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    Admiral Huythuysen Admiral Huythuysen
    Artist: Franz Hals (1580-1666)
    Location: Hall from room 219 to 221
    Catalog # 48
    Notes: Class of January, 1913. Zest for life is evident in the vigorous portraits by Hals. He liked to paint "the things that are seen." He lacked insight into the deeper emotions but delighted in catching the expression of the moment.

     

    adonis Adonis
    Artist: Henry O. Walker (1843-1929)
    Location: Library / room 002
    Catalog # 326
    Notes: Original in Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Adonis, a hunter, is loved by Venus. Unmindful of the goddess, he leaves her and hunts the wild boar, which kills him. Shakespeare used the Greek myth as the theme of a poem entitled, "Venus and Adonis." By downward sloping lines and by the pallor of the youth, a noble form, Walker creates the tragic scene which awaits the sorrowing queen of love.

     

    Age of Discovery Age of Discovery
    Artist: Denis Eden
    Location: Hall between room 117 to 119
    Catalog # 71
    Notes: Class of January, 1915. Original hangs in the House of Parliament, London. This picture shows King Henry VII of England granting a charter in 1496 to John Cabot and his three sons, authorizing them to sail in search of new lands.

     

    age of innocence Age of Innocence
    Artist: Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)
    Location: Hall from room 029 to 031
    Catalog # 124
    Notes: Original in National Gallery, London. Aiming at effect rather than likeness, Reynolds felicitously interpreted childhood through harmony of line; through shade, soft and broad; and through color, rich and warm. This picture conveys a sense of ease not found in his other portraits. His claim to fame rests upon his portraits of children.

    Alfred the Great Rebuilding the Walls of London Alfred the Great Rebuilding the Walls of London
    Artist: Frank O. Salisbury (1874-?)
    Location: Hall between room 117 to 119
    Catalog # 66
    Notes: Class of January, 1915. Original in Houses of Parliament, London. Kind Alfred is shown standing on two building stones, directing the repairing of the wall of London, which had been damaged by time and by the Danes.

    The Apostles The Apostles
    Artist: Albrecht Durer (1471-1528)
    Location: room 229
    Catalog # 35
    Notes: Original at Munich, Germany. Durer, considered the greatest engraver of all time, is Germany's representative artist. He brought the spiritual warmth of the Italian Renaissance to the art of the North. "The Apostles", one of his most popular paintings, is a diptych or two-part altar piece, representing on one tablet the apostles John and Peter; on the other, Paul and Mark.

    Cursorius Coromandelicus Audubon Society - Cursorius Coromandelicus
    Artist: Hulimandel & Waton, Imp
    Location: Hall from room 115 to 113
    Catalog # n/a
    Notes: Class of 1973

    Numernius Rutescens Audubon Society - Numernius Rutescens
    Artist: Walter & Cohn, Imp
    Location: Hall from room 115 to 113
    Catalog # n/a
    Notes: Class of 1973

     

    Pluvianus Aegyptius Audubon Society - Pluvianus Aegyptius
    Artist: Walter Imp
    Location: Hall from room 115 to 113
    Catalog # n/a
    Notes: Class of 1973

     

    Autumn Landscape Autumn Landscape
    Artist: Florion G. Wisinger
    Location: room 146
    Catalog # 38
    Notes: Class of June, 1913. This picture is impressionistic to the extent that it is a study of a momentary effect in light and color. It therefore lacks the emphasis on form for which many modern artist strive.

     

    The Avenue of Trees The Avenue of Trees
    Artist: Meyndert Hobbema (1637-1709)
    Location: Hall from room 311 to 313
    Catalog # 76
    Notes: Original in National Gallery, London. The artist, through the genius of his painting, has made a great picture from simple landscape material. The painting is evidence that simplicity is synonymous with great art.

     

    Beatrice of Cuznace Beatrice of Cuznace
    Artist: Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1614)
    Location: Hall from room 343 to window
    Catalog # 404
    Notes: Chiefly accomplished in technical skill, Van Dyck gave consummate care and labor to the details of this portrait. Contrast the emphasis on costume and his fondness for splendor with the lack of depth in his study of character.

     

    The Border of the River The Border of the River
    Artist: Pierre Waidman
    Location: room 146 H
    Catalog # 143
    Notes: The etching's fine line helps to give this color reproduction a delicate quality. It is a tranquil scene, quiet waters in the foreground offset by the restless motion of clouds in the sky of evening.

     

    The Boy of Winander The Boy of Winander
    Artist: Henry O. Walker (1843-1929)
    Location: Library / room 002
    Catalog # 325
    Notes: Original in Library of Congress, Washington, DC. The boy (from Wordsworth's poem "The Prelude") is in a listening mood. Through his hands "he blew mimic hootings to the owl, that they might answer him". The picture illustrates a pause when surprised at the "voice of the mountain torrent" and with his mind filled with images of the scene, he became aware of the spirit in nature. The low key of color adequately portrays the solemnity of the hour.

     

    Bradbury's Millpond Bradbury's Millpond
    Artist: Henry Ward Ranger (1858-1916)
    Location: Business Office
    Catalog # 230
    Notes: This color reproduction is painted so sympathetically that it is easy to believe that the artist was moved emotionally by the pond.

     

    Bridge and Town Bridge and Town
    Artist: Wihhelm Blanke
    Location: Hall from room 133 to 135
    Catalog # 382
    Notes: The artist has been sensitive to the fascination of a castle. Here is an Old World scene where the castle dominates the town. Impressive, enduring, though its feudal usefulness has ceased, it stands yet. Durableness is expressed in the stone bridge, too, through repetition of the arches and by the massiveness of its pillars. Strong contrasts in color complete the atmosphere of rugged strength.

     

    Broadway Broadway
    Artist: C.C. Cooper (1856-
    Location: room 146
    Catalog # 237
    Notes: Class of June, 1918. Cooper, "the poet of cities", finds inspiration in the streets of a modern metropolis. For him there are beauty, grandeur, and sublimity in skyscrapers. "He clothes the commonplace brick and mortar of the business block with warm, rich colors of their own". This reproduction is representative and typical of his work.

     

    Brunnehildes Erwachen Brunnehildes Erwachen (Brunnehilde's Awakening)
    Artist: Hermann Hendrick (1856-1931)
    Location: Hall from room 334 to 338
    Catalog # 60
    Notes: Class of June, 1913. Unlike the story in the tradition where Siegfried awakens Brunehilde, the artist shows an ethereal figure emerging from mystic clouds.

     

    Burgos Cathedral Burgos Cathedral
    Artist: Andrew F. Affleck (1221-1567)
    Location: Hall from room 345 to 345
    Catalog # 227
    Notes: Class of June, 1918. This etching should be studied as typical of Spanish Gothic. The contrasts are due, partly, to climatic conditions. As the climate of Burgos is hot and dry, the vaults of the cathedral either were left exposed or were covered with tiles. Thus the roof is flat or low-sloped. As the sunshine is hot and brilliant, the number of windows was lessened. The wall space is plain. Characteristic Spanish decoration reveals a combination of Islamic and Christian motifs and also love of the full, overloaded design, which lacks the restraint of the French.

     

    Burgos Cathedral, Spain (Interior) Burgos Cathedral, Spain (Interior)
    Artist: James Alphege Brewer
    Location: Hall from room 345 to 345
    Catalog # 398
    Notes: In a golden light, this etching delicately expresses the vastness and richness of Burgos Cathedral in which the adornment of carvings, statues, and paintings reveal an interweaving of Christian and Moorish detail. Among its many tombs are those of Don Fernando and the Cid, both famous heroes in Moorish wars.

     

    The Cairn The Cairn
    Artist: John W. Alexander (1856-1915)
    Location: Library / room 002
    Catalog # 248
    Notes: Class of June, 1919. Original in Congressional Library, Washington, DC. This portrays prehistoric man, commemorating some notable event merely by erecting a heap of boulder on the seashore. The flowing lines convey the impression that he is in action and that he is earnest, intelligent, and full of zest from his ennobling ideas. His companions, receding into the background, by contrast express less response to the appeal of great deeds. The color and light emphasize the vitality of primitive man in relation to the vigor and mystery of nature when he is surrounded by stone, wind, sun, and sea.

     

    Call of the West Wind Call of the West Wind
    Artist: Charles Harold Davis (1856-1933)
    Location: Archive Room
    Catalog # 242
    Notes: The original hangs in the Butler Art Collection in Youngstown, Ohio.

     

    Captain Lewis Sighting Yellowstone Captain Lewis Sighting Yellowstone
    Artist: n/a
    Location: room 104D
    Catalog # n/a
    Notes: No information available

     

    Cardinal Wolsey at the Trial of Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII at Blackfriars, AD, 1529 Cardinal Wolsey at the Trial of Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII at Blackfriars, AD, 1529
    Artist: Frank O. Salisbury (1874-?)
    Location: Hall between room 117 & 119
    Catalog # 64
    Notes: Class of January, 1915. Historical painting in Houses of Parliament, London. Aside from the historical significance, this series from 64 to 75 inclusive, is outstanding for brilliance of coloring and richness of decoration. In this picture the artist shows a famous event, the divorce trial of King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine, daughter of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile. Cardinal Wolsey, having been given jurisdiction by Pope Clement VII, presides upon the judge's throne. Queen Catherine, having made many futile efforts to defeat Henry's purpose, is shown in court as she flings herself at the Cardinal's feet to beg for justice. The rights of the woman, the church, and the state are in the balance. The position of the kneeling queen intensifies the scene.

