Unknown (Nationality unknown)

The Madonna

  • Date: n.d.
  • Medium: Painted porcelain in a reproduction frame
  • Object Dimensions: 6 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. (16.19 x 11.43 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Robert Simpson, 1988.002
  • Photo Credit: Jueqian Fang
  • Verbal Description: This oval painting is small, and the ornately carved, gold frame nearly doubles its size. The painting is a portrait of a woman with porcelain-colored skin and light hair that’s mostly covered by her blue head covering and robe. Her hands, also covered entirely by the blue robe, clasp together to form a triangle shape at the center of the composition. One small fingertip on her right hand peaks out. Her head is turned to the right, nearly in profile, and she looks down, her eyes barely open and brow unfurred. Her pink lips are slightly downturned. She also wears a gold scarf, and the background of the painting is gold.

John Singleton Copley (American, 1738-1815)

Major General August de la Motte

  • Date: ca. 1787
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Object Dimensions: 26 1/8 x 22 in. (66.36 x 55.88 cm)
  • Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 1972.001

Arthur Bowen Davies (American, 1862-1928)

Hills of the Sierras

  • Date: ca. 1909-10
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Object Dimensions: 25 7/8 x 39 7/8 in. (65.72 x 101.28 cm)
  • Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 1962.003
  • Photo Credit: Mark Woods

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975)

Chilmark

  • Date: 1922
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Object Dimensions: 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 60.96 cm)
  • Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 1963.003
  • Photo Credit: Jueqian Fang
  • Copyright: Copyright held by Thomas Hart Benton Testamentary Trusts, represented by Artist Rights Society
  • Verbal Description: This is a somewhat abstracted landscape painting of a small town with rolling hills in the distance. There are not many details; shapes are filled with large swaths of smooth color. The perspective is slightly above the town, perhaps painted from the hillside in the foreground that takes up the right corner of the composition. Protruding from what might be a curved road along this hillside is a telephone pole, but without any wires. Below this road about a dozen house shapes of varying shades of brown and gray, nestled between golden mounds and deep green foliage. At the center of this cluster is what might be church—a white building with a tall frontispiece coming to a point, like a steeple. It looks to be a pleasant day with blue skies and warm light coming from the left and highlighting the town.

Beverly King (American, 1943-2017)

Balloon Lady

  • Date: 1972
  • Medium: Acrylic and paper collage on fiber board
  • Object Dimensions: 23 3/4 x 30 1/2 x 3/8 in. (60.33 x 77.47 x 0.95 cm)
  • Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 1972.003
  • Photo Credit: Jueqian Fang

Leon Schulman Gaspard (American, born Russia, 1882-1964)

Prince Igor

  • Date: 1932
  • Medium: Watercolor, gouache, charcoal, and mica glitter on paper
  • Object Dimensions: 52 1/2 x 25 1/8 in. (133.35 x 63.82 cm)
  • Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 1974.007
  • Photo Credit: Jueqian Fang

Leon Schulman Gaspard (American, born Russia, 1882-1964)

Snow Scene, Vitebsk

  • Date: n.d.
  • Medium: Oil on linen
  • Object Dimensions: 15 1/8 x 35 1/8 in. (38.42 x 89.22 cm)
  • Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 1979.018
  • Photo Credit: Jueqian Fang

Grigory Gluckmann (American, born Russia, 1898-1973)

Young Woman, Head and Shoulders

  • Date: n.d.
  • Medium: Oil on panel
  • Object Dimensions: 14 3/16 x 11 x 1 3/4 in. (36.04 x 27.94 x 4.45 cm)
  • Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 1971.005
  • Photo Credit: Mark Woods

Albert Bierstadt (American, born Germany, 1830-1902)

Great Salt Lake, Utah

  • Date: ca. 1863
  • Medium: Oil on paper mounted on cardboard
  • Object Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 19 in. (34.93 x 48.26 cm)
  • Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 1956.009
  • Photo Credit: Jueqian Fang

Heinrich von Zügel (German, 1850-1941)

Three Young Cows with their Drover in the High Meadow Grass, Worth

  • Date: 1912
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Object Dimensions: 21 x 31 3/4 in. (53.34 x 80.65 cm)
  • Credit Line: Founding Collection, Gift of Charles and Emma Frye, 1952.206
  • Photo Credit: Jueqian Fang
  • Verbal Description: Three cows stand side-by-side on a lush and verdant riverbed in this impressionistic-style painting. All cows are about the same size with their heads clustered together. The cow furthest on the right stands nearly in profile, showing their full left side. They’re black and white in color with two large spots: one covers their stomach, the other their head. The center cow is turned to the right, they’re mostly white with umber spots covering their ear, neck, and under their left eye. The cow on the far left faces the viewer head-on, although their left ear is obstructed by the white and umber cow. They are mostly white with a soft pink nose and ears and a cream chest. It’s daytime, and the light is soft and dappled.
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