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Ornemens de peinture et de sculpture qui sont dans la galerie d'Apollon au chasteau du Louvre, et dans le grand appartement du roy au Palais des Tuilleries. Dessinez et gravez par les Srs Berain, Chauveau, et Le Moine (Ornaments of Painting and Sculpture That Are in the Gallery of Apollo in the Chasteau du Louvre, and in the Great Apartment of the King in the Tuileries Palace. Designed and Engraved by Sirs Berain, Chauveau and Le Moine)

view Ornemens de peinture et de sculpture qui sont dans la galerie d'Apollon au chasteau du Louvre, et dans le grand appartement du roy au Palais des Tuilleries. Dessinez et gravez par les Srs Berain, Chauveau, et Le Moine (Ornaments of Painting and Sculpture That Are in the Gallery of Apollo in the Chasteau du Louvre, and in the Great Apartment of the King in the Tuileries Palace. Designed and Engraved by Sirs Berain, Chauveau and Le Moine) digital asset number 1
Designer:
Jean Bérain the Younger, 1674-1726
François Chauveau, 1613 – 1676
Jean Le Moine, French
Type:
albums (bound) & books
Book
Object Name:
Book
Made in:
France
Date:
1710
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-222
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Book cover

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Artist:
Ali Uskudari
Medium:
Cloth with lacquer
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 26.2 x 13.4 cm (10 5/16 x 5 1/4 in)
Type:
Book
Origin:
Turkey
Date:
1747-1748
Period:
Ottoman period
Former owner:
Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
Charles Vignier (1863 - 1934)
Francois Mautin (French, born 1907)
Provenance:
Charles Vignier (1863-1934), Paris, France. [1]
To 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France. [2]
From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. [3]
From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. [4]
Notes:
[1] See Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 7: Chart of Recent Provenance" in An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, Glenn D. Lowry et al (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 399.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
[4] See note 3.
Topic:
flower
Ottoman period (1307 - 1922)
Turkey
Arts of the Islamic World
Henri Vever collection
WWII-era provenance
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.23
Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Book cover

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Medium:
Leather over pasteboards
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 25.2 x 51.1 cm (9 15/16 x 20 1/8 in)
Type:
Book
Origin:
Egypt or Syria
Date:
14th-15th century
Period:
Mamluk period
Former owner:
Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
Rudolf Meyer Riefstahl (1880 - 1936)
Francois Mautin (French, born 1907)
Provenance:
Rudolf Meyer Riefstahl (1880-1936). [1]
To 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France. [2]
From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. [3]
From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. [4]
Notes:
[1] See Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 7: Chart of Recent Provenance" in An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, Glenn D. Lowry et al (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 398.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
[4] See note 3.
Topic:
Mamluk period (1250 - 1517)
Syria
Egypt
Arts of the Islamic World
Henri Vever collection
WWII-era provenance
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.10
Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Bookbinding

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Medium:
Leather (remounted on paperboard) Tooled and block-pressed
Dimensions:
H x W: 30.1 x 53.9 cm (11 7/8 x 21 1/4 in)
Type:
Book
Origin:
Iran
Date:
16th century
Period:
Safavid period
Former owner:
Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
Indjoudjian Freres
Francois Mautin (French, born 1907)
Provenance:
Indjoudjian Collection, Paris, France. [1]
To 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France. [2]
From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. [3]
From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. [4]
Notes:
[1] See Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 7: Chart of Recent Provenance" in An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, Glenn D. Lowry et al (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 398.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
[4] See note 3.
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
Iran
Arts of the Islamic World
Henri Vever collection
WWII-era provenance
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.14.2
Rights:
Copyright with museum
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The Open Book

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Artist:
J. Alden Weir, born West Point, NY 1852-died New York City 1919
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
31 3/4 x 29 1/8 in. (80.5 x 74.0 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1891
Topic:
Figure female\nude
Figure female\full length
Recreation\leisure\reading
Object\written matter\book
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly
Object number:
1929.6.157
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The Colonel's Cabinet

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Artist:
Renée Stout, born Junction City, KS 1958
Medium:
mixed media: carpet, chair, painting, and cabinet with found and handmade objects
Dimensions:
overall: 67 1/2 x 60 x 50 1/2 in. (171.5 x 152.4 x 128.3 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture-Assemblage
Date:
1991-1994
Description:
The Colonel’s Cabinet is a narrative of exploration and memory that traces the life of one Colonel Frank. Like the gentleman travelers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries who created “cabinets of curiosities” filled with artifacts of distant people and places, the fictitious Colonel Frank collected small treasures to remind himself of where he had been and individuals he had met. An invented persona based on Stout’s father, who, she said, brought the world to her shy and introspective mother, the colonel also reflects Stout’s own search for a personal history.
African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Right Era, and Beyond, 2012
Topic:
Object\art object\sculpture
Object\furniture\chair
Object\written matter\book
Object\furniture\cabinet
Object\other\container
Object\musical instrument\guitar
Object\written matter\map
Object\art object\photograph
Object\weapon\dagger
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
Object number:
1994.45.1A-MMM
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1994, Renee Stout
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Don Jose Gutierrez del Arroyo y Delgado

