Charles Loring Elliott, Portrait of Matthew Vassar, 1861

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Mastering Light: From the Natural to the Artificial at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, April 11-June 29, 2014

Mastering Light: From the Natural to the Artificial
April 11 – June 29, 2014
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College
Temporary Exhibition Galleries 

CHECKLIST

All works are in the permanent collection of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, unless otherwise stated. Height precedes width in the descriptions of the dimensions.

Natural Light

Anonymous, 19th century
House with double-exposed trees
Daguerreotype
3 ¼ x 4 ¼ in. (8 x 11 cm.)Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg

Anonymous, 19th century
Plantation owner on horse
Hand-colored daguerreotype, solarized
3 ¼ x 4 ¼ in. (8 x 11 cm.)
Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg

Anonymous (Italian, 19th century)
Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice
Albumen print from glass plate negative mounted on board
6 7/8 x 9 3/16 in. (17.46 x 23.34 cm.) (print)
Private Collection 

Anna Atkins (British 1799-1871)
Stelia trifoliata, ca. 1845
Cyanotype
10 x 7 ¾ in. (25.4 x 19.69 cm.) (image)
Purchase, E. Powis and Anne Keating Jones, class of 1943, Fund
1983.24

Clarence Kerr Chatterton (American 1880-1973)
Gathering in a Park, 1914
Oil on canvas
36 x 60 ¼ in. (91.44 x 153.04 cm.)
Anonymous gift, in honor of Louise Boyd Lichtenstein Dale
and Margaret Pollard Smith
1977.20 

Henri-Edmond Cross (French 1856-1910)
Published by Genossenschaft Pan, Berlin, in Pan, IV, no. 1; printed by Auguste Clot 
In the Champs-Élysées (In den Champs-Élysées), 1898
Crayon lithograph on thin cream wove paper
8 x 10 ¼ in. (20.32 x 26.04 cm.) (image)
11 x 14 1/8 in. (27.9 x 35.8 cm.) (sheet)
Purchase, Betsy Mudge Wilson, class of 1956, Memorial Fund
1974.6

Charles Courtney Curran (American 1861-1942)
Shadow Decoration, 1887
Oil on canvas
18 x 32 in. (45.7 x 81.3 cm.)
Purchase, 1887.2

Maurice Denis (French 1870-1943)
It Was a Religious Mystery (Ce fut un religieux mystère), 1898,
  from the portfolio Love (Amour) published in 1899
Crayon lithograph in colors on thin cream wove paper
16 ½ x 11 5/8 in. (41.91 x 29.53 cm.) (image)
20 ¾ x 16 in. (52.8 x 40.7 cm.) (sheet)
Cailler 111
Gift of the Art Majors, class of 1949
1949.1.2

Albrecht Dürer (German 1471-1528)
St. Jerome in His Study, 1514
Engraving on cream laid paper
9 ¾ x 7 ½ in. (24.77 x 19.05 cm.) (trimmed at platemark)
Meder 59 b of f
Gift of Mrs. Felix M. Warburg and her children
1941.1.25

Attributed to Victor de Grailly (French 1804-1889)
View of Lake Winnepesaukee (Squam Lake)
Oil on canvas
21 ½ x 28 ¾ in. (54.61 x 73.03 cm.)
Gift of Elizabeth Kitchel Lincoln, class of 1933, in memory
  Of Professor Anna T. Kitchel
1983.15

Edward Lear (British 1812-1888)
Venice. Nov. 12-13, 7. a.m., 1865
Watercolor on thick beige wove paper
6 1/8 x 10 1/16 in. (15.56 x 25.56 cm.) (sheet)
Bequest of Gladys K. Delmas, class of 1935
1992.15.60

Jan Miense Molenaer (Dutch, ca. 1610-1668)
Peasants Merrymaking in a Tavern
Oil on canvas
14 ¼ x 18 ¾ in. (36.2 x 47.63 cm.)
Gift of Mary Ellen Weisl Rudolph, class of 1961, and
  Jane Rudolph Woods, class of 1998
2005.31

