Gebhard Boos (German, 1730/31–1814). Pyramus and Thisbe, ca. 1775-80. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, H. Rodes and Patricia Hart Gift, and Bequest of Irwin Untermyer, by exchange, 2001 (2001.639).
The sinuous stretches and innocent twirls of young ballerinas at school have the habit of dancing across the mind’s eye at the mention of Degas. Their delightful poise and fresh beauty – on canvas or in bronze – is refreshingly light, at least until
Jacques Louis David (French, 1748–1825). Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794) and His Wife (Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze, 1758–1836), 1788. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, in honor of Everett Fahy, 1977 (1977.10).
School of Paris, a thematic essay on the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887–1927). Violin and Playing Cards, 1913. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Florene M. Schoenborn, 1995 (1996.403.14) #paris
See details of works in the collection related to “Aged” on our “One Met. Many Worlds.” interactive feature. | El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (Greek, 1540/41–1614). Cardinal Fernando Niño de Guevara (1541–1609) (detail), ca. 1600–1604. The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.5) #OneMetManyWorlds
Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). The Fireside, ca. 1876–77. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, and C. Douglas Dillon Gift, 1968 (68.670)