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Works on Paper from the Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch Collection

John Spangenberg, American, before 1755 - 1814, Birth and Baptismal Certificate of Anne Andres, c. 1783, pen and iron gall ink with watercolor on laid paper, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1967.20.11

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American 19th Century, Lady with Red and Blue Sewing Bag, c. 1815, pastel and applied paper, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1980.62.56

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American 19th Century, To the Memory of George H. and Ruel T. Hills, c. 1839, pen and ink with watercolor, partly stenciled, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1971.83.36

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American 19th Century, Bowl of Fruit, early 19th century, watercolor and stencil on wove paper, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1980.62.57

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American 19th Century, Victory Parade, early 19th century, pen and ink with watercolor, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1980.62.58

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American 19th Century, Bear in Tree, c. 1850, stencil and watercolor, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1953.5.130

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Dozens of animals and eight people are arranged in a pattern resembling a family tree, so each side is mostly a mirror image of the other in this nearly square work made of watercolor and cut paper. The areas between the people and animals has been cut away so the manila-yellow paper behind shows through. The people have pale or tan-colored skin. The animals and birds face each other along the center axis, and some of the areas between the animals are filled in with vines or areas of topaz blue, teal green, off white, or butter yellow, speckled with dark dashes or polka dots. A band of green along the bottom reads as a grass ground, across which are arranged mirrored pairs of hump-backed camels, bears, groundhogs, and squirrels. At the center, a woman wearing a long tangerine-orange skirt riding a large brown dog faces a man wearing an aquamarine-blue shirt and cream-white pants riding astride a black dog. Up along the axis are pairs of peacocks, caribou, horses, stags, and giraffes. To either side are zebras, cats, foxes, cheetahs, goats, birds, lions, turtles, butterflies, and other animals. A pair of men in military uniforms face inward from the center to the left and right sides. Near the top, a woman and man stand or sit astride an elephant to either side. The people here have light brown skin and wear feathered headdresses.

American 19th Century, Cutout of Animals, second quarter 19th century, cut paper and watercolor, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1967.20.14

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American 19th Century, The Ludlow Patton, c. 1875, pen and ink with watercolor, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1971.83.38

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Joseph H. Davis, American, active 1832/1837, John and Abigail Montgomery, 1836, pen and black ink and watercolor, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1967.20.8

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Mary Wicks, American, active 1843, and Semantha Fairbanks, American, active c. 1843, A Sacred Sheet Sent from Holy Mother Wisdom by Her Angel of Many Signs, 1843, pen and blue ink, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1971.83.26

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John Conrad Gilbert, American, 1734 - 1812, Reward of Merit for Anna Gerhard, 1787, pen and iron gall ink with red, green, and yellow wash and pricking around the flower, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1966.13.18

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Charles C. Hofmann, American, c. 1820 - 1882, Poor House, Hospital & Lunatick-Hospital of Northampton County, Pa., c. 1865, watercolor, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1971.83.28

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Eunice Pinney, American, 1770 - 1849, The Cotters Saturday Night, c. 1815, pen and watercolor, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1971.83.30

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Eunice Pinney, American, 1770 - 1849, Lolotte and Werther, 1810, watercolor; the picture on the wall is an original engraving entitled "Winter," pasted in a simulated frame, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1966.13.14

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Benjamin Thompson, American, 1753 - 1814, Harpsichord Recital at Count Rumford's, Concord, New Hampshire, c. 1800, watercolor on laid paper, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1971.83.34

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