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Cosmetic pencil

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Two Youths Romping

This line drawing, tinted with greenish tan, depicts two youths playing and frolicking, with one boy grasping the other from behind. The figures wear small turbans with gold highlights, one with a tassel and t... more

Studies of the Leg of a Man and a Horse's Head (recto); sketches of the back of a man's left shoulder and a chained (?) figure.

The detailed explorations of the muscular structure of the human leg, seen from varying points of view in this sheet, attest to the importance of anatomical studies during the Renaissance. In order to better un... more

Head of a Bearded Man Wearing a Cap

Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)

Two Studies of a Standing Youth in Quattrocento Clothing (recto); a cardinal's hat on a fragmentary coat of arms with a griffin (the arms of the city of Perugia) (verso)

The differences between the two figures, in terms of pose, gesture, clothing, and hair, probably reveal a common artistic practice by which the artist began by drawing the live model and, on the same sheet, exp... more

David with the head of Goliath

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

Bust-Length Portrait of a Woman

Attributed to Iran, Isfahan

Page of Calligraphy from the Bellini Album

Attributed to Iran or Turkey

Bearded Man Holding a Cup

Attributed to Iran

Male Figure Seen from Behind

Alessandro Maganza (Italian, Vicenza 1556–after 1630 Vicenza (?))

A Poultry Market in a Dutch Town

Willem Pietersz. Buytewech (Dutch, 1591–1624)

View of the Garden Terrace of the Villa d'Este at Tivoli

Israel Silvestre (French, Nancy 1621–1691 Paris)

River Scene

Abraham Rutgers (Dutch, Amsterdam 1632–1699 Amsterdam)

Tullia Driving Her Chariot over the Body of Her Father

Ciro Ferri (Italian, Rome 1634?–1689 Rome)

Dutch Merchant Ships at Anchor or under Easy Sail in a Moderate Breeze

Willem van de Velde I (Dutch, Leiden 1611–1693 London) (and another hand)

Dutch Ships at Anchor with a Yacht Lying Head to the Wind

Willem van de Velde II (Dutch, Leiden 1633–1707 London)

A Dutch Fleet Lying at Anchor

Willem van de Velde II (Dutch, Leiden 1633–1707 London)

A Dutch Ship in a Strong Breeze

Willem van de Velde I (Dutch, Leiden 1611–1693 London) (and another hand)

A Dutch Fleet Under Sail at Sea in a Light Breeze

Willem van de Velde was one of the first marine artists to sail with the Dutch fleet and rely not on written or oral observation for his paintings of naval engagements but on the sketches he drew from life. He... more

A Large Dutch Ship with a Fleet at Sea and Two Small Vessels

Willem van de Velde I (Dutch, Leiden 1611–1693 London)

Ruins and a barred gate on the Esquiline Hill in Rome

Roman ruins on a rock on the Esquiline Hill in Rome, beyond barred gate in wall; after Sebastian Vrancx Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

An English Royal Yacht

Knowledgeable in the riggings and habits of ships from first-hand observation, van de Velde may have drawn the English royal yacht Mary on which the monarch William of Orange traveled to Holland after their wed... more

Bramling (Fringilla Montifringilla)

Gerardus van Veen (Dutch, ca. 1620–1683)

Rococo Design for a Frame

Anonymous, Italian, 18th century

Lady at her Toilette with a Servant

Haydar Ahmad Attributed to India, Rajasthan

Design for Silver

Anonymous, Italian, 18th century

Design for Book Illustration

Franz Sigrist (Austrian, Altbreisach 1727–1803 Vienna)

Drawings for Portrait Engraving of a Man

Anonymous, French, 18th century

Design for Book Illustration

Franz Sigrist (Austrian, Altbreisach 1727–1803 Vienna)

Alternate Designs for a Chimneypiece

Anonymous, Italian, 18th century

Study of a Woman and Two Children

Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, Plympton 1723–1792 London)

