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A vintage entomological illustration featuring a collection of meticulously detailed insects, including butterflies, a dragonfly, and beetles, with the artist's signature and the year 1680.
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Human/Nature: Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints

Through September 24
Free with Museum admission
De Blauwe Huyck (The Blue Hood), Theodoor Galle  Netherlandish, Etching
Theodoor Galle
Anonymous, Netherlandish, 16th century
1571–1633
Proverbi (Proverbs), Nicolò Nelli  Italian, Etching and engraving
Nicolò Nelli
Ferrando Bertelli
1564
Everyman, Pieter van der Heyden  Netherlandish, Engraving and letterpress text; first state of two; text version A
Multiple artists/makers
ca.1558
The Wisdom of Fools, from Six Proverbs, Jacques de Gheyn II  Netherlandish, Engraving
Jacques de Gheyn II
Karel van Mander I
The Scolding Woman and the Cackling Hen, Pieter Bruegel the Elder  Netherlandish, Engraving
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Jan (Johannes) Wierix
ca. 1568
The Misanthrope Robbed by the World, from Twelve Flemish Proverbs, Pieter Bruegel the Elder  Netherlandish, Engraving
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Jan (Johannes) Wierix
ca. 1568
The Rich Man Playing Violin on a Jaw Bone, Pieter Bruegel the Elder  Netherlandish, Engraving
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Jan (Johannes) Wierix
ca. 1568
Divers Ornements D'Architecture, Recueillis et Dessegnes Apres L'Antique, Jacques Stella  French, Engraving
Multiple artists/makers
1658
Les ieux plaisris de l'enfance, Jacques Stella  French
Jacques Stella
Claudine Bouzonnet Stella
1657
The Flight into Egypt, Jacques Stella  French, Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, heightened with white
Jacques Stella
17th century
The Flight into Egypt, Francesco Polanzani  Italian, Engraving
Francesco Polanzani
Jacques Stella
1700–(?)
Holy Family on the Steps, Claudine Bouzonnet Stella  French, Engraving and etching
Claudine Bouzonnet Stella
Nicolas Poussin
1668
Melior est Fructus meus auro et Lapide pretiso. Pro. C. 8. (My fruit is better than gold and precious stones), Claudine Bouzonnet Stella  French, Engraving and etching
Claudine Bouzonnet Stella
Jacques Stella
1660s
Friezes after Giulio Romano, in Palazzo del Te, Antoinette Bouzonnet Stella  french, Etching
Multiple artists/makers
1675
Friezes after Giulio Romano, in Palazzo del Te, Antoinette Bouzonnet Stella  french, Etching
Multiple artists/makers
1675
Ego Mater pulchrae dilectionis Eccl. 24., Claudine Bouzonnet Stella  French, Etching and engraving
Claudine Bouzonnet Stella
Nicolas Poussin
1668
Le jeu de quilles et de l’escarpolette (A Game of Boule), Claudine Bouzonnet Stella  French, Etching and engraving
Claudine Bouzonnet Stella
Jacques Stella
1667
Lion of the Atlas Mountains, Eugène Delacroix  French, Lithograph; third state of four
Eugène Delacroix
Henri Gaugain
1829–30
A Lion, Full Face, August 30, 1841, Eugène Delacroix  French, Graphite
Eugène Delacroix
1841
Sketchbook with views of Tours, France and its environs, Eugène Delacroix  French, Graphite and watercolor on wove paper
Eugène Delacroix
1828–29
A Hunter Stalking a Lion in the Mountains of North Africa, Eugène Delacroix  French, Pastel and charcoal
Eugène Delacroix
1849
Crouching Tiger, Eugène Delacroix  French, Pen and brush and iron gall ink
Eugène Delacroix
1839
Leopard and Serpent, Antoine-Louis Barye  French, Watercolor on laid paper
Antoine-Louis Barye
1810–75
Leopard Watching Serpent, Antoine-Louis Barye  French, Watercolor on wove paper
Antoine-Louis Barye
1810–75
Building, Cesare Nebbia  Italian, Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over leadpoint
