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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) In the Potter's House

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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: 17 3/8 x 13 1/2 in. (44.2 x 34.2 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1883-1884
Topic:
Figure male\full length
Occupation\craft\potter
Literature\Khayyam, Omar\Rubaiyat
Allegory\life\creation
Object\art object\pottery
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson
Object number:
1978.108.45
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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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A Venetian Senator

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Artist:
Unidentified (Italian)
Sitter:
unidentified
Medium:
oil on wood
Dimensions:
26 x 20 in. (66.0 x 50.8 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
16th century
Topic:
Portrait male
Ethnic\Italian
Dress\historic
Occupation\political\senator
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Ralph Cross Johnson
Object number:
1919.6.11
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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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The Court Room Scene

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Artist:
Arthur Dove, born Canandaigua, NY 1880-died Huntington, NY 1946
Medium:
pencil and crayon on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 3/8 x 22 1/2 in. (36.4 x 57.3 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1904-1907
Topic:
Figure group\male
Occupation\law\judge
Object\other\flag
Architecture Interior\civic\courthouse
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Paul M. Dove
Object number:
1978.79
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The Banjo Lesson

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Artist:
Mary Cassatt, born Allegheny City, PA 1844-died Mesnil-Theribus, France 1926
Medium:
drypoint on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 11 3/4 x 9 3/8 in. (29.9 x 23.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1893
Topic:
Figure group\female
Occupation\education\student
Object\musical instrument\banjo
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Robert Tyler Davis Memorial Fund
Object number:
1981.100
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James Buchanan

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Artist:
Henry Dexter, born Nelson, NY 1806-died Cambridge, MA 1876
Sitter:
James Buchanan
Medium:
painted plaster
Dimensions:
24 1/2 x 14 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (62.2 x 37.9 x 30.2 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
modeled ca. 1859
Description:
When Henry Dexter set out to create his portrait gallery of the fifteenth U.S. president and all the governors, he began at the White House. Buchanan expressed surprise that a Massachusetts artist would want to sculpt him, since he was unpopular there. The artist reportedly said, “We have some crazy heads,” to which Buchanan replied, “All are.” Buchanan sat for Dexter in a room in the White House daily, and the president treated the ambitious artist with “great cordiality.” This bust was in the collection of Buchanan’s beloved niece and adopted daughter Harriet Lane Johnston at the time of her death.
Topic:
Occupation\political\president
Portrait male\bust
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum acquisition
Object number:
XX4
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On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 20B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Mr. Francis Nye

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Artist:
Alice Pike Barney, born Cincinnati, OH 1857-died Los Angeles, CA 1931
Sitter:
Francis Nye
Medium:
pastel on paper mounted on fiberboard
Dimensions:
29 7/8 x 19 7/8 in. (75.9 x 50.5 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1903
Topic:
Occupation\writer\author
Portrait male\head
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney
Object number:
1951.14.83
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Shining Metal

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Artist:
Julian Vannerson, born 1827-died after 1875
Studio of:
James McClees, born PA 1821-died Philadelphia, PA 1887
Sitter:
Shining Metal
Medium:
salted paper print
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. (22.2 x 16.5 cm.) irregular
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1858
Topic:
Dress\ethnic\Indian dress
Portrait male
Ethnic\Indian\Mdewakanton Dakota
Occupation\other\chief
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:
1994.91.270
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Woodrow Wilson / 1913-1921, from the portfolio Hindsight is Always 20/20

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Artist:
R. Luke DuBois, born Morristown, NJ 1975
Printer:
Coeur Noir
Publisher:
bitforms gallery
Medium:
letterpress on paper
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 21 1/4 x 28 1/4 in. (54.0 x 71.8 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
2008
Topic:
History\United States
Occupation\political\president
Object\written matter
Homage\Wilson, Woodrow
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Object number:
2011.9.26
Copyright Credit Line:
© 2008, R. Luke DuBois
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Cook at Father Divine Mission, Harlem

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Artist:
Aaron Siskind, born New York City 1903-died Providence, RI 1991
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 x 10 7/8 in. (35.5 x 27.6 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca. 1935, printed later
Topic:
Cityscape\New York\New York
Figure male\waist length
Ethnic\African-American
Cityscape\New York\Harlem
Occupation\cook
Architecture\religious\Father Divine Mission
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Tennyson and Fern Schad, courtesy of Light Gallery
Object number:
1990.73.9
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1935, Aaron Siskind Foundation
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"Joseph," Hin-Mah-Too-Yah-Lat-Kekht, Chief of the "Nez Percé" Indians

