Greyhounds

Nineteenth-century, modern, and contemporary art curator Gary Tinterow describes the joys of being a long-term greyhound owner.

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I remember the first time that I walked my very first adopted greyhound, Elliot, on Fifth Avenue. A woman in a very extravagant fur coat came up and said, 'What a beautiful dog. So thin, so elegant.'

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  • Bronze statuette of a hound gnawing a bone  |  3rd–2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic  |  Greek  |  Bronze  |  Fletcher Fund, 1936 (36.11.12)
    1280774
  • Belles Heures of Jean of France, Duc of Berry: Folio 52r, Annunciation to the Shepherds  |  1405–1408/9  |  Herman, Paul, and Jean Limbourg (Franco-Netherlandish, active in France)  |  French; Made in Paris  |  Ink, tempera, and gold leaf on vellum  |  The Cloisters Collection, 1954 (54.1.1)
    7261024
  • Belles Heures of Jean of France, Duc of Berry: Folio 52r, Annunciation to the Shepherds  |  1405–1408/9  |  Herman, Paul, and Jean Limbourg (Franco-Netherlandish, active in France)  |  French; Made in Paris  |  Ink, tempera, and gold leaf on vellum  |  The Cloisters Collection, 1954 (54.1.1)
    8291024
  • 3 White (DG's Mr. Postman) Fourth Race, Phoenix Greyhound Park, Phoenix, Arizona, August 22, 1994  |  1994  |  Christopher Williams (American)  |  Gelatin silver print  |  Purchase, Charina Foundation Inc. and Jennifer and Joseph Duke Gifts, 2003 (2003.451)  |  © Christopher Williams
    1280836
  • The Unicorn Defends Itself  |  1495–1505  |  South Netherlandish  |  Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts  |  Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1937 (37.80.4)
    11021024
  • The Unicorn Defends Itself  |  1495–1505  |  South Netherlandish  |  Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts  |  Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1937 (37.80.4)
    1280613
  • Ostracon  |  New Kingdom, Dynasties 19–20, ca. 1295–?1069 b.c.  |  Egyptian; From the Valley of the Kings, western Thebes  |  Painted limestone  |  Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926 (26.7.1453)
    11291024
  • Fresco, with hunting scene  |  12th century  |  Spanish  |  Fresco  |  The Cloisters Collection, 1957 (57.97.1)
    1280648
  • Wolf and Fox Hunt  |  ca. 1615–21  |  Peter Paul Rubens and Workshop (Flemish)  |  Oil on canvas  |  John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1910 (10.73)
    1280823
  • Plaque of Mithras slaying the bull  |  2nd or early 3rd century a.d.; Mid-Imperial  |  Roman  |  Bronze  |  Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, 1997 (1997.145.3)
    9181024
  • Boy with a Greyhound  |  possibly 1570s  |  Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Italian)  |  Oil on canvas  |  H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.105)
    6051024
  • Carnelian half-barrel  |  ca. 450–400 b.c.; Classical  |  Greek  |  Carnelian  |  Rogers Fund, 1921 (21.88.38)
    1280990
  • A Greyhound in Profile Facing Left  |  1549  |  Virgil Solis (German)  |  Pen and brown ink over graphite  |  The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2001 (2001.497)
    1280913
  • Anubis Recumbent statuette  |  Late Period, Dynasty 26–27, 664–404 b.c.  |  Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara; includes the Serapeum, Temple deposit, Emery 1966–1967  |  Limestone, originally painted black  |  Adelaide Milton de Groot Fund, in memory of the de Groot and Hawley families, 1969 (69.105)
    1280948
  • Falnama (The Book of Omens)  |  Safavid period, 1550s  |  Iran, Qazvin  |  Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper  |  Rogers Fund, 1935 (35.64.3)
    7771024
  • Falnama (The Book of Omens)  |  Safavid period, 1550s  |  Iran, Qazvin  |  Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper  |  Rogers Fund, 1935 (35.64.3)
    1187828
  • Mechanical Dog  |  New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, ca. 1390–1353 b.c.  |  Egypt  |  Elephant ivory  |  Rogers Fund, 1940 (40.2.1)
    1280839
  • Sarcophagus with the contest between the Muses and the Sirens  |  third quarter of 3rd century a.d.; Late Imperial, Gallienic  |  Roman; in the Villa Nero, Rome, about 1640; later, in the Giardino Torrigiani, Florence  |  Pentelic marble  |  Rogers Fund, 1910 (10.104)
    1280852
  • Sarcophagus with the contest between the Muses and the Sirens  |  third quarter of 3rd century a.d.; Late Imperial, Gallienic  |  Roman; in the Villa Nero, Rome, about 1640; later, in the Giardino Torrigiani, Florence  |  Pentelic marble  |  Rogers Fund, 1910 (10.104)
    9161024
  • James Stuart (1612–1655), Duke of Richmond and Lennox  |  ca. 1634–35  |  Anthony van Dyck (Flemish)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889 (89.15.16)
    6001024
  • Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes  |  1897  |  John Singer Sargent (American)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Bequest of Edith Minturn Phelps Stokes (Mrs. I. N.), 1938 (38.104)
    4801024
  • The Honorable Henry Fane (1739–1802) with His Guardians, Inigo Jones and Charles Blair  |  1761–66  |  Sir Joshua Reynolds (British)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Gift of Junius S. Morgan, 1887 (87.16)
    1280966
  • Hunter with Dog (Jäger mit Hund)  |  ca. 1907/8–14  |  Anonymous (Austrian); Published by Wiener Werkstätte  |  Color lithograph  |  Museum Accession, transferred from the Library  |   (WW.751)
    6721024
  • Maharana Bhim Singh and Retinue Go to a Hunt  |  ca. 1805–10  |  Attributed to Chokha (Indian)  |  India (Rajasthan, Mewar or Deogarh)  |  Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper  |  Fletcher Fund, 1996 (1996.100.5)
    11261024
  • Maharana Bhim Singh and Retinue Go to a Hunt  |  ca. 1805–10  |  Attributed to Chokha (Indian)  |  India (Rajasthan, Mewar or Deogarh)  |  Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper  |  Fletcher Fund, 1996 (1996.100.5)
    12801016
  • Diana and Cupid  |  1761  |  Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Italian)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Purchase, The Charles Engelhard Foundation, Robert Lehman Foundation Inc., Mrs. Haebler Frantz, April R. Axton, L. H. P. Klotz, and David Mortimer Gifts; and Gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, George Blumenthal, and J. Pierpont Morgan, Bequests of Millie Bruhl Fredrick and Mary Clark Thompson, and Rogers Fund, by exchange, 1982 (1982.438)
    1280930
  • Study of a Dog Facing Left  |  1820–73  |  Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (British)  |  Graphite  |  Bequest of Mary Cushing Fosburgh, 1978 (1979.135.12)
    1280929
  • Study of a Dog Facing Left  |  1820–73  |  Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (British)  |  Graphite  |  Bequest of Mary Cushing Fosburgh, 1978 (1979.135.12)
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  • Gary Tinterow
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  • My name is Gary Tinterow, and I'm head of the department of nineteenth-century, modern, and contemporary art here at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I've had the pleasure of living with greyhounds for more than twenty years now.

