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

    John Robert Cozens

    1778-1790
    Lake Nemi with a Distant View of Genzano (and Monte Circeo)
    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

    Early 18th century
    The Marriage at Cana
    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

    Divertimento per li ragazzi (Diversion for the Children), ca. 1797
    The Birthday Party
    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

    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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    Frozen Canal before a Farm in Winter

    Esaias van de Velde I

    Ca. 1628
    Frozen Canal before a Farm in Winter
    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

    Ca. 1916 - 1917
    Bicyclists
    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

    Ca. 1815-1835
    Lunette Design with Madonna and Child Enthroned, Flanked by Two Flying Angels
    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

    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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    King Lear and Cordelia in Chains

    Thomas Stothard

    1748
    King Lear and Cordelia in Chains
    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

    Ca. 1877-1880
    Dancer with a Bouquet
    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

    1617-1618
    Christ Bearing the Cross
    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

    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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    Rainbow: A View on the Rhine from Dunkholder Vinyard, of Ostersprey and Feltzen below Bosnart

    Joseph Mallord William Turner

    Ca. 1819
    Rainbow: A View on the Rhine from Dunkholder Vinyard, of Ostersprey and Feltzen below Bosnart
    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

    Benedetto Luti

    Late 17th Century
    Venus and Adonis
    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

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

    Claude Louis Chatelet

    1770-1786
    View of Vesuvius Taken from Mont St. Angelo, with a Camaldolite Monastery
    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

    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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    Landscape with Town

    Marco Ricci

    Late 17th Century-Early 18th Century
    Landscape with Town
    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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    Design for an Interior Elevation

    Franz Xaver Habermann

    18th Century
    Design for an Interior Elevation
    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

    Ca. 1677
    Madonna and Child with Four Saints
    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

    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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    Study for Hercules in the Garden of the Hesperides (recto)

    Carlo Maratta

    Ca. 1692
    Study for Hercules in the Garden of the Hesperides (recto)
    (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

    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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    Country Dance

    Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

    Divertimento per li ragazzi (Diversion for the Children), ca. 1797
    Country Dance
    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

    Divertimento per li ragazzi, ca. 1797
    The Badminton Victory
    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

    Late 16th century- early 17th century
    Workshop of an Artist
    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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    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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    “The tree, stands in the sun, and shadows all beneath,” Calcutta, India

    Edward Lear

    After 1878
    “The tree, stands in the sun, and shadows all beneath,” Calcutta, India
    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

    Ca. 1740
    Martyrdom of a Male Saint
    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

    1899
    At the Circus: Bareback
    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

    Late 1580s
    Pope Pius V Crowns Cosimo I De’Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany
    pen and wash technique on 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

    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

  • Objects

    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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    Sleaford, Lincolnshire

    Joseph Mallord William Turner

    Ca. 1797-98
    Sleaford, Lincolnshire
    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

  • Objects

    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

  • Objects

    Portrait of Stanislas III Poniatowski

    Angelica Kauffmann

    Ca. 1788
    Portrait of Stanislas III Poniatowski
    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

  • Objects

    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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    Landscape with a Waterfall

    Thomas Gainsborough

    Early 18th Century-Late 18th Century
    Landscape with a Waterfall
    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

    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

    Third View on the Reichenbach

    John Robert Cozens

    1776
    Third View on the Reichenbach
    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

  • 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

    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

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    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

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    Scenes from the Life of Saint Joseph

    Marco Tullio Montagna

    Ca. 1630-1631
    Scenes from the Life of Saint Joseph
    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