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Lou Gehrig

Classification: 
Date: 
1997
Medium: 
Acrylic on masonite
Dimensions: 
Canvas: 42 x 24 in. (106.7 x 61 cm) Frame: 47 1/4 x 29 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. (120 x 74.3 x 4.4 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. & Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number: 
2010.26.1
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1997
eMuseum Object ID: 
66878
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

John Munro Woolsey

Classification: 
Date: 
1934
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Canvas: 50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Michael Karp
Object Number: 
2010.21
Gallery Label: 
Judge John Munro Woolsey was responsible for a number of decisions affirming free expression, but his best-known decision was his 1933 ruling in United States v. One Book Called Ulysses. Woolsey ruled that James Joyce's novel Ulysses was not obscene and could lawfully be imported into the United States. Augustus Vincent Tack is best known to scholars for his semi-abstract paintings and murals, many of which reside at the Phillips Collection. However, Tack also painted portraits throughout his mature career, including significant military and government leaders of WWII. Judge John Munro Woolsey was painted in the year after Woolsey's decision on Ulysses. The circumstances surrounding its creation are not clear. The painting remained with Tack until his death so it seems unlikely that the portrait was a commission.
Date Begin: 
1934
Date End: 
1934
eMuseum Object ID: 
66538
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

42nd Street and 6th Avenue

Classification: 
Date: 
2003
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Canvas: 28 x 12 in. (71.1 x 30.5 cm) Frame: 32 x 25 1/2 in. (81.3 x 64.8 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Max Munn
Object Number: 
2010.18.1
Date Begin: 
2003
Date End: 
2003
eMuseum Object ID: 
66258
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Self Portrait (Background)

Classification: 
Date: 
2003
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Canvas: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm) Frame: 41 1/2 x 31 1/2 x 2 in. (105.4 x 80 x 5.1 cm)
Description: 
Painting represents artist in her studio. Includes studies for two monotypes, Morning Papers in the middle right (Met) and Early Morning Sun in the lower left (SAAM).
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Object Number: 
2010.14
Date Begin: 
2003
Date End: 
2003
eMuseum Object ID: 
66029
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hotel Windsor Fire

Classification: 
Date: 
1899
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Canvas: 29 3/4 x 39 1/2 in. (75.6 x 100.3 cm) Frame: 48 x 38 x 2 in. (121.9 x 96.5 x 5.1 cm)
Description: 
Painting depicting Hotel Windsor fire in 1899. Text on back of original canvas (written by artist?): "FIRE" - LOWER EAST SIDE/ PAINTED FROM LIFE/ in NEW YORK CITY/ AT AGE 16/ ELIOT CLARK N.A. 1899
Credit Line: 
Donated in memory of Miriam and Jerome Weiss
Object Number: 
2010.11
Date Begin: 
1899
Date End: 
1899
eMuseum Object ID: 
66023
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

The Vale of Wyoming

Classification: 
Date: 
1879
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 61 1/2 x 36 5/8 in. (156.2 x 93 cm)
Description: 
Landscape, gilt plaster frame about 8 inches in width
Credit Line: 
Gift of Florence and Joseph P. Ritorto
Object Number: 
2010.10
Inscriptions: 
Verso: The title is inscribed on a label on stretcher member
Gallery Label: 
The Vale of Wyoming is a major work by Edmund Darch Lewis, who was prominent in Philadelphia art circles for many years as a painter and as a collector of antique furniture and china. Born into a wealthy family, he was educated privately and his wish to become an artist led to study in the 1850s with German expatriate landscape painter, where his fellow pupils included William T. Richards, William S. Haseltine, and Thomas Moran. Unlike his colleagues, Lewis spent most of his long and productive career primarily interpreting the varied terrains of his native state, with the exception of an expedition to Cuba that resulted in a series of fine paintings of tropical climes. His works were exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Boston Athenaeum and, before 1860, at the National Academy of Design. The Vale of Wyoming is Lewis's romantic visual homage to the famous passage of the Susquehanna River near Wyoming Village. The valley was long a touring destination for its varied scenery and for the historic Revolutionary War battle in July 1778 that was followed by a massacre; a tragedy that had inspired writers and poets for a century. The centennial of that event in 1878 may well have inspired Lewis to portray the subject on such a monumental scale.
Date Begin: 
1879
Date End: 
1879
eMuseum Object ID: 
65853
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)

Classification: 
Date: 
1952
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Canvas: 45 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. (115.6 x 85.1 cm)
Description: 
Standing portrait of General MacArthur in soldier's uniform holding a pipe.
Credit Line: 
Gift of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Object Number: 
2009.44
Inscriptions: 
Signature: lower right
Date Begin: 
1952
Date End: 
1952
eMuseum Object ID: 
65124
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Yosemite

Classification: 
Date: 
1868
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 x 23 in. (40.6 x 58.4 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Chervenak-Nunnalle Foundation
Object Number: 
2008.44.8
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1868
eMuseum Object ID: 
64008
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

The Bronx Along the Hudson

Classification: 
Date: 
1880
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 x 36 in. (50.8 x 91.4 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Chervenak-Nunnalle Foundation
Object Number: 
2008.44.2
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
64002
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Self-Portrait with Pince-Nez

Classification: 
Date: 
1930
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 32 x 26 in. (81.3 x 66 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jan and Warren Adelson
Object Number: 
2008.4
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1935
eMuseum Object ID: 
63170
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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