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Works of Art (110)

Adam and Eve, 1504, Albrecht Dürer (German), Engraving (19.73.1)
Altar: Female Figures, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon, Wood, clay coating, patina (1978.412.467)
Analytic Diagrams of Proportion and the Human Body: From L'idea della architettura universale (book 1, part 1, page 40), 1615, Author: Vincenzo Scamozzi (Italian), Venice: Printed by Giorgio Valentino for Vincenzo Scamozzi, 1615, Woodcut illustration (
Ariadne, ca. 1831–35, Asher B. Durand (American), Oil on canvas (97.29.2)
Bathers in Brittany, from the Volpini Suite: Dessins lithographiques, 1889, Paul Gauguin (French), Zincograph on chrome yellow wove paper; first edition (22.82.2(9))
Bathers, 1874–75, Paul Cézanne (French), Oil on canvas (1976.201.12)
Battle of Naked Men, 1465, Antonio Pollaiuolo (Italian, Florentine), Engraving (17.50.99)
Beauty Revealed, 1828, Sarah Goodridge (American), Watercolor on ivory (2006.235.74)
The Birth of Venus, 1875, Alexandre Cabanel (French), Oil on canvas (94.24.1)
Blue Nude, 1952, Henri Matisse (French), Cut and pasted painted papers (2002.456.58)
Bow Stand with Female Figure, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba, Wood, metal, beads, string (1978.412.486)
The Bronze Age, also known as The Vanquished, modeled 1876, this bronze cast ca. 1906, Auguste Rodin (French), Bronze (07.127)

Catskill Aqueduct Medal, 1917, Daniel Chester French (American, 1850–1931); Augustus Lukeman (American, 1871–1935), Bronze (17.155.1)

Cinerary urn with lid, ca. 500 B.C.; Archaic, Etruscan, Campanian, Bronze (40.11.3a,b)
Composition, 1929, Maurice Tabard (French), Gelatin silver print(1987.1100.141)
Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise, 1445, Giovanni di Paolo (Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia) (Italian, Sienese), Tempera on panel (1975.1.31)
Cylinder seal with contest scene, 2350–2150 B.C., Mesopotamia, Albite (1999.325.4)
De humani corporis fabrica, 1555, Andreas Vesalius, Basel, Rare printed book (53.682)
Diana and Actaeon, 1836, Camille Corot (French), Oil on canvas (1975.1.162)
Distortion No. 6, 1932, André Kertész (American, born Hungary), Gelatin silver print (1987.1100.321)
Eleanor, Chicago, 1949, Harry Callahan (American), Gelatin silver print (1988.1161.2)
The Eternally Obvious, 1948, René Magritte (Belgian), Oil on canvas laid on board (2002.456.12a-f)
Eurydice, ca. 1510–16, Attributed to Antonio Lombardo (Italian, Venetian), Marble (17.190.737)
Female Figure, 12th–9th century B.C., Mexico; Las Bocas (?), Ceramic (1983.424)
Female Figure, 19th–20th century, Bamana peoples; Mali, Wood, metal (1978.412.347)
Female Figure, 19th–20th century, Mali; Bamana peoples, Iron (1979.206.223)
Female Figure, 1st century B.C.–2nd century A.D., Mexico; Jalisco, Ceramic (1979.355)
[Female Nude], ca. 1883, Thomas Eakins (American), Platinum print (43.87.25)
Female Nude, late 16th or early 17th century, South German, Honestone (17.190.467)
[Female nude, reclining, with arm raised (#1940)], ca. 1853, Julien Vallou de Villeneuve (French), Salted paper print from paper negative (1993.69.1)

[Female nude, standing (#1936)], ca. 1853, Julien Vallou de Villeneuve (French), Salted paper print from paper negative (1993.69.2)

