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Collection: American Art
Date: 1975
Artist/Maker: Shusaku Arakawa
Classification: Prints

The lithograph and silkscreen print and/or in profile is a highly conceptual and technically masterful art image by Shusaku Arakawa. He used language and symbols simultaneously as image and text so that a viewer is also a reader. The construction of meaning is both achieved and undone in the process of looking, leaving the viewer to ponder the mutability of both language and art.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1855
Artist/Maker: Frederic Edwin Church
Classification: Personal Gear

“Painted after Frederic Edwin Church’s first trip to Ecuador [1853], The Andes of Ecuador combines the scientific and religious concerns of Church’s time in one grand panorama.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Temperature Control Equipment

Each one of this pair of massive silvered andirons of inverted baluster form with bold gadrooning is supported on two legs curled inward displaying low-relief Renaissance strap work ornament and sitting atop wide, boldly gadrooned and slightly domed feet. Below each urn is an irregularly shaped plate with scrolled ornament. The large finials above the baluster-shaped urns each display four segments separated by rope ornament.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Temperature Control Equipment

These large elaborate neo-classical andirons of wrought iron and silvered and gilded metal each feature a large covered cup-shaped urn with everted and gadrooned rim raised on square plinths that are flanked by gilded griffins. The urns are covered with vertical leafy ornaments. The plinths are supported on wrought-iron double-scrolled feet. The elaborate finial on each urn is composed of twin putti supporting bowls of fruits, including pomegranates, grapes, and squash.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Temperature Control Equipment

This pair of brass and wrought-iron andirons each feature a crowned spread eagle facing outward, holding a shield in its talons with the Latin motto NEC SPE NEC METU (neither in hope nor in fear), and standing on a sphere. This top ornament is mounted with screws to a brass tasseled lambrequin flanked by brass scrolls and engraved with stylized floral ornament, including a bellflower motif.

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