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Willem de Kooning, American (b. The Netherlands, 1904-1997). Woman IV, 1952-1953. Oil, enamel, and charcoal on canvas, 59 x 46 1/4 inches. Gift of William Inge, 56-128. This work is copyrighted. Contact Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Gallery L2.
Claes Oldenburg, American (b. Sweden, 1929), Coosje van Bruggen, American (b. The Netherlands, 1942-2009). Shuttlecocks, 1994. Aluminum, fiberglass-reinforced plastic, paint, h x diam: 19 feet 2 9/16 inches x 15 feet 11 7/8 inches. Purchase: acquired through the generosity of the Sosland Family, F94-1/1-4. Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park. This work is copyrighted. Consult copyright information for permission to reproduce.
John Singer Sargent, American (1856-1925). Mrs. Cecil Wade, 1886. Oil on canvas, 66 x 54 1/4 inches. Gift of the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation, F86-23. Gallery 216.
Claude Monet, French (1840-1926). Boulevard des Capucines, 1873-1874. Oil on canvas, 31 5/8 x 23 3/4 inches. Purchase: the Kenneth A. and Helen F. Spencer Foundation Acquisition Fund, F72-35. Not on view.
Adam Weisweiler, German (active Paris, France, 1744-1820). Chest of Drawers, ca. 1780. Ebony, mahogany, Japanese lacquer, varnish and copper alloy with mercury gilding and marble, 38 5/8 x 58 7/8 x 24 inches. Purchase: the Kenneth A. and Helen F. Spencer Foundation Acquisition Fund, F70-43 A,B.
Inner Coffin of Meret-it-es, Egyptian, ca. 380-250 B.C.E. Wood, pigment, gesso, and gilding, A (top): 6 feet 3 1/2 inches x 33 1/2 inches x 15 inches. B (bottom): 7 feet 3 inches x 32 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches. Interior: 5 feet 8 1/2 inches x 19 1/2 inches. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust (by exchange), 2007.12.2 A,B. Gallery P1.
Shield, Arikara artist, North Dakota, ca. 1850. Buffalo rawhide, native tanned leather, pigment, Diameter: 20 inches. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Purchase: the Donald D. Jones Fund for American Indian Art, 2004.35. Gallery 208.
Dorothea Lange, American (1895-1965). Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936; printed early 1960s. Gelatin silver print, 13 3/8 x 10 1/4 inches. Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.27.305. © Nelson Gallery Foundation. Not on view.
Commemorative Head of an Oba, African, Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, 16th century. Brass, height: 9 1/8 inches. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust through the generosity of Donald J. and Adele C. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Robert Sutherland, and an anonymous donor; The Nelson Gallery Foundation; and the exchange of a Trust property, 87-7. Gallery L9.
Footed Dish, Japanese, early 18th century. Nabeshima ware, 2 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 63-6. Gallery 205.
Michelangelo Merisi, called Caravaggio, Italian (1571-1610). Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness, 1604-1605. Oil on canvas, 68 x 52 inches. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 52-25.
Guanyin of the Southern Sea, Chinese, 11th/12th century, Liao (907-1125) or Jin Dynasty (1115-1234). Wood with polychrome, 95 x 65 inches. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 34-10.
Claude Monet, French (1840-1926). Water Lilies, ca. 1915-1926. Oil on canvas, 78 3/4 inches x 13 feet 11 1/2 inches. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, F57-26. Not on view.
Shiva Nataraja, Indian, Tamil Nadu, 13th century, Chola period (ca. 890-1279). Bronze, 34 1/4 x 27 1/2 x 13 inches. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 34-7. Gallery 228.
Thomas Cole, American (b. England, 1801-1848). The Mill, Sunset, 1844. Oil on canvas,
26 1/8 x 36 1/16 inches. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust through The Ever Glades Fund and exchange of a gift from the Howard P. Treadway and Tertia F. Treadway Collection, 2004.29. Gallery 211.
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