Trees

Curator of European sculpture and decorative arts Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide muses on the relationship she has with trees.

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There's something very Zen about looking at trees, even though when I was younger I probably didn't know what that meant.

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  • Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide
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  • Beech Trees in the English Garden, Munich  |  early 19th century  |  Johann Georg von Dillis (German)  |  Oil on paper laid down on cardboard  |  Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009 (2009.400.48)
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  • Pine Tree, Rocks, Yosemite Valley, California  |  1967  |  Ansel Adams (American)  |  Black and white instant print  |  Gift of Virginia Best Adams and Polaroid Corporation, 1986 (1986.1042.27)  |  © Ansel Adams Publishing Trust
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  • Landscape with a Sunlit Stream  |  ca. 1877  |  Charles-François Daubigny (French)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Bequest of Martha T. Fiske Collord, in memory of her first husband, Josiah M. Fiske, 1908 (08.136.4)
    7631024
  • Spring and Autumn Trees and Grasses by a Stream  |  Edo period, 2nd half of the 17th century  |  Rimpa School (Japanese)  |  Pair of six-panel screens; ink, color, gold, and silver on paper  |  Rogers Fund, 1915 (15.127)
    1280487
  • A Large Tree  |  1615–73  |  Salvator Rosa (Italian, Neapolitan)  |  Pen and brown ink, on brown paper  |  Rogers Fund, 1911 (11.66.7)
    7191024
  • Autumn Oaks  |  ca. 1878  |  George Inness (American)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Gift of George I. Seney, 1887 (87.8.8)
    1280852
  • Peach Blossoms—Villiers-le-Bel  |  ca. 1887–89  |  Childe Hassam (American)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Gift of Mrs. J. Augustus Barnard, 1979 (1979.490.9)
    8561024
  • Sparrows in a Large Tree  |  Meiji period, 19th century  |  Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese)  |  Album leaf; ink and color on silk  |  Charles Stewart Smith Collection, Gift of Mrs. Charles Stewart Smith, Charles Stewart Smith Jr., and Howard Caswell Smith, in memory of Charles Stewart Smith, 1914 (14.76.61.4)
    7381024
  • Winter Yosemite Valley  |  1933–34  |  Ansel Adams (American)  |  Gelatin silver print  |  Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949 (49.55.177)  |  © Ansel Adams Publishing Trust
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  • Tree, Point Arena, California  |  1960  |  Ansel Adams (American)  |  Black and white instant print  |  Gift of Virginia Best Adams and Polaroid Corporation, 1986 (1986.1042.1)  |  © Ansel Adams Publishing Trust
    8101024
  • The Four Trees  |  1891  |  Claude Monet (French)  |  Oil on canvas  |  H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.110)
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  • Roots of the Strangler Fig Tree, Everglades National Park, Florida  |  1954  |  Eliot Porter (American)  |  Dye transfer print  |  Gift of the artist, in honor of David Hunter McAlpin, 1979 (1979.625.39)  |  © 1990 Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
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  • A Shaded Avenue  |  probably 1773  |  Jean Honoré Fragonard (French)  |  Oil on wood  |  The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 (49.7.51)
    7931024
  • Liber chronicarum (Nuremberg Chronicle)  |  1493  |  Author: Hartmann Schedel (German); Illustrators: Michael Wolgemut (German) and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (German)  |  Printed book with woodcut illustrations  |  George Khuner Collection, Gift of Mrs. George Khuner, 1981 (1981.1178.29)
    1280906
  • Bird (Sejen)  |  19th–mid-20th century  |  Senufo peoples, Côte d'Ivoire, northern Côte d'Ivoire  |  Wood, pigment  |  The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.176)
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  • Panel  |  1784  |  Aubert-Henri-Joseph Parent (French)  |  Lime wood  |  Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1971 (1971.206.39)
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  • Mechanical table  |  ca. 1761–63  |  Stamped by Jean-François Oeben (French) and Roger Vandercruse Lacroix (French)  |  Oak veneered with mahogany, kingwood, and tulipwood with marquetry of mahogany, rosewood, holly, and various other woods, gilt-bronze mounts  |  The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982 (1982.60.61)
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  • Mechanical table  |  ca. 1761–63  |  Stamped by Jean-François Oeben (French) and Roger Vandercruse Lacroix (French)  |  Oak veneered with mahogany, kingwood, and tulipwood with marquetry of mahogany, rosewood, holly, and various other woods, gilt-bronze mounts  |  The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982 (1982.60.61)
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  • État (State) cabinet  |  1926  |  Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French)  |  Macassar ebony, amaranth, ivory  |  Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1925 (25.231.1)
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  • Maquette for Arbre Cubiste (Cubist Tree)  |  1925  |  Jan Martel (French); Joël Martel (French)  |  Painted wood  |  Purchase, Gifts of Himan Brown and Adele Simpson, by exchange, 1997 (1997.110)
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  • "Tree"  |  1955  |  Charles James (American, born Great Britain)  |  Silk  |  Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1981 (2009.300.991)
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  • Plaque with a tree of intertwined papyrus and pomegranates; craftsman's mark on the lower tenon  |  Neo-Assyrian, ca. 8th–7th century b.c.  |  Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)  |  Ivory  |  Rogers Fund, 1964 (64.37.12)
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  • Woodland Road  |  ca. 1670  |  Meyndert Hobbema (Dutch)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950 (50.145.22)
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  • Cabinet on Stand  |  ca. 1700  |  English  |  Pine veneered with marquetry of walnut, burl walnut, and holly; oak drawers; walnut legs; brass hardware, some of it replaced  |  From the Marion E. and Leonard A. Cohn Collection, Bequest of Marion E. Cohn, 1966 (66.64.15)
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  • Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide
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  • My name is Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide. I'm a curator in the department of European sculpture and decorative arts, and today I would like to talk about trees.

