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Jerry Saltz sums up what I think about Marsden Hartley: I am so overwhelmed by the wounded otherness in Hartley’s art that I can’t write about it or him. He defeats me. This is the work that I would most want to live with.

1818 Mrs. John Biddle (Eliza Falconer Bradish) painted by Thomas Sully at the Metropolitan museum NYC

The Adoration of the Shepherds El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (Greek, Iráklion (Candia) 1540/41–1614 Toledo) Date: ca. 1610 Medium: Oil on canvas

Madame Roulin and Her Baby by Vincent van Gogh (Dutch 1853-1890) 1888 Oil on canvas

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes, 1897. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Edith Minturn Phelps Stokes (Mrs. I. N.), 1938 (38.104) | The Stokes were married on August 25, 1895, and the portrait by Sargent was a wedding gift from James A. Scrimse. Sargent's first intention was to paint a single portrait of Edith, but then he decided to paint her with a Great Dane. When the dog was no longer available I. N. Phelps Stokes took his…

Samuel Lovett Waldo and William Jewett: The Knapp Children (59.114) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zunigo (1784-1792) by Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, 1746-1828) Oil on canvas

Thomas Sully: Queen Victoria (14.126.1) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Attic Willem de Kooning (American (born The Netherlands), Rotterdam 1904–1997 East Hampton, New York) Date: 1949 Medium: Oil, enamel, and newspaper transfer on canvas

Lady with Her Pets (Molly Wales Fobes) by Rufus Hathaway (1770-1822) 1790 Oil on canvas

Rembrandt Peale: Michael Angelo and Emma Clara Peale (2000.151) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Champion Single Sculls by Thomas Eakins (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1844-1916) Oil on canvas

James Hamilton (American (born Ireland), 1819–1878). Beach Scene, ca. 1865. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1966 (66.142)