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Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 2018–2020: Part II: Late Eighteenth Century to Contemporary: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v.78, no. 4 (Spring, 2021)

Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 2018–2020: Part II: Late Eighteenth Century to Contemporary

Various authors
48 pages
78 illustrations
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The second volume in a special two-part edition of Recent Acquisitions, this Bulletin celebrates works acquired by the Museum in 2019 and 2020, many of which were gifts bestowed in honor of the Museum’s 150th anniversary year. Highlights of this volume include Jean-Baptise Carpeaux’s astonishing portrayal of an African woman in the marble sculpture Why Born Enslaved!, a monumental storage jar by African American potter and poet David Drake, an exquisite lacquer mirror case depicting an 1838 meeting between the crown prince of Iran and the tsar of Russia, and Carmen Herrera’s abstract work dating to 1949, Iberic. This publication also honors the many generous contributions from donors that make possible the continued growth of The Met's collection.

Design for the Temple of Apollo in the Gardens of the Chateau d'Enghien, Belgium, Charles de Wailly  French, Pen and ink, partially over charcoal underdrawing, watercolor
An Indian Bish-Khopra Lizard, Watercolor and ink on paper
ca. 1790
Marie Antoinette in a Park, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun  French, Black chalk, stumped, and white chalk on blue paper
ca. 1780–81
Flintlock Longrifle, Henry Young  American, Wood (maple), steel, iron, brass, silver, American, Pennsylvania, Easton Township, Northampton County
ca. 1800–1820
Circular Trumpet, Brass, French
ca. 1830
Tilt-top table, David Roentgen  German, Mahogany; gilt bronze and brass, German, Neuwied am Rhein
ca. 1785–90
Pair of Flintlock Pistols Made for Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich of Russia (1779–1831), Tula Arms Factory  Russian, Steel, silver, gold, wood, Russian, Tula
ca. 1801
Smith & Wesson .44 Double-Action Frontier Model Revolver decorated by Tiffany & Co. (serial no. 8401), with Case and Cleaning Rod, Smith & Wesson  American, Steel, silver, ivory, textile (chamois), wood (California laurel), American, Springfield, Massachusetts and New York
ca. 1893
Calvary, Unknown artists, Guatemala, late 18th century, Polychrome wood, gilt silver, glass, hair, Guatemalan
ca. 1790
Ritual dish (daveniyaqona), Wood (vesi), Fijian
Early 19th century
Rebecca and the Wounded Ivanhoe, Eugène Delacroix  French, Oil on canvas
Persian Travelogue: A Diary of a Journey through the region of Fars, Black ink on paper; blue velvet binding with a flap, tight back case binding sewn onto two cotton/hemp cords (laced in), with marbled paper doublures, Qajar
1838 CE
Study of a Young Model, William Henry Hunt  British, Watercolor over graphite with reductive techniques
ca. 1830
Iskander Bey and His Servant, John Frederick Lewis  British, Watercolor and gouache (bodycolor) over graphite
ca. 1848
Temple of Jupiter, Pompeii, Alfred-Nicolas Normand  French, Salted paper print from paper negative
Mirror Case Depicting the Meeting of Nasir al-Din Mirza and Tsar Nicholas I in Erivan and Satin Pouch, Muhammad Isma'il Isfahani  Iranian, a) Pasteboard, opaque color, watercolor, gold under a lacquer varnish<br/>b) Satin pouch with metal wrapped embroidery
dated 1271 AH/1854 CE
Dave (later recorded as David Drake) ; made at Stony Bluff Manufactory, Old Edgefield District, Sout American, Alkaline-glazed stoneware, American
[Boy Holding a Daguerreotype], Unknown, Daguerreotype with applied color
[California Oak, Santa Clara Valley], Carleton E. Watkins  American, Albumen silver print
ca. 1863
Marguerite De Gas, the Artist's Sister, Edgar Degas  French, Etching and drypoint; unique impression of the second state of six
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