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Associate director Jennifer Russell loves mutts, but is a little tentative to embrace purebred dogs.

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  • Jennifer Russell
    1280833
  • [Weimeraner Dog, Facing Left, on Ironing Board]  |  1987  |  William Wegman (American)  |  Instant color print  |  Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1988 (1988.1002)  |  © William Wegman
    8351024
  • [Six Children with Dog]  |  1960s–70s  |  Unknown Artist (American)  |  Gelatin silver print  |  Walker Evans Archive, 1994 (1994.263.84)
    1280851
  • Young Ladies of the Village  |  1852  |  Gustave Courbet (French)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Signed (lower left): G. Courbet.  |  Gift of Harry Payne Bingham, 1940 (40.175)
    1280955
  • Dish  |  1400–1450  |  Probably made in Manises, Valencia, Spain  |  Spanish  |  Tin-glazed earthenware  |  The Cloisters Collection, 1956 (56.171.115)
    10991024
  • Boy and Dog (L'Enfant et le Chien)  |  1862  |  Édouard Manet (French)  |  Etching and aquatint, final state (III), on blue laid paper from the Strõlin edition of 1905  |  Rogers Fund, 1921 (21.76.7)
    6971024
  • Dog  |  ca. 1880  |  John Singer Sargent (American)  |  Pen and ink on off-white wove paper  |  Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950 (50.130.142a)
    8921024
  • The Journey of the Magi  |  ca. 1435  |  Sassetta (Stefano di Giovanni) (Italian, Sienese)  |  Tempera and gold on wood  |  Maitland F. Griggs Collection, Bequest of Maitland F. Griggs, 1943 (43.98.1)
    1280961
  • The Journey of the Magi  |  ca. 1435  |  Sassetta (Stefano di Giovanni) (Italian, Sienese)  |  Tempera and gold on wood  |  Maitland F. Griggs Collection, Bequest of Maitland F. Griggs, 1943 (43.98.1)
    1280925
  • Sketch of a dog  |  New Kingdom, Ramesside, Dynasty 19–20, ca. 1295–1070 b.c.  |  Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Davis  |  Limestone, ink  |  Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1914 (14.6.245)
    1280999
  • Learning How to "Sit Up!"  |  1900s  |  Frank Eugene (American)  |  Platinum print  |  Rogers Fund, 1972 (1972.633.175)
    4981024
  • Portrait of a Woman with a Dog  |  ca. 1769  |  Jean Honoré Fragonard (French)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Fletcher Fund, 1937 (37.118)
    8121024
  • Howling Canine  |  5th–6th century  |  Mexico; Remojadas  |  Ceramic  |  The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1961 (1978.412.59)
    7921024
  • Sketches of Andrée Bonnard, the dog Ravageau, Claude Terrasse and, at lower left, the artist, himself / A Grass Hut before a Wattled Fence  |  ca. 1889  |  Pierre Bonnard (French)  |  Pen and ink  |  Purchase, Nelson Blitz Jr. Gift, 1998 (1998.198a, b)
    7821024
  • [Woman and Dog on Beach, Far Rockaway, New York]  |  ca. 1920  |  Unknown Artist, American School  |  Gelatin silver print  |  Funds from various donors, 2000 (2000.298.3)
    5851024
  • [Woman Holding Small Dog, possibly New York City]  |  ca. 1956  |  Leon Levinstein (American)  |  Gelatin silver print  |  Gift of Gary Davis, 2009 (2009.483.8)  |  © Howard Greenberg Gallery
    8021024
  • Limestone dog  |  ca. 3rd–2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic  |  Cypriot  |  Limestone  |  The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 (74.51.2623)
    7591024
  • Cosmetic Spoon in Shape of Dog  |  New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca. 1550–1295 b.c.  |  Egypt  |  Bone  |  Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910 (10.130.2520)
    1280652
  • Cosmetic Spoon in Shape of Dog  |  New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca. 1550–1295 b.c.  |  Egypt  |  Bone  |  Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910 (10.130.2520)
    1280668
  • Mrs. Walter Rathbone Bacon (Virginia Purdy, died 1919)  |  1897  |  Anders Leonard Zorn (Swedish)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Signed and dated (lower right): Zorn / 1897  |  Gift of Mrs. Walter Rathbone Bacon, in memory of her husband, 1917 (17.204)
    6461024
  • The Artist's Wife and His Setter Dog  |  ca. 1884–89  |  Thomas Eakins (American)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Fletcher Fund, 1923 (23.139)
    7891024
  • The Children of Jacob H. Schiff  |  1884–85, carving 1906–7  |  Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American)  |  Marble  |  Gift of Jacob H. Schiff, 1905 (05.15.3)
    7591024
  • The Prince Impérial with His Dog Néro  |  1912  |  Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French); Manufacturer: Sèvres; Modeler: Henri Robert (French)  |  Hard-paste biscuit porcelain  |  Rogers Fund, 1972 (1972.79)
    7631024
  • [Dog and Ant]  |  1979, printed 1992  |  Antonio Mendoza (American, born Cuba)  |  Gelatin silver print  |  Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1992 (1992.5117)  |  © Tony Mendoza
    1280887
  • Mastiff  |  ca. mid-2nd millennium b.c.; Kassite  |  Mesopotamia  |  Ceramic, paint  |  Purchase, The Charles Engelhard Foundation Gift, 1989 (1989.233)
    7851024
  • Interior of the Oude Kerk, Delft, 1650  |  Emanuel de Witte (Dutch)  |  Oil on wood  |  Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace, Virgilia and Walter C. Klein, The Walter C. Klein Foundation, Edwin Weisl Jr., and Frank E. Richardson Gifts, and Bequest of Theodore Rousseau and Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, by exchange, 2001 (2001.403)
    7251024
  • Interior of the Oude Kerk, Delft  |  1650  |  Emanuel de Witte (Dutch)  |  Oil on wood  |  Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace, Virgilia and Walter C. Klein, The Walter C. Klein Foundation, Edwin Weisl Jr., and Frank E. Richardson Gifts, and Bequest of Theodore Rousseau and Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, by exchange, 2001 (2001.403)
    10481024
  • Two Dogs  |  n.d.  |  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French)  |  Pen and brown ink  |  Bequest of Grégoire Tarnopol, 1979, and Gift of Alexander Tarnopol, 1980 (1980.21.17)
    1280506
  • Hunting Dogs with Dead Hare  |  1857  |  Gustave Courbet (French)  |  Oil on canvas  |  H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1933 (33.77)
    1280799
  • Jennifer Russell
    1280852
  • My name is Jennifer Russell. I'm the associate director for exhibitions, and my topic is "Mutts."