     

    Castle of the Maidens Castle of the Maidens
    Artist: Edwin A. Abbey (1852-1911)
    Location: Hall from room 229 around corner
    Catalog # 219
    Notes: Class of June, 1917. Original in Boston Public Library. In cool, ethereal colors, these maidens, representing the virtues, form a horizontal band. This serves as background to the warm, dynamic red of Galahad's cloak. He has come to rescue the maidens from imprisonment by the seven deadly sins.

     

    Cathedral Interior Cathedral Interior
    Artist: Arthur Trinwell
    Location: Hall from room 345 to 345
    Catalog # 405
    Notes: This etching depends on line, light, and shade.

     

    Charles I. Demanding the Five Members of the Guild Hall Charles I. Demanding the Five Members of the Guild Hall
    Artist: Solomon J. Solomon (1860-1927)
    Location: Hall between room 117 to 119
    Catalog # 65
    Notes: Class of January, 1915. Original in Houses of Parliament, London. On January 31, 1642, King Charles I entered the House of Commons and demanded that this legislative body turn over to him five leaders of the opposition. These leaders, who included John Pym and John Hampden, had protested and acted against Charles's over assumption of authority. They were not present. The picture shows him demanding the persons of the so-called offenders. King Charles is the central figure.

     

    Children of the Shell Children of the Shell
    Artist: Bartolme Estaba Murillo (1618-1682)
    Location: room 201
    Catalog # 104
    Notes: Class of January, 1913. Original in the Prado Gallery, Madrid, Spain. The triangular arrangement, the repetition of the diagonal lines, and the striking contrast between light and shade give balance and strength to this charming picture. The innocence and artlessness of childhood are delightfully portrayed. The prophetic lines of the reed cross, with the Latin inscription, Behold the Lamb of God, suggest but do not emphasize the religious symbolism.

     

    Close of Day Close of Day
    Artist: Karl Ludwig (1839-1901)
    Location: room 117
    Catalog # 306
    Notes: Among the modern paintings in our collection this is one of the most impressive because of atmosphere produced by light. As the few cottages, rendered beautiful by snow, fade in the twilight, the mountains remain lighted by the setting sun. Its rays are extended and alternated by shadows like an echo rolling from peak to crag. Lines, shadows, and softness of light produce a startling effect.

     

    Comus, The Enchanter Comus, The Enchanter
    Artist: Henry O. Walker (1843-1929)
    Location: Library / room 002
    Catalog # 324
    Notes: Original in Library of Congress, Washington. This portrays Milton's Comus, an enchanter, son of Circe, as her breaks off his riotous revels on hearing the Lady's song. The warm, vibrant light enhances his youthfulness. His pose of rapt attention foreshadows his awakening to the beauty of Virtue.

     

    The Concert The Concert
    Artist: Giorgione da Castelfranco (1478-1511)
    Location: Hall from room 219 to 221
    Catalog # 369
    Notes: With Giorgione began a new era in art. His pictures mark a departure from conventionalized forms for strictly religious purposes. for the first time, art became an expression of beauty as the artist conceived it.

     

    Coronation of the Virgin Coronation of the Virgin
    Artist: Fra Beato Angelico (1387-1455)
    Location: Hall from room 223 to 225
    Catalog # 419
    Notes: Original in the monastery of San Marco, Florence, Italy. Angelico painted this resplendent, religious scene with surpassing art. The center of interest is Christ seated on a throne with marble steps of varied colors, each of which is symbolic. He is about to place a crown of rich workmanship upon the head of his kneeling mother. Circles of angel-musicians and saints are repeated about the Virgin, their long trumpets filling the space above. In the lower part of the picture, faces lifted, are the hosts of the blessed in two groups. Each saint is distinguished by an emblem or by his name on his nimbus or on his vestment. Conspicuous in the lower-right corner are St. Agnes holding her little, white lamb in her arms, the lamb symbolizing purity; and St. Catherine leaning on her wheel as calmly as if it were a spinning wheel instead of an instrument of her execution. These celestials, in their chaste draperies of white, rose, and blue, sown with stars and embroidered in gold, form a luminous and harmonious background for this famous masterpiece.

     

    Dance of the Nymphs Dance of the Nymphs
    Artist: Jean Babtiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)
    Location: room 107
    Catalog # 22
    Notes: Class of June, 1912. Original in the Louvre, Paris. This shows the lyric spirit that pervades Corot's work. Aiming at the general effect of the impressionists, he painted landscapes that are full of mist and sunshine. Strict contours are abolished and edges blurred as the indistinct mass of the foliage shows.

     

    Daniel Daniel
    Artist: Michelangelo (1475-1564)
    Location: Hall from room 211 to 213
    Catalog # 407
    Notes: This picture reveals that the keynote of Daniel's prophecy was hope. Daniels writes in the heat of divine inspiration. Every movement is of great moment. His motions suggest enthusiasm and youthful energy.

     

    Dante Weeping Over Beatrice Dante Weeping Over Beatrice
    Artist: M. Rieder (1852-)
    Location: room 229
    Catalog # 125
    Notes: Class of January, 1913. On the marble bench in the garden, Dante mourns for the dead Beatrice. He does not notice the ladies who sympathize with his grief and would comfort him.

     

    death of nelson Death of Nelson (October 21, 1805)
    Artist: Daniel Maclise (1806-1870)
    Location: room 201 / Balcony Entrance
    Catalog # 238
    Notes: Original in the House of Parliament, London. This picture portrays the death of perhaps the greatest English seaman in the naval battle of Trafalgar. The picture shows Nelson surrounded by some of the members of his crew. Maclise sought to represent the incident as it may have happened.

     

    The Delphic Sibyl The Delphic Sibyl
    Artist: Michelangelo (1475-1554)
    Location: Hall from room 211 to 213
    Catalog # 370
    Notes: Original fresco in Sistine Chapel, The Vatican. Through tracing a line that begins at the turban and extends on the right to the base of the picture and then to the left, you will find that this composition is an oval. Into it the details of drapery and form are drawn masterfully.

     

    Die Schlafende Bruhilde Die Schlafende Bruhilde (Sleeping Brunnehilde)
    Artist: Hermann Hendrick (1856-1931)
    Location: Hall, corner to room 332
    Catalog # 56
    Notes: Class of June, 1913. Notice the original interpretation of the story of Brunnehild's punishment. The fiery illumination shows the artist's range in the use of color.

     

    Don Ballhazer Carlos Don Ballhazer Carlos
    Artist: Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velasquez (1599-1660)
    Location: Hall from room 029 to 031
    Catalog # 214
    Notes: Class of June, 1917. Original in Prado Gallery, Madrid, Spain. This picture of the son of Phillip IV of Spain has a gaiety that is rare in Velazquez's work. Don Carlos and his gay, galloping, impossibly rotund pony seem to have abandoned themselves to the mountain air. They give a complete impression of form revealed in atmosphere and maintain an unusual feeling of movement, mainly owing to the strong contrast in structural rhythm between the foreground and the background.

     

    Dutch Interior Dutch Interior
    Artist: Pieter de Hooghe (1632-1681)
    Location: Hall from room 121 to 123
    Catalog # 426
    Notes: Class of January, 1913. Original in London. Hooch was an early master of full sunlight, light and shade, painting them with great truth and beauty. Simple scenes like this he used as a framework on which to lay his beautiful, rare color and subtle atmosphere.

     

    Early Autumn Early Autumn
    Artist: George Traver (1864-1928)
    Location: Hall from room 313 to 315
    Catalog # 302
    Notes: The richness of various colors and the pleasing composition in this woodland scene suggest the fulfillment of autumn's beauty.

     

    Endymion Endymion
    Artist: Henry O. Walker (1843-1929)
    Location: Library / room 002
    Catalog # 327
    Notes: Original hangs in the Library of Congress, Washington DC. This picture tells the story of Endymion, the shepherd youth, as he lay asleep on Mt. Latmos. Diana from her chariot of the moon, beheld and loved him. The radiance of light in which he forever sleeps creates an atmosphere befitting the beauty of the theme.

     

    Entry of the Queen into London Entry of the Queen into London
    Artist: Bryan R.I. Shaw (1872-1919)
    Location: Hall between room 104 to 105
    Catalog # 74
    Notes: Class of January, 1915. Original in Houses of Parliament, London. After Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, at the head of thirty thousand men took the crown, she was proclaimed queen at London. The artist shows Queen Mary at the Tower of London. Through repetition the kneeling prisoners of state form the dominant note, but by contrast enhance the majestic figure of the queen, who is raising them and forgiving them.

     

    The Erythrean Sibyl The Erythrean Sibyl
    Artist: Michelangelo (1475-1554)
    Location: Hall from room 211 to 213
    Catalog # 408
    Notes: The Erythrean sibyl, from Babylonia, is a beautiful, draped form. The sibyls are exalted figures that know no other kin, as if they were self-creators. In the spiritual colors of the sibyl of Babylonia, one arm extended, on arm relaxed, is an imposing figure.

     

    The Fair The Fair
    Artist: Josse Goosens (1876-?)
    Location: room 148
    Catalog # 362
    Notes: This painting captures the moos of a carnival with its lively motion and color. Both are presented in a bold, gay pattern, -definitely a pattern rather than a realistic painting. There are many figures, but detail has been omitted because color and life are the more important features. The broad, sure strokes in tree and sky provide interesting texture and a dark and light scheme strong enough to balance the riot of color in the crowd below. "The Fair" combined gaiety in conception, structure, and technique.

     

    The Falconer The Falconer
    Artist: Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606-1669)
    Location: Hall from room 323 to 325
    Catalog # 119
    Notes: Original in National Gallery, London. Comparison of "Portrait of an Aged Woman" and "The Falconer" reveals similarities of method. Both have the effects of light in the central portion, surrounded by dark masses. Note that the falconer's eyes are in the light, while the falcon is subordinated by being in the shadow.

