ARTH 260 * Introduction to Art History * Professor Sarah Benson * Spring 2005



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Cornell Library | Grove Dictionary of Art | Encyclopaedia Britannica | Oxford Dictionary of Art | Oxford Companion to Western Art | Oxford Dictionary of Architecture | History of Art Dept. | Cornell Homepage

Paul REVERE (c. 1734-1818) {after Henry PELHAM}
Bloody Massacre

1770
Hand-colored engraving
Benjamin WEST (1738-1820)
The Death of General Wolfe
1770
Oil on canvas
1.51 x 2.14 m.
Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada

John Singleton COPLEY (1738-1815)
Paul Revere
c. 1768-70
Oil on canvas
88.9 x 72.3 cm.
Boston: Museum of Fine Arts

John Singleton COPLEY (1738-1815)
Samuel Adams
c. 1770-72
Oil on canvas
127 x 102.2 cm.
Boston: Museum of Fine Arts

John Singleton COPLEY (1738-1815)
Henry Pelham (Boy with a Squirrel)
1765
Oil on canvas
30 x 25 in.
Boston: Museum of Fine Arts

John Singleton COPLEY (1738-1815)
Watson and the Shark
1778
Oil on canvas
2.29 x 1.84 cm.
Boston: Museum of Fine Arts
Patron: Brook Watson (1735-1807).
John TRUMBULL (1756-1843)
The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill , June 7, 1775
1786
Oil on canvas
63.5 x 86.4 cm.
Yale University Art Gallery; Trumbull Collection
Jean-Antoin HOUDON (1741-1828)
George Washington
1788-92
Marble
Height 1.88 m.
Richmond, Virgina: Capitol
Pierre-Charles L'ENFANT
Plan of Washington
1791
Pen and ink
Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress
study also print version on which street grid is easily legible:
Thomas JOHNSON and Thomas JEFFERSON [Announcement of Capitol Design Competition]
Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser
(Philadelphia)
March 24, 1792
Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, Newspaper Serial and Government Publications Division
William THORNTON (1759-1828)
façade design for U.S. Capitol
1792
Henry SINGLETON (1766- 1839)
The Royal Academicians in General Assembly
1795
Oil on canvas
198 x 259 c m.
London: Royal Academy
Marie-Louise-Élisabeth VIGÉE-LEBRUN (1755-1842)
Portrait of Marie Antoinette with her Children
1787
Oil on canvas
2.75 x 2.15
Musée National du Château du Versailles
Marie-Louise-Élisabeth VIGÉE-LEBRUN (1755-1842)
Portrait of the Artist with her Daughter
1789
105 x 84 cm.
Paris: Louvre
Adélaïde LABILLE-GUIARD
Self-Portrait with Two Pupils
1785
Oil on canvas
2.11 x 1.51 m.
New York: Metropolitan Museum.

Jacques-Louis DAVID (1748-1825)
Oath of the Horatii
1784-1785
Oil on canvas
3.26 x 4.27 m.
Paris: Louvre

Jacques-Louis DAVID (1748-1825)
The Death of Socrates
1787
Oil on canvas
129.9. x 195.9 cm.
New York: Metropolitan Museum
Jacques-Louis DAVID (1748-1825)
Lictors Returning to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons
1789
Oil on canvas
322.9 x 422 cm.
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