  • I don't have a dog now because I'm never home. I shared a dog with my sister. I was really only allowed to have the dog on weekends, because she thought I spoiled him too badly. And he was a great dog.

  • He was a mutt. He was abandoned as a puppy. My mother took one look at him and said, "Don't feed this dog, don't be nice to this dog, and this dog will go away." And about five

  • minutes later she and I ran into each other feeding the dog and giving the dog water. And this dog was quite

  • homely. He had long legs and not much hair and a long tail, and he was your basic, awkward adolescent. And he turned into an absolutely great dog.

  • He was one hundred percent devoted to my sister. And if she wasn't around, I was an acceptable second. We had him for years and years and years, and

  • I was so upset when this dog died, I think I was far more upset than when my mother died. Sorry, Mom! You get very close to animals and you're very sad when they die. That's where my affection for mutts came from. One of the things

  • that's interesting when you think about history is, people had pets way back. The fact that there's a Journey of the Magi by Sassetta that goes back to the Renaissance. The dog

  • clearly plays an important part, because he spread the procession out so that he has room to show the dog.

  • No matter which gallery you walk through, you can usually find a dog. One of the reasons I think dogs

  • appeal to people so much is that they do have personalities. I'm a little bit of a mutt snob. I tend to think of

  • purebred dogs as little, yappy dogs, which is probably unfair.

  • My single favorite is the Howling Canine, because to me he sort of represents how we all feel at the end of a very long week and if we were dogs we would howl.

  • But there's such variety. And if you walk down the street in New York, you see the most astounding parade of dogs

  • big, small, mutts, purebreds, some dressed to the nines, some just walking with a leash, or no leash, even.