  • The greyhound is the only species of dog that appears unchanged in western

  • art, from nearly five thousand years ago to the present. It's clearly one of the oldest breeds of dogs

  • and it's certainly the best. I've had three greyhounds, and I get them through adoption agencies, and

  • they come from the track. Greyhounds are the second-fastest mammal on earth, exceeded only slightly by a cheetah.

  • And they run in more or less the same way. They're not being propelled forward by their legs so much

  • as by their very flexible spines, which are contracting.

  • Greyhounds were used to hunt in a very particular way. Although they could catch

  • a small rabbit or a squirrel, or a rat in Central Park, the way they brought down

  • large game was by chasing it so long and so fast that the animal would become overheated

  • essentially have a heart attack, and then it was the hunter's job to come along and give it the coup de grâce.

  • Now I'm on my third greyhound, Emma. They're very personable and social dogs. They have huge hearts, not just an emotional heart, but large, pumping hearts, huge lungs

  • very rich blood, they have something like ten per cent more blood cells than other dogs. They're not prone to diseases, and they often live, as mine have, to fifteen years.

  • Because of their odd physiognomy, greyhounds have very funny poses.

  • When they sit, their chest always bottoms out, and their hind legs are up in the air quite high.

  • They can make themselves very, very small, curled up like a ball

  • less than two-and-a-half feet in diameter, or stretch out

  • six feet from one end to the other when they're lying on your bed. But, the most comical pose, and only a greyhound owner would typically see this because they have to be extremely relaxed

  • is when they're on their back, with all four legs straight up in the air

  • like Snoopy on top of his doghouse. And, in fact, that's the most comfortable pose.

  • They are leaners. They express affection by leaning against the person whom they want to relate to. This greyhound is said to have saved the life of the duke of Richmond during a boar hunt.

  • When John Singer Sargent wanted to make a rich American heiress appear noble, to our left was to have been a greyhound. But the greyhound was no longer available for posing, and so her husband was a poor substitute, I'm sure, for the noble dog that's no longer visible.

  • It's hard to know which came first, the greyhound, or the concept of elegance. People began to dress and look like their dogs, and dogs

  • began to be bred in order to look like their owners. Attenuation became synonymous with elegance.

  • And I remember the first time that I walked my very first adopted greyhound, Elliot, on Fifth Avenue, a woman in a very extravagant fur coat came up and said

  • "What a beautiful dog, so thin, so elegant."

  • I'm sure the reason I love greyhounds is because I associate them with the art that I love. But all dogs

  • love their masters, and any dog is adorable.

  • There's nothing particular about the greyhound when it comes to affection from its

  • human companion.

