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A barn and haystack

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Artist:
Frederic Edwin Church, American, 1826–1900
Type:
landscapes
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
September 1844
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Verso: Pine tree
Credit Line:
Gift of Louis P. Church
Accession Number:
1917-4-1401
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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edanmdm:chndm_1917-4-1401

Album folio; recto: An old woman and two men; verso: calligraphy panel

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Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 37.5 x 26.3 cm (14 3/4 x 10 3/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Date:
ca. 1520-30
Period:
Uzbek period
Former owner:
Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
Francois Mautin (French, born 1907)
Topic:
landscape
Uzbek period (1500 - 1598)
woman
Uzbekistan
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:
S1986.216
Rights:
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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edanmdm:fsg_S1986.216
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In Purple and Gold

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Artist:
George Demont Otis, born Memphis, TN 1879-died Kentfield, CA 1962
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
23 3/4 x 29 7/8 in. (60.2 x 76.0 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1937
Topic:
Landscape\tree
Landscape\road
Landscape\mountain
Landscape\season\summer
Landscape\California\Marin County
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Grace Hartley
Object number:
1982.131
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The Quiet Valley

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Artist:
Guy Wiggins, born Brooklyn, NY 1883-died St. Augustine, FL 1962
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
33 7/8 x 40 1/8 in. (86.1 x 101.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1922
Topic:
Landscape\valley
Landscape\weather\snow
Landscape\town
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Henry Ward Ranger through the National Academy of Design
Object number:
1977.126
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Padre y Hijo/Father and Son (Isla de Boca Del Toro, Panama), from the series "Tengo Casi 500 Años: Africa's Legacy in Central America"

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Artist:
Tony Gleaton, born Detroit, MI 1948-died Palo Alto, CA 2015
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
sheet: 20 x 16 in. (50.7 x 40.6 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1992, printed 1994
Topic:
Figure group\family
Occupation\service\policeman
Landscape\Panama\Boca del Toro
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1994.11.6
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1994 Tony Gleaton. Reproduction of this image requires the Artist's permission.
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View; Looking Southwest, Ellis Island, Island #3

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Artist:
Roger Mertin, born Bridgeport, CT 1942
Medium:
chromogenic print
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1988
Topic:
Cityscape\New York\New York
Landscape\tree
Landscape\building
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Landscape\island\Ellis Island
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation
Object number:
1989.51.3
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1988, Roger Mertin
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Teacup (one of five)

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Artist:
Leif Wicklund, born ca. 1945
Sexwick Pottery
Medium:
mineral colored clays with fritted lead glaze
Dimensions:
height approx. 4 3/4 in. (12.0 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Ceramic
Crafts
Date:
ca. 1975
Description:
This set of five teacups shows a scene with the constellation Orion dominating the sky, while a waterfall gushes down the reverse side and into the river below. Leif Wicklund decorated his teacups with layers of colored clay over light clay slabs to create imaginative landscapes with texture. Since concentrated areas of copper turn black in the kiln, Wicklund achieved the black detailing on the teacups by rubbing copper-laced glaze on their surfaces before firing. This set was featured in the Renwick Gallery's 1975–76 exhibition Craft Multiples, which highlighted the work of production craftsmen who created utilitarian objects in multiples of ten or more.
Topic:
Abstract
Landscape\celestial\moon
Landscape\river
Landscape\mountain
Landscape\waterfall
Landscape\celestial\star
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1975.132.2
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On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:saam_1975.132.2

Moving Day

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Artist:
Frances Currey, born Indianapolis, IN 1925
Medium:
watercolor and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 22 5/8 x 29 7/8 in. (57.5 x 75.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Folk Art
Date:
1978
Topic:
Figure group
Architecture\vehicle\truck
Landscape\farm
Primitive
Occupation\labor\mover
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1979.64
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Study for Mosaic, Wisconsin State Capital, "Legislation"

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Artist:
Kenyon Cox, born Warren, OH 1856-died New York City 1919
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
14 x 27 1/8 in. (35.6 x 68.9 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1913
Topic:
Dress\historic\classical dress
Study
Figure male\elderly\full length
Allegory\civic\law
Landscape\Wisconsin\Madison
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Ambrose Lansing
Object number:
1983.114.10
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Homeward

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Artist:
Edward Mitchell Bannister, born St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada 1828-died Providence, RI 1901
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
9 x 14 in. (22.8 x 35.7 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1895
Topic:
Landscape\forest
Figure male\knee length
Landscape\road\path
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of H. Alan and Melvin Frank
Object number:
1983.95.99
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Beautiful Prairie Bluffs, Upper Mississippi