  • I would say I am generally opposed to accessorizing pets. My favorite dogs are the ones that are completely

  • unadorned, unpainted. They're the sculptures that are made out of limestone or

  • the wood ones. There's an Egyptian Cosmetic Spoon

  • that is in the shape of a dog that's quite magical. A dog tells the story

  • and it adds to the psychology of the work of art. The Zorn, that's quite a wonderful study of a woman and her dog, who are clearly very comfortable together.

  • The Eakins is a little forlorn and the dog looks a little forlorn. The one that I think is fascinating is

  • the Saint-Gaudens. Clearly the most important part of the sculpture was the children, and yet they're walking along this mammoth. And it's rather an odd thing to put in a portrait like that. I wonder whether they actually had that breed of dog, or whether he was using his imagination.

  • I don't know, children and dogs sometimes get a little too cute. Whereas some of these images

  • where the dog is alone, are much livelier I think, than the dogs when they're sort of an accessory.

  • The Mastiff is just a ferocious guardian. He's got his teeth bared, he's ready to pounce, look at his thick neck. He's just really lifelike and scary. If you get in his way you're going to lose your leg.

  • There's a dog lifting his leg in very elegant church, and

  • it just reminds us all that there's a lot in life you can't control and dogs tend to remind you of that.

  • Different kinds of dogs give off very different vibes from one to the next.

  • Now, maybe a rabbit or a guinea pig has a personality too, but I doubt it.

  • Dogs remind us of human emotions.

