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    Lake Nemi with a Distant View of Genzano (and Monte Circeo)

    John Robert Cozens
    English, 1752-1799
    Lake Nemi with a Distant View of Genzano (and Monte Circeo), 1778-1790
    Watercolor applied with brush, graphite
    37.2 x 53.2 cm (14 5/8 x 20 15/16 inches)
    Anonymous Gift 70.118.19

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    The Marriage at Cana

    Unknown artist, Italian
    After Jacopo Tintoretto
    Italian, 1519-1594
    The Marriage at Cana, early 18th century
    Pen and ink and brush and wash on paper
    20.8 x 28.3 cm (8 3/16 x 11 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Julius Weitzner 53.012

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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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    Frozen Canal before a Farm in Winter

    Esaias van de Velde I
    Dutch, 1587-1630
    Frozen Canal before a Farm in Winter, ca. 1628
    Charcoal, brush and wash on paper
    19.2 x 29.4 cm (7 9/16 x 11 9/16 inches)
    Anonymous gift 61.075

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    Bicyclists

    Charles Demuth
    American, 1883-1935
    Bicyclists, ca. 1916 - 1917
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    27.6 x 21.4 cm (10 7/8 x 8 7/16 inches)
    Gift of the Fazzano Brothers 84.198.1178

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    Lunette Design with Madonna and Child Enthroned, Flanked by Two Flying Angels

    Tommaso Minardi
    Italian, 1787-1871
    Lunette Design with Madonna and Child Enthroned, Flanked by Two Flying Angels, ca. 1815-1835
    Pen and ink, wash and brush, and graphite on laid paper, traced for transfer
    27.9 x 50.6 cm (11 x 19 15/16 inches) (irregular)
    Gift of Janos Scholz 57.247

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    Recto: Stage Setting in Antique Funerary Hall

    Attributed to Gaspare Galliari
    Italian, 1761-1823
    Recto: Stage Setting in Antique Funerary Hall, ca. 1779-1823
    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

    Attributed to Gabriel François Doyen
    French, 1726 - 1806
    A Sacrifice in the Temple of Jupiter, late 18th century
    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
    Italian, 1511-1574
    The Arrest of Christ, ca. 1560s
    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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    King Lear and Cordelia in Chains

    Thomas Stothard
    British, 1755-1834
    King Lear and Cordelia in Chains, 1748
    Watercolor and chalk
    Diameter: 31.3 cm (12 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Benjamin Olch 27.229

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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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    Christ Bearing the Cross

    Anthony van Dyck
    Flemish, 1599-1641
    Christ Bearing the Cross, 1617-1618
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, and chalk on laid paper
    20.3 x 17 cm (8 x 6 11/16 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 31.359

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    Castello Madamo

    Francis Towne
    English, 1740-1816
    Castello Madamo, April 22, 1781
    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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    Rainbow: A View on the Rhine from Dunkholder Vinyard, of Ostersprey and Feltzen below Bosnart

    Joseph Mallord William Turner
    English, 1775-1851
    Rainbow: A View on the Rhine from Dunkholder Vinyard, of Ostersprey and Feltzen below Bosnart, ca. 1819
    Watercolor applied with brush with scraped highlights
    18.7 x 29.2 cm (7 3/8 x 11 1/2 inches)
    Anonymous gift 71.153.2

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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

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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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    View of Vesuvius Taken from Mont St. Angelo, with a Camaldolite Monastery

    Claude Louis Chatelet
    French, 1753-1794
    View of Vesuvius Taken from Mont St. Angelo, with a Camaldolite Monastery, 1770-1786
    Pen and ink and brush and brown wash with touches of watercolor on laid paper
    34.9 x 46.4 cm (13 3/4 x 18 1/4 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 38.162

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    Roman Temples and Ruins

    Victor Jean Nicolle
    French, 1754-1826
    Roman Temples and Ruins, ca. 1779–1811
    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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    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

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    Lazzarone (Neapolitan Vagrant)

    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
    Italian, 1696-1770
    Lazzarone (Neapolitan Vagrant), 18th Century
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, and graphite on paper
    23.2 x 14.3 cm (9 1/8 x 5 5/8 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 31.321

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    Design for an Interior Elevation

    Franz Xaver Habermann
    German, 1721-1796
    Design for an Interior Elevation, 18th Century
    Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, and graphite; incised
    28.9 x 18.6 cm (11 3/8 x 7 5/16 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 46.535

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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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    A Grisette

    Constantin Guys
    French, 1802-1892
    A Grisette, ca. 1859
    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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    Study for Hercules in the Garden of the Hesperides (recto)