  • 36.11.12
    Bronze statuette of a hound gnawing a bone, 3rd–2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic, Greek, Bronze Fletcher Fund, 1936 (36.11.12)
  • 54.1.1_v001
    Belles Heures of Jean of France, Duc of Berry: Folio 52r, Annunciation to the Shepherds, 1405–1408/9, Herman, Paul, and Jean Limbourg (Franco-Netherlandish, active in France), French; Made in Paris, Ink, tempera, and gold leaf on vellum The Cloisters Collection, 1954 (54.1.1)
  • 2003.451
    3 White (DG's Mr. Postman) Fourth Race, Phoenix Greyhound Park, Phoenix, Arizona, August 22, 1994, 1994, Christopher Williams (American), Gelatin silver print Purchase, Charina Foundation Inc. and Jennifer and Joseph Duke Gifts, 2003 (2003.451) © Christopher Williams
  • 37.80.4
    The Unicorn Defends Itself, 1495–1505, South Netherlandish, Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1937 (37.80.4)
  • 26.7.1453
    Ostracon, New Kingdom, Dynasties 19–20, ca. 1295–?1069 b.c., Egyptian; From the Valley of the Kings, western Thebes, Painted limestone Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926 (26.7.1453)
  • 57.97.1
    Fresco, with hunting scene, 12th century, Spanish, Fresco The Cloisters Collection, 1957 (57.97.1)
  • 10.73
    Wolf and Fox Hunt, ca. 1615–21, Peter Paul Rubens and Workshop (Flemish), Oil on canvas John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1910 (10.73)
  • 1997.145.3
    Plaque of Mithras slaying the bull, 2nd or early 3rd century a.d.; Mid-Imperial, Roman, Bronze Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, 1997 (1997.145.3)
  • 29.100.105
    Boy with a Greyhound, possibly 1570s, Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Italian), Oil on canvas H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.105)
  • 21.88.38
    Carnelian half-barrel, ca. 450–400 b.c.; Classical, Greek, Carnelian Rogers Fund, 1921 (21.88.38)
  • 2001.497
    A Greyhound in Profile Facing Left, 1549, Virgil Solis (German), Pen and brown ink over graphite The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2001 (2001.497)
  • 69.105
    Anubis Recumbent statuette, Late Period, Dynasty 26–27, 664–404 b.c., Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara; includes the Serapeum, Temple deposit, Emery 1966–1967, Limestone, originally painted black Adelaide Milton de Groot Fund, in memory of the de Groot and Hawley families, 1969 (69.105)
  • 35.64.3
    Falnama (The Book of Omens), Safavid period, 1550s, Iran, Qazvin, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Rogers Fund, 1935 (35.64.3)
  • 40.2.1
    Mechanical Dog, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, ca. 1390–1353 b.c., Egypt, Elephant ivory Rogers Fund, 1940 (40.2.1)
  • 10.104_av3
    Sarcophagus with the contest between the Muses and the Sirens, third quarter of 3rd century a.d.; Late Imperial, Gallienic, Roman; in the Villa Nero, Rome, about 1640; later, in the Giardino Torrigiani, Florence, Pentelic marble Rogers Fund, 1910 (10.104)
  • 89.15.16
    James Stuart (1612–1655), Duke of Richmond and Lennox, ca. 1634–35, Anthony van Dyck (Flemish), Oil on canvas Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889 (89.15.16)
  • 38.104
    Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes, 1897, John Singer Sargent (American), Oil on canvas Bequest of Edith Minturn Phelps Stokes (Mrs. I. N.), 1938 (38.104)
  • 87.16
    The Honorable Henry Fane (1739–1802) with His Guardians, Inigo Jones and Charles Blair, 1761–66, Sir Joshua Reynolds (British), Oil on canvas Gift of Junius S. Morgan, 1887 (87.16)
  • WW.751
    Hunter with Dog (Jäger mit Hund), ca. 1907/8–14, Anonymous (Austrian); Published by Wiener Werkstätte, Color lithograph Museum Accession, transferred from the Library, (WW.751)
  • 1996.100.5
    Maharana Bhim Singh and Retinue Go to a Hunt, ca. 1805–10, Attributed to Chokha (Indian), India (Rajasthan, Mewar or Deogarh), Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Fletcher Fund, 1996 (1996.100.5)
  • 1982.438
    Diana and Cupid, 1761, Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Italian), Oil on canvas Purchase, The Charles Engelhard Foundation, Robert Lehman Foundation Inc., Mrs. Haebler Frantz, April R. Axton, L. H. P. Klotz, and David Mortimer Gifts; and Gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, George Blumenthal, and J. Pierpont Morgan, Bequests of Millie Bruhl Fredrick and Mary Clark Thompson, and Rogers Fund, by exchange, 1982 (1982.438)
  • 1979.135.12