  • 1988.1002
    [Weimeraner Dog, Facing Left, on Ironing Board], 1987, William Wegman (American), Instant color print Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1988 (1988.1002) © William Wegman
  • 1994.263.84
    [Six Children with Dog], 1960s–70s, Unknown Artist (American), Gelatin silver print Walker Evans Archive, 1994 (1994.263.84)
  • 40.175
    Young Ladies of the Village, 1852, Gustave Courbet (French), Oil on canvas, Signed (lower left): G. Courbet. Gift of Harry Payne Bingham, 1940 (40.175)
  • 56.171.115
    Dish, 1400–1450, Probably made in Manises, Valencia, Spain, Spanish, Tin-glazed earthenware The Cloisters Collection, 1956 (56.171.115)
  • 21.76.7
    Boy and Dog (L'Enfant et le Chien), 1862, Édouard Manet (French), Etching and aquatint, final state (III), on blue laid paper from the Strõlin edition of 1905 Rogers Fund, 1921 (21.76.7)
  • 50.130.142a
    Dog, ca. 1880, John Singer Sargent (American), Pen and ink on off-white wove paper Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950 (50.130.142a)
  • 43.98.1
    The Journey of the Magi, ca. 1435, Sassetta (Stefano di Giovanni) (Italian, Sienese), Tempera and gold on wood Maitland F. Griggs Collection, Bequest of Maitland F. Griggs, 1943 (43.98.1)
  • 14.6.245
    Sketch of a dog, New Kingdom, Ramesside, Dynasty 19–20, ca. 1295–1070 b.c., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Davis, Limestone, ink Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1914 (14.6.245)
  • 1972.633.175
    Learning How to "Sit Up!", 1900s, Frank Eugene (American), Platinum print Rogers Fund, 1972 (1972.633.175)
  • 37.118
    Portrait of a Woman with a Dog, ca. 1769, Jean Honoré Fragonard (French), Oil on canvas Fletcher Fund, 1937 (37.118)
  • 1978.412.59
    Howling Canine, 5th–6th century, Mexico; Remojadas, Ceramic The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1961 (1978.412.59)
  • 1998.198a,b
    Sketches of Andrée Bonnard, the dog Ravageau, Claude Terrasse and, at lower left, the artist, himself / A Grass Hut before a Wattled Fence, ca. 1889, Pierre Bonnard (French), Pen and ink Purchase, Nelson Blitz Jr. Gift, 1998 (1998.198a, b)
  • 2000.298.3
    [Woman and Dog on Beach, Far Rockaway, New York], ca. 1920, Unknown Artist, American School, Gelatin silver print Funds from various donors, 2000 (2000.298.3)
  • 2009.483.8
    [Woman Holding Small Dog, possibly New York City], ca. 1956, Leon Levinstein (American), Gelatin silver print Gift of Gary Davis, 2009 (2009.483.8) © Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • 74.51.2623
    Limestone dog, ca. 3rd–2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic, Cypriot, Limestone The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 (74.51.2623)
  • 10.130.2520
    Cosmetic Spoon in Shape of Dog, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca. 1550–1295 b.c., Egypt, Bone Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910 (10.130.2520)
  • 17.204
    Mrs. Walter Rathbone Bacon (Virginia Purdy, died 1919), 1897, Anders Leonard Zorn (Swedish), Oil on canvas, Signed and dated (lower right): Zorn / 1897 Gift of Mrs. Walter Rathbone Bacon, in memory of her husband, 1917 (17.204)
  • 23.139
    The Artist's Wife and His Setter Dog, ca. 1884–89, Thomas Eakins (American), Oil on canvas Fletcher Fund, 1923 (23.139)
  • 05.15.3
    The Children of Jacob H. Schiff, 1884–85, carving 1906–7, Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American), Marble Gift of Jacob H. Schiff, 1905 (05.15.3)
  • 1972.79
    The Prince Impérial with His Dog Néro, 1912, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French); Manufacturer: Sèvres; Modeler: Henri Robert (French), Hard-paste biscuit porcelain Rogers Fund, 1972 (1972.79)
  • 1992.5117
    [Dog and Ant], 1979, printed 1992, Antonio Mendoza (American, born Cuba), Gelatin silver print Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1992 (1992.5117) © Tony Mendoza
  • 1989.233
    Mastiff, ca. mid-2nd millennium b.c.; Kassite, Mesopotamia, Ceramic, paint Purchase, The Charles Engelhard Foundation Gift, 1989 (1989.233)
  • 2001.403
    Interior of the Oude Kerk, Delft, 1650, Emanuel de Witte (Dutch), Oil on wood Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace, Virgilia and Walter C. Klein, The Walter C. Klein Foundation, Edwin Weisl Jr., and Frank E. Richardson Gifts, and Bequest of Theodore Rousseau and Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, by exchange, 2001 (2001.403)
  • 1980.21.17
    Two Dogs, n.d., Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Pen and brown ink Bequest of Grégoire Tarnopol, 1979, and Gift of Alexander Tarnopol, 1980 (1980.21.17)
  • 33.77
