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Rosalba Carriera
Sir John Reade, Bart., 1739

pastel
overall: 58 x 46 cm (22 13/16 x 18 1/8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Samuel H. Kress Collection

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Rosalba Carriera
Allegory of Painting, 1730s

pastel on blue laid paper mounted on canvas (on strainer)
overall: 44.3 x 34.1 cm (17 7/16 x 13 7/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Samuel H. Kress Collection

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Maurice-Quentin de La Tour
Claude Dupouch, c. 1739

pastel on blue laid paper mounted on canvas (on stretcher/strainer)
overall: 59.4 x 49.4 cm (23 3/8 x 19 7/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Samuel H. Kress Collection

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Odilon Redon
Wildflowers, c. 1905

pastel on brown wove paper coated with sawdust
overall: 64.1 x 50 cm (25 1/4 x 19 11/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Loula D. Lasker

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Attributed to Ellen Sharples
John Bard, c. 1793–1801

pastel on gray wove(?) paper
Overall: 24.2 x 18.9 cm (9 1/2 x 7 7/16 in.)
framed: 31.1 x 26 x 4.1 cm (12 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 1 5/8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Louise Alida Livingston

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Attributed to Ellen Sharples
Mrs. John Bard, c. 1793–1801

pastel on gray wove(?) paper
overall (approximate): 24.2 x 19.3 cm (9 1/2 x 7 5/8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Louise Alida Livingston

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Edgar Degas
Young Woman Dressing Herself, 1885

pastel over charcoal on tan wove(?) paper mounted on board
overall: 80.1 x 51.2 cm (31 9/16 x 20 3/16 in.)
framed: 94.6 x 66 x 5.7 cm (37 1/4 x 26 x 2 1/4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the W. Averell Harriman Foundation in memory of Marie N. Harriman

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Lagneau
Bust of an Old Woman Wearing a Head Scarf, c. 1625

black chalk and colored chalks on laid paper
overall: 32.7 x 22.8 cm (12 7/8 x 9 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Andrew W. Mellon Fund

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Jacopo Bassano
The Mocking of Christ, 1568

colored chalks on blue laid paper
overall: 41.3 x 52.5 cm (16 1/4 x 20 11/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Andrew W. Mellon Fund

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Benedetto Luti
Head of a Bearded Man, 1715

pastel and colored chalks(?) on laid paper; laid down
sight size: 32.2 x 26.4 cm (12 11/16 x 10 3/8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Julius S. Held Collection, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund

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Everett Shinn
Fifth Avenue Bus, 23rd Street and Broadway, 1914

pastel and charcoal on paperboard
overall: 48 x 65 cm (18 7/8 x 25 9/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Bequest of Julia B. Engel

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Mary Cassatt
The Black Hat, c. 1890

pastel on tan wove paper
overall: 61 x 45.5 cm (24 x 17 15/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

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Paul Gauguin
Reclining Nude [recto], 1894/1895

charcoal, black chalk, and pastel on laid paper
overall: 30.6 x 62.1 cm (12 1/16 x 24 7/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Robert and Mercedes Eichholz, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art

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Jasper Johns
Untitled (from Untitled 1972), 1975/1976

pastel and graphite on gray Japanese paper
overall: 38.5 x 95.9 cm (15 3/16 x 37 3/4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Jasper Johns, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art

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Hugh Douglas Hamilton
Frederick North, Later Fifth Earl of Guilford, in Rome, late 1780s

pastel and gouache(?) on paper mounted to canvas (on strainer/stretcher)
overall: 95 x 68 cm (37 3/8 x 26 3/4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the 50th Anniversary Gift Committee

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German 16th century (Augsburg)
Portrait of a Man Wearing a Hat with a Medallion, 1520/1540

colored chalks on laid paper
overall: 20.4 x 20.3 cm (8 1/16 x 8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Woodner Collection

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Jean-Baptiste Perronneau
Portrait of a Man, c. 1757

pastel on blue laid paper, mounted on canvas (on strainer/stretcher)
overall: 55.4 x 45.5 cm (21 13/16 x 17 15/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Woodner Collection

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Charles Fromuth
A Dock Harmony-Fishing Boats, 1897

pastel on dark brown wove paper
overall: 60.8 x 45.9 cm (23 15/16 x 18 1/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Cleveland, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art

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Hugh Douglas Hamilton
Mary Fox, c. 1770

pastel on laid paper
overall (oval): 25 x 20 cm (9 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Arthur L. Liebman