  • Trees are very important in any landscape. Either being in a grove or just an individual

  • tree here and there. But they certainly provide respite from the sun and

  • create very interesting light effects, different on any given day depending on the weather or the time or the season, which makes my walk through Central Park certainly very different, any given day.

  • I come with a sense of wonder and deep respect. There's something very Zen about looking at trees, even though when I was younger I probably didn't know what that meant.

  • Looking at these beautiful trees which are basically the largest plants that exist, also living longer than we do

  • I think if you look you'll find extraordinary variety in colors and textures.

  • Some bear lovely, pastel-colored flowers in the springtime, and others color bright red or orange in the fall, and every year it seems to be a total surprise.

  • And you can see bird's nests that are otherwise hidden when the trees are full of leaves.

  • It is particularly beautiful when they're silhouetted against the winter sky, and that silhouette is softened by a thin layer of snow.

  • Some of the trees are real personalities I feel. Their branches shaped in all kinds of twisting curves, perhaps beaten after decades of rain and wind and storm.

  • Others are standing straight like soldiers.

  • Sometimes the brute force of the roots have uprooted the pavement, they are very visible.

  • In this painting by Fragonard, this tree-lined avenue, really almost forms an open-air cathedral. The branches on either side of the road are bent almost in a gothic-style arch.

  • Once a tree has died, its root lives on in many different forms. All the many books in the library to

  • many different objects: large monumental sculptures

  • the very virtuous carvings, or

  • marvelous marquetry. This mechanical table that was created for Madame de Pompadour

  • which has extraordinary depictions, really as if it were painting in wood.

  • These exotic veneers that were so effectively used by cabinetmakers like Ruhlmann, showing off the wonderful Macassar ebony veneers.

  • Sometimes you find trees having formed inspiration in unlikely places, such as this cubist tree

  • or, very surprising to me, this incredibly festive evening gown by Charles James ,which is entitled "Tree."

  • They are survivors in this big city full of concrete and stone.

  • They're so important, they offer us oxygen and shadow on hot days, and shelter for birds and small animals.

