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Romulus and Remus

Romulus and Remus

Wenceslaus Hollar (Wenzel Vaclav)  (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Artist: After Giulio Romano (Italian, Rome 1499?–1546 Mantua)
Date: 1652
Medium: Etching
Dimensions: 4 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. (10.8 x 14.6 cm) (cut to plate line)
Classification: Prints
Credit Line: Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1917
Accession Number: 17.50.18-119

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Biographies of Lian Po and Lin Xiangru

Biographies of Lian Po and Lin Xiangru

Huang Tingjian (Chinese, 1045–1105)

Date: ca. 1095
Accession Number: 1989.363.4

Condesa de Altamira and Her Daughter, María Agustina

Condesa de Altamira and Her Daughter, María Agustina

Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)

Date: 1787–88
Accession Number: 1975.1.148

Evening dress

Evening dress

Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris)

Date: spring/summer 1938
Accession Number: C.I.52.18.4

Chongak Kayagum

Chongak Kayagum

Kim Kwang Ju

Date: ca. 1980
Accession Number: 1982.171.1

Winter Pool

Winter Pool

Robert Rauschenberg (American, Port Arthur, Texas 1925–2008 Captiva Island, Florida)

Date: 1959
Accession Number: 2005.390a-c

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