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Artist:
Unidentified (Puerto Rican)
Sitter:
Don Jose Guitierrez del Arroyo y Delgado
Don Jose Guitierrez del Arroyo y Delgado
Medium:
watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
3 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. (8.9 x 7.3 cm)
Type:
Painting-Miniature
Date:
before 1852
Description:
Painted flowers frame this portrait of Don José Gutiérrez del Arroyo y Delgado. Born in 1757, Don José became the dean of the San Juan Cathedral and Knight Commander of the American Royal Order of Queen Isabella I of Spain. A blue and green curtain pulled to one side reveals the distinguished gentleman seated in an expensive chair. Don José's robe, skull cap, and jewels describe his position, while the books testify to his learning and personal wealth.
Topic:
Dress\accessory\jewelry
Ethnic\Hispanic
Portrait male\elderly
Portrait male\waist length
Object\written matter\book
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection
Object number:
1997.79.1
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Book of Pictures

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Artist:
Kenyon Cox, born Warren, OH 1856-died New York City 1919
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
29 7/8 x 36 in. (76.0 x 91.5 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1910-1917
Description:
Kenyon Cox was as much an art critic as a painter. He contributed articles to prestigious magazines such as The Nation and Scribner’s, and much of his writing dealt with the power of art to speak a universal language. His Raphael-inspired Book of Pictures, of a mother showing her child an illustrated book, represents this conviction. In the early years of the twentieth century, many Americans learned about European art through mass-produced images in books and magazines. Cox advocated using such means to encourage lessons of good taste that would extend into all aspects of American life. (Morgan, Kenyon Cox, 1856-1919: A Life in American Art, 1994)
Topic:
Landscape\tree
Occupation\education\teacher
Dress\historic\classical dress
Figure group\female and child
Recreation\leisure\reading
Object\written matter\book
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Allyn Cox
Object number:
1959.10.2
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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Recording Angel

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Artist:
Elihu Vedder, born New York City 1836-died Rome, Italy 1923
Medium:
chalk, pencil and ink on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 16 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (42.5 x 31.8 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1883-1884
Topic:
Figure group
Figure\fragment\hand
Religion\New Testament\Last Judgment
Literature\Khayyam, Omar\Rubaiyat
Object\written matter\book
Religion\angel
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson
Object number:
1978.108.39
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Still Life Composition

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Artist:
Jan Matulka, born Vlachovo Brezi, Bohemia 1890-died New York City 1972
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 3/4 x 26 in. (78.2 x 66.1 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1933-1934
Topic:
Figure\fragment\hand
Figure female\nude
Still life\other\shell
Still life\art object\sculpture
Figure female\torso
New Deal\Public Works of Art Project\New York City
Literature\Arts Magazine
Still life\written matter\book
Still life\other\container
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor
Object number:
1964.1.29
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I Wonder What It's Like To Be Dyslexic

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Medium:
Book, prints
Type:
Exhibitions
Book
Object Name:
Book
Date:
2013
Credit Line:
Gift of Sam Barclay
Accession Number:
s-e-2673
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Vox

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Designer:
Deborah Aiges, American, b. 1948
Deborah DeStaffan
Eric Leonard
Publisher:
Random House, New York, New York, USA
Author:
Nicholson Baker, American, b. 1957
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Type:
graphic design
Book cover
Object Name:
Book cover
Made in:
USA
Date:
1992
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Front cover depicts, on black ground, the title "Vox" in gray superimposed on a black X. Above the title, centered on the "O," is the phrase, "A NOVEL BY NICHOLSON BAKER," in yellow and pink, read vertically. Front cover leaf gives a short summary of the book. Printed on the spine, at the top, is the author's name in pink overlaying the title in gray and at the bottom is the Random House colophon. The back cover shows several quotes of praise for other books by the same author. Back cover leaf includes the phrase "ABOUT THE AUTHOR," followed by a short paragraph on the author's life.
Credit Line:
Gift of Steven Heller
Accession Number:
1996-74-1
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Cultural Anthropology

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Designer:
Mary Archondes
Publisher:
Harper Collins, New York, New York, USA
Author:
Marvin Harris, American, 1927 - 2001
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Type:
graphic design
Book cover
Object Name:
Book cover
Place:
USA
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Front cover depicts, on yellow ground, an image of a Native American woman grooming a Native American child in an elliptical dark green border. Surrounding the image is the title "CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY," printed in dark green. Below the title is the phrase, "THIRD EDITION," followed by the name of the author, "Marvin Harris." Printed at the top of the spine is the author's last name followed by the title and "3E." At the bottom of the spine is the Harper Collins colophon. Printed on the back cover is a summary of the book followed by information on the author. Dispersed through the book cover are small orange anthropological symbols.
Credit Line:
Gift of Steven Heller
Accession Number:
1996-74-2
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Joseph Henry

