A Certain Slant, 1999, oil on canvas. Martha Mayer Erlebacher, 1937-2013, American. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Portrait of Sal, 2011, oil on linen (head study for a much larger work). Renée P. Foulks, American born 1958. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Hand of Rodin with a Female Figure, plaster, 1917. Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917, French. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Staircase Group (Portrait of Raphaelle Pealeand Titian Ramsay Peale) and detail, 1795, oil on canvas. Charles Wilson Peale, 1741-1827, American. Philadelphia Museum of Art
Woman (Lise Tréhot) with Parakeet, 1871, oil on canvas. Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1841-1919, French. Solomon R. Guggenheim, NY
Boy With Cat and detail, 1868, oil on canvas. Auguste Renoir, 1841-1919, French. On loan in 2017 from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Figure, 1921, oil on canvas. Varvara Stepanova, 1894-1954. Russian. MOMA, NY
The Embrace, 1900-10, watercolour and gouache. Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917, French. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Seated Nude, 1919, oil on canvas. Pierre Bonnard, 1867-1947, French. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Portrait of a Young Woman and detail, 1913, drypoint 7/30. Jacques Villon, 1875-1963, French. Philadelphia Art Museum
Quick Life Painting, house paint on panel, 1996. Scott Rigby, student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to which he loaned this in 2015
Figure study: standing male nude from rear, 1880, charcoal on cream laid paper. Attributed to Susan MacDowell Eakins, 1851-1938. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Man with Yellow Pants and detail, 1964, paper, oil and pencil on polished stainless steel. Michelangelo Pistoletto, Italian, born 1933. MOMA, NY
People on the Cafe Terrace and detail, 1913, oil on canvas. Elisabeth Epstein, 1879-1956, Russian. Promised gift to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Illustration in oil on canvas for ‘The Ladies Home Journal’ of March 1946. Andrew Loomis, 1892-1959, American. This was subtitled “This is so wonderful,” Emmett thought.
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington
People in the Sun, 1960, oil on canvas. Edward Hopper, 1882-1967, American. Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
Black Doorway III, oil on canvas with objects. Elizabeth Osborne, American born 1966. On loan by the artist to the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington in 2016
The City Square, 1948/49 bronze. Alberto Giacometti, 1901-1966, Swiss. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) and detail, 1936. Salvador Dali, 1904-1989, Spanish. Philadelphia Art Museum
The Last of the Buffalo and a study for the painting, 1888, oil on canvas. Alfred Bierstadt, 1830-1902, American. Corcoran Collection at the National Gallery of Art, DC
I take this magnificent tableau to be self-exculpatory fiction. It was not American Indians who decimated the buffalo.
The Fall of Icarus, bronze, 1849. Hippolyte Ferrat, 1822-1882, French. Philadelphia Art Musuem
Girl on a Swing, 2004, oil on linen. Ceciley Brown, American born 1969. National Gallery of Art, DC
Portrait (Dulcinea), 1911, oil on canvas. Marcel Duchamp, 1887-1968, American born France. Philadelphia Museum of Art
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I don’t really know Peale, but “Staircase Group” is marvelous. Now you’ve cemented him in my mind as an important early American artist.
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