    Study of a Dog Facing Left, 1820–73, Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (British), Graphite Bequest of Mary Cushing Fosburgh, 1978 (1979.135.12)
  • Bronze statuette of a hound gnawing a bone, 3rd–2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic, Greek, Bronze Fletcher Fund, 1936 (36.11.12)
    Belles Heures of Jean of France, Duc of Berry: Folio 52r, Annunciation to the Shepherds, 1405–1408/9, Herman, Paul, and Jean Limbourg (Franco-Netherlandish, active in France), French; Made in Paris, Ink, tempera, and gold leaf on vellum The Cloisters Collection, 1954 (54.1.1)
    3 White (DG's Mr. Postman) Fourth Race, Phoenix Greyhound Park, Phoenix, Arizona, August 22, 1994, 1994, Christopher Williams (American), Gelatin silver print Purchase, Charina Foundation Inc. and Jennifer and Joseph Duke Gifts, 2003 (2003.451) © Christopher Williams
    The Unicorn Defends Itself, 1495–1505, South Netherlandish, Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1937 (37.80.4)
    Ostracon, New Kingdom, Dynasties 19–20, ca. 1295–?1069 b.c., Egyptian; From the Valley of the Kings, western Thebes, Painted limestone Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926 (26.7.1453)
    Fresco, with hunting scene, 12th century, Spanish, Fresco The Cloisters Collection, 1957 (57.97.1)
    Wolf and Fox Hunt, ca. 1615–21, Peter Paul Rubens and Workshop (Flemish), Oil on canvas John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1910 (10.73)
    Plaque of Mithras slaying the bull, 2nd or early 3rd century a.d.; Mid-Imperial, Roman, Bronze Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, 1997 (1997.145.3)
    Boy with a Greyhound, possibly 1570s, Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Italian), Oil on canvas H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.105)
    Carnelian half-barrel, ca. 450–400 b.c.; Classical, Greek, Carnelian Rogers Fund, 1921 (21.88.38)
    A Greyhound in Profile Facing Left, 1549, Virgil Solis (German), Pen and brown ink over graphite The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2001 (2001.497)
    Anubis Recumbent statuette, Late Period, Dynasty 26–27, 664–404 b.c., Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara; includes the Serapeum, Temple deposit, Emery 1966–1967, Limestone, originally painted black Adelaide Milton de Groot Fund, in memory of the de Groot and Hawley families, 1969 (69.105)
    Falnama (The Book of Omens), Safavid period, 1550s, Iran, Qazvin, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Rogers Fund, 1935 (35.64.3)
    Mechanical Dog, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, ca. 1390–1353 b.c., Egypt, Elephant ivory Rogers Fund, 1940 (40.2.1)
    Sarcophagus with the contest between the Muses and the Sirens, third quarter of 3rd century a.d.; Late Imperial, Gallienic, Roman; in the Villa Nero, Rome, about 1640; later, in the Giardino Torrigiani, Florence, Pentelic marble Rogers Fund, 1910 (10.104)
    James Stuart (1612–1655), Duke of Richmond and Lennox, ca. 1634–35, Anthony van Dyck (Flemish), Oil on canvas Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889 (89.15.16)
    Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes, 1897, John Singer Sargent (American), Oil on canvas Bequest of Edith Minturn Phelps Stokes (Mrs. I. N.), 1938 (38.104)
    The Honorable Henry Fane (1739–1802) with His Guardians, Inigo Jones and Charles Blair, 1761–66, Sir Joshua Reynolds (British), Oil on canvas Gift of Junius S. Morgan, 1887 (87.16)
    Hunter with Dog (Jäger mit Hund), ca. 1907/8–14, Anonymous (Austrian); Published by Wiener Werkstätte, Color lithograph Museum Accession, transferred from the Library, (WW.751)
    Maharana Bhim Singh and Retinue Go to a Hunt, ca. 1805–10, Attributed to Chokha (Indian), India (Rajasthan, Mewar or Deogarh), Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Fletcher Fund, 1996 (1996.100.5)
    Diana and Cupid, 1761, Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Italian), Oil on canvas Purchase, The Charles Engelhard Foundation, Robert Lehman Foundation Inc., Mrs. Haebler Frantz, April R. Axton, L. H. P. Klotz, and David Mortimer Gifts; and Gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, George Blumenthal, and J. Pierpont Morgan, Bequests of Millie Bruhl Fredrick and Mary Clark Thompson, and Rogers Fund, by exchange, 1982 (1982.438)
    Study of a Dog Facing Left, 1820–73, Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (British), Graphite Bequest of Mary Cushing Fosburgh, 1978 (1979.135.12)
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    Works of art in order of appearance