     

    Fiesta Day Fiesta Day
    Artist: Victor Higgens (1884-)
    Location: room 119
    Catalog # 415
    Notes: Original at Youngstown, Ohio. This picture belongs to a type of art devoted to regional subjects in America. Tribal costumes in light values and the sharp delineation of character show the Indian as a picturesque figure.

     

    Fisherman's Wife Fisherman's Wife
    Artist: Hans Von T. Bartels (1856-1913)
    Location: Hall from room 121 to 123
    Catalog # 345
    Notes: Along the beach during low tide, a fisherman's wife gathers driftwood while her husband nets fish. Thus they obtain food and fuel. Strong lines and compact forms reveal the superb strength of these serious folk. The child's movement toward the toy boat is the only line of action away from that duty. The picture's imaginative quality lies in the suggestion that the purple shadow enshrouds the central figure as a symbol of her hardships, but at the same time accents the beauty of color through which she tries to express herself. In contrast, the sunlight falling on the group of figures in the background animates the scene.

     

    Flight of the Heron Flight of the Heron
    Artist: George Innes (1825-1894)
    Location: Hall from room 311 to 313
    Catalog # 243
    Notes: Class of June, 1918. The golden light flooding this picture creates an atmosphere at once tranquil and remote. The feeling of the out-of-doors is emphasized by the heron, which also gives life and interest. Inness was the greatest among American's early painters of landscape.

     

    Flowers Flowers
    Artist: n/a
    Location: room 105
    Catalog # n/a
    Notes: No information is available.

     

    The Ford The Ford
    Artist: Jean Babtiste-CamilleCorot (1796-1875)
    Location: room 105
    Catalog # 25
    Notes: Class of June, 1912. Original in the Louvre, Paris. The movement of the herd toward the shadowy trees is only a variant of Corot's ability to make us feel the poetic aspect of nature.

     

    Founding Bank of England Founding Bank of England (1694)
    Artist: George Harcourt (1868-?)
    Location: Hall between room 104 to 105
    Catalog # 70
    Notes: Class of June, 1915. Original in Houses of Parliament, London. Discussion of the plans for founding the Bank of England engages the attention of the principals, William Paterson and Charles Montagu.

     

    Freya's Garden Freya's Garden
    Artist: Hermann Hendrick (1856-1931)
    Location: Hall, corner to room 332
    Catalog # 52
    Notes: Class of June,1913. This scene interprets an episode featuring Freya, the Scandinavian goddess of spring and love. She is shown in her heavenly garden, which she tends and guards. With her apples she keeps the gods forever young. The slender trees and delicate colors are buoyant.

     

    fruit porters Fruit Porters
    Artist: William Francis Brangwyn (1867-?)
    Location: Outside of room 131
    Catalog # 375
    Notes: Original in the dining room at Lloyds of London. Here lines reproduce the effect of pose rather than labor; yet the total effect expresses another phase in Brangwyn's original intention. Not only has he represented the same scale throughout, but he has effected transition by means of color, a blue contrasted with an orange accent to form a complementary scheme.

     

    Ganymede Ganymede
    Artist: Henry O. Walker (1843-1929)
    Location: Library / room 002
    Catalog # 323
    Notes: Original in the Library of Congress, Washington DC. This portrays Milton's Comus, an enchanter, son of Circe, as he breaks off his riotous revels on hearing the Lady's song. The warm, vibrant light enhances his youthfulness. His pose of rapt attention foreshadows his awakening to the beauty of Virtue.

     

    Girl with Pearl Girl with Pearl
    Artist: Jean Babtiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)
    Location: Hall from room 125 to 127
    Catalog # 416
    Notes: Original in the Louvre, Paris. Versatility is a well-known characteristic of artists. This picture is an excellent example of Corot's portraiture though he is chiefly known as a master among painters of landscape.

     

    Glitter of the Sea Glitter of the Sea
    Artist: Konrad Muller-Kurzwelly (1855-1914)
    Location: room 123
    Catalog # 296
    Notes: The feeling of great depth in this picture is due to the subtle use of diagonal lines leading the observer to the seas, where the full weight increases the vastness. The natural coloring of the heather on the shore contributes to the decorative quality of this picture.

     

    Golden Autumn Golden Autumn
    Artist: O. Jernberg (1826-1896)
    Location: Hall from room 313 to 315
    Catalog # 291
    Notes: Northern art is characterized by restraint and dignity. The harmony of this golden autumn scene reflects Jernberg's sensitiveness to the pastoral.

     

    Grand Canal, Venice Grand Canal, Venice
    Artist: n/a
    Location: Hall from room 319 to 321
    Catalog # 257
    Notes: Donated by the Class of 1919. This is a photograph of the canal, with St. Mark's in the distance.

     

    Gutenberg Gutenberg
    Artist: John W. Alexander (1856-1915)
    Location: Library / room 002
    Catalog # 253
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June, 1919. Original in the Congressional Library, Washington DC. Color-chords and an indistinct background showing the printing press indicate the importance of the forces released when printing began. Gutenberg, the reputed inventor of the printing press, is reading a "proof" that has just come from the press. Clear, bright light on the paper focuses the observer's attention upon the printed page.

     

    Harbor Lights Harbor Lights
    Artist: Harry A Vincent (1867-1931)
    Location: room 225
    Catalog # 282
    Notes: The effect of light is felt as it transforms freighters and tugs alike into phantom ships with gossamer ropes and unsubstantial masts. The patterns of vertical lines and the workmen, seen but dimly through the shadows, create mystery. This is deepened by the green, blue, blue-green, and purple falling mistily over the night. A careful balance is maintained by the smaller boats. Their diagonal lines suggest that their departure will soon destroy this ephemeral beauty.

     

    Herman Beare Portrait (Picture not available)
    Artist: J. Herman Beare
    Location: room 229
    Catalog # n/a
    Notes: Donated by the Class of January, 1907

     

    Hieroglyphics Hieroglyphics
    Artist: John W. Alexander (1856-1915)
    Location: Library / room 002
    Catalog # 250
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June, 1919. Original hangs in the Congressional Library, Washington, DC. The center of interest is the hieroglyphics the Egyptian stone cutter is chiseling upon the face of a monumental tomb. The proportion of the background is occupied by the face of the stone and the focus of light on it bring the work, rather than the worker, into prominence. His face is turned to his work. His companion, a shadowed observer lost in absorbing interest over the meaningful symbols, balances the inspired action of the writer. The sharp silhouette of the pyramid in the distance repeats the permanency of the message.

     

    The Holy Family The Holy Family
    Artist: Bartolome Murillo (1617-1682)
    Location: room 223-221
    Catalog # 314
    Notes: This picture, in Murillo's usual pyramidal form, is strong in contrasts: the idealized forms of Jesus and John the Baptist; the youthful Mary and the experienced Elizabeth, the mothers. These probably are portraits of Andalusian peasants known to Murillo. The human and the divine are blended into a happy family scene, notwithstanding the seriousness of the theme. This is illustrated by prophetic lines and religious symbols.

     

    A Home Scene A Home Scene
    Artist: Pinter
    Location: Hall from corner to room 132
    Catalog # 384
    Notes: Harmonious blending of warm colors and informal arrangement of masses and figures contribute to the cheerful aspect of motherhood in this realistic composition.

     

    Horses (Picture not available)
    Artist: Rolof
    Location: room 127
    Catalog # 387
    Notes: This picture might be called "Horses in a Storm". The horses huddle in a group with their backs to the storm. The cheerless light, whirling lines, and grey colors arouse pity for the animals.

     

    The Immaculate Conception The Immaculate Conception
    Artist: Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1617-1682)
    Location: Hall from room 223 to 225
    Catalog # 389
    Notes: Original in the Louvre, Paris. In studying a painting by Murillo it is necessary to know that he had three styles, distinguished by the Spaniards as cold, vaporous, and warm. In his cold style he broadly, boldly, and frankly painted his beggars true to life; in the vaporous manner he rendered the saint's ecstasies; in his warm style he pictured his gentle, graceful Madonnas. "The Immaculate Conception" is in the third style. The Virgin is painted with deep, religious feeling. The picture was inspired by a verse from Revelations describing "a woman clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet". The group of angels in the lower part of the picture are massed to give stability to the composition; the others form an outline about the Virgin's figure, whose contour is given by means of graceful lines. Mary's rove in white and blue symbolizes innocence, truth, and eternity. The beautiful golden light aids in idealizing Mary. The whole is a superb work, a harmonious and well-balanced composition of the greatest richness of color.

     

    In the Spring In the Spring
    Artist: A.M. Gorter (1866-1933)
    Location: Hall from room 313 to 315
    Catalog # 299
    Notes: The beauty of this cottage, with the apple trees blossoming in the dooryard, fills the observer with emotion, like the melody of My Old Kentucky Home. The composition's arrangement is restful and its coloring soft.

     

    Isaiah Isaiah
    Artist: Michelangelo (1475-1564)
    Location: Hall from room 211 to 213
    Catalog # 406
    Notes: This picture shows the desire of the prophet Isaiah to comfort his people. Isaiah, his arm resting on a book, pivots in a sudden movement. He turns as if a divine inspiration has roused him from reverie. The design is a harmonious whole. The figure shows the solidity of human architecture.

     

    Italian Landscape Italian Landscape
    Artist: Arthur Davis (1862-1928)
    Location: room 201
    Catalog # 417
    Notes: Original at the artist's estate. To this romanticist the mountains of Italy appealed poetically. The composition is decidedly in horizontal lines, rhythmically repeated in the mountains, in the outline of the village, in the color, and in the forms of the herd. The imaginative quality is further suggested by the absence of strong contrasts in line, in dark and light, or in color. The close relation of values in the grayed colors and in lines tends to make a decorative pattern, such as that found in tapestries.