Augustus Charles Pugin (French, ca. 1762-1832)
Chapel of Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Graphite and white gouache over watercolor on cream wove paper
8 x 10 ½ in. (20.32 x 26.67 cm.) (sheet)
Gift of Matthew Vassar
1864.1.179

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch 1606-1669)
Jan Six, 1647
Etching, drypoint, and burin on beige laid paper with
  watermark Foolscap with Five-Pointed Collar
(close to Hinterding I-a-c)
9 ¾ x 7 ¾ in. (24.77 x 19.69 cm.) (platemark)
9 ¾ x 7 7/8 in. (24.84 x 20 cm.) (sheet)
Bartsch/Hollstein 285, state IV/IV
Gift of Dr. Henry M. Sanders
1920.1.13

Aaron Draper Shattuck (American 1832-1928)
Sunset on Mote Mountain
Oil on canvas
13 x 20 ¼ in. (33.02 x 51.44 cm.)
Gift of Matthew Vassar
1864.1.67

Albert Edward Sterner (American 1863-1946)
Woman Seated at the Piano, 1895
Watercolor on paper
13 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. (35.24 x 23.81 cm.) (sheet)
Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Morris Poucher, class of 1918
1976.80

Irving Ramsey Wiles (American 1861-1948)
Girl Writing
Oil on canvas
32 x 27 1/8 in. (81.28 x 68.9 cm.)
Gift of Ruth Scherm, class of 1945
1995.4.3

Joseph Wright of Derby (British 1734-1797)
Entrance to a Roman Ruin, ca. 1774
Ink wash and graphite on cream laid paper
14 3/8 x 21 5/8 in. (36.51 x 54.93 cm.) (sheet)
Purchase, Suzette Morton Davidson, class of 1934, Fund
1966.23.1

Nocturnal Light

Milton R. Bellin (American 1913-1997)
The Bingham Farm Fire
Black and white chalk, with graphite outlines, on brown paper
31 3/8 x 43 ¼ in. (79.7 x 109.9 cm.) (sheet)
Gift from the Estate of Milton Bellin
1998.7.3

Milton R. Bellin (American 1913-1997)
The Bingham Farm Fire, 1964
Wood engraving on paper
8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm.) (image)
10 x 11 ¼ in. (25.4 x 28.58 cm.) (sheet)
Gift from the Estate of Milton Bellin
1998.7.4

James E. Buckley (British, active 1843-1873)
Netley Abbey by Torchlight, 1854/56
Watercolor and gouache, with stippling, on thick cream wove paper
11 5/16 x 14 7/8 in. (28.73 x 37.78 cm.) (sheet)
Gift of Matthew Vassar
1864.1.84

Régis François Gignoux (French 1816-1882, active in U.S.)
Home Again from a Foreign Shore, 1856
Oil on canvas
12 x 20 1/8 in. (30.48 x 51.12 cm.)
Gift of Matthew Vassar
1864.1.37

James Gillray (British 1757-1815)
Published on December 23, 1791 by Hannah Humphrey,
  No. 78, Old Bond St, London
Weird Sisters: Ministers of Darkness, Minions of the Moon, 1791
Etching and aquatint in brownish-black ink with watercolor on
   cream wove paper with an E & P watermark and unidentified collector’s mark (not in Lugt)
9 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (25.08 x 35.24 cm.) (platemark)
10 ¾ x 14 5/8 in. (27.31 x 37.15 cm.) (sheet)
Wright and Evans 68
Purchase, Timothy Cole Fund
1971.23

Hendrik Goudt (Dutch 1583-1648), after Adam Elsheimer
  (German (active Italy) (1583-1648)
The Flight into Egypt, 1613
Engraving and etching on cream laid paper with watermark Fleur-de-Lys above Arms
   with a Band (Briquet 995)
11 5/8 x 15 13/16 in. (29.53 x 40.16 cm.) (platemark)
11 11/16 x 15 7/8 in. (29.69 x 40.32 cm.) (sheet)
Dutuit 3
Purchase
1967.19