    Carlo Maratta
    Italian, 1625-1713
    Luca Giordano, previous attribution
    Study for Hercules in the Garden of the Hesperides (recto), ca. 1692
    (recto) Pen and ink, brush and wash, over graphite on thick, moderately textured beige paper; (verso) brush and wash, graphite
    44.4 x 38.6 cm (17 7/16 x 15 3/16 inches) (recto)
    Anonymous gift 52.194

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    Tomb of Caecilia Metella

    Attributed to Jonathan Skelton
    British, fl. ca. 1754-1758
    Tomb of Caecilia Metella, mid-18th Century
    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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    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
    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 (Diversion for the Children), 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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    Workshop of an Artist

    Cesare Pollini
    Italian, ca. 1560-ca. 1630
    Federico Zuccaro, previous attribution
    Italian, 1540/43-1609
    Workshop of an Artist, late 16th century- early 17th century
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, heightened with white on paper prepared with a red wash
    10.2 x 21.3 cm (4 x 8 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Miss Ellen D. Sharpe 50.307

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    Villa Loredan at Paese (Villa Loredan at Paese)

    Francesco Guardi
    Italian, 1712-1793
    Villa Loredan at Paese (Villa Loredan at Paese), ca. 1774-1786
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, and red chalk on paper
    29.8 x 54 cm (11 11/16 x 21 5/16 inches)
    Anonymous gift 57.250

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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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    “The tree, stands in the sun, and shadows all beneath,” Calcutta, India

    Edward Lear
    English, 1812-1888
    “The tree, stands in the sun, and shadows all beneath,” Calcutta, India, after 1878
    Lithograph with pen and ink, brush and wash, and graphite on wove paper
    26 x 52.4 cm (10 1/4 x 20 5/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 71.153.56

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    Martyrdom of a Male Saint

    Gaspare Diziani
    Italian, 1689-1767
    Martyrdom of a Male Saint, ca. 1740
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, and white heightening on medium brown paper
    23.2 x 19.2 cm (9 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 57.136

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    At the Circus: Bareback

    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
    French, 1864-1901
    At the Circus: Bareback, 1899
    Crayon, ink and pastel on paper
    50.8 x 34 cm (20 x 13 3/8 inches) (sheet)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 34.003

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    Pope Pius V Crowns Cosimo I De'Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany

    Cesare Nebbia
    Italian, ca. 1536-1614
    Pope Pius V Crowns Cosimo I De’Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany, late 1580s
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, white heightening over black chalk on two sheets of joined paper
    61.4 x 52.7 cm (24 3/16 x 20 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 49.390

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    Lady Dressing

    Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
    Italian, 1727-1804
    Lady Dressing, ca. 1780-1790
    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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    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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    Sleaford, Lincolnshire

    Joseph Mallord William Turner
    English, 1775-1851
    Sleaford, Lincolnshire, ca. 1797-98
    Watercolor applied with a brush, and graphite
    23.7 x 34.8 cm (9 5/16 x 13 11/16 inches)
    Anonymous gift 71.153.3

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    Arch of Titus

    Victor Jean Nicolle
    French, 1754-1826
    Arch of Titus, ca. 1779–1811
    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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    Portrait of Stanislas III Poniatowski

    Angelica Kauffmann
    Swiss, 1741-1807
    Portrait of Stanislas III Poniatowski, ca. 1788
    Ink with brush over black chalk on laid paper
    28.3 x 19.7 cm (11 3/16 x 7 11/16 inches)
    Museum Membership Fund 66.273

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    Ventnor, Isle of Wight

    George Barret the Younger
    English, 1767-1842
    Ventnor, Isle of Wight, ca. 1821-1823
    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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    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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    The Bay of Naples

    William Marlow
    British, 1740-1813
    The Bay of Naples, 1765-1795
    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

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    Third View on the Reichenbach

    John Robert Cozens
    English, 1752-1799
    Third View on the Reichenbach, 1776
    Ink washes applied with brush, ink and pen, watercolor, and graphite
    36.5 x 23.5 cm (14 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches)
    Anonymous gift 69.154.31

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    Antique Ruins with Figures

    Hubert Robert
    French, 1733-1808
    Antique Ruins with Figures, ca. 1765-1778
    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

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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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    Crowd at the Circus

    Edouard León Louis Edy-Legrand
    French, 1892 - 1970
    Crowd at the Circus, ca. 1930
    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

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    Study of Trees

    Attributed to Daniel Schellinks
    Dutch, 1627-1701
    Study of Trees, 17th Century
    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

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    Scenes from the Life of Saint Joseph

    Marco Tullio Montagna
    Italian, fl. 1618-1640
    Scenes from the Life of Saint Joseph, ca. 1630-1631
    Pen and ink, brush and wash over graphite on medium-weight cream paper
    26.5 x 53.7 cm (10 7/16 x 21 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Miss Ellen D. Sharpe 50.305