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From 1876 To 1882

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French, Paris 1814–1888 Paris / The Met

    This panoramic view was commissioned from Frère by the New York collector Catharine Lorillard Wolfe by 1880, when it was first described as being in her possession.

Mirror of National Costumes of All Nations  (Bankoku ishō kagami)

Japanese, 1847–1915 / The Met

    These prints show the Japanese imperial couple surrounded by people in national costumes from around the world, some of which are identified in the red cartouches (from right to left):France, India, Korea, Britain, Japan (Dai Nippon), China, "Arabia," Africa, America, and Russia.
    In keeping with the effort to be viewed as a modern leader, the emperor sports a mustache and beard and is dressed in a black field officer's uniform.
   The empress, on the other hand, wears traditional court garments and holds a large painted fan

View of the Seacoast near Wargemont in Normandy

French, Limoges 1841–1919 Cagnes-sur-Mer / The Met

    Renoir was captivated by the seaside views near the country house of his patron Paul Berard at Wargemont, in northern France.
    He painted this scene out-of-doors, working quickly to capture the landscape's salient features before the lighting conditions changed.
    This area of the Normandy coast, notable for its steep cliffs and weather-swept panoramas, also attracted Monet during the early 1880s.

From 14th Century To 15th Century

From 14th Century To 15th Century

During the 14th and 15th centuries, artists in Europe began to break away from the traditional Gothic style. They began to experiment with new techniques and styles, resulting in a period of great creativity and innovation in the arts. Some of the most famous artworks from this period include the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, and the sculptures of Donatello. Box with Romance Scenes     This coffret illustrated with scenes from Arthurian and other courtly literature of the M
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From 1819 To 1826

From 1819 To 1826

The 19th century was a time of great change in the world of art. Artists began to experiment with new styles and media, and the art world was forever changed as a result. Some of the most famous artists of the time include Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso. The Falls of Niagara     The painting is of Niagara Falls from the Canadian side.     The painting is based on a vignette of the falls from a map of North America published by Henry S. Tanner in 1822. Heroic Landscape w
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From 1787 To 1800

From 1787 To 1800

The 18th century was a time of great change in the world of art. New styles and genres emerged, and artists began to experiment with new techniques and materials. The art of the 18th century reflected the changing times, and the growing interest in the natural world and the human form. Elizabeth Farren (born about 1759, died 1829), Later Countess of Derby     The Irish actress Elizabeth Farren made her London debut in 1777 and soon became one of the most popular comic performers of the day.  
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