    Last Updated: August 19, 2013. Not all works of art in the Museum's collection may be on view on a particular day. For the most accurate location information, please check this page on the day of your visit.

    Bronze statuette of a hound gnawing a bone
    3rd–2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic
    Greek
    Bronze
    Fletcher Fund, 1936 (36.11.12)
    On view: Gallery 161
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    Belles Heures of Jean of France, Duc of Berry: Folio 52r, Annunciation to the Shepherds
    1405–1408/9
    Herman, Paul, and Jean Limbourg (Franco-Netherlandish, active in France)
    French; Made in Paris
    Ink, tempera, and gold leaf on vellum
    The Cloisters Collection, 1954 (54.1.1)
    On view at The Cloisers: Gallery 013

    Medieval Art and The Cloisters
    The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park
    3 White (DG's Mr. Postman) Fourth Race, Phoenix Greyhound Park, Phoenix, Arizona, August 22, 1994
    1994
    Christopher Williams (American)
    Gelatin silver print
    Purchase, Charina Foundation Inc. and Jennifer and Joseph Duke Gifts, 2003 (2003.451)
    © Christopher Williams
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor
    The Unicorn Defends Itself
    1495–1505
    South Netherlandish
    Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts
    Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1937 (37.80.4)
    On view at The Cloisers: Gallery 017

    Medieval Art and The Cloisters
    The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park
    Ostracon
    New Kingdom, Dynasties 19–20, ca. 1295–?1069 b.c.
    Egyptian; From the Valley of the Kings, western Thebes
    Painted limestone
    Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926 (26.7.1453)
    On view: Gallery 124
    Egyptian ArtFirst Floor
    Fresco, with hunting scene
    12th century
    Spanish
    Fresco
    The Cloisters Collection, 1957 (57.97.1)
    Not on view