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Käthe Kollwitz
Self-Portrait as a Young Woman, c. 1900

pastel on laid paper
overall: 46.8 x 36.5 cm (18 7/16 x 14 3/8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Robert and Chris Petteys

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Camille Pissarro
A Peasant Girl in a Straw Hat, c. 1892

pastel over black chalk on laid paper
overall: 60.4 x 34.8 cm (23 3/4 x 13 11/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Evelyn Stefansson Nef and Mr. and Mrs. James T. Dyke

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Adélaïde Labille-Guiard
A Fashionable Noblewoman Wearing a Plumed Hat, c. 1789

pastel on blue laid paper mounted on canvas (on strainer/stretcher)
overall (oval): 55 x 46 cm (21 5/8 x 18 1/8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, New Century Fund

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Odilon Redon
Saint George and the Dragon, 1880s and c. 1892

charcoal and pastel on tan wove paper
overall: 53.7 x 37.5 cm (21 1/8 x 14 3/4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of GTE and the New Century Fund

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Jean-Baptiste Greuze
The Well-Loved Mother, 1765

pastel with colored chalks and stumping on light golden-brown laid paper
overall: 44 x 32.2 cm (17 5/16 x 12 11/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, New Century Fund

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Jean-Étienne Liotard
An Elegant Young Woman in Maltese Costume, c. 1744

pastel with touches of white gouache on parchment (stretched around wood)
overall: 82.9 x 53.8 cm (32 5/8 x 21 3/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons' Permanent Fund and New Century Fund

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John Singleton Copley
John Temple, 1765

pastel on tan laid paper mounted on canvas (on strainer)
overall: 59.7 x 40 cm (23 1/2 x 15 3/4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons' Permanent Fund

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Paul Gauguin
A Breton Gleaner, 1886

pastel on laid paper
overall: 46 x 37.8 cm (18 1/8 x 14 7/8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

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William Merritt Chase
Study of Flesh Color and Gold, 1888

pastel on paper coated with mauve-gray grit (on strainer)
overall: 45.7 x 33 cm (18 x 13 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Raymond J. and Margaret Horowitz

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Adolph Menzel
The Artist's Sister Emilie, 1851

black chalk and stumping with pastel on brown wove paper, corners pricked
sheet: 31 x 24 cm (12 3/16 x 9 7/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, Purchased as the Gift of Ladislaus and Beatrix von Hoffmann

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Adolph Menzel
An Infant Asleep in His Crib, 1848

pastel and gouache on brown wove paper
sheet: 13.9 x 21.8 cm (5 1/2 x 8 9/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, Purchased as the Gift of Sharon Percy Rockefeller

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Jeanne Rij-Rousseau
Abstraction, c. 1920s

pastel
sheet: 65.1 x 51.1 cm (25 5/8 x 20 1/8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart P. Feld

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Lucien Levy-Dhurmer
Calanque: Morning, 1936

pastel
sheet: 80 x 63 cm (31 1/2 x 24 13/16 in.) (estimated through frame)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Chester Dale Fund

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Charles Alston
Mother and Child, 1950

pastel and ink on two sheets of joined onion skin paper
image: 210.19 x 26.35 cm (82 3/4 x 10 3/8 in.) irregular
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift in honor of Ruth Fine from her friends at the National Gallery of Art and Billy E. Hodges

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James McNeill Whistler
The Palace; white and pink, 1879/1880

pastel and black chalk on gray-brown wove paper
sheet: 19.7 x 30 cm (7 3/4 x 11 13/16 in.)
framed: 41.91 x 52.07 x 4.13 cm (16 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Paul Mellon Fund and Patrons' Permanent Fund

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Francesco Paolo Michetti
Southern Italian Woman Dressed for Church, 1885/1888

pastel and chalks on faded blue-gray paper, laid down
sheet: 64.5 x 46 cm (25 3/8 x 18 1/8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Florian Carr Fund and The Ahmanson Foundation

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Claude Monet
Waterloo Bridge, 1901

pastel on blue wove paper
overall: 31.1 x 50.2 cm (12 1/4 x 19 3/4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Florian Carr Fund

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Paul Huet
A Meadow at Sunset, c. 1845

pastel on gray-blue paper
overall: 13.5 x 19.5 cm (5 5/16 x 7 11/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Purchased as a Gift in Memory of Melvin R. Seiden

