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    Venus Riding on a Shell Chariot

    Attributed to Luca Penni
    Italian, d. 1556
    Venus Riding on a Shell Chariot, ca. 1540-1555
    Pen and ink on medium, moderately textured cream laid paper
    22.9 x 40.6 cm (9 x 16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.447

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    Shipping off the Dutch Coast

    Workshop of Hendrick Cornelisz. Vroom
    Dutch, 1566-1640
    Shipping off the Dutch Coast, 1620 - 1640
    Pen and ink on paper
    13 x 26 cm (5 1/8 x 10 5/16 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 60.041

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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 Adoration of the Magi

    Circle of Jan de Beer
    Flemish, ca. 1475-1528
    The Adoration of the Magi, ca. 1510
    Pen and ink with white heightening on olive-brown prepared paper
    33.8 x 26.8 cm (13 5/16 x 10 5/8 inches)
    Museum purchase: gift of the Museum Associates 61.090

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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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    Study of Seated Male Figure

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Daniele da Volterra, previous attribution
    Italian, 1509-1566
    Study of Seated Male Figure, 16th Century
    Red chalk on beige laid paper
    39.4 x 27 cm (15 1/2 x 10 5/8 inches)
    Gift of the Fazzano Brothers 84.198.1006

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    Canonteign

    John White Abbott
    British, 1763-1851
    Canonteign
    Pen and ink and brush and wash on paper
    23.2 x 19.2 cm (9 1/8 x 7 9/16 inches)
    Anonymous gift 82.196.9

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    Peasant Woman Gesticulating

    Attributed to Jean Louis Forain
    French, 1852-1931
    Peasant Woman Gesticulating, late 19th century
    Chalk on paper
    30.6 x 22.7 cm (12 1/8 x 8 7/8 inches)
    Gift of the Fazzano Brothers 84.198.1193

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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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    Sketches of Four Figures

    Jacopo Palma, il Giovane
    Italian, ca. 1548 - 1628
    Sketches of Four Figures, ca. 1580s
    Pen and ink on beige paper
    14.9 x 10 cm (5 7/8 x 3 15/16 inches)
    Anonymous gift 58.149

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    Two Women at the Shore

    Angela O’Leary
    American, 1879-1921
    Two Women at the Shore, early 20th century
    Gouache, watercolor, and charcoal on paper
    25.1 x 17.3 cm (9 7/8 x 6 13/16 inches)
    Museum Collection 74.079

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    Adam and Eve

    Jan Gossaert
    Netherlandish, ca. 1472-ca. 1533
    Adam and Eve, ca. 1525
    Black chalk, stumped, and black crayon
    62.1 x 45.9 cm (24 7/16 x 18 1/16 inches)
    Walter H. Kimball Fund 48.425

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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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    David and Abigail

    Hendrik de Clerck
    Flemish, 1570-1629
    David and Abigail, ca. 1610
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, over traces of framing lines in black chalk
    23 x 40.2 cm (9 1/8 x 15 13/16 inches)
    Gift of Miss Ellen D. Sharpe 50.302

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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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    Buttercups, Red Clover, and Plantain

    School of Albrecht Dürer
    German, 1471-1528
    Buttercups, Red Clover, and Plantain, 1526
    Watercolor and gouache on vellum
    29.7 x 21.8 cm (11 11/16 x 8 9/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Brockholst Smith in memory of her mother, Jane W. Bradley 38.053

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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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    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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    Triumphal Car Depicting the Allegory of Vice

    Cigoli, previous attribution
    Italian, 1559-1613
    School of Florence, previous attribution

    School of Bologna
    Triumphal Car Depicting the Allegory of Vice, Mid 16th Century-Early 17th Century
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, over graphite on antique laid paper
    22.5 x 41.6 cm (8 7/8 x 16 3/8 inches) (varies to 8.5)
    Gift of Miss Ellen D. Sharpe 50.301

