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The Supper at Emmaus

The Supper at Emmaus

Velázquez (Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez)  (Spanish, Seville 1599–1660 Madrid)

Date: 1622–23
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 48 1/2 x 52 1/4 in. (123.2 x 132.7 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number: 14.40.631

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Julius Caesar and Attendants (from the Nine Heroes Tapestries)

Julius Caesar and Attendants (from the Nine Heroes Tapestries)

Date: ca. 1400–1410
Accession Number: 47.101.3


House of Dior (French, founded 1947)

Date: fall/winter 1949–50
Accession Number: C.I.53.40.7a–e



Vik Muniz (Brazilian, born Sao Paulo, 1961)

Date: 1998
Accession Number: 1999.200

No. 13 (White, Red on Yellow)

No. 13 (White, Red on Yellow)

Mark Rothko (American (born Russia), Dvinsk 1903–1970 New York)

Date: 1958
Accession Number: 1985.63.5

Twilight on the Sound, Darien, Connecticut

Twilight on the Sound, Darien, Connecticut

John Frederick Kensett (American, Cheshire, Connecticut 1816–1872 New York)

Date: 1872
Accession Number: 74.24

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