     

    Jan Sobiesky Jan Sobiesky
    Artist: Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606-1669)
    Location: Hall from room 343 to 345
    Catalog # 114
    Notes: Donated by the Class of January, 1913. Original at St. Petersburg, Russia. This portrait represents a vigorous, though rather vulgar type, a man whose inner life is betrayed by his massive neck, full flesh, and other coarse features. The details of light and color in the background and the costume are perfect. Sobieski was the Polish general who broke the siege of Vienna by the Turks in 1683. He had his soldiers haul their big guns over the Wienerwald (the Vienna Woods)… which are a a range of high hills behind the city). They swooped down on the Turks from the rear, and routed the Ottomans. The Vienna City Museum has a number of souvenirs, including the Sultan’s tent, which was abandoned in haste.

     

    Jeune Homme Lisant Jeune Homme Lisant (Young Man Reading)
    Artist: Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606-1669)
    Location: Hall from room 323 to 325
    Catalog # 115
    Notes: Donated by the Class of January, 1915. Original at Copenhagen, Denmark. This painting illustrates another problem in handling illumination and arranging composition.

     

    Jhoerring Fjord Jhoerring Fjord
    Artist: A. Norman
    Location: room 050
    Catalog # 309
    Notes: This realistic picture convinces the observer of the grandeur and majesty of nature as it appears in the lofty crags of a Norse fjord.

     

    Kashmir Kashmir
    Artist: John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
    Location: Room 102D
    Catalog # 403
    Notes: Sargent, the most popular portrait-painter of his time, was particularly adept at handling brush and paint in a spontaneous manner to secure clear, fresh, sparkling color, well unified with the glittering society he most frequently painted. Unfortunately, this type of painting, though requiring genius, tends to emphasize the surface of characterization and lacks the depth of feeling and interpretation necessary for the timeless masterpieces. It is in such a decorative mural as this that Sargent's talent shows at its fullest. Here he idealized womanhood instead of painting the beauty of the individual.

     

    At Katwijk, Holland At Katwijk, Holland
    Artist: William Ritschel (1864-?)
    Location: room 201
    Catalog # 280
    Notes: In this color etching, there are trees, some crooked and some straight. Under the trees the shepherd and his sheep take refuge from a storm.

     

    King John Signing the Magna Carta King John Signing the Magna Carta
    Artist: Ernest Normand (1857-1923)
    Location: room 201 / Balcony Entrance
    Catalog # 67
    Notes: Donated by the Class of January, 1915. Original in House of Parliament, London. This picture portrays an important event in the history of the liberty of the people. King John constantly made outrageous demands of his nobles and of the people. As a result, the chief barons met and swore to compel him to restore the liberties of the realm and confirm them by charter. On June 15, 1215, representatives of the barons met King John at Runnymede and forced him to sign Magna Carta, "The Great Charter", written in Latin. Today its principles are part of the constitution of every English speaking nation.

     

    King Lear King Lear
    Artist: Edwin A. Abbey (1852-1911)
    Location: Hall from room 229 to corner
    Catalog # 300
    Notes: Memorial to Isaac Chase Libby, head of the Latin department for 26 years. Original hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Abbey here portrayed one of the supreme moments in tragedy. His picture, based on Shakespeare's King Lear, expresses the upheaval in man's nature when the bond between parent and child is broken. The old king's bowed and feeble form, as he leaves the room after denouncing Cordelia shows, symbolically, that his character has been destroyed. Through use of contrast in light and shade, Cordelia, rebuking Goneril and Regan, is ennobled by indignation. The French king, her suitor, feels her sublimeness. The rhythmic color aids in interpreting the emotional character of Abbey's theme. The richness of court costumes of the twelfth century forms the decorative element in this picture.

     

    Lady and Dog Lady and Dog
    Artist: Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1824)
    Location: room 148
    Catalog # 386
    Notes: Raeburn's style is characterized "by the simple directness with which he viewed his subject and the broad, characterful way in which he rendered what he saw."

     

    Lady Dudgeon Lady Dudgeon
    Artist: Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823)
    Location: room 146
    Catalog # 271
    Notes: Raeburn, a contemporary of Reynolds and Gainsborough, portrayed the substantial, finer qualities of women of breeding in an enjoyable, simple technique. He blocked out his forms in a firm manner, but his work remains a substitute for the camera in setting up the vain ego of the titled classes.

     

    A Landscape A Landscape
    Artist: H Gohler
    Location: room 131 to 133
    Catalog # 187
    Notes: This study composes a pleasing landscape in which the light and dark masses are well-proportioned. The arrangement tends to be horizontal with a pleasing opposition of lines in the trees. Interest centers in the life depicted because of the highest values in the sail boat together with the most vivid colors in the flowers at the cottage.

     

    a landscape A Landscape
    Artist: Luigi Kashmir
    Location: Hall from room 305 to 307
    Catalog # 86
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June, 1915. Kashmir, who ranks among the foremost contemporary artists, is conservative. His style shows nothing classed as "modern."

     

    The Last Supper The Last Supper
    Artist: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1419)
    Location: Hall from room 227 to 229
    Catalog # 308
    Notes: Original fresco in Milan, Italy. The setting of "The Last Supper" is a monastic dining hall where moral repose reigns. Jesus has just said, "One of you shall betray Me". The company at this tranquil, holy table falls into consternation. The picture portrays the effect of this proclamation of tragedy as it pierces the souls of the apostles. To this effect, every detail contributes: the lighting, the architecture, the bare walls converging to carry us directly into the scene; the heads; the gestures; the faces; the perspective - all lines converging to the inclined head of Christ with downcast looks; the whole attitude; the motion of the arms; the hands. Everything seems, with heavenly resignation, to repeat: "Verily, verily, there is one among you that betrays Me."

     

    Late Afternoon Late Afternoon
    Artist: George Innes (1825-1894)
    Location: Hall from room 033 to 035
    Catalog # 233
    Notes: Though Inness in his earlier painting made realistic studies of nature, he later developed an original style. He simplified details and painted effects of light and color in broad masses without sacrificing the truths of nature while expressing the artist's emotions and thought. In this picture the magnificence of the trees is heightened by balance.

     

    Life Life
    Artist: Napier Hemy (1841-1917)
    Location: Hall from room 309 to 311
    Catalog # 354
    Notes: The joy of life is seen in every line of this picture. The taut young figure at the sail enjoys his struggle with it.

     

    The Lifting Fog The Lifting Fog
    Artist: Henry A. Vincent (1864-1931)
    Location: Hall from room 131 to 133
    Catalog # 349
    Notes: In this decorative picture, ships hold the attention because of their patterns and composition in color in a momentary gleam of light penetrating the fog.

     

    Madam Le Brun and Daughter Madam Le Brun and Daughter
    Artist: Madam Vigee Le Brun (1755-1842)
    Location: room 109
    Catalog # 88
    Notes: Donated by the Class of 1895. Original in Louvre, Paris. Although the popularity of Madame Le Brun has passed, in the history of art she is important, because she was among the first great women artists recognized as contributing something definitely feminine to art.

     

    Madonna Madonna
    Artist: Giovanni Cimabue (1240-1302)
    Location: Hall from room 223 to 225
    Catalog # 414
    Notes: Cimabue is called the father of Italian painting. because his pictures of the Madonna and the Christ-child were truer to nature than any other previously painted. His figures, though not graceful, are more lifelike than other Byzantine, formal types he studied. A feeling for linear patterns led him to use the gently-bending angels, whose action leads the eye to the Madonna. The nimbus, a band of light, was used by medieval painters as a symbol of holiness. Cimabue inspired by Byzantine mosaics used universal, static symbols in a flat manner.

     

    The Madonna and St. John The Madonna and St. John
    Artist: Alessandro Filepepi Botticelli (Sandro)(1447-1510)v
    Location: Hall from room 223 to 225
    Catalog # 318
    Notes: Donated bye the Class of January, 1913. In a painting by Botticelli, we find beauty of pure line and a graceful rhythm that few artists have attained. He does not always intend to be true to nature. We cannot judge his figures entirely from the standpoint of realism. He uses his strong decorative sense to give us a beautiful pattern. Its flowing line yields more rhythm than strength but always it is graceful in the highest degree. His style is individual, the rhythmic use of sensitive line being its chief characteristic.

     

    Manchurian Warriors Manchurian Warriors
    Artist: Alan Hunt
    Location: room 146
    Catalog # 318
    Notes: Donated by the Class of 1991

     

    The ManuscriptThe Manuscript
    Artist: John W. Alexander (1856-1915)
    Location: Library / room 002
    Catalog # 252
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June, 1919. Original in Congressional Library, Washington, DC. In this picture, the strongest emphasis falls on the writing in the manuscript portrayed through the intense attention of the monk and further emphasized by the dim light. With all brilliancy of color withdrawn from the narrow cloister, the tireless patience of the scribes of the middle ages in producing the illumined pages glorifies labor.

     

    The Meeting of Wellington and Blucher The Meeting of Wellington and Blucher
    Artist: Daniel Maclise (1806-1870)
    Location: room 201 / Balcony Entrance
    Catalog # 240
    Notes: Original in House of Parliament, London. Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and soldier and statesman, was sent to head the British forces opposing Emperor Napoleon I and to cooperate with Field Marshal Blucher of Prussia. They met on June 15, 1815, in the windmill at Bry, to discuss their plans.