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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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    Monk in Adoration

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Monk in Adoration, Early 17th Century
    Pen and ink on paper
    17.5 x 7.6 cm (6 7/8 x 3 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.498

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    Studies of skulls (recto); study of drapery (verso)

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Studies of skulls (recto); study of drapery (verso), 16th Century
    Red chalk on antique laid paper (recto); red, white, and black chalk on grey prepared paper (verso)
    30.5 x 21.6 cm (12 x 8 1/2 inches) (irregular)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 58.195

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    View of Folkstone

    Thomas Shotter Boys
    British, 1803-1874
    View of Folkstone
    Watercolor and opaque watercolor applied with brush, scraped highlights, and graphite
    27.3 x 38.1 cm (10 3/4 x 15 inches)
    Gift of the Fazzano Brothers 84.198.954

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    Design for a plate - fish and abstract designs

    Simon Lissim
    American, 1900-1981
    Design for a plate - fish and abstract designs
    Watercolor, gold, and pencil on paper
    28.6 x 28.6 cm (11 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches) (irregular)
    Gift of the artist 71.103

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    The Queen of Sheba

    Giovanni Battista Zelotti
    Italian, 1526-1578
    The Queen of Sheba, ca. 1562
    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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    Study of a Crouching Man

    Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
    Italian, 1609 - 1664
    Study of a Crouching Man, Early 17th Century-Mid 17th Century
    pen and ink and wash technique on white paper
    20.8 x 14.1 cm (8 3/16 x 5 5/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 57.138

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    Untitled (Installation Drawing)

    Barry Gerson
    American, b. 1939
    Untitled (Installation Drawing)
    Crayon, felt pen, and photograph collage on paper
    56.5 x 76.4 cm (22 5/16 x 30 1/8 inches)
    Georgiana Sayles Fund 82.002

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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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    Landscape with River and Figures

    Anthonie Waterloo
    Dutch; Flemish, 1609/10-1690
    Landscape with River and Figures, 17th Century
    Gouache, watercolor and chalk on white paper
    19.1 x 18.7 cm (7 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 59.069

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    Profile Bust of a Woman

    Bartolomeo Passarotti
    Italian, 1529-1592
    Profile Bust of a Woman, 16th century
    Pen and ink on paper
    25.4 x 16.4 cm (10 x 6 3/8 inches)
    Gift of the Bayard and Harriet K. Ewing Collection 68.049

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    Peruvian Woman

    Ignacio Merino
    Peruvian, 1819-1875
    Peruvian Woman
    Graphite on paper
    17.5 x 12.2 cm (6 7/8 x 4 13/16 inches)
    Gift of Professor and Mrs. David Kossoff 80.220.24

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    Madonna and Child with Saint Roch

    Attributed to Moretto da Brescia
    Italian, 1498-1554
    Madonna and Child with Saint Roch, mid 16th century
    Red chalk on antique laid paper, squared for transfer in red chalk
    23.2 x 19.1 cm (9 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.465

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    St. Margaret and Dragon

    Unknown artist, Flemish
    St. Margaret and Dragon, late 15th/early 16th century
    Ink, tempera, and gold on vellum
    6.7 x 5.1 cm (2 5/8 x 2 inches)
    Anonymous gift 82.190.1

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    Figures by a Rocky Bank in the Forest

    Thomas Hearne
    British, 1744-1817
    Figures by a Rocky Bank in the Forest, late 18th century
    Watercolor applied with a brush, and graphite
    29.7 x 23.5 cm (11 11/16 x 9 1/4 inches)
    Anonymous gift 72.171.41

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    Landscape

    Pieter Stevens
    Landscape, Mid 16th Century-Early 17th Century
    Pen and ink on paper
    Sheet: 15.6 x 19.8 cm (6 1/8 x 7 13/16 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Abrams 1986.233.6