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Artist:
Olin Levi Warner, born Suffield, CT 1844-died New York City 1896
Sitter:
Hin-Mah-Too-Yah-Lat-Kekht Joseph
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
17 5/8 in. (44.8 cm) diam.
Type:
Sculpture-Relief
Date:
1889
Description:
Warner was commissioned by his friend Charles Erskine Wood to commemorate the Indian chiefs who had been forcibly relocated by the government. Wood was an Army officer who had watched the surrender of Chief Joseph, leader of the Nez Perces. Joseph resisted the government's policies to the last and led his people on a long march almost to the Canadian border before he admitted defeat, saying "I will fight no more forever." To honor Joseph and other vanquished Indian heroes, Wood asked Warner to document them in bronze profile portraits like those of Roman and Greek generals. Chief Joseph, who had invited Wood's son to live for awhile among his people, sat for his portrait in Warner's Portland studio. Wood recalled years later that Joseph had counseled the artist's son to "Be brave and tell the truth."
Exhibition Label, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2006
Topic:
Ethnic\Indian\Nez Perce
Portrait male\head
Occupation\other\chief
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, A Gift of Alison Warner Waterman in memory of her mother, Frances D. Warner
Object number:
1985.76.1
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On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2nd Floor, South Wing
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Pyramid Drawings, from Sixteen Films

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Artist:
David Haxton, born Indianapolis, IN 1943
Medium:
16mm film on digital video, black and white, silent; 12:00 minutes
Type:
Media Arts
Date:
1976-1977
Topic:
Figure male\full length
Occupation\art\artist
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
2014.50.1.9
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1977, David Haxton
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Our Good Earth

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Artist:
John Steuart Curry, born Dunavant, KS 1897-died Madison, WI 1946
Medium:
watercolor on illustration board
Dimensions:
13 3/8 x 11 in. (34.0 x 27.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1942
Description:
When Curry was asked to create a monumental image for a war-bond poster during World War II, he depicted a noble American farmer, flanked by two carefree children, standing tall in his Kansas wheat field. The imposing figure emphasizes how important farming was to the war effort. This watercolor is a study for the painting, which was then reproduced as a poster captioned “Our Good Earth – Keep It Ours.”
Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2009
Topic:
Landscape\farm
Figure group\male and child
Dress\accessory\hat
Landscape\weather\cloud
Occupation\farm\farmer
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson and William T. Evans
Object number:
2001.4
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Interieur de Forêt

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Artist:
Karl Bodmer, Swiss, born Riesbach, Switzerland 1809-died Barbizon, France 1893
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
image: 12 3/8 x 8 in. (31.5 x 20.2 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Animal\dog
Landscape\forest
Occupation\hunter
Animal\deer
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Nigel Cholmeley-Jones
Object number:
1967.14.31
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Slave

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Artist:
Edward Finden, English, born London, England 1791-died London, England 1857
Copy after:
H. Thompson, n.d.
Medium:
engraving on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 7 1/8 x 5 in. (18.0 x 12.6 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1828
Topic:
Landscape
Figure female\full length
Occupation\other\slave
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Nigel Cholmeley-Jones
Object number:
1967.14.49
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Colonel John Cox

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Artist:
Charles Willson Peale, born Queen Anne's County, MD 1741-died Philadelphia, PA 1827
Sitter:
John Cox
Medium:
watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
sight 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (3.7 x 3.0 cm) oval
Type:
Painting-Miniature
Date:
1778
Description:
According to George Washington’s diary, Colonel John Cox sat for the finishing touches on this miniature at Valley Forge on April 23, 1778. At the time, Peale was a captain in the same company. Cox took the oath of allegiance at Valley Forge earlier that year, and served as the company’s assistant quartermaster general. A Philadelphia merchant, Cox owned Batsto Furnace in New Jersey, which produced munitions for the Continental army. Conservation of this miniature was made possible through a generous grant provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.
Topic:
Occupation\military\colonel
Portrait male\bust
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer
Object number:
1999.27.32
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Grover Cleveland / 1893-1897 (2nd Administration), from the portfolio Hindsight is Always 20/20

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Artist:
R. Luke DuBois, born Morristown, NJ 1975
Printer:
Coeur Noir
Publisher:
bitforms gallery
Medium:
letterpress on paper
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 21 1/4 x 28 1/4 in. (54.0 x 71.8 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
2008
Topic:
History\United States
Occupation\political\president
Object\written matter
Homage\Cleveland, Grover
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Object number:
2011.9.22
Copyright Credit Line:
© 2008, R. Luke DuBois
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The Irish Fair, from the series The Wind Bloweth

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Artist:
George Bellows, born Columbus, OH 1882-died New York City 1925
Printer:
Bolton Brown, born Dresden, NY 1864-died Zena, NY 1936
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
image: 18 7/8 x 20 3/4 in. (48.1 x 52.8 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1923
Topic:
Figure group
Landscape\Ireland
Recreation\fair
Occupation\vendor\vegetable seller
Literature\Byrne\Wind Bloweth
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Frank McClure
Object number:
1979.98.27
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In the Spring

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Artist:
Grant Wood, born Anamosa, IA 1891-died Iowa City, IA 1942
Publisher:
Associated American Artists, founded 1934
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
image: 9 x 12 in. (22.8 x 30.4 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1939
Topic:
Landscape\farm
Figure male\full length
Landscape\season\spring
Occupation\farm\farmer
Object\tool\shovel
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Frank McClure
Object number:
1970.96
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