     

    Memories Memories
    Artist: John W. Alexander (1856-1915)
    Location: room 207
    Catalog # 220
    Notes: This picture is an allegorical concept set against a decorative background. It displays two girls, emphatically sinuous in form and vibratory in color. One girl, seated and wearing a dark, figured gown, balances the other girl, half reclining and wearing a coppery green, glowing garment. The dull red in the foreground is repeated in the rose-hued distance, leading to the suggestion that the memories of youth must be happy recollections.

     

    Mime's Hohle (Mime's Cave) Mime's Hohle (Mime's Cave)
    Artist: Hermann Hendrick (1856-1931)
    Location: Hall from room 334 to 338
    Catalog # 57
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June,1913. With characteristic feeling the story of the hero, Siegfried, is introduced. The discouragement with which Mime is hammering at a sword intended for Siegfried is dimly perceived in the gloom of the cave.

     

    Mona Lisa Mona Lisa
    Artist: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1419)
    Location: Hall from room 227 to 229
    Catalog # 218
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June, 1917. Original in Louvre, Paris. Leonardo da Vinci, though architect, engraver, scientist, and sculptor, primarily was a painter and the princely leader of the Italian Renaissance. His "Mona Lisa" not only is one of the world's most celebrated portraits but is one of the most difficult to understand. Her smile -- subtle, sphinx-like, and unreadable -- is not the expression of a woman's mood. It baffles our utmost effort to understand. From one angle it seems tender; from another, cynical. Life's whole range is interpreted in the face of this woman whose brain is alert and whose soul is animated. The hands are exquisitely modeled. A symbolically suggestive landscape forms the background. "Mona Lisa" is da Vinci's attempt to create an articulate and convincing expression of the mystery of life.

     

    Mont St. Michel Mont St. Michel
    Artist: V. Brugairolles
    Location: Hall from room 327 to 329
    Catalog # 279
    Notes: The large rock, Mont St. Michel, dimly outlined on the horizon, merely identifies the location of this scene on the coast of France. The artist's purpose was to transfer to canvas the golden glow on land, sea, and sky as he saw it at sunset.

     

    Moonlight on the Scheldt Moonlight on the Scheldt
    Artist: Heran Chaban
    Location: Hall from room 131 to 133
    Catalog # 385
    Notes: This modern etcher creates decorative studies in line and color. The dark values in the boats contrast with the light values in the sky and water in the characteristic effect seen in his other etchings in the Lewis and Clark collection.

     

    Mountain Waterfall Mountain Waterfall
    Artist: n/a
    Location: room 213
    Catalog # n/a
    Notes: No information available.

     

     

     

    Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Artist: Sir Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)
    Location: Hall from room 029 to 031
    Catalog # 41
    Notes: Original in National Gallery, London. In this exceptional portrait Gainsborough's manner of seeing was English. Her set an example of brilliant simplicity, conceived imaginatively; it is not a portrait of "trumped-up prettiness" but a likeness tempered by the artist's charming personality.

     

    Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Artist: Sir Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)
    Location: Archive Room
    Catalog # 273
    Notes: Original in the Morgan Collection, London. In the Mrs. Sheridan of this picture Gainsborough aimed at interpreting her later pride, which is felt in posture, costume, and expression.

     

    Mrs. Scott Siddons Mrs. Scott Siddons
    Artist: Sir Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)
    Location: Hall from room 343 to 345
    Catalog # 40
    Notes: Original in National Gallery, London. As a portrait painter Gainsborough was the only rival of the great Sir Joshua Reynolds. This portrait of Mrs. Siddons is one of Gainsborough's finest portraits. The lines are decisive, yet graceful and delicate. Her blue and buff striped silk dress resembles "the dark water of the sea with sunshine on it". Gainsborough's great purpose was to render the effect of decorative light and color.

     

  • Native America Native American
    Artist: n/a
    Location: West Hall to Auditorium
    Catalog # n/a
    Notes: No information available

     

    native american Native American
    Artist: n/a
    Location: West Hall to Auditorium
    Catalog # n/a
    Notes: No information available

     

     

    Near The Cradle Near The Cradle
    Artist: Franz Cherlet (1852-1928)
    Location: room 05
    Catalog # 19
    Notes: Donated by the Class of January, 1912. This French etching blends the golden tones of brown into the warmth of the simple home. The blue of the child's dress adds freshness in the promise of youth.

     

    The New Learning The New Learning
    Artist: F. Cadogan Cooper
    Location: Hall between room 104 to 105
    Catalog # 72
    Notes: Donated by the Class of January, 1915. The colorful court of Henry VII is a vivid background for the black gown of Erasmus the scholar. In this picture of a fifteenth century scene, the scroll in the center is of interest.

     

    Nibelheim Nibelheim
    Artist: Hermann Hendrick (1856-1931)
    Location: Hall, corner to room 332
    Catalog # 53
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June,1913. In the sharp contrast to the bright gardens of heaven is Nibelheim, the dark, underground home of Alberich, the dwarf, who stole the Rheingold. In the gloomy light from the forge the ugly tyrant stares greedily at the magic ring fashioned by Mime, the artful goldsmith, who holds it on his sword. This baleful ring, which brings unhappiness to all who possess it, is the center of interest.

     

    The Night Watch Guard The Night Watch Guard
    Artist: Rembrandt Van Rijn (1607-1669)
    Location: Hall from room 323 to 325
    Catalog # 298
    Notes: This, the largest canvas painted by the Dutch master Rembrandt, is more than a picture. It is a dramatic rendering of a company of militia, a mass of moving figures; a bright light and a profound darkness. Illuminated faces, shadows, gloom, and darkness are harmonized and contrasted with striking boldness and unsurpassed art. The picture is not a study of individual officers and therefore proved a blow to their vanity. It ruined Rembrandt's profession as a portrait painter, but it is today acknowledged to be a masterpiece.

     

    The Norns (The Fates) The Norns (The Fates)
    Artist: Heroomann Hendrick (1856-1931)
    Location: Hall from room 334 to 338
    Catalog # 61
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June, 1913. The slender thread of destiny, woven and measured by the Norns or Fates, is the center of interest. They weave in the shades of night. When the thread breaks, they know that the end of the gods is near. In theme and composition, the picture is somber and weird.

     

    November November
    Artist: A.M. Gorter (1866-?)
    Location: room 117
    Catalog # 45
    Notes: Donated by the Class of January, 1915. This picture is an interesting study in color. The black structure of bare trees adds a sharp contrast to the delicate light that hints of the bleakness of approaching winter.

     

    October Days October Days
    Artist: Harry A. Vincent (1867-1931)
    Location: room 201
    Catalog # 283
    Notes: The bright, cool shades in this October light show the growth in landscape painting from the earlier French schools.

     

    An Old Castle An Old Castle
    Artist: Alexander Liebman
    Location: hall from room 133 to 135
    Catalog # 89
    Notes: The old castle on top of the hill dominates the scene and looks down on the cottages along the river.

     

    On the High Seas On the High Seas
    Artist: Hans Peterson
    Location: n/a
    Catalog # 292
    Notes: This picture has the verve that gives spirited expression to sea and ship. The grayness in the tones of color indicates the blustering day. This characteristic is also brought out by the full-blown sails.

     

    Origin of Parties: Picking the Red and White Rose in the Old Temple Garden Origin of Parties: Picking the Red and White Rose in the Old Temple Garden
    Artist: Henry A. Payne
    Location: Hall between room 104 to 105
    Catalog # 73
    Notes: Donated by the Class of January, 1915. Original in Houses of Parliament, London. This picture shows an incident that transpired a little before the outbreak of the War of the Roses. During the reign of King Henry IV there were two parties in the royal court: the Lancastrians and the Yorkists. The former, favoring the queen and Somerset, wore a red rose as badge; the latter, favoring the Duke of York, wore a white rose. In this painting representatives of the two factions are picking the red and the white roses in Temple Gardens.

     

    Oral Tradition Oral Tradition
    Artist: John W. Alexander (1856-1915)
    Location: Library / room 002
    Catalog # 249
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June, 1919. In this picture of an oriental story-teller relating the tale to absorbed hearers, Alexander develops man's further awakening. In implied lines the inspired speaker point to an unseen horizon where momentous events took place beyond the wall the circumscribes him. Shadows in the foreground repeat this note of the unseen. The yellow light in the distance carries the mind afar to the imagined scene of traditional action.

     

    Peace Celebration at Strassburg Peace Celebration at Strassburg
    Artist: Lewis Orr (1879-)
    Location: hall from room 345 to 345
    Catalog # 313
    Notes: Critics use brilliancy as the word that best describes the American Orr's work. As in this etching, "he compels attention through sweep and swing". He is distinguished by the "fact that he is approximately the fourteenth American artist to have work admitted to the Luxembourg Gallery, that he has a greater number of works there than any other of the American group, and that one of his etchings, 'The canal de Monnaie', probably was the first work of fine art by a living American to be purchased for the National Musee de Louvre". His technique mainly is pure line work.

     

    Peasant Family Scene Peasant Family Scene
    Artist: n/a
    Location: room 104A
    Catalog # 11
    Notes: No information available. Refer to "First Steps, after Millet" by Vincent van Gogh.

     

    Per Aspera Ad Astra (Through Difficulties to the Stars) Per Aspera Ad Astra (Through Difficulties to the Stars)
    Artist: K.W. Dieffenbach
    Location: room 038
    Catalog # 330
    Notes: Original at Capri, Italy. Disturbance and flight mark the movements of ducks, frog, hound, and monkey in their fright at the daring leap of the horse encouraged by his confident rider.

     

    Per Aspera Ad Astra (Through Difficulties to the Stars) Per Aspera Ad Astra (Through Difficulties to the Stars)
    Artist: K.W. Dieffenbach
    Location: room 038
    Catalog # 332
    Notes: Original at Capri, Italy. The masses leap into a triangular design and run and whirl.