[Female nude, reclining, profile (#1019)], ca. 1853, Julien Vallou de Villeneuve (French), Salted paper print from paper negative (1993.69.3)
Figure of a reclining woman, 2nd century B.C.–2nd century A.D.; Parthian period, Mesopotamia, Alabaster (gypsum) (86.16.3)
Funerary relief, ca. 325–300 B.C., Greek, South Italian, Tarentine, Limestone (29.54)
Harem Scene, ca. 1884–1900, Henry Siddons Mowbray (American) Oil on canvas (26.158.3)
Hercules Farnese, ca. 1592 (published and dated 1617), Hendrick Goltzius (Netherlandish), Engraving (17.37.59)
Judgment of Paris, possibly ca. 1528, Lucas Cranach the Elder (German), Oil on wood (28.221)
Lime Container (poporo), 1st–7th century, Colombia; Quimbaya, Cast gold (1991.419.22)
The Little Round Mirror, 1901, printed 1905, Edward J. Steichen (American, born Luxembourg), Gum bichromate over platinum print (33.43.32)
Lucretia, 1500–1515, Conrad Meit (German), Flemish, Boxwood (17.190.582)
Madeleine, II, 1903, Henri Matisse (French), Bronze (2002.456.115)
Male Figure (Moai Tangata), early 19th century, Rapa Nui people, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Wood, obsidian, bone (1984.526)
Marcantonio Pasqualini (1614–1691) Crowned by Apollo, 1641, Andrea Sacchi (Italian, Roman), Oil on canvas (1981.317)
Mirror support in the form of a nude girl, ca. 540–530 B.C., Greek, Laconian, Bronze (74.51.5680)
Modiolus (drinking cup), ca. 5–40 A.D.; Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian, Roman, Terracotta; Arretine ware (17.194.896)
Neckrest: Female Figure, probably 19th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba or Shankadi, Wood, beads (1981.399)
"Negress" Lying Down, 1658, Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch), Etching, drypoint, engraving; 3 3/16 x 6 1/4 in. (8.1 x 15.8 cm) (29.107.28)
Nude Before a Mirror, 1955, Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski) (French), Oil on canvas (1975.1.155)
Nude No. 1, 1949–50, Irving Penn (American), Gelatin silver print (2002.455.5)
[Nude with a Mask], ca. 1912, E. J. Bellocq (American), Gelatin silver print (2005.100.130)
Nude, 1925, Edward Weston (American), Gelatin silver print (2005.100.142)
Nude, Portland, Oregon, 1940, Minor White (American), Gelatin silver print (1987.1100.498)
Odalisque in Grisaille, ca. 1824–34, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (French) and Workshop, Oil on canvas (38.65)
The Old Courtesan, modeled 1887, this bronze cast 1910, Auguste Rodin (French), Bronze (11.173.3)
Ornamental Painting in Chiaroscuro, ca. 1765, Robert Adam (English) and partnership, Oil on canvas (60.50a)
Pair of Nude Male Figures, Demonstrating the Principles of Contrapposto According to Michelangelo and Phidias, ca. 1911, Auguste Rodin (French), Terracotta (1987.179.1,.2)
Paris, ca. 1500, Antico (Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi) (Italian), Bronze, partly gilt and silvered (55.93)
[Reclining Male Nude], 1887–92, Thomas Eakins (American), Platinum print (43.87.19)
Reclining Nude, 1883, August Renoir (French), Oil on canvas (2003.20.12)
Reclining Nude, 1917, Amedeo Modigliani (Italian), Oil on canvas (1997.149.9)
Reclining Nude, II, 1927, Henri Matisse (French), Bronze (1996.403.16)
Samson Captured by the Philistines, 1619, Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) (Italian), Oil on canvas (1984.459.2)
Scyphos (drinking cup), 15 B.C.–60 A.D., Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian, Signed by Perennius Tigranus, as owner, Roman, Terracotta; Arretine ware (17.194.894)
Seated Couple, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon peoples, Wood, metal (1977.394.15)
Seated Female Nude (recto); Standing Male Nude (verso), Pierre Paul Prud'hon (French), Black and white chalk, stumped, on blue paper (1972.118.226a,b)
Seated female, 7th–6th millennium B.C., Halaf period, Mesopotamia or Syria, Ceramic, paint (1985.84)
Seated Male Nude, Louis Lagrenée (French), Red chalk (1985.112.1)
Seated Young Woman, Adam Elsheimer (German), Gouache on brown paper (1997.373)
Slavonic Dancer, 1921, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American), Bronze (23.106.3)
Sleeping Shepherdess in a Moonlit Landscape, probably late 16th century, Alessandro Masnago (Italian), Milan, Agate (38.150.33)
Small figurine, Final Jomon period (ca. 1000–300 B.C.), Japan, Earthenware (1978.346)
The Source, 1862, Gustave Courbet (French), Oil on canvas (29.100.58)
Staff: Female Figure, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba, Wood, copper, metal, iron (1978.412.646)