  • There is indeed this warmth, at least to me, which I would way prefer over plastic or man-made materials.

  • There's something very comforting about them.

  • 2009.400.48
    Beech Trees in the English Garden, Munich, early 19th century, Johann Georg von Dillis (German), Oil on paper laid down on cardboard Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009 (2009.400.48)
  • 1986.1042.27
    Pine Tree, Rocks, Yosemite Valley, California, 1967, Ansel Adams (American), Black and white instant print Gift of Virginia Best Adams and Polaroid Corporation, 1986 (1986.1042.27) © Ansel Adams Publishing Trust
  • 08.136.4
    Landscape with a Sunlit Stream, ca. 1877, Charles-François Daubigny (French), Oil on canvas Bequest of Martha T. Fiske Collord, in memory of her first husband, Josiah M. Fiske, 1908 (08.136.4)
  • 15.127
    Spring and Autumn Trees and Grasses by a Stream, Edo period, 2nd half of the 17th century, Rimpa School (Japanese), Pair of six-panel screens; ink, color, gold, and silver on paper Rogers Fund, 1915 (15.127)
  • 11.66.7
    A Large Tree, 1615–73, Salvator Rosa (Italian, Neapolitan), Pen and brown ink, on brown paper Rogers Fund, 1911 (11.66.7)
  • 87.8.8
    Autumn Oaks, ca. 1878, George Inness (American), Oil on canvas Gift of George I. Seney, 1887 (87.8.8)
  • 1979.490.9
    Peach Blossoms—Villiers-le-Bel, ca. 1887–89, Childe Hassam (American), Oil on canvas Gift of Mrs. J. Augustus Barnard, 1979 (1979.490.9)
  • 14.76.61.4
    Sparrows in a Large Tree, Meiji period, 19th century, Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese), Album leaf; ink and color on silk Charles Stewart Smith Collection, Gift of Mrs. Charles Stewart Smith, Charles Stewart Smith Jr., and Howard Caswell Smith, in memory of Charles Stewart Smith, 1914 (14.76.61.4)
  • 49.55.177
    Winter Yosemite Valley, 1933–34, Ansel Adams (American), Gelatin silver print Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949 (49.55.177) © Ansel Adams Publishing Trust
  • 1986.1042.1
    Tree, Point Arena, California, 1960, Ansel Adams (American), Black and white instant print Gift of Virginia Best Adams and Polaroid Corporation, 1986 (1986.1042.1) © Ansel Adams Publishing Trust
  • 29.100.110
    The Four Trees, 1891, Claude Monet (French), Oil on canvas H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.110)
  • 1979.625.39
    Roots of the Strangler Fig Tree, Everglades National Park, Florida, 1954, Eliot Porter (American), Dye transfer print Gift of the artist, in honor of David Hunter McAlpin, 1979 (1979.625.39) © 1990 Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
  • 49.7.51
    A Shaded Avenue, probably 1773, Jean Honoré Fragonard (French), Oil on wood The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 (49.7.51)
  • 1981.1178.29
    Liber chronicarum (Nuremberg Chronicle), 1493, Author: Hartmann Schedel (German); Illustrators: Michael Wolgemut (German) and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (German), Printed book with woodcut illustrations George Khuner Collection, Gift of Mrs. George Khuner, 1981 (1981.1178.29)
  • 1979.206.176
    Bird (Sejen), 19th–mid-20th century, Senufo peoples, Côte d'Ivoire, northern Côte d'Ivoire, Wood, pigment The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.176)
  • 1971.206.39
    Panel, 1784, Aubert-Henri-Joseph Parent (French), Lime wood Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1971 (1971.206.39)
  • 1982.60.61
    Mechanical table, ca. 1761–63, Stamped by Jean-François Oeben (French) and Roger Vandercruse Lacroix (French), Oak veneered with mahogany, kingwood, and tulipwood with marquetry of mahogany, rosewood, holly, and various other woods, gilt-bronze mounts The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982 (1982.60.61)
  • 25.231.1
    État (State) cabinet, 1926, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French), Macassar ebony, amaranth, ivory Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1925 (25.231.1)
  • 1997.110
    Maquette for Arbre Cubiste (Cubist Tree), 1925, Jan Martel (French); Joël Martel (French), Painted wood Purchase, Gifts of Himan Brown and Adele Simpson, by exchange, 1997 (1997.110)
  • 2009.300.991
    "Tree", 1955, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Silk Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1981 (2009.300.991)
  • 64.37.12
    Plaque with a tree of intertwined papyrus and pomegranates; craftsman's mark on the lower tenon, Neo-Assyrian, ca. 8th–7th century b.c., Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Ivory Rogers Fund, 1964 (64.37.12)
  • 50.145.22
    Woodland Road, ca. 1670, Meyndert Hobbema (Dutch), Oil on canvas Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950 (50.145.22)
  • 66.64.15_v001