     

    Per Aspera Ad Astra (Through Difficulties to the Stars) Per Aspera Ad Astra (Through Difficulties to the Stars)
    Artist: K.W. Dieffenbach
    Location: room 038
    Catalog # 333
    Notes: Original at Capri, Italy. The design and feeling of animation in this picture are united to interpret the buck's disposition as he leads the doe and fawn, followed by dancing figures.

     

    Per Aspera Ad Astra (Through Difficulties to the Stars) Per Aspera Ad Astra (Through Difficulties to the Stars)
    Artist: K.W. Dieffenbach
    Location: room 038
    Catalog # 334
    Notes: Original at Capri, Italy. Balance and rhythm sustain the youthful rope walkers. Note the use of the triangle in the composition.

     

    Per Aspera Ad Astra (Through Difficulties to the Stars) Per Aspera Ad Astra (Through Difficulties to the Stars)
    Artist: K.W. Dieffenbach
    Location: room 038
    Catalog # 335
    Notes: Original at Capri, Italy. In this picture rhythmic daring is emphasized.

     

    Per Aspera Ad Astra (Through Difficulties to the Stars) Per Aspera Ad Astra (Through Difficulties to the Stars)
    Artist: K.W. Dieffenbach
    Location: archives room
    Catalog # 336
    Notes: Original at Capri, Italy. The accent in this picture is upon the girl with the wand as she tries to break the spell of the piper. The monkey aids her; the goose continues; the crow hesitates.

     

    Philosophy Philosophy
    Artist: Puvis de Chavannes (1824-1898)
    Location: 1st floor south-east stairway
    Catalog # 268
    Notes: Puvis de Chavannes is one of the 19th century's most famous painters of mural decoration. In his prodigious pictures of the pantheon, the Sorbonne, Amiens, Lyon, Marseille, Poitiers the personages, like the architectural subjects, seem to animate themselves in the mists as in an epic dream.

     

     

    Phoenicians Trading with Early Britons Phoenicians Trading with Early Britons
    Artist: Frederic Leighton (1830-1896)
    Location: room 201 / Balcony Entrance
    Catalog # 68
    Notes: Donated by the Class of January, 1915. Original in Houses of Parliament, London. Barter, in early history, is illustrated in this picture. The Phoenicians are exchanging trinkets and manufactured goods with the Britons for tin, needed in early welfare for armor and weapons.

     

    The Picture in the Large Mirror The Picture in the Large Mirror
    Artist: Joseph Kuhn
    Location: room 119
    Catalog # 301
    Notes: This Impressionist painting with its figures posed before a large mirror, suggests an ornamental setting in a French drawing room. Gilded frames and polished wood enhance the effect. The light, reflected from the white dress, the mirror, and the flossy floor, is predominantly cool and restrained. The figure itself gives the same sense of serves. Perhaps the painting is slightly too thin, too wanting in vitality, to be great art. Its main value resides in its decorative color.

     

    Picture Writing Picture Writing
    Artist: John W. Alexander (1856-1915)
    Location: Library / room 002
    Catalog # 251
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June, 1919. Original hangs in the Congressional Library, Washington, DC. Alexander believed that mortality and beauty are inseparable in the highest forms of artistic expression. In this scene, in which the Indian is recording by picture-writing his unlettered story of war and the chase, the artist emphasizes the sinuous form; the bright, bold, and harmonious in color; and the theme that the highest happiness consists in living the beautiful life of self-forgetfulness.

     

    Pierre et Jean (St. Peter and St. John) Pierre et Jean (St. Peter and St. John)
    Artist: Eugene Burnand (1850-1951)
    Location: Hall from room 223 to 225
    Catalog #14
    Notes: Donated by the Class of January, 1913. Through the illumined faced and the dynamic figures of the two apostles of Jesus, this realistic portrayal records a powerful, spiritual experience. The balance in the arrangement sharply contrasts the personalities of John and Peter, seen in great movement.

     

    Prince Rhodekanakis Prince Rhodekanakis
    Artist: Sir Anthony Van Dyke (1599-1614)
    Location: Hall from room 343 to 345
    Catalog #140
    Notes: Original at Vienna. This picture shows a typical, rather trite portrait pose. Notice again the interest of the painter in details of costume.

     

    The Prophet Jeremiah The Prophet Jeremiah
    Artist: Michelangelo (1475-1554)
    Location: Hall from room 211 to 213
    Catalog #391
    Notes: Jeremiah, a figure of nobility and power, sits lost in reflection, his mood that of despondency. The composition forms an oval. Into this the large figure is drawn with strong, down-drooping lines. The spiritual colors express the hope found in his prophecies, filled through these are with warning and denunciation.

     

    The Prophets (from Creation) The Prophets (from Creation)
    Artist: Michelangelo (1475-1564)
    Location: Hall from room 331 to stairs
    Catalog #100
    Notes: Memorial to J. Herman Beare, Head of the English Department for three years. Original on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, Rome. 1. Joel, reading the scroll, has an expression of absorbed interest. The painter did not derive his great figures form nature. He made them from his fund of accumulated knowledge, inventing new proportions and attitudes. Yet the figures are not mere examples of anatomic skill. They are interrelated forms charged with vitality and inspired by the noblest outpourings of the soul. 2. Zacharias, turning the leaves of a book, seems engaged in an endless, intellectual undertaking. 3. Isaiah, his arm resting on a book, pivots in a sudden movement. He turns as if a divine inspiration had roused him from reverie. The design in a harmonious whole. The figure shows the solidity of human architecture. 4. Delphic Sibyl, with open scroll.

     

    The Prophets (from Creation) The Prophets (from Creation)
    Artist: Michelangelo (1475-1564)
    Location: Hall from room 331 to stairs
    Catalog #101
    Notes: Memorial to Grace Grant McIlvanie, Librarian in the school, 1903-1908. Original on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, Rome. 1. The Cumean sibyl, in Italy, according to legend, asked the gods for immortality, but failed to ask for eternal youth; hence her aged form and face. As she reads, her lips seen to move. 2. Daniel writes in the heat of divine inspiration. Every movement is of great moment. His motions suggest enthusiasm and youthful energy. 3. The Libyan sibyl displays freedom of movement combined with vigor as she turns to grasp a huge volume. 4. Jonah, symbol of immortality, has come forth from the whale, and with his fingers counts the forty days that still remain before the destruction of Nineveh.

     

    The Prophets (from Creation) The Prophets (from Creation)
    Artist: Michelangelo (1475-1564)
    Location: Hall from room 331 to stairs
    Catalog #99
    Notes: Memorial to James Fenimore Cooper, a former teacher in the school. Original on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, Rome. In the Renaissance, Michelangelo became the supreme artist of all time. Primarily a sculptor, not considering painting "his art", he reluctantly accepted the commission thrust upon him by Pope Julius II to cover the ceiling of the Sistine with paintings in fresco. Michelangelo besought the pope to employ Raphael. But after entering upon the enterprise, he discovered that his imagination was unleashed and that "his world might be extended into illimitable space, retaining the strength and certainty of sculpture and enriched by color". To cover ten thousand square feet of ceiling is an enormous undertaking; to organize this area into a structural unit is the work of one who from the depth of his soul is an artist. The design called for three hundred and forty-three figures. About two hundred and twenty-five range in height from ten to eighteen feet. In the decorations of the Sistine he has bequeathed the greatest, single hand work of art that man had produced. The intricate, architectonic system combines single figures and groups of figures, whose actions symbolize the creation of the world, man's first disobedience, and the prophecies of redemption. The prophets are grouped as follows: 1. The powerful Jeremiah, seated in at attitude of serious reflection, exemplifies Michelangelo's nobility of conception. The two spirits behind the prophet seem to sympathize with him. 2. Alternating with the prophets are the sibyls, the prophetesses of classical antiquity, who have prophesied the birth of a Christ. The Persian sibyl, aged and near-sighted, is reading. 3. Ezekiel's form expressed the urge of an impetuous questioning that arose while the prophet was reading the scroll, now half open. The spirit seems to be pointing out One who is to come. 4. The Erythrean sibyl, from Babylonia, is a beautiful, draped form. The sibyls are exalted figures that "know no other kin", as if they were self-creators. Above, a spirit uses the torch to set the oil in the lamp afire. All movement is directed toward the finger on the scroll.

     

    Protestant Reformation: Latimer Preaching Before Edward VI at St. Paul's Cross Protestant Reformation: Latimer Preaching Before Edward VI at St. Paul's Cross
    Artist: Ernest Bord
    Location: Hall between room 104 to 105
    Catalog #69
    Notes: Donated by the Class of January, 1915. Original hangs at the House of Parliament, London. This painting illustrates a scene on the theme of the Protestant Reformation. Hugh Latimer, English bishop and Protestant reformer, is preaching to Edward VI. Latimer was the favorite teacher of King Edward, who, being ill, had a pulpit placed in his garden that he might listen to Latimer's sermons.

     

    Queen Elizabeth's Visit to the First Royal Exchange Queen Elizabeth's Visit to the First Royal Exchange
    Artist: Ernest Crofts (1847-1911)
    Location: room 201 / Balcony Entrance
    Catalog #75
    Notes: Donated by the Class of January, 1915. Original in Houses of Parliament, London. This picture shows Queen Elizabeth on a visit to the Royal Exchange, founded in 1560 by Sir Thomas Gresham for the merchants who had previously had to transact their business on the streets. Surrounded by courtiers and guards and mounted on a white horse, the Queen is welcomed before the large, brick building. She was so pleased that she caused a herald to proclaim with trumpet that "Gresham's Exchange" was The Royal Exchange.

