December 21~ Animals in Art

Baleen Whale Mask / Kwakwaka’wakw people, British Columbia, Canada

19th century / Cedar wood, hide, cotton cord, nails, and pigment /
23 5/8”x28 1/2”x81 1/8” / Brooklyn Museum, New York


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Eenden (Ducks)  by  Willem Maris

c.1880-c.1904 / Oil on canvas / 36 5/8”x44 2/5” / Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

December 18~ Animals in Art

Carp Among Pond Plants  by  Ryūryūkyo Shinsai

c.1800 / Woodblock print, ink and color on paper / 8 2/5”x7 1/3” / Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

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Peaceable Kingdom, c.1830–32  by  Edward Hicks

Earliest version c.1816-18 / Paintings / Over 100 different versions; 62 known to still exist

December 17~ Animals in Art

Leopard Caryatid Stool / Bamileke people, Bandjoun kingdom, Cameroon

Possibly 19th century / Wood, cotton, fabric, and glass beads /
20 1/16”x14 15/16”x16 15/16” / Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
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Basset Standing with Head Turned to the Right  by  Antoine-Louis Barye

c.1841 / Bronze with dark brown over warm red-brown patina / 6 1/4”x12 1/4”x4 1/4” /
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

December 14~ Animals in Art

Common or Spectacled Caiman with South American False Coral Snake
by Maria Sibylla Merian

c.1705-10 / Watercolor & opaque watercolor with gum arabic on vellum / 13 5/8”x19 1/2” / Royal Collection Trust
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Whistlejacket by George Stubbs

c.1762 / Oil on canvas / 115”x97” / The National Gallery, London

December 13~ Animals in Art

Black Buck and Doe / Mughal Empire

Late 17th century / Painting on paper / 10 1/3”x7 1/5”
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai

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Masquerade Element: Ram Head / Yorùbá peoples of Owo, Ondo, Nigeria

17th–19th century / Ivory, wood or coconut shell inlay / 6”x4 3/8”x2 3/8” / The Met