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Artist:
Thomas Le Clear, 11 Mar 1818 - 26 Nov 1882
Sitter:
Joseph Henry, 17 Dec 1797 - 13 May 1878
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 117.5 × 84.5 × 3.5 cm (46 1/4 × 33 1/4 × 1 3/8")
Frame: 135.9 × 103.5 cm (53 1/2 × 40 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1877
Provenance:
Commissioned by the Smithsonian, 1877; held by NCFA; transferred 1964 to NPG.
Topic:
Printed Material\Book
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Armchair
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie
Joseph Henry: Male
Joseph Henry: Education\Educator\Professor
Joseph Henry: Science and Technology\Scientist\Physicist
Joseph Henry: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution\Secretary
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transfer from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Object number:
NPG.64.10
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National Portrait Gallery
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Sylvia

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Designer:
Steven Brower, American, b. 1952
Author:
Howard Fast
Medium:
Offset color lithograph on paper
Type:
graphic design
Book cover
Object Name:
Book cover
Made in:
USA
Date:
1992
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Front cover depicts a woman's head tiled to the left with dark hair, deep red lipstick, and a black rectangle blocking her eyes. She wears a red shirt with a black collar. Inscribed in black on yellow, above: SYLVIA; below, in white on black: a novel by; in yellow on red, HOWARD FAST.
Credit Line:
Gift of Steven Heller
Accession Number:
1996-74-18
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Civilizations of the World, Volume I

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Designer:
Mary Archondes
Publisher:
Harper & Row
Author:
Richard L. Greaves, American, 1938 - 2004
Philip V. Cannistraro, American, b. 1942
Robert Zaller, American, b. 1940
Rhoads Murphey, American, 1912 - 2012
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Type:
graphic design
Book cover
Object Name:
Book cover
Place:
USA
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Credit Line:
Gift of Steven Heller
Accession Number:
1996-74-3
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Ever After

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Designer:
Carol Devine Carson
Author:
Graham Swift
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Type:
graphic design
Book cover
Object Name:
Book cover
Made in:
USA
Date:
1992
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Front cover center depiction of a bee, wings and legs outstretched, with numbers 1-12 inscribed in yellow, surrounding the bee as if on a clock. Inscribed in black, above: Ever After; below, in black: GRAHAM SWIFT; spine, in yellow on black: Ever After; in black, GRAHAM SWIFT.
Credit Line:
Gift of Steven Heller
Accession Number:
1996-74-20
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Mason Locke Weems

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Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Sitter:
Mason Locke Weems, 11 Oct 1759 - 23 May 1825
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
73.6 x 58.4 cm (29 x 23")
Frame: 87.6 × 72.4 cm (34 1/2 × 28 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1810
Provenance:
Charles E. Weems, Mercer Island Washington and Benjamin F. Weems, Royal Oak, Md.; gift 1995 to NPG
Topic:
Interior
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Printed Material\Book
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table
Printed Material\Papers\Letter
Mason Locke Weems: Male
Mason Locke Weems: Literature\Writer
Mason Locke Weems: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Pastor
Mason Locke Weems: Literature\Writer\Biographer
Mason Locke Weems: Business and Industry\Merchant\Bookseller
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Weems family
Object number:
NPG.95.190
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National Portrait Gallery
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American Legion School Award Medal

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Artist:
Joseph E. Renier, born Union Hill, NJ 1887-died New York City 1966
Founder:
Medallic Art Company
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam.
Type:
Sculpture-Medal
Date:
1950
Description:
The American Legion School Award began as a yearly prize given to males graduating from the eighth grade. On the reverse of Joseph Renier’s medal, the lamp of wisdom rests upon an open book. The five-pointed star below represents the qualities listed around the perimeter of the image. This star also symbolizes the five branches of the military that appear on the obverse: here, a sailor, an aviator and three soldiers evoke not only the organization sponsoring the award, but also the ideal career of the student who receives it.
Topic:
Figure group\male
Occupation\military
Object\furniture\lamp
Object\written matter\book
Object\weapon\sword
Object\weapon\gun
Emblem
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier
Object number:
1967.93.47
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Plaque from a book, The Canon of Yao

view Plaque from a book, <i>The Canon of Yao</i> digital asset number 1
Medium:
Jade, gold pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 0.3 x 9 x 9 cm (1/8 x 3 9/16 x 3 9/16 in)
Type:
Jade
Book
Origin:
China
Date:
18th-early 19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Former owner:
National Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
China
Chinese Art
WWII-era provenance
Credit Line:
Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Minerology, Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
S1992.77.8
Rights:
Copyright with museum
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