     

    Queen Elizabeth Going Aboard the Hind Queen Elizabeth Going Aboard the Hind
    Artist: Frank Brangwyn (1867-?)
    Location: room 201 / Balcony Entrance
    Catalog #239
    Notes: Original hangs at Lloyds of London. This is a gay and colorful historical picture. Brangwyn reproduces not only the historical event, but also the adventure and romance of Elizabethan England.

     

    Quiet Afternoon Quiet Afternoon
    Artist: Jean Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)
    Location: Hall from room 033 to 035
    Catalog #256
    Notes: Donated by the Class of January, 1919. Like all of Corot's pictures, this is in subdued and fused colors. It typifies the virginal quality of his landscapes.

     

    The Rains - Tiger The Rains - Tiger
    Artist: John Seerey-Lester
    Location: room 104D
    Catalog #n/a
    Notes: No information available.

     

    Reading Hermit Reading Hermit
    Artist: Solomo Koninck (1629-1678)
    Location: Hall from room 029 to 031
    Catalog #82
    Notes: Original in Dresden Gallery. Koninck, a pupil of Rembrandt, shows his master's influence in handling light and in interpreting character.

     

    Reunion of the Officers of St. Andrew Reunion of the Officers of St. Andrew
    Artist: Franz Hals (1580-1666)
    Location: Hall from room 219 to 221
    Catalog #411
    Notes: Original in Haarlem Museum, Holland. The superiority of this masterpiece consists in loveliness of color, characterization of the figures, and complete simplicity of attitude and gesture. Hals's superb craftsmanship invests his pictures with liveliness and spontaneity.

     

    Rheingold Rheingold
    Artist: Hermann Hendrick (1856-1931)
    Location: Hall, corner to room 332
    Catalog #51
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June,1913. This is a skillful handling of the beginning of the tragic story of the Rheingold, hidden in the bed of the river and happily guarded by the Rhine daughters, three water sprites. Notice Asgard, the rainbow, and the mysterious, golden reflection in the gray-green water at twilight. The arrangement of the planes indicates that the struggle will include earth and heaven, or men and gods.

     

    Richard Wagner 1813-1883 Richard Wagner 1813-1883
    Artist: n/a
    Location: Hall from room 334 to 338
    Catalog #210
    Notes: Donated by the Class of January, 1913. This German composer created the modern music drama. Note that keenness, refinement, and kindness are prominent in the face of this great musician, whose life was full of disappointments. His immortal creations have enriched the world.

     

    The Rising Storm The Rising Storm
    Artist: G. Maroniez (1865-1933)
    Location: Hall from room 121 to 123
    Catalog #315
    Notes: This picture is unified to present the atmosphere of a storm by means of lurid light, lowness in the key of color, and use of diagonal lines to show agitated motion and the engulfing waters.

     

    Rouen Cathedral, France Rouen Cathedral, France
    Artist: Andrew Affleck
    Location: Hall from room 233 to 235
    Catalog #395
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June, 1918. A different view from that of catalog entry 399 (below).

     

     

    Rouen Cathedral, France Rouen Cathedral, France
    Artist: Andrew Affleck
    Location: Hall from room 345 to 345
    Catalog #399
    Notes: The artist gave full play to his powers in etching the rich and varied designs and decorations of this Gothic cathedral.

     

    The Sail Boat The Sail Boat
    Artist: Karl Leipold (1864-?)
    Location: hall from room 131 to 133
    Catalog #350
    Notes: This picture is a very beautiful aquarella, as the art critics call it. A gray-white sea and gray-white clouds form the background for a ship at anchor, with sails set and flags at mast.

     

    The Seamstress The Seamstress
    Artist: Josef Kuhn
    Location: room 148
    Catalog #310
    Notes: Art aids in our appreciating the commonplace. In this domestic scene the cheerful light and orderly room inspire a sense of serenity.

     

    The Shepherd of the Pyrenees The Shepherd of the Pyrenees
    Artist: Marie Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899)
    Location: room 05
    Catalog #9
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June, 1912. Rosa Bonheur is chiefly of interest as a woman painter of animals. In her compositions of vigorous action and interesting rhythm there are no traces of a woman's hand.

     

    Siegfried and Fafnir Siegfried and Fafnir
    Artist: Hermann Hendrick (1856-1931)
    Location: Hall from room 334 to 338
    Catalog #58
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June,1913. The contrast between the strength of the youthful Siegfried and that of Giant Fafner, in the shape of a dragon, is balanced by the lines that reveal the youth's godlike power and the dragon's venom. By position and by light Siegfried's success is emphasized. The sword, Nothung, is the symbol of his power.

     

    Siegfried's Tod (Siegfried's Death) Siegfried's Tod (Siegfried's Death)
    Artist: Hermann Hendrick (1856-1931)
    Location: Hall from room 338
    Catalog #63
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June,1913. An eclipse of the sun marks the tragic moment of the death of Siegfried, who, in the Norse saga, is the personification of light. Through gloomy shadows, the eye of the observer follows the group of indistinct figures that reveal this joyless story by their various postures: the Rhine maidens, who had been trying to coax the Ring from Siegfried, entreat with uplifted hands; the noble Siegfried, stabbed by Hagen, lies prone; the wicked Hagen almost enveloped in darkness, skulks treacherously. The scene is on the Rhine River, where Siegfried had strayed from his companions on a hunting expedition.

     

    The Singing Angels - The Playing Angels The Singing Angels - The Playing Angels
    Artist: H Van Eyck (1386-1440)
    Location: Hall from room 213 to 215
    Catalog #224
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June, 1917. Original in Berlin Museum. Beautiful fabrics embroidered in minute detail enrich these panels from and altar piece, "The Adoration of the Lamb." They reveal Flemish taste, developed by the broad commercial interests of the people, who during this period busied themselves with weaving fine textiles. Natural figures give a native and national character to this composition. Its style was uninfluenced by the early Renaissance in Italy. Jan and Hubert van Eyck, brothers, founded the Flemish school of painting. To themselves they brought additional fame through perfecting the use of oil as a medium in painting.

     

    Singing Boys Singing Boys
    Artist: Franz Hals (1580-1666)
    Location: Hall from room 219 to 221
    Catalog #49
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June, 1916. Original in Berlin, Germany. The facility of Hals's skill is expressed through another realistic group as these urchins to the tones that are implied by their attention and by their attitude.

     

    Sistine Madonnas Sistine Madonnas
    Artist: Sanzio Raphael (1483-1520)
    Location: room 117
    Catalog #360
    Notes: Original in Dresden Gallery, Germany. Raphael painted a Virgin incomparably more beautiful than any other of the admirable Virgins he had painted before. This is a transcendently beautiful picture of a heavenly apparition surrounded the glory of lovely angel faces. He used the traditional, triangular arrangement to express the formal relations of line and mass. Every figure, though interesting in itself, is significant for the part it has in the whole. He connected the figures by continuing in the contour of the Virgin. The lines descend by the billowing mantle and gaze of St. Barbara. They are reflected up to the Christ Child by the gaze of the cherubs.

     

    spring Spring
    Artist: Jean Babtiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)
    Location: room - Main Office
    Catalog #24
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June, 1912. Original in the Louvre, Paris. Corot's purity of conception reveals itself in the gradation of color in the sky and in the play of sunlight through the leaves. The upward movement of the lines suggests the exultation of spring and conveys a religious devotion to nature.

     

    St. Anthony of Padua St. Anthony of Padua
    Artist: Bartolme Estaban Murillo (1618-1682)
    Location: Hall from room 213 to 215
    Catalog #105
    Notes: Donated by the Class of January, 1913. Memorial to Olive B. Jones, who gave 29 years of service to our school. Original in Royal Museum, Berlin. In artistic qualities this picture resembles the portrayal of Jesus and John in "The Children of the Shell". In both compositions the figures are arranged in a pyramid; the light comes from a break in the clouds and emphasizes the central figure; angels heads appear as if looking down from heaven. The two pictures contain Murillo's highest conception of the Christ-child. This picture represents a moment of ecstasy in the life of the saint, a Portuguese scholar of the thirteenth century, who became a great Franciscan friar, opposing tyranny and preaching in the open to the people. It was on such an occasion that in vision the Christ-child, with a host of angels, descended along a golden path to bring a message of comfort to the saint. He is revealed as kneeling reverently, the child in his arms, his face lit by a blessed smile.

     

    St. Jean Baptiste (St. John the Baptist) St. Jean Baptiste (St. John the Baptist)
    Artist: Andrea del Sarto (1486-1531)
    Location: Hall from room 213 to 215
    Catalog #128
    Notes: Donated by the Class of January, 1915. Original in Pitti Palace, Florence, Italy. This picture owes its atmosphere to subtle light and shades and to the quiet distinction of the youthful John. Sarto was called "the faultless painter" for his skill as draftsman, brushman, and colorist; but in the art of bringing "feeling" to the observer, he often is disappointing.

     

    St. Paul's Cathedral, London St. Paul's Cathedral, London
    Artist: James Alphge Brewer
    Location: Hall from room 345 to 345
    Catalog #396
    Notes: This picture presents the transept. The Cathedral, which is one of the great achievements of English architecture, was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. His fame from this achievement is expressed in the Latin epigram: Si monumentum requiris, circumspice: "If you seek his monument, look around."

     

    Still Life Still Life
    Artist: J. Lindner
    Location: room 146
    Catalog #344
    Notes: The objects in this "still" group are ones that lend themselves to beauty: the scarf, the dish, the bowl of flowers, the decorative tapestry.

     

    The Storm The Storm
    Artist: Constant Troyon (1810-1865)
    Location: room 105
    Catalog #353
    Notes: In this scene, Troyon expresses unity in nature through his harmonious handling of light, color, and masses.