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Artist:
George Catlin, born Wilkes-Barre, PA 1796-died Jersey City, NJ 1872
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
19 1/2 x 27 1/2 in. (49.6 x 69.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1835-1836
Description:
When George Catlin made his first trips up the Missouri River in 1830 and 1832, he was enraptured by the landscape. Though he had worked as a portraitist in Philadelphia and originally intended to paint Native Americans themselves, he felt compelled to depict their prairies, rivers, and hills as well. Catlin wrote: “There is no more beautiful prairie country in the world, than that which is to be seen in this vicinity . . . The surface of the country is gracefully and slightly undulating, like the swells of the retiring ocean after a heavy storm.” He was no less captivated by the landscape on his trip up the Mississippi in 1835. In the prairie bluffs seen here, Catlin captured the same “ocean swells” of rolling hills he had seen and enjoyed earlier. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 32, 1841; reprint 1973)
Topic:
Western
Landscape\plain
Landscape\United States
Landscape\river\Mississippi River
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
Object number:
1985.66.329
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The Harvest Moon

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Artist:
Charles Melville Dewey, born Lowville, NY 1849-died New York City 1937
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
24 1/8 x 30 1/8 in. (61.2 x 76.6 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1908
Topic:
Landscape\celestial\moon
Landscape\time\sunset
Landscape\season\autumn
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans
Object number:
1909.7.19
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Houses and Landscape

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Artist:
Preston Dickinson, born New York City 1889-died Irun, Spain 1930
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
16 1/8 x 19 5/8 in. (40.8 x 50.0 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1918
Topic:
Landscape
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of A.W. Pearlman, M.D. in memory of Henry Pearlman
Object number:
1978.36
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Fishing Shacks

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Artist:
Edward Mitchell Bannister, born St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada 1828-died Providence, RI 1901
Medium:
oil on wood
Dimensions:
10 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. (27.0 x 35.4 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1877-1885
Topic:
Landscape\water
Architecture\boat\fishing boat
Architecture Exterior\domestic\hut
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Howard S. and Dorothy Lampal
Object number:
1983.95.111
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Arikara Village of Earth-Covered lodges, 1600 Miles above St. Louis

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Artist:
George Catlin, born Wilkes-Barre, PA 1796-died Jersey City, NJ 1872
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
11 1/4 x 14 3/8 in. (28.5 x 36.6 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1832
Description:
“This village is built upon an open prairie, and the gracefully undulating hills that rise in the distance behind it are everywhere covered with a verdant green turf, without a tree or a bush anywhere to be seen. This view was taken from the deck of the steamer when I was on my way up the river.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 1, no. 25, 1841; reprint 1973)
Topic:
Figure group
Western
Landscape\United States
Ethnic\Indian\Arikara
Architecture Exterior\domestic\hut
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
Object number:
1985.66.386
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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River View with Hunters and Dogs

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Artist:
Thomas Doughty, born Philadelphia, PA 1791-died New York City 1856
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
18 3/4 x 25 in. (47.6 x 63.5 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1850
Topic:
Figure male
Landscape\river
Recreation\sport and play\hunting
Animal\dog
Landscape\season\summer
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Thomas W. Evans Collection
Object number:
1983.101.6
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On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2nd Floor, East Wing
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.101.6

The Gossip

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Artist:
William Penhallow Henderson, born Medford, MA 1877-died Tesuque, NM 1943
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
16 1/4 x 20 1/4 in. (41.3 x 51.4 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1922
Description:
In The Gossip, William Penhallow Henderson focused on the distinctive shapes of the southwestern landscape. The outlines of the women’s forms echo the swelling hills and rounded Pueblo architecture. Henderson was a noted modernist painter who drew inspiration for his intensely colored canvases from the postimpressionist and cubist styles that he first saw in Paris. The dark values and edgy colors in The Gossip help to evoke the isolation and claustrophobia of communities scattered throughout the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in northern New Mexico.
Topic:
Figure group\female
Landscape\New Mexico\Taos
Recreation\leisure\conversation
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Arvin Gottlieb
Object number:
1991.205.10
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On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 32B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1991.205.10

Bonaventure, Savannah, Georgia

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Artist:
George N. Barnard, born Coventry, CT 1819-died Cedarville, NY 1902
Medium:
albumen silver print
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 10 x 14 1/8 in. (25.4 x 35.9 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca. 1866
Topic:
Landscape\tree
Landscape\Georgia\Savannah
Landscape\cemetery\Bonaventure Cemetery
Landscape\plant\Spanish moss
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Object number:
1994.91.6
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edanmdm:saam_1994.91.6

Aanakin's Wives on the March

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Artist:
Charles Wellington Furlong, born Cambridge, MA 1874-died Hanover, NH 1967
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
16 x 24 in. (40.6 x 61.0 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1908
Topic:
Landscape\beach
Figure group\female
Ethnic\Indian
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
1985.66.387,774
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Castle of San José, Guatemala

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Artist:
Eadweard Muybridge, born Kingston-upon-Thames, England 1830-died Kingston-upon-Thames, England 1904
Publisher:
Eadweard Muybridge, born Kingston-upon-Thames, England 1830-died Kingston-upon-Thames, England 1904
Commissioner:
Pacific Mail Steamship Company
Medium:
albumen silver print
Dimensions:
image: 5 3/8 x 9 1/4 in. (13.7 x 23.5 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1875, published 1877
Topic:
Landscape\Guatemala
Architecture Exterior\castle\Castle of San Jose
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mary and Dan Solomon
Object number:
1997.105.25
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