Double Portrait Presumed to Represent François de Jullienne (1722–1754) and His Wife (Marie Élisabeth de Séré de Rieux, 1724–1795) Charles Antoine Coypel (French, Paris 1694–1752 Paris) Date: 1743 Medium: Pastel, black chalk, watercolor, and traces of black chalk underdrawing on four joined sheets of handmade blue laid paper, mounted on canvas and adhered to a keyed stretcher
Winter Pool Robert Rauschenberg (American, Port Arthur, Texas 1925–2008 Captiva Island, Florida) Date: 1959 Medium: Combine painting: oil, paper, fabric, wood, metal, sandpaper, tape, printed paper, printed reproductions, handheld bellows, and found painting, on two canvases, with ladder
A Goldsmith in His Shop, Possibly Saint Eligius Petrus Christus (Netherlandish, Baerle-Duc [Baarle-Hertog], active by 1444–died 1475/76 Bruges) Date: 1449 Culture: Netherlandish Medium: Oil on oak panel. Everyone always misses this because it's in the Robert Lehman collection, in a separate wing of the museum. But you shouldn't, because it's stunning.
Portrait of a Carthusian Petrus Christus (Netherlandish, Baerle-Duc [Baarle-Hertog], active by 1444–died 1475/76 Bruges). Don't miss the fly creeping along the edge of the "frame" which has been painted around the portrait. I love how many Netherlandish portraits seem so serious, yet a closer look suddenly brings out a sense of real whimsy. Also - awesome beard.