     

    Sunrise Sunrise
    Artist: Harry A. Vincent (1864-?)
    Location: Archive Room
    Catalog #285
    Notes: The artist undoubtedly felt the freshness of early morning when the sun tinges the atmosphere with warm colors. The cool, green masses of trees in the foreground contrast harmoniously with the lighter shades in the horizon, where the attention of the observer is directed.

     

    Sunset on the Lake Sunset on the Lake
    Artist: Leon Batrooche
    Location: Hall from room 311 to 313; duplicate in room 119
    Catalog #401
    Notes: The sunset flattens the water and the land. Only the trees are able to stand up under the leveling rays of the setting sun.

     

    surf and spindrift Surf and Spindrift
    Artist: Fred J. Waugh (1861-?)
    Location: room 225
    Catalog #288
    Notes: A contemporary but conservative American painter, Waugh excels in marines/seascapes. His ability to interpret the might of the sea and its joyous aspect makes this picture a typical example of his painting.

     

    The Surrender of Brenda (picture not available)
    Artist: Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velasquez (1599-1660)
    Location: Between stairway doors
    Catalog #215
    Notes: Original in Prado Gallery, Madrid, Spain. Strong contrasts vitalize and humanize this scene as Marquis de Spinola grasps the hand of Justin of Nassau, who, at the second capture of the Dutch town of Breda by the Spaniards in 1652, surrenders the keys. This picture is not only one of the greatest of historical pictures but one of the most magnificent. it is made such through the controlled movement in every part of the composition and through genius in organizing complex material. Observation of the contrasts and the balances in this composition will give understanding of the art of this great painter. The vertical lines at the right have caused the picture to be named, "A forest of Lances."

     

    Swiss Village Swiss Village
    Artist: Emma Lampert Cooper
    Location: hall from room 133 to 135
    Catalog #260
    Notes: Donated by the Class of 1919. This favorite theme of the American artist is full of variety. She found inspiration in street scenes like this. In the composition, there is a feeling of stability in the high-walled cottages and bridge, gladdened by the stream and warm sunshine. The eye is led to the background of trees and to the distant sky. Orange-yellow colors, strong lines, and strong masses make visible a harmonious adjustment of the villagers.

     

    The Syndics The Syndics
    Artist: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1607-1669)
    Location: Hall from room 323 to 325
    Catalog #120
    Notes: Original in Ryks Museum, Amsterdam, Holland. In this group the Dutch master Rembrandt achieved his greatest perfection. Free from affection, simple and even in light, convincing in its fidelity to life, the picture seems a group of living men. Every object has its plain and define local color; yet the whole is steeped in a brownish golden tone that gives the charm of color that Rembrandt alone captured.

     

    The Syndics - a Detail The Syndics - a Detail
    Artist: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1607-1669)
    Location: Hall from room 323 to 325
    Catalog #113
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June, 1915. Original in Ryks Museum, Amsterdam. This picture shows in detail the perfection of Rembrandt's portraiture.

     

    Tiger Tiger
    Artist: n/a
    Location: room 104D
    Catalog #n/a
    Notes: No information available

     

    Thomas Carlyle Thomas Carlyle
    Artist: James Whistler (1834-1903)
    Location: room 148
    Catalog #146
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June, 1915. Original in Glasgow, Scotland. Whistler was not interested in a psychological analysis of his subject as a sour old man. The painter's purpose was to create a decorative picture by means of arrangement and a melody of line and harmony of color.

     

    Uriel Uriel
    Artist: Henry O. Walker (1843-1929)
    Location: Library / room 002
    Catalog #322
    Notes: Original in Library of Congress, Washington, DC. This picture illustrates a biblical story as interpreted in Emerson's poem. The winged angel sits alone, unmoved by the anger of companion spirits. The absence of early colors gives the heavenly figure an aloofness in keeping with the subject.

     

    Venice Venice
    Artist: Frank Brangwyn (1867-?)
    Location: room 138
    Catalog #355
    Notes: Original in private collection, Los Angeles. The romantic past of Venice lives in the beauty of her old buildings. The repetition of the vertical lines accented by the flag, pictures the traditional pomp and power of Venice. The many figures in the foreground are suggested with simplicity. The proudly-floating, vermilion flag enhances the effect of the whole.

     

    Venice Venice
    Artist: Pierre Labrouche
    Location: Hall from room 319 to 321
    Catalog #402
    Notes: In this etching Labrouche, who has the contemporary interest in depth and solidity, added joyous feeling to the atmosphere of Venice through strong color, heavy lines and excellent design.

     

    The Violinist The Violinist
    Artist: Sanzio Raphael (1483-1520)
    Location: Hall from room 219 to 221
    Catalog #109
    Notes: Original on wood in Palazzo Sciarra-Conlonna, Rome. In the original of this bust the sitter wears a black cap, from under which his brown hair falls on a green mantle trimmed with black velvet and a fur collar. The violin bow, the laurel leaves, and immortelles in his hand balance the composition. Critics believe the portrait to represent Andrea Marone, a famous improviser at Brescia in the time of Pope Leo X.

     

    The Vision The Vision
    Artist: Edwin A. Abbey (1852-1911)
    Location: South East stairway, 2nd floor
    Catalog #2
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June, 1908. Original in Boston Public Library. This picture tells the story of the vision of the infant, Galahad. He is visited by a dove bearing a golden censer and by an angel carrying the Grail. The nun holding the infant represents his connection with the earth; the angel, the principal figure, represents his inspiration from heaven. The ideal of the true mural is fulfilled in the flat, decorative background.

     

    Waldweban Forest Murmers Waldweban Forest Murmers
    Artist: Hermann Hendrick (1856-1931)
    Location: Hall, corner to room 332
    Catalog #59
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June,1913. Having killed Fafner (Hate), Seigfried sits as master of the world, and all wisdom is open to him. A woodbird tells him that Mime intends to poison him in order to obtain the treasure and that the sleeping Brunnehilde is to be his bride.

     

    Wallkrenstrum (Flight of the Valkyries) Wallkrenstrum (Flight of the Valkyries)
    Artist: Hermann Hendrick (1856-1931)
    Location: Hall, corner to room 332
    Catalog #55
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June,1913. The Nibelungs' ring, accursed and bringing a curse, symbolized greed for gold. It threatens even Valhalla with destruction. Wotan (Odin) himself engages in the struggle to save Valhalla. The flight of the Valkyries across a storm-swept sky evokes the Teutonic spirit.

     

    Westminster Abbey, London Westminster Abbey, London
    Artist: James Alphge Brewer
    Location: Hall near room 345
    Catalog #397
    Notes: Westminster's wide-spreading transept is essentially English in plan and detail. This etching shows the beauty achieved through perfect proportion and originality in tracery, as well as by the lancet form of window. Yet the pointed arch and stained glass remind the observer of French influence. The abbey has undergone construction at different dates. The southern transept contains Poet's Corner, where are the tombs and honorary memorials of many of England's great poets from Chaucer to Kipling.

     

    Wharf at Sil Wharf at Sil
    Artist: Julien Celos (1884-1953)
    Location: n/a
    Catalog #388
    Notes: Signed Original. Celos interprets background as it relates to the persons within it. The well-proportioned house, surrounded by stream and trees and sky and bridge, blends happily with the bright colors of the figures. Their movement and arrangement affect the observer pleasingly.

     

    White Cow White Cow
    Artist: Constant Troyon (1810-1865)
    Location: room 105
    Catalog #135
    Notes: Class of January, 1913. Troyon's theme is the close relation of cattle to nature. Here he conveys a feeling of concord between the cow and the tree that provides shade and comfort.

     

    The White Horse The White Horse
    Artist: George Bellows (1882-1925)
    Location: room 131
    Catalog #418
    Notes: Original at Worchester, MA. Abrupt and disconcerting are the changing harmonies and dissonances throughout the picture; unexpected the turns of hand by which the tumult comes to life. There is a tremulous strip of light and shade, all gold and silver, where willow boughs interrupt the sun a little as it falls on the weathered side of a wooden shed. The whole passage, due to foreshortening, is less than an inch across, yet the complete illusion of exquisitely drawn detail in color and design is there, who delicacy is matched only by the casualness with which it is evoked.

     

    William, the Second, of Nassau William, the Second, of Nassau
    Artist: Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1614)
    Location: Hall from room 343 to 345
    Catalog #141
    Notes: Original in Dresden Gallery, Germany. This portrait of Flemish master Van Dyck's generous patron and bestower of knight hood conveys an impression of the kingly presence of this English monarch through particular emphasis upon the nobleness of his bearing and the dignity of his countenance. The king wears the mantle of the Order of the Garter on which is the six pointed, silver star. At the star's center is the red cross of St. George. The gold medallion about his neck is a "George", the image of the martial saint.

     

    William Shakespeare William Shakespeare
    Artist: n/a
    Location: room 113
    Catalog #259
    Notes: Donated by the Class of January, 1919

     

     

    William Shakespeare William Shakespeare
    Artist: Leopold Flameng (1831-1911)
    Location: room 231
    Catalog #7
    Notes: This steel engraving adds variety to our collection. The vignettes of Edwin Booth and David Garrick, two great actors of America and England, respectively, illustrate a style of earlier art particularly interesting. About Shakespeare the artist has engraved this quotation: "He was not for an age, but for all time."

     

    Wotan Wotan
    Artist: Hermann Hendrick (1856-1931)
    Location: Hall from room 338
    Catalog # 62
    Notes: Donated by the Class of June,1913. Completely enveloped in the deep shadows of dusk, Wotan, with spear broken and power destroyed, is a lonely figure, as he watches the setting sun, a symbol of the twilight of the gods. The sharp lines in the precipice cut off all action for Wotan in the future.