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



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online resources
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

Jean-Baptiste-Camille COROT (1796-1875)
First Leaves, Near Mantes
c. 1855
Oil on canvas
34 x 46 cm.
Pittsburgh: The Carnegie Museum of Art

Jean-Baptiste-Camille COROT (1796-1875)
The Arch of Constantine and the Forum, Rome
1843
Oil on paper, mounted on canvas
27 x 41.9 cm.
New York: Frick Collection

Honoré DAUMIER (1808-79)
Rue Transnonain, Le 15 Avril 1834
1834
Lithograph
28 x 44 cm.
Paris: Bibliothèque National

Honoré DAUMIER (1808-79)
The Third-Class Carriage
c. 1862
Oil on canvas
65.4 x 90.2 cm.
Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada
Jean-François MILLET (1814-75)
The Gleaners
1857
Oil on canvas
83.8 x 111.8 cm.
Paris: Musée d'Orsay
Jean-François MILLET (1814-75)
The Sower
1850
Oil on canvas
101 x 82.5 cm.
Boston: Museum of Fine Arts

Gustave COURBET (1819-77)
The Stone Breakers
1849
Oil on canvas
1.6 x 2.59 m.
Formerly Dresden: Gemäldegalerie. Believed to have been destroyed in World War II.

Gustave COURBET (1819-77)
Burial at Ornans
1849
Oil on canvas.
3.1 x 6.6 m.
Paris: Musée d'Orsay.
Gustave COURBET (1819-77)
The Studio of the Painter: A Real Allegory Summing Up Seven Years of My Artistic Life
1854-55
Oil on canvas
360 x 599.4 cm.
Paris: Musée d'Orsay

Gustave COURBET (1819-77)
The Origin of the World
1866
Oil on canvas
46 x 55 cm.
Paris: Musée d'Orsay

John Everett MILLAIS (1829-96)
Christ in the House of His Parents
1850
Oil on canvas
85 x 137.2 cm.
London: Tate Gallery

Ford Madox BROWN (1821-93)
Work
1852-65
Oil on canvas
137 x 197. 3 cm.
Manchester City Art Galleries

Rosa BONHEUR (1822-99)
Plowing in the Nivernais: The Dressing of the Vines
1849
Oil on canvas
1.8 x 2.6 m.
Paris: Musée d'Orsay

Louis-Jacques-Mandé DAGUERRE (1787-1851)
The Artist's Studio
1837
Daguerreotype
16.5 x 21.6 cm.
Paris: Société Française de Photographie

William Henry Fox TALBOT (1800-77)
The Open Door
1843
Salt-paper print from a calotype-negative
London: Science Museum
Timothy H. O’SULLIVAN
A Harvest of Death
July 1863
Albumen silver print
plate 36 from Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War
Cornell Library Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections
Timothy H. O’SULLIVAN
Field Where General Reynolds Fell
July 1863
Albumen silver print
plate 37 from Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War
Cornell Library Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections
Alexander GARDNER (1821-82)
Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter
July 1863
Albumen silver print
plate 41 from Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War
Cornell Library Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections
John REEKIE
A Burial Party
July 1863
Albumen silver print
plate 94 from Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War
Cornell Library Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections
Winslow HOMER (1836-1910)
Our Jolly Cook
1863
Lithograph
35.2 x 28 cm.

Winslow HOMER (1836-1910)
Snap the Whip
1872
Oil on canvas
55.9 x 91.4 cm.
Youngstown, Ohio: The Butler Institute of American Art

Winslow HOMER (1836-1910)
The Life Line
1884
Oil on canvas
73 x 113.3 cm.
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Winslow HOMER (1836-1910)
The Gulf Stream
1899
Oil on canvas
28 1/2 x 49 1/8 in.
New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Frederick OPPER
Darkie's Day at the Fair
1893
From World's Fair Puck
Harriet HOSMER (1830-1908)
Zenobia in Chains
1859
Marble
Height 124.5 cm.
Hartford, CT: Wadsworth Athenaeum

Edmonia LEWIS (c. 1845-after 1909)
Forever Free
1867
Marble
104.8 x 27.9 x 17.8 cm.
Washington, D.C.: Howard University

Edmonia LEWIS (c. 1845-after 1909)
Hagar in the Wilderness
1868
Marble
133.6 x 38.8 x 43.4 cm.
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution American Collection
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