and ink with brush and wash on cream paper
    27.3 x 19.4 cm (10 3/4 x 7 5/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 57.139

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    St. Paul Preaching at Athens

    William Blake

    1803
    St. Paul Preaching at Athens
    Watercolor with touches of black chalk and scraping on wove paper
    45.7 x 31.1 cm (18 x 12 1/4 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 31.280

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    Study of Three Figures (saint Augustine, Saint Monica, and the Virgin Mary)

    Perugino

    Ca. 1506
    Study of Three Figures (saint Augustine, Saint Monica, and the Virgin Mary)
    Pen and ink on paper
    26.7 x 19.8 cm (10 1/2 x 7 13/16 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 35.009

  • Objects

    Numbers

    Jasper Johns

    1st Etchings, 2nd State, 1967-1981
    Numbers
    etching; open biting; pen and ink
    Plate: 33 x 24.5 cm (13 x 9 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Malcolm G. Chace, Jane Chace Carroll, and Eliot Chace Nolen in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Chace, Jr. 1997.14

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    The Annunciation

    Charles Mellin

    Ca. 1630
    The Annunciation
    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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    Arch of Titus

    Victor Jean Nicolle

    Ca. 1779–1811
    Arch of Titus
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, and graphite on blue laid paper
    9.8 x 8.4 cm (3 7/8 x 3 5/16 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 58.141C

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    Ventnor, Isle of Wight

    George Barret the Younger

    Ca. 1821-1823
    Ventnor, Isle of Wight
    Watercolor with brush and ink with pen over graphite on cream laid paper
    Sheet: 15.2 x 22.7 cm (6 x 8 15/16 inches)
    Anonymous gift 83.217.4

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    Beggar with Crutches and Wallet

    Jacques Callot

    The Beggars, ca. 1622-1623
    Beggar with Crutches and Wallet
    Etching
    Image: 14.3 x 9.2 cm (5 5/8 x 3 5/8 inches)
    Gift of the Fazzano Brothers 84.198.1236

  • Objects

    Dazio Grande

    Joseph Mallord William Turner

    1842
    Dazio Grande
    Watercolor applied with a brush, and graphite
    Sheet: 24.1 x 29.7 cm (9 1/2 x 11 11/16 inches)
    Gift of Mr. Richard Brown Baker in memory of his parents, Harvey and Marion Baker 84.080

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    St. Andrew's, Brunswick

    Samuel Prout

    After 1824
    St. Andrew’s, Brunswick
    Watercolor and opaque watercolor applied with brush, and ink and pen
    41.9 x 26.7 cm (16 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches)
    Anonymous Gift 70.118.36

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    The Bay of Naples

    William Marlow

    1765-1795
    The Bay of Naples
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, and watercolor over graphite on laid paper
    27 x 37.6 cm (10 5/8 x 14 13/16 inches)
    Anonymous gift 75.116.38

  • Objects

    The Dead Christ, Sacrifice of a Bull (recto)

    Girolamo da Carpi

    1549-1553
    The Dead Christ, Sacrifice of a Bull (recto)
    Pen and ink
    27.8 x 18.4 cm (10 15/16 x 7 1/4 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 22.229

  • Objects

    Antique Ruins with Figures

    Hubert Robert

    Ca. 1765-1778
    Antique Ruins with Figures
    Pen and ink, brush and wash,watercolor, and white heightening over black chalk on paper
    56.5 x 71.9 cm (22 1/4 x 28 5/16 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 38.152

  • Objects

    Baptism of Christ

    William Blake

    Ca. 1799
    Baptism of Christ
    Tempera over pen and ink on canvas
    32.4 x 49.2 cm (12 3/4 x 19 3/8 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 32.219

  • Objects

    Adoration of the Magi

    Unknown artist, Italian

    Late 17th-early 18th century
    Adoration of the Magi
    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

  • Objects

    Crowd at the Circus

    Edouard León Louis Edy-Legrand

    Ca. 1930
    Crowd at the Circus
    Ink and pencil on paper
    Image: 25.7 x 18.3 cm (10 1/8 x 7 3/16 inches)
    Gift of the Fazzano Brothers 84.198.1205

  • Objects

    Study of Trees

    Daniel Schellinks

    17th Century
    Study of Trees
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, charcoal, and white heightening on laid paper
    30 x 24.1 cm (11 13/16 x 9 1/2 inches)
    Anonymous gift 1987.109.2

  • Objects

    Landscape with Bridge and Figures (recto)

    Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi

    17th Century
    Landscape with Bridge and Figures (recto)
    Pen and ink on laid paper
    19.7 x 26.4 cm (7 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 61.001

  • Objects

    Woman with Book

    Francesco Salviati

    1520 - 1563
    Woman with Book
    Pen and ink with brush and wash on paper
    19.1 x 9.2 cm (7 1/2 x 3 5/8 inches)
    Gift of the Fazzano Brothers 84.198.1009

  • Objects

    Off Portsmouth

    James Baker Pyne

    1837
    Off Portsmouth
    Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on cream laid paper
    26.2 x 37.5 cm (10 5/16 x 14 3/4 inches)
    Anonymous gift 69.154.51

  • Objects

    Sunset

    George Chinnery

    Late 18th Century-Mid 19th Century
    Sunset
    Watercolor applied with brush, ink and pen, and graphite
    11.4 x 17.3 cm (4 1/2 x 6 13/16 inches)
    Anonymous gift 73.204.6

  • Objects

    Garf Harbor, Malta

    Edward Lear

    1866
    Garf Harbor, Malta
    Watercolor and gouache applied with brush, ink and pen, and graphite
    38.1 x 53.5 cm (15 x 21 1/16 inches)
    Anonymous gift 69.154.57

  • Objects

    Philae

    Edward Lear

    Dated 7 February 1854
    Philae
    Pen and ink, watercolor, and graphite on grey paper (now tan)
    23.7 x 35.2 cm (9 5/16 x 13 7/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 74.107.33

  • Objects

    Landscape with Grindstone

    Unknown artist, Italian

    Ca. 1600-1640
    Landscape with Grindstone
    Pen and ink on paper
    Sheet: 21.3 x 32.7 cm (8 3/8 x 12 7/8 inches)
    INV2006.499

  • Objects

    Untitled (Five Hands)

    Christina Ramberg

    Ca. 1971
    Untitled (Five Hands)
    Ink, graphite, colored pencil and ballpoint pen on tissue
    27.9 x 13.3 cm (11 x 5 1/4 inches) (irregular) (sight)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2012.111.2

  • Objects

    Red Head 3

    Sue McNally

    Self Portrait as…, 2012
    Red Head 3
    Ink on paper
    28.5 x 37.3 cm (11 1/4 x 14 11/16 inches)
    Museum purchase in honor of Judith Tannenbaum, Gift of Dr. Joseph A. Chazan 2013.9.3

  • Objects

    Tank Top

    Sue McNally

    Self Portrait as…, 2010
    Tank Top
    Ink and gesso on paper
    28.9 x 38 cm (11 3/8 x 14 15/16 inches)
    Museum purchase in honor of Judith Tannenbaum, Gift of Dr. Joseph A. Chazan 2013.9.4