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    Orpheus

    Cornelis van Poelenburgh
    Dutch, ca. 1593-1667
    Orpheus, 17th Century
    Pen and ink and wash on paper
    9.5 x 14.9 cm (3 13/16 x 5 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.523

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    Study of a Saint

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Study of a Saint, 17th Century
    Red and white chalk on beige paper
    12.2 x 10.2 cm (4 13/16 x 4 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scheiner 77.106

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    Workshop of an Artist

    Cesare Pollini
    Italian, ca. 1560-ca. 1630
    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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    Landscape with Two Windmills and a Town

    After Jan Brueghel the Elder
    Flemish, 1568-1625
    Landscape with Two Windmills and a Town, after 1607
    Pen and brushpoint with ink, brush and blue and green (faded to blue) washes on antique laid paper
    20 x 31.4 cm (7 7/8 x 12 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Henry D. Sharpe 50.297

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    The Resurrection of Christ

    Hans Bol
    Netherlandish, 1534-1593
    The Resurrection of Christ, ca. 1573
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, heightened with white gouache, over traces of black chalk
    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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    Blopsen

    After Matthäus Merian the elder
    Swiss, 1593 - 1650
    Blopsen, ca. 1625
    Pen and ink and chalk on laid paper
    8.7 x 14.5 cm (3 7/16 x 5 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 49.125

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    The Descent from the Cross

    Luca Cambiaso
    Italian, 1527-1585
    The Descent from the Cross, ca. 1570
    Pen and ink, brush and wash
    41.9 x 28.7 cm (16 1/2 x 11 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Miss Ellen D. Sharpe 50.298

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    Lovers in a Landscape

    Unknown artist, Dutch
    Lovers in a Landscape, 17th Century
    Watercolor on vellum
    20.3 x 29.2 cm (8 x 11 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Otto Naumann 1986.211

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    Female Martyr Saint

    Attributed to Sebastiano Folli
    Italian, 1568-1621
    Female Martyr Saint, mid-16th century-early 17th century
    Pen and ink, brush and wash over chalk on paper
    13.2 x 10.2 cm (5 3/16 x 4 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 57.023

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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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    Study of an Antique Head of Julius Caesar

    Francesco Mazzuoli, called II Parmigianino
    Italian, 1503-1540
    Study of an Antique Head of Julius Caesar, ca. 1530/31-1535
    Pen and ink, brush and wash, white heightening on laid paper
    8.6 x 7 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.517

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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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    Kneeling Figure

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Kneeling Figure, ca. 1550-1575
    Black and white chalks on prepared paper
    21.8 x 12.9 cm (8 5/8 x 5 1/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 58.076

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    Dublin

    Francis Place
    English, 1647-1728
    Dublin, ca. 1699
    Graphite, pen and ink, brush and wash on two joined sheets of laid paper
    29.8 x 90.8 cm (11 3/4 x 35 3/4 inches)
    Anonymous gift 71.153.26

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    A Hilltown with a Church and Ruined Castle in Asia Minor (Turkey)

    Sir Joseph Paxton
    British, 1803-65
    A Hilltown with a Church and Ruined Castle in Asia Minor (Turkey), ca. 1838-39
    Pen and ink, watercolor, gouache over graphite
    21.9 x 30.5 cm (8 5/8 x 12 inches)
    Anonymous Gift 70.118.35

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

    After Perugino
    Italian, ca. 1450-1523
    Study of Three Figures (saint Augustine, Saint Monica, and the Virgin Mary), ca. 1506
    Pen and ink on paper
    26.7 x 19.8 cm (10 1/2 x 7 13/16 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 35.009

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    Triumph of David

    Maerten van Heemskerck
    Netherlandish, 1498-1574
    Triumph of David, 1559
    Pen and ink over underdrawing in black chalk on paper, incised for transfer
    Image/Sheet: 18.3 x 26 cm (7 3/16 x 10 1/4 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 51.095