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Childe Hassam
Au Grand Prix de Paris (At the Grand Prix de Paris), 1887

pastel over graphite on paperboard
board: 40.48 x 31.75 cm (15 15/16 x 12 1/2 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (Bequest of James Parmelee)

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Edgar Degas
The Ballet, c. 1880

pastel on light tan paper mounted on board
framed: 20 x 17 in. (50.8 x 43.2 cm)
sheet: 12 3/4 x 10 in. (32.4 x 25.4 cm)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection)

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Edgar Degas
Café-Concert, 1876/1877

pastel over monotype and charcoal (in sticks of fan) on tan laid paper and board
actual: 9 1/4 x 17 in. (23.5 x 43.2 cm)
framed: 16 1/8 x 24 in. (41 x 61 cm)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection)

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Edgar Degas
Two Women, c. 1878/1880

pastel over watercolor and charcoal on tan laid paper, mounted to board
overall: 29.21 x 44.45 cm (11 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.)
framed: 47.63 x 63.5 x 6.35 cm (18 3/4 x 25 x 2 1/2 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection)

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Jean-François Millet
Calling Home the Cows, c. 1866

pastel and conté crayon on wove paper
unframed: 22 x 16 1/4 in. (55.9 x 41.3 cm)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection)

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Jean-François Millet
Falling Leaves, c. 1866

pastel and conté crayon on wove paper
Unframed: 14 1/2 x 17 in. (36.8 x 43.2 cm)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection)

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James McNeill Whistler
The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, 1880

conté crayon and pastel on brown wove paper
sheet: 20 x 29.69 cm (7 7/8 x 11 11/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (Bequest of James Parmelee)

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George Luks
Breadline, 1900

pastel on paperboard
board (sight): 48.26 x 73.66 cm (19 x 29 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (Estate of Susie Brummer)

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Pietro Rotari
An Elegant Young Lady with a Lace Cap, 1750/1756

pastel on fabric prepared with a beige ground and wrapped around a wood strainer
sheet: 46.8 x 36.1 cm (18 7/16 x 14 3/16 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, The Ahmanson Foundation

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Léon-Augustin Lhermitte
The Weaver's Cottage, c. 1895

pastel on paper laid down on canvas, mounted on a wooden stretcher
sheet: 38.3 x 48.5 cm (15 1/16 x 19 1/8 in.) (approximate dimensions, measured in housing)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Merritt Porter Dyke in Honor of Andrew Robison

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Daniel Gardner
Charlotte, Lady Watkin Williams-Wynn, c. 1775

pastel with graphite and gouache on laid paper prepared with white ground
sheet: 27.9 x 22.2 cm (11 x 8 3/4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund

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G. Daniel Massad
Breach, 2009

pastel on gray wove paper
image: 42.55 x 41.91 cm (16 3/4 x 16 1/2 in.)
framed: 65.41 x 65.09 x 2.86 cm (25 3/4 x 25 5/8 x 1 1/8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the Artist in memory of his parents

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James Sharples
Mary Sneyd, c. 1790

pastel on laid or wove paper prepared with a gray ground; laid down
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund

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Antoine Berjon
Hunting Trophy with Mallard, Partridge, Goldfinches, and Onions, c. 1810

pastel on primed canvas
overall: 65 x 54 cm (25 9/16 x 21 1/4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons' Permanent Fund

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Antoine Berjon
Hunting Trophy with Hare and Bay Leaves, c. 1810

pastel on primed canvas
overall: 65 x 54 cm (25 9/16 x 21 1/4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons' Permanent Fund

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Federico Barocci
Head of a Bearded Man, 1579/1582

colored chalks on blue laid paper; laid down
overall: 38 x 26.3 cm (14 15/16 x 10 3/8 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Woodner Collection

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Jean-Baptiste Pillement
Shepherds Resting by a Stream, 1779

gouache and pastel on canvas
overall: 77 x 101 cm (30 5/16 x 39 3/4 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fund

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Edgar Degas
Ballet Dancers, c. 1877

pastel and gouache over monotype
Overall: 29.7 x 26.9 cm (11 11/16 x 10 9/16 in.)
framed: 46.6 x 43.5 x 6.3 cm (18 3/8 x 17 1/8 x 2 1/2 in.)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection

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The Touch of Color: Pastels at the National Gallery of Art
September 29, 2019 – January 26, 2020

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