    Cabinet on Stand, ca. 1700, English, Pine veneered with marquetry of walnut, burl walnut, and holly; oak drawers; walnut legs; brass hardware, some of it replaced From the Marion E. and Leonard A. Cohn Collection, Bequest of Marion E. Cohn, 1966 (66.64.15)
  • Beech Trees in the English Garden, Munich, early 19th century, Johann Georg von Dillis (German), Oil on paper laid down on cardboard Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009 (2009.400.48)
    Pine Tree, Rocks, Yosemite Valley, California, 1967, Ansel Adams (American), Black and white instant print Gift of Virginia Best Adams and Polaroid Corporation, 1986 (1986.1042.27) © Ansel Adams Publishing Trust
    Landscape with a Sunlit Stream, ca. 1877, Charles-François Daubigny (French), Oil on canvas Bequest of Martha T. Fiske Collord, in memory of her first husband, Josiah M. Fiske, 1908 (08.136.4)
    Spring and Autumn Trees and Grasses by a Stream, Edo period, 2nd half of the 17th century, Rimpa School (Japanese), Pair of six-panel screens; ink, color, gold, and silver on paper Rogers Fund, 1915 (15.127)
    A Large Tree, 1615–73, Salvator Rosa (Italian, Neapolitan), Pen and brown ink, on brown paper Rogers Fund, 1911 (11.66.7)
    Autumn Oaks, ca. 1878, George Inness (American), Oil on canvas Gift of George I. Seney, 1887 (87.8.8)
    Peach Blossoms—Villiers-le-Bel, ca. 1887–89, Childe Hassam (American), Oil on canvas Gift of Mrs. J. Augustus Barnard, 1979 (1979.490.9)
    Sparrows in a Large Tree, Meiji period, 19th century, Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese), Album leaf; ink and color on silk Charles Stewart Smith Collection, Gift of Mrs. Charles Stewart Smith, Charles Stewart Smith Jr., and Howard Caswell Smith, in memory of Charles Stewart Smith, 1914 (14.76.61.4)
    Winter Yosemite Valley, 1933–34, Ansel Adams (American), Gelatin silver print Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949 (49.55.177) © Ansel Adams Publishing Trust
    Tree, Point Arena, California, 1960, Ansel Adams (American), Black and white instant print Gift of Virginia Best Adams and Polaroid Corporation, 1986 (1986.1042.1) © Ansel Adams Publishing Trust
    The Four Trees, 1891, Claude Monet (French), Oil on canvas H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.110)
    Roots of the Strangler Fig Tree, Everglades National Park, Florida, 1954, Eliot Porter (American), Dye transfer print Gift of the artist, in honor of David Hunter McAlpin, 1979 (1979.625.39) © 1990 Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
    A Shaded Avenue, probably 1773, Jean Honoré Fragonard (French), Oil on wood The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 (49.7.51)
    Liber chronicarum (Nuremberg Chronicle), 1493, Author: Hartmann Schedel (German); Illustrators: Michael Wolgemut (German) and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (German), Printed book with woodcut illustrations George Khuner Collection, Gift of Mrs. George Khuner, 1981 (1981.1178.29)
    Bird (Sejen), 19th–mid-20th century, Senufo peoples, Côte d'Ivoire, northern Côte d'Ivoire, Wood, pigment The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.176)
    Panel, 1784, Aubert-Henri-Joseph Parent (French), Lime wood Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1971 (1971.206.39)
    Mechanical table, ca. 1761–63, Stamped by Jean-François Oeben (French) and Roger Vandercruse Lacroix (French), Oak veneered with mahogany, kingwood, and tulipwood with marquetry of mahogany, rosewood, holly, and various other woods, gilt-bronze mounts The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982 (1982.60.61)
    État (State) cabinet, 1926, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French), Macassar ebony, amaranth, ivory Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1925 (25.231.1)
    Maquette for Arbre Cubiste (Cubist Tree), 1925, Jan Martel (French); Joël Martel (French), Painted wood Purchase, Gifts of Himan Brown and Adele Simpson, by exchange, 1997 (1997.110)
    "Tree", 1955, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Silk Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1981 (2009.300.991)
    Plaque with a tree of intertwined papyrus and pomegranates; craftsman's mark on the lower tenon, Neo-Assyrian, ca. 8th–7th century b.c., Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Ivory Rogers Fund, 1964 (64.37.12)
    Woodland Road, ca. 1670, Meyndert Hobbema (Dutch), Oil on canvas Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950 (50.145.22)
    Cabinet on Stand, ca. 1700, English, Pine veneered with marquetry of walnut, burl walnut, and holly; oak drawers; walnut legs; brass hardware, some of it replaced From the Marion E. and Leonard A. Cohn Collection, Bequest of Marion E. Cohn, 1966 (66.64.15)
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    Works of art in order of appearance