Standing Couple (Hazomanga?), 17th–late 18th century, Madagascar; Menabe, Sakalava peoples, Wood, pigment (2001.408)
Standing female figure wearing a strap and a necklace, 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C.; Bronze Age, Southwestern Arabia, Sandstone, quartzite (1998.380)
Standing Female Figure with Mortar and Pestle, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon, Wood, iron (1979.541.12)
Standing Female Figure, 18th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Ivory, metal (1978.412.302)
Standing Female Figure, 19th–20th century, Madagascar; Malagasy (?) Wood, patina stain (1978.412.577)
Standing Figure, 3rd–7th century, Mexico; Teotihuacan, Greenstone (1979.206.585)
Standing Jain tirthankara, Chalukya period, 9th century, Karnataka or Tamil Nadu, India, Copper alloy (1995.423)
Standing male figure, Bronze and Iron Age, 300 B.C.–200 A.D., Indonesia, eastern Java, Earthenware (2000.284.42)
Standing Man, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon peoples, Wood, patina (1978.412.322)
Standing Nude Man Holding Bottles, ca. 1715–16, Jean Antoine Watteau (French), Red, black, and white chalk (1972.118.238)
Standing woman, 2nd century B.C.–3rd century A.D.; Parthian period, Possibly Ctesiphon, Mesopotamia, Alabaster (86.16.1)
Statue of a kouros (youth), ca. 590–580 B.C.; Archaic, Greek, Attic, Naxian marble (32.11.1)
Statue of Aphrodite, 1st or 2nd century A.D., Roman copy of a Greek statue of the 3rd or 2nd century B.C., Marble (52.11.5)
Statue of Diadoumenos, ca. 69–96 A.D.; Flavian; copy of a Greek original, ca. 430 B.C., Roman, Marble (Pentelic) (25.78.56)
Statuette of a Woman, Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Necho II, ca. 610–595 B.C., Egyptian, Silver (30.8.93)
Statuette of Aphrodite, ca. 150–100 B.C., Greek, late Hellenistic; variant of the 4th century B.C. Aphrodite of Knidos by Praxiteles, Bronze (12.173)
Statuette of the Diadoumenos (youth tying a fillet around his head), 1st century B.C., Greek; copy of a Greek bronze statue by Polykleitos, ca. 430 B.C., Terracotta (32.11.2)
Steatopygous female figure, ca. 4500–4000 B.C.; Neolithic, Cycladic; Greece, Cyclades, Marble (1972.118.104)
Studies for the Libyan Sibyl (recto); Studies for the Libyan Sibyl and a Small Sketch for a Seated Figure (verso), 1508–12, Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian), Italian, Red chalk (recto); charcoal or black chalk (verso) (24.197.2)
[Thomas Eakins and J. Laurie Wallace at the Shore], ca. 1883, Thomas Eakins (American), Platinum print (43.87.23)
[Three Boys Wading in a Creek], 1883, Thomas Eakins (American), Platinum print (44.75.7)
The Three Graces, Roman copy of a Greek work of the second century B.C., Marble (2010.260)
Tommies Bathing, 1918, John Singer Sargent (American), Watercolor and graphite on white wove paper (50.130.48)
Two Standing Nudes, ca. 1850, Félix-Jacques-Antoine Moulin (French), Daguerreotype (1997.382.46)
Two Tahitian Women, 1899, Paul Gauguin (French), Oil on canvas (49.58.1)
Vase in the form of a sleeping African (known as Ethiopian) boy, 3rd–2nd century B.C., Cypriot, Terracotta (74.51.2263)
Venus and Adonis, mid- or late 1630s, Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish), Oil on canvas (37.162)
Venus and Adonis, Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (Italian, Venetian), Oil on canvas (49.7.16)
Venus and the Lute Player, ca. 1565–70, Titian and Workshop (Italian, Venetian), Oil on canvas (36.29)
The Vine, 1921; revised 1923; this cast, 1924, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American), Bronze (27.66)
Woman in an Armchair, 1909–10, Pablo Picasso (Spanish) , Oil on canvas (1997.149.7)
Woman Bathing in a Shallow Tub, 1885, Edgar Degas (French), Charcoal and pastel on light green wove paper, now discolored to warm gray, laid down on silk bolting (29.100.41)
Woman before a Mirror, 1897, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Oil on cardboard (2003.20.15)
Woman Fixing Her Hair, 1993, Elizabeth Catlett (Mexican, born United States, 1915-2012), Mahogany and opals (1993.217)
The Woman in the Waves, 1868, Gustave Courbet (French), Oil on canvas (29.100.62)
Woman with a Parrot, 1866, Gustave Courbet (French), Oil on canvas (29.100.57)
Women Bathing by Moonlight: Folio from the Davis Album, 18th century, India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (
Young Girl Bathing, 1892, Auguste Renoir (French), Oil on canvas (1975.1.199)