    Hunting Dogs with Dead Hare, 1857, Gustave Courbet (French), Oil on canvas H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1933 (33.77)
  • [Weimeraner Dog, Facing Left, on Ironing Board], 1987, William Wegman (American), Instant color print Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1988 (1988.1002) © William Wegman
    [Six Children with Dog], 1960s–70s, Unknown Artist (American), Gelatin silver print Walker Evans Archive, 1994 (1994.263.84)
    Young Ladies of the Village, 1852, Gustave Courbet (French), Oil on canvas, Signed (lower left): G. Courbet. Gift of Harry Payne Bingham, 1940 (40.175)
    Dish, 1400–1450, Probably made in Manises, Valencia, Spain, Spanish, Tin-glazed earthenware The Cloisters Collection, 1956 (56.171.115)
    Boy and Dog (L'Enfant et le Chien), 1862, Édouard Manet (French), Etching and aquatint, final state (III), on blue laid paper from the Strõlin edition of 1905 Rogers Fund, 1921 (21.76.7)
    Dog, ca. 1880, John Singer Sargent (American), Pen and ink on off-white wove paper Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950 (50.130.142a)
    The Journey of the Magi, ca. 1435, Sassetta (Stefano di Giovanni) (Italian, Sienese), Tempera and gold on wood Maitland F. Griggs Collection, Bequest of Maitland F. Griggs, 1943 (43.98.1)
    Sketch of a dog, New Kingdom, Ramesside, Dynasty 19–20, ca. 1295–1070 b.c., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Davis, Limestone, ink Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1914 (14.6.245)
    Learning How to "Sit Up!", 1900s, Frank Eugene (American), Platinum print Rogers Fund, 1972 (1972.633.175)
    Portrait of a Woman with a Dog, ca. 1769, Jean Honoré Fragonard (French), Oil on canvas Fletcher Fund, 1937 (37.118)
    Howling Canine, 5th–6th century, Mexico; Remojadas, Ceramic The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1961 (1978.412.59)
    Sketches of Andrée Bonnard, the dog Ravageau, Claude Terrasse and, at lower left, the artist, himself / A Grass Hut before a Wattled Fence, ca. 1889, Pierre Bonnard (French), Pen and ink Purchase, Nelson Blitz Jr. Gift, 1998 (1998.198a, b)
    [Woman and Dog on Beach, Far Rockaway, New York], ca. 1920, Unknown Artist, American School, Gelatin silver print Funds from various donors, 2000 (2000.298.3)
    [Woman Holding Small Dog, possibly New York City], ca. 1956, Leon Levinstein (American), Gelatin silver print Gift of Gary Davis, 2009 (2009.483.8) © Howard Greenberg Gallery
    Limestone dog, ca. 3rd–2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic, Cypriot, Limestone The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 (74.51.2623)
    Cosmetic Spoon in Shape of Dog, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca. 1550–1295 b.c., Egypt, Bone Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910 (10.130.2520)
    Mrs. Walter Rathbone Bacon (Virginia Purdy, died 1919), 1897, Anders Leonard Zorn (Swedish), Oil on canvas, Signed and dated (lower right): Zorn / 1897 Gift of Mrs. Walter Rathbone Bacon, in memory of her husband, 1917 (17.204)
    The Artist's Wife and His Setter Dog, ca. 1884–89, Thomas Eakins (American), Oil on canvas Fletcher Fund, 1923 (23.139)
    The Children of Jacob H. Schiff, 1884–85, carving 1906–7, Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American), Marble Gift of Jacob H. Schiff, 1905 (05.15.3)
    The Prince Impérial with His Dog Néro, 1912, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French); Manufacturer: Sèvres; Modeler: Henri Robert (French), Hard-paste biscuit porcelain Rogers Fund, 1972 (1972.79)
    [Dog and Ant], 1979, printed 1992, Antonio Mendoza (American, born Cuba), Gelatin silver print Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1992 (1992.5117) © Tony Mendoza
    Mastiff, ca. mid-2nd millennium b.c.; Kassite, Mesopotamia, Ceramic, paint Purchase, The Charles Engelhard Foundation Gift, 1989 (1989.233)
    Interior of the Oude Kerk, Delft, 1650, Emanuel de Witte (Dutch), Oil on wood Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace, Virgilia and Walter C. Klein, The Walter C. Klein Foundation, Edwin Weisl Jr., and Frank E. Richardson Gifts, and Bequest of Theodore Rousseau and Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, by exchange, 2001 (2001.403)
    Two Dogs, n.d., Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), Pen and brown ink Bequest of Grégoire Tarnopol, 1979, and Gift of Alexander Tarnopol, 1980 (1980.21.17)
    Hunting Dogs with Dead Hare, 1857, Gustave Courbet (French), Oil on canvas H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1933 (33.77)
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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.