    Last Updated: August 19, 2013. Not all works of art in the Museum's collection may be on view on a particular day. For the most accurate location information, please check this page on the day of your visit.

    Beech Trees in the English Garden, Munich
    early 19th century
    Johann Georg von Dillis (German)
    Oil on paper laid down on cardboard
    Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009 (2009.400.48)
    On view: Gallery 807
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Pine Tree, Rocks, Yosemite Valley, California
    1967
    Ansel Adams (American)
    Black and white instant print
    Gift of Virginia Best Adams and Polaroid Corporation, 1986 (1986.1042.27)
    © Ansel Adams Publishing Trust
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor
    Landscape with a Sunlit Stream
    ca. 1877
    Charles-François Daubigny (French)
    Oil on canvas
    Bequest of Martha T. Fiske Collord, in memory of her first husband, Josiah M. Fiske, 1908 (08.136.4)
    Not on view
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Spring and Autumn Trees and Grasses by a Stream
    Edo period, 2nd half of the 17th century
    Rimpa School (Japanese)
    Pair of six-panel screens; ink, color, gold, and silver on paper
    Rogers Fund, 1915 (15.127)
    Not on view
    Asian ArtSecond Floor
    A Large Tree
    1615–73
    Salvator Rosa (Italian, Neapolitan)
    Pen and brown ink, on brown paper
    Rogers Fund, 1911 (11.66.7)
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    Autumn Oaks
    ca. 1878
    George Inness (American)
    Oil on canvas
    Gift of George I. Seney, 1887 (87.8.8)
    On view: Gallery 761
    American Paintings and SculptureFirst and Second Floors
    Peach Blossoms—Villiers-le-Bel
    ca. 1887–89
    Childe Hassam (American)
    Oil on canvas
    Gift of Mrs. J. Augustus Barnard, 1979 (1979.490.9)
    Not on view
    American Paintings and SculptureFirst and Second Floors
    Sparrows in a Large Tree
    Meiji period, 19th century
    Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese)
    Album leaf; ink and color on silk
    Charles Stewart Smith Collection, Gift of Mrs. Charles Stewart Smith, Charles Stewart Smith Jr., and Howard Caswell Smith, in memory of Charles Stewart Smith, 1914 (14.76.61.4)
    On view: Gallery 231
    Asian ArtSecond Floor
    Winter Yosemite Valley
    1933–34
    Ansel Adams (American)
    Gelatin silver print
    Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949 (49.55.177)
    © Ansel Adams Publishing Trust
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor
    Tree, Point Arena, California
    1960
    Ansel Adams (American)
    Black and white instant print
    Gift of Virginia Best Adams and Polaroid Corporation, 1986 (1986.1042.1)
    © Ansel Adams Publishing Trust
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor
    The Four Trees
    1891
    Claude Monet (French)
    Oil on canvas
    H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.110)
    On view: Gallery 819
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Roots of the Strangler Fig Tree, Everglades National Park, Florida
    1954
    Eliot Porter (American)
    Dye transfer print
    Gift of the artist, in honor of David Hunter McAlpin, 1979 (1979.625.39)