Cesare Nebbia
1536–1614
Recto: Temple Types: in Antis and Prostyle (Vitruvius, Book 3, Chapter 2, nos. 2, 3); Verso: Temple Types: Peripteral (Vitruvius, Book 3, Chapter 2, no. 5)., Sangallo family  Italian, Pen and dark brown ink
Sangallo family
Marcus Pollio Vitruvius
1530–45
Pantheon, portico,  plan (recto) Pantheon, portico, details and perspective (verso), Anonymous, French, 16th century  French, Dark brown ink, black chalk, and incised lines
Anonymous, French, 16th century
early to mid-16th century
Solomon Building the Temple, from "The Story of Solomon", Maarten van Heemskerck  Netherlandish, Engraving
Maarten van Heemskerck
1554
Cadmus Founding Thebes, Master of the Story of Cadmus, Etching
Multiple artists/makers
ca. 1543–44
Demonstration panel showing technique for raising travertine and marble blocks for the construction of the tomb of Cecilia Metella, Rome, from "Le Antichità Romane", Giovanni Battista Piranesi  Italian, Etching
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
1756
I Dieci libri d'architettura di Gio: Antonio Rusconi. Secondo i precetti di Vitruvio, novamenti ristampati, & accresciuti della Prattica degl'Horologi Solari, Giovanni Antonio Rusconi  Italian, Printed book with woodcut illustrations
Multiple artists/makers
1669 (1660)
Vitruvius Teutsch nembliuchen des allern namhafftigsten und hocherfarnesten römischen architecti und kunstereichen werck oder bawmeisters, Marci Vitruvij Pollionis zehen bucher von der architectur und künstleichen bawen, Marcus Pollio Vitruvius  Italian, Printed book with woodcut illustrations
Multiple artists/makers
1548
Novo Teatro di machine et edificii per varie et sicure operationi., Vittorio Zonca  Italian, Plates: engraving
Multiple artists/makers
1607
Plate A. XIII, from "Deliciae Naturae Selectae", Georg Wolfgang Knorr  German, Hand-colored engraving
Georg Wolfgang Knorr
1751–67
Four Tulips:  Boter man (Butter Man), Joncker (Nobleman), Grote geplumaceerde (The Great Plumed One), and Voorwint (With the Wind), Jacob Marrel  German, watercolor on vellum
Jacob Marrel
ca. 1635–45
Study of Capers, Gorse, and a Beetle, Maria Sibylla Merian  German, Watercolor, white gouache, on vellum
Maria Sibylla Merian
1693
A tulip, a butterfly of the species Arctia caja (garden tiger moth), and a beetle (possibly a longhorn), Barbara Regina Dietzsch  German, Opaque and transparent watercolor on parchment; partial framing line in metallic gold paint (trimmed at upper edge)
Barbara Regina Dietzsch
second or third quarter 18th century
Insects, Butterflies, and a Dragonfly, Jan van Kessel  Flemish, Black chalk, watercolor and gouache on parchment
Jan van Kessel
1662
Insects, Butterflies, and a Grasshopper, Jan van Kessel  Flemish, Black chalk, watercolor and gouache on parchment
Jan van Kessel
1664
Wondertooneel der Nature, Levinus Vincent  Dutch, Vellum spine
Multiple artists/makers
1706, 1715
Portrait of George Sand, Luigi Calamatta  Italian, Engraving
Multiple artists/makers
1837
Landscape with a Fantastic Castle, George Sand  French, Watercolor and graphite
George Sand
1865
Common Thistle (Chardon Commun), George Sand  French, Watercolor and collage
George Sand
1848
Souvenir of a Castle in Vosges, Victor Hugo  French, Brush and iron gall washes, pen and iron gall ink, white gouache; outline of castle obtained by using a paper stencil
Victor Hugo
1857
Botanical Study, Mary Delany  British, Paper collage
Mary Delany
ca. 1772–82
Monarda didyma/ Scarlet Lion's Tail, The Hon. Booth Grey  British, Paper mosaic: cut piece of laid paper colored with watercolor, laid onto a supporting sheet colored entirely with black ink and marked with a white paper label
The Hon. Booth Grey
ca. 1791 (?)