    [Weimeraner Dog, Facing Left, on Ironing Board]
    1987
    William Wegman (American)
    Instant color print
    Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1988 (1988.1002)
    © William Wegman
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor
    [Six Children with Dog]
    1960s–70s
    Unknown Artist (American)
    Gelatin silver print
    Walker Evans Archive, 1994 (1994.263.84)
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor
    Young Ladies of the Village
    1852
    Gustave Courbet (French)
    Oil on canvas
    Signed (lower left): G. Courbet.
    Gift of Harry Payne Bingham, 1940 (40.175)
    On view: Gallery 812
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Dish
    1400–1450
    Probably made in Manises, Valencia, Spain
    Spanish
    Tin-glazed earthenware
    The Cloisters Collection, 1956 (56.171.115)
    Not on view

    Medieval Art and The Cloisters
    The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park
    Boy and Dog (L'Enfant et le Chien)
    1862
    Édouard Manet (French)
    Etching and aquatint, final state (III), on blue laid paper from the Strõlin edition of 1905
    Rogers Fund, 1921 (21.76.7)
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    Dog
    ca. 1880
    John Singer Sargent (American)
    Pen and ink on off-white wove paper
    Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950 (50.130.142a)
    Not on view
    American Paintings and SculptureFirst and Second Floors
    The Journey of the Magi
    ca. 1435
    Sassetta (Stefano di Giovanni) (Italian, Sienese)
    Tempera and gold on wood
    Maitland F. Griggs Collection, Bequest of Maitland F. Griggs, 1943 (43.98.1)
    On view: Gallery 625
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Sketch of a dog
    New Kingdom, Ramesside, Dynasty 19–20, ca. 1295–1070 b.c.
    Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Davis
    Limestone, ink
    Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1914 (14.6.245)
    On view: Gallery 124
    Egyptian ArtFirst Floor
    Learning How to "Sit Up!"
    1900s
    Frank Eugene (American)
    Platinum print
    Rogers Fund, 1972 (1972.633.175)
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor
    Portrait of a Woman with a Dog
    ca. 1769
    Jean Honoré Fragonard (French)
    Oil on canvas
    Fletcher Fund, 1937 (37.118)
    On view: Gallery 615
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Howling Canine
    5th–6th century
    Mexico; Remojadas
    Ceramic
    The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1961 (1978.412.59)
    On view: Gallery 358
    Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the AmericasFirst Floor
    Sketches of Andrée Bonnard, the dog Ravageau, Claude Terrasse and, at lower left, the artist, himself / A Grass Hut before a Wattled Fence
    ca. 1889
    Pierre Bonnard (French)
    Pen and ink
    Purchase, Nelson Blitz Jr. Gift, 1998 (1998.198a, b)
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    [Woman and Dog on Beach, Far Rockaway, New York]
    ca. 1920
    Unknown Artist, American School
    Gelatin silver print
    Funds from various donors, 2000 (2000.298.3)
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor
    [Woman Holding Small Dog, possibly New York City]
    ca. 1956
    Leon Levinstein (American)
    Gelatin silver print
    Gift of Gary Davis, 2009 (2009.483.8)
    © Howard Greenberg Gallery
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor
    Limestone dog
    ca. 3rd–2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic
    Cypriot
    Limestone
    The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 (74.51.2623)
    Not on view
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    Cosmetic Spoon in Shape of Dog
    New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca. 1550–1295 b.c.
    Egypt
    Bone
    Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910 (10.130.2520)
    Not on view
    Egyptian ArtFirst Floor
    Mrs. Walter Rathbone Bacon (Virginia Purdy, died 1919)
    1897
    Anders Leonard Zorn (Swedish)
    Oil on canvas
    Signed and dated (lower right): Zorn / 1897
    Gift of Mrs. Walter Rathbone Bacon, in memory of her husband, 1917 (17.204)
    Not on view
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    The Artist's Wife and His Setter Dog
    ca. 1884–89
    Thomas Eakins (American)
    Oil on canvas
    Fletcher Fund, 1923 (23.139)
    On view: Gallery 767
    American Paintings and SculptureFirst and Second Floors
    The Children of Jacob H. Schiff
    1884–85, carving 1906–7
    Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American)
    Marble
    Gift of Jacob H. Schiff, 1905 (05.15.3)
    On view: Gallery 701
    American Paintings and SculptureFirst and Second Floors
    The Prince Impérial with His Dog Néro
    1912
    Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French); Manufacturer: Sèvres; Modeler: Henri Robert (French)
    Hard-paste biscuit porcelain
    Rogers Fund, 1972 (1972.79)
    On view: Gallery 556
    European Sculpture and Decorative ArtsFirst Floor
    [Dog and Ant]
    1979, printed 1992
    Antonio Mendoza (American, born Cuba)
    Gelatin silver print
    Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1992 (1992.5117)
    © Tony Mendoza
    Not on view
    PhotographsSecond Floor
    Mastiff
    ca. mid-2nd millennium b.c.; Kassite
    Mesopotamia
    Ceramic, paint
    Purchase, The Charles Engelhard Foundation Gift, 1989 (1989.233)
    On view: Gallery 406
    Ancient Near Eastern ArtSecond Floor
    Interior of the Oude Kerk, Delft, 1650
    Emanuel de Witte (Dutch)
    Oil on wood
    Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace, Virgilia and Walter C. Klein, The Walter C. Klein Foundation, Edwin Weisl Jr., and Frank E. Richardson Gifts, and Bequest of Theodore Rousseau and Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, by exchange, 2001 (2001.403)
    On view: Gallery 633
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Two Dogs
    n.d.
    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French)
    Pen and brown ink
    Bequest of Grégoire Tarnopol, 1979, and Gift of Alexander Tarnopol, 1980 (1980.21.17)
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    Hunting Dogs with Dead Hare
    1857
    Gustave Courbet (French)
    Oil on canvas
    H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1933 (33.77)
    On view: Gallery 811
    European PaintingsSecond Floor

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