Kneeling Female Nude and Two Studies of Angels

Georg Raphael Donner (Austrian, Vienna 1693–1741 Vienna)

Country Farmhouse

Jean-Baptiste Oudry (French, Paris 1686–1755 Beauvais)

Ground Plan of a Catafalque for Francis Lewis of Newburg, Archshop of Mainz (died Breslau 1732)

Workshop of Giuseppe Galli Bibiena (Italian, Parma 1696–1756 Berlin)

Catafalque for funeral in Pisa

Anonymous, Italian, first half of the 18th century

Elevation of Boxes and Royal Box as Presently Constituted and According to New Design

Workshop of Giuseppe Galli Bibiena (Italian, Parma 1696–1756 Berlin)

Elevation of Proscenium and Lateral View

Workshop of Giuseppe Galli Bibiena (Italian, Parma 1696–1756 Berlin)

Model for the so-called "Female Saint of Starnberg"

The celebrated eighteenth-century Munich court sculptor Ignaz Günther carved this mesmerizing statuette. It is a "bozetto," or working model, for the nearly lifesize sculpture of the so-called "Female Saint of ... more

Orpheus Charming the Nymphs, Dryads, and Animals

Charles Joseph Natoire (French, Nîmes 1700–1777 Castel Gandolfo)

Mrs. Caroline Deas

John Smart (British, Norfolk 1741–1811 London)

Caricature of a Man with His Arms Folded, Standing in Profile to the Left

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1696–1770 Madrid)

Mrs. Comyns

John Smart (British, Norfolk 1741–1811 London)

Sir George Armytage (1761–1836), Fourth Baronet

John Smart (British, Norfolk 1741–1811 London)

Miss Ramus

John Smart (British, Norfolk 1741–1811 London)

François-Emmanuel Pommyer, abbot of Bonneval

Charles Nicolas Cochin II (French, Paris 1715–1790 Paris)

A Bridge on the Aar, at the Foot of the Grimsel, in the Canton of Berne

Caspar Wolf (Swiss, Muri 1735–1783 Heidelberg)

Great Indian Fruit Bat

This dramatic image is of the great Indian fruit bat (Pteropus giganteus) frontally displayed with one wing out-stretched. The body is shown in considerable detail, with the bat’s fur, eyes, curling claws, and ... more

Madame la Marquise de Coëtlogon

Louis de Carmontelle (French, Paris 1717–1806 Paris)

Mrs. Charlotte Lennox

John Smart (British, Norfolk 1741–1811 London)

Shakespeare Seated Between the Dramatic Muse and the Genius of Painting, Who is Pointing Him Out as the Proper Subject for Her Pencil

This frontipiece to Boydell's 1797 edition of "Shakespeare's Works" reproduces a sculpture by Joseph Banks that adorned the facade of the Shakespeare Gallery on London's Pall Mall. The playwright sits between t... more

A Group of Four Children, with Dogs

Paul Sandby (British, baptized Nottingham 1731–1809 London)

View of Town

Franz von Hauslab the Younger (Austrian, Vienna 1798–1883)

Design for ceiling fixture

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Italian Landscape

Anonymous, French, 19th century

Design for hanging light fixture

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

View of a Bay and Mountains

Franz von Hauslab the Younger (Austrian, Vienna 1798–1883)

Design for hanging light fixture

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for hanging wall-mounted lantern

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for hanging wall-mounted lantern

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Study for a Birth Announcement

Anonymous, German, 19th century

Design for a chancel

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York) Made in New York, United States

Design for Chimney Piece and Wall Decor

Charles Monblond (French, 19th century)

"Jezus is myn Heer en Koning"

Anonymous, Netherlandish, 19th century

Statue of a Knight

Franz von Hauslab the Younger (Austrian, Vienna 1798–1883)

A Lady and Her Cook

Anonymous, French, 19th century