    © 1990 Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor
    A Shaded Avenue
    probably 1773
    Jean Honoré Fragonard (French)
    Oil on wood
    The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 (49.7.51)
    On view: Gallery 616
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Liber chronicarum (Nuremberg Chronicle)
    1493
    Author: Hartmann Schedel (German); Illustrators: Michael Wolgemut (German) and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (German)
    Printed book with woodcut illustrations
    George Khuner Collection, Gift of Mrs. George Khuner, 1981 (1981.1178.29)
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    Bird (Sejen)
    19th–mid-20th century
    Senufo peoples, Côte d'Ivoire, northern Côte d'Ivoire
    Wood, pigment
    The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.176)
    On view: Gallery 350
    Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the AmericasFirst Floor
    Panel
    1784
    Aubert-Henri-Joseph Parent (French)
    Lime wood
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1971 (1971.206.39)
    On view: Gallery 530
    European Sculpture and Decorative ArtsFirst Floor
    Mechanical table
    ca. 1761–63
    Stamped by Jean-François Oeben (French) and Roger Vandercruse Lacroix (French)
    Oak veneered with mahogany, kingwood, and tulipwood with marquetry of mahogany, rosewood, holly, and various other woods, gilt-bronze mounts
    The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982 (1982.60.61)
    Not on view
    European Sculpture and Decorative ArtsFirst Floor
    État (State) cabinet
    1926
    Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French)
    Macassar ebony, amaranth, ivory
    Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1925 (25.231.1)
    Not on view
    Modern and Contemporary ArtSecond Floor
    Maquette for Arbre Cubiste (Cubist Tree)
    1925
    Jan Martel (French); Joël Martel (French)
    Painted wood
    Purchase, Gifts of Himan Brown and Adele Simpson, by exchange, 1997 (1997.110)
    Not on view
    Modern and Contemporary ArtSecond Floor
    "Tree"
    1955
    Charles James (American, born Great Britain)
    Silk
    Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1981 (2009.300.991)
    Not on view
    The Costume InstituteFirst Floor
    Plaque with a tree of intertwined papyrus and pomegranates; craftsman's mark on the lower tenon
    Neo-Assyrian, ca. 8th–7th century b.c.
    Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
    Ivory
    Rogers Fund, 1964 (64.37.12)
    Not on view
    Ancient Near Eastern ArtSecond Floor
    Woodland Road
    ca. 1670
    Meyndert Hobbema (Dutch)
    Oil on canvas
    Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950 (50.145.22)
    On view: Gallery 608
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Cabinet on Stand
    ca. 1700
    English
    Pine veneered with marquetry of walnut, burl walnut, and holly; oak drawers; walnut legs; brass hardware, some of it replaced
    From the Marion E. and Leonard A. Cohn Collection, Bequest of Marion E. Cohn, 1966 (66.64.15)
    On view: Gallery 511
    European Sculpture and Decorative ArtsFirst Floor

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