Francisco de Goya (Spanish 1746-1828)
Published in a later edition
When day breaks we will be off (Si amanece; nos Vamos), plate 71 from
  the series Los Caprichos, 1797-98, first published in 1799
Etching, burnished aquatint, and burin on cream wove paper
7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (platemark)
11 1/8 x 9 in. (28.26 x 22.86 cm.) (sheet)
Harris 106, state III/III
Gift of Mary Brewster Irving, class of 1936
1971.15.4

Robert Henri (American 1865-1929)
Rue de Rennes, 1899
Oil on canvas
25 5/8 x 32 in. (65.09 x 81.28 cm.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert A. Harrison (Nancy Blaine, class of 1940)
1977.36

John Martin (British 1789-1854)
Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street, London, 1826
The Angels Guarding Paradise at Night (Paradise Lost of
   Milton, Book 4, line 866), 1826
Mezzotint and etching on cream laid paper
7 ¾ x 11 in. (19.69 x 27.94 cm.) (platemark)
10 ½ x 14 ½ in. (26.67 x 36.83 cm.) (sheet)
Wees 13
Purchase, Louise Woodruff Johnston, class of 1922, Fund
1975.8.1

Edvard Munch (Norwegian 1863-1944)
Moonlight, 1896
Color woodcut on Japanese paper
15 ¾ x 18 3/8 in. (40.01 x 46.67 cm.) (image)
19 5/16 x 23 7/8 in. (49 x 60.6 cm.) (sheet)
Woll 90
Gift of Philip and Lynn Straus, class of 1946
1995.20

Edvard Munch (Norwegian 1863-1944)
The Seine at St. Cloud, 1890
Oil on canvas
24 x 19 5/8 in. (60.96 x 49.85 cm.)
Gift of Mrs. Morris Hadley (Katherine Blodgett, class of 1920)
1962.1

Jerome Myers (American 1867-1940)
Park Scene: Night, 1904
Oil on canvas mounted on board
15 ½ x 12 ½ in. (39.37 x 31.75 cm.)
Bequest of Mary S. Bedell, class of 1873
1932.1.9

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch 1606-1669)
The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds, 1634E
Etching, drypoint, burin, and burnishing on cream laid paper
10 7/16 x 8 11/16 in. (26.51 x 22.07 cm.) (cut on platemark)
Bartsch/Hollstein 44, state III/III
Gift of Mrs. Felix M. Warburg and her children
1941.1.85

George Romney (British 1734-1802)
Niobe’s Daughters Weeping Over Niobe’s Sons
Oil on canvas
28 9/16 x 23 ¾ in. (72.55 x 60.33 cm.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R. Kirk Askew, Jr.
1964.5

Johann Michael Voltz (German 1784-1858)
Youth and Water Nymph
Gouache and graphite on cream wove paper
7 x 5 in. (17.78 x 12.7 cm.) (sheet)
Purchase, Betsy Mudge Wilson, class of 1956, Memorial Fund
1967.16

Artificial Light

Clarence K. Chatterton (American 1880-1973)
Clinton Square, Newburgh, 1917
Oil on canvas
27 ½ x 35 ¼ in. (69.85 x 89.54 cm.)
Bequest of Leila Cook Barber
1985.11.1

Jules Chéret (French 1836-1932)
Saxoléine, 1893
Brush and tusche and crayon lithograph on cream wove paper
49 x 34 3/8 in. (124.36 x 87.31 cm.) (sheet)
Gift of Susan and Steven Hirsch, class of 1971
1994.34.3

Abraham Jansz. van Diepenbeeck (Flemish 1596-1675)
St. Paul Healing the Young Man, ca. 1638
Oil on panel
17 x 11 ¾ in. (43.18 x 29.84 cm.)
Purchase, Betsy Mudge Wilson, class of 1956, Memorial Fund
1963.5 

Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Camera by Edwin S. Porter and James H. White
Location in Buffalo, New York
Pan-American Exposition by Night, 1901
Silent, black and white 35 mm. film, 51 seconds at 15 frames per second
Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division,
   Washington, D.C.