    Medieval Art and The Cloisters
    The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park
    Wolf and Fox Hunt
    ca. 1615–21
    Peter Paul Rubens and Workshop (Flemish)
    Oil on canvas
    John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1910 (10.73)
    On view: Gallery 628
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Plaque of Mithras slaying the bull
    2nd or early 3rd century a.d.; Mid-Imperial
    Roman
    Bronze
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, 1997 (1997.145.3)
    On view: Gallery 169
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    Boy with a Greyhound
    possibly 1570s
    Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Italian)
    Oil on canvas
    H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.105)
    On view: Gallery 607
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Carnelian half-barrel
    ca. 450–400 b.c.; Classical
    Greek
    Carnelian
    Rogers Fund, 1921 (21.88.38)
    On view: Gallery 171
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    A Greyhound in Profile Facing Left
    1549
    Virgil Solis (German)
    Pen and brown ink over graphite
    The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2001 (2001.497)
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    Anubis Recumbent statuette
    Late Period, Dynasty 26–27, 664–404 b.c.
    Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara; includes the Serapeum, Temple deposit, Emery 1966–1967
    Limestone, originally painted black
    Adelaide Milton de Groot Fund, in memory of the de Groot and Hawley families, 1969 (69.105)
    On view: Gallery 123
    Egyptian ArtFirst Floor
    Falnama (The Book of Omens)
    Safavid period, 1550s
    Iran, Qazvin
    Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
    Rogers Fund, 1935 (35.64.3)
    On view: Gallery 462
    Islamic ArtSecond Floor
    Mechanical Dog
    New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, ca. 1390–1353 b.c.
    Egypt
    Elephant ivory
    Rogers Fund, 1940 (40.2.1)
    On view: Gallery 119
    Egyptian ArtFirst Floor
    Sarcophagus with the contest between the Muses and the Sirens
    third quarter of 3rd century a.d.; Late Imperial, Gallienic
    Roman; in the Villa Nero, Rome, about 1640; later, in the Giardino Torrigiani, Florence
    Pentelic marble
    Rogers Fund, 1910 (10.104)
    On view: Gallery 169
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    James Stuart (1612–1655), Duke of Richmond and Lennox
    ca. 1634–35
    Anthony van Dyck (Flemish)
    Oil on canvas
    Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889 (89.15.16)
    On view: Gallery 628
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes
    1897
    John Singer Sargent (American)
    Oil on canvas
    Bequest of Edith Minturn Phelps Stokes (Mrs. I. N.), 1938 (38.104)
    On view: Gallery 771
    American Paintings and SculptureFirst and Second Floors
    The Honorable Henry Fane (1739–1802) with His Guardians, Inigo Jones and Charles Blair
    1761–66
    Sir Joshua Reynolds (British)
    Oil on canvas
    Gift of Junius S. Morgan, 1887 (87.16)
    On view: Gallery 629
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Hunter with Dog (Jäger mit Hund)
    ca. 1907/8–14
    Anonymous (Austrian); Published by Wiener Werkstätte
    Color lithograph
    Museum Accession, transferred from the Library (WW.751)
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    Maharana Bhim Singh and Retinue Go to a Hunt
    ca. 1805–10
    Attributed to Chokha (Indian)
    India (Rajasthan, Mewar or Deogarh)
    Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
    Fletcher Fund, 1996 (1996.100.5)
    Not on view
    Asian ArtSecond Floor
    Diana and Cupid
    1761
    Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Italian)
    Oil on canvas
    Purchase, The Charles Engelhard Foundation, Robert Lehman Foundation Inc., Mrs. Haebler Frantz, April R. Axton, L. H. P. Klotz, and David Mortimer Gifts; and Gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, George Blumenthal, and J. Pierpont Morgan, Bequests of Millie Bruhl Fredrick and Mary Clark Thompson, and Rogers Fund, by exchange, 1982 (1982.438)
    On view: Gallery 620
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Study of a Dog Facing Left
    1820–73
    Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (British)
    Graphite
    Bequest of Mary Cushing Fosburgh, 1978 (1979.135.12)
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor

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