Red Currant, Philipp Otto Runge  German, Silhouette
Philipp Otto Runge
late 18th–early 19th century
A Fully Cut Fairy Tale, Hans Christian Andersen  Danish, Paper cutout
Hans Christian Andersen
ca. 1864
Two Pierrots Balancing on Swans and Two Dancers, Hans Christian Andersen  Danish, Cutout in blue paper, mounted on an album sheet
Hans Christian Andersen
1820–75
Boats off the coast, storm approaching, John Sell Cotman  British, Watercolor over traces of graphite, with gouache (bodycolor), scratching out, stopping out, and gum arabic
John Sell Cotman
1830
The Sea at Dieppe, Eugène Delacroix  French, Watercolor on laid paper
Eugène Delacroix
ca. 1852–54
Fishing Boat at Sea, Anton Melbye  Danish, Charcoal, black chalk, and red chalk
Anton Melbye
1866
La Vague, Marseille, ou le Mistral, Marseille (The Wave or the Mistral, Marseille), Henri-Charles Guérard  French, Etching and drypoint printed in green ink
Henri-Charles Guérard
ca. 1893
Boats Anchored in Tréboul, Henri Rivière  French, Watercolor, gouache, and fabricated black chalk
Henri Rivière
1892
The Wave (La Vague), from "L'Estampe Originale", Henri Rivière  French, Lithograph
Multiple artists/makers
1893
The Long Wave, B. J. O. Nordfeldt  American, born Sweden, Color woodcut
B. J. O. Nordfeldt
1903
Moonrise – The Wave, B. J. O. Nordfeldt  American, born Sweden, Color woodcut
B. J. O. Nordfeldt
1906
The Wave, from "L'Estampe Originale", Henri Gustave Jossot  French, Lithograph printed in olive green
Henri Gustave Jossot
André Marty
1894
Glooskap and the Fairy (for "Canadian Wonder Tales"), George Sheringham  British, Pen and ink, brush and wash, gouache (bodycolor), on colored paper
Multiple artists/makers
ca. 1918
Breaking Waves, Claude Flight  British, Linocut
Claude Flight
ca. 1931
Wave, Krishna Reddy  American, born India, Mixed color intaglio
Krishna Reddy
1963
The Wave--from the Sea--after Leonardo, Hokusai, and Courbet, Pat Steir  American, Drypoint, hardground, aquatint, spitbite aquatint, softground
Pat Steir
1985
"High Water" in the Mississippi, Frances Flora Bond Palmer  American, born England, Hand-colored lithograph
Multiple artists/makers
1868
Flood, Jacob Kainen  American, Lithograph
Jacob Kainen
WPA
1937
Flood, Edgar Imler  American, Wood engraving
Edgar Imler
WPA
ca. 1937
Flood, Albert Abramovitz  American, Wood engraving
Albert Abramovitz
WPA
ca. 1938
Flood Victims, Donato Rico  American, Wood engraving
Donato Rico
WPA
ca. 1938
The Flood, Hilda Katz  American, Linocut
Hilda Katz
1949
Journey of the Mann Family, from "The Richard Wright Suite", John Wilson  American, Etching with aquatint
Multiple artists/makers
2001
Untitled, Flooded Home V, Nina Jordan  American, Color woodcut
Nina Jordan
2021

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Through September 24
Free with Museum admission
A vintage entomological illustration featuring a collection of meticulously detailed insects, including butterflies, a dragonfly, and beetles, with the artist's signature and the year 1680.