William Hogarth (British 1697-1764)
Published according to Act of Parliament, Feb. 1, 1751
The First Stage of Cruelty, 1751, from the series The Four Stages of Cruelty, 1750-51
Etching with engraving on cream wove paper
15 ¼ x 12 11/16 in. (38.74 x 32.23 cm.) (platemark)
25 ¼ x 19 3/8 in. (64.14 x 49.21 cm.) (sheet)
Paulson 187
Purchase
1971.10

Edward Hopper (American 1882-1967)
Night Shadows, 1921
Etching with surface tone, retroussage, and burnishing on dark cream wove paper with a
  partial watermark of an oval
7 x 8 ¼ in. (17.78 x 20.96 cm.) (platemark)
13 ½ x 16 1/8 in. (34.29 x 40.96 cm.) (sheet)
Zigrosser 22; Levin 82
Gift of Julia C. Van de Water, in memory of her father C. K. Chatterton
1989.9

Mervin Jules (American 1912-1944)
Hall Bedroom, ca. 1938
Tempera on gesso panel
10 ¾ x 15 ¾ in. (27.31 x 40.01 cm.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leon A. Arkus (Jane L. Callomon, class of 1950)
1980.20.3

T. Marsden (American) and Frederick Rondel (American, b. France 1826-1892)
Matthew Vassar’s Town Residence, ca. 1862-63
Oil on canvas
18 1/8 x 24 3/16 in. (46.04 x 61.44 cm.)
X.158

Manuel Orazi (French 1860-1934)
Théâtre de Loie Fuller, 1900
Crayon and brush and tusche color lithograph, with stenciling,
  on cream wove paper
78 ¼ x 24 7/8 in. (198.76 x 63.18 cm.) (sheet)
Purchase, Francis Woolsey and Helen Silkman Bronson, class of 1924, Fund
1987.57

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch 1606-1669)
The Adoration of the Shepherds (with the Lamp), ca. 1654
Etching with burin and surface tone on cream laid paper; posthumous impression
4 3/16 x 5 1/8 in. (10.6 x 13 cm.) (platemark)
5 x 6 5/16 in. (12.7 x 16 cm.) (sheet)
Bartsch/Hollstein 45, state II/II
Gift of Mrs. Felix M. Warburg and her children
1941.1.86

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch 1606-1669)
The Star of the Kings: A Night Piece, 1651-54
Etching on cream laid paper with a partial watermark
3 11/16 x 5 5/8 in. (9.37 x 14.29 cm.) (cut on platemark)
Bartsch/Hollstein 112, only state
Gift of Mrs. Felix M. Warburg and her children
1941.1.101

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch 1606-1669)
The plate for The Star of the Kings: A Night Piece, 1651-54
Copper plate
3 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. (9.52 x 14.29 cm.)
Purchase, Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Fund
1994.23

Thomas Rowlandson (British 1757-1827), after George Moutard Woodward (British 1760-ca. 1809)
Originally published on December 23, 1809 by Thomas Tegg, London
A Peep at the Gas Lights in Pall-Mall, [1809?]
Etching in black ink with watercolor on cream wove paper mounted on dark cream wove
   paper
10 x 12 ¾ in. (23.1 x 32.5 cm.) (sheet)
Grego II 167-68; BM Satires 11440
Courtesy of The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University
809.12.23.01.2

Everett Shinn (American 1876-1953)
City Scene, ca. 1915
Pastel on gray wove paper
12 5/8 x 14 5/8 in. (31.75 x 35.56 cm.) (sheet)
Gift of Susan and Steven Hirsch, class of 1971
2003.43.2

Joseph Stella (American, b. Italy 1877-1946)
Battle of Lights, 1913-14? (dated on painting 1914 and 1915)
Oil over graphite on canvas mounted on cardboard
20 ¼ in. (51.4 cm.) in diameter
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Elizabeth Bliss Parkinson Fund, 1958

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French 1864-1901)
Published by L’Escarmouche; printed by Ancourt
At the Théâtre des Variétés: Marcelle Lender and Brasseur (Aux Variétés: Marcelle
   Lender et Brasseur), 1893
Crayon, tusche, brush, and spatter lithograph in black ink on cream wove paper
14 11/16 x 10 15/16 in. (37.31 x 27.78 cm.) (sheet)
Wittrock 31, state II/III
Purchase
1958.2.18

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