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The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

Artist: John Trumbull (American, 1756–1843)

Virgin and Child Enthroned between Saints Leonard and Peter and Scenes from the Life of Saint Peter

Artist: Master of the Yale Dossal (Florence, active second half 13th century)

The Charity of Saint Martin

Artist: Ambrogio Lorenzetti (Siena, documented 1319–48)

The Assumption of the Virgin

Artist: Luca di Tommè (Siena, documented 1356–89)

Hercules and Deianira

Artist: Antonio del Pollaiuolo (Italian, ca. 1432–1498)

The Temptation of Saint Anthony Abbot

Artist: Master of the Osservanza Triptych (Italian, active ca. 1430–ca.1450)

Saint Anthony Abbot Tormented by Demons

Artist: Sano di Pietro (Italian, Siena, 1405–1481)

The Annunciation

Artist: Neroccio de' Landi (Italian, 1447–1500)

Virgin and Child

Artist: Gentile da Fabriano (Italian, Fabriano, ca. 1370–1427)

Medal Commemorating the Model of the Dying Hercules

Engraver: Thomas Wyon II (British, 1792–1817)
Manufacturer: Royal Society of Arts (British, founded 1754)
Honorand: Samuel Finley Breese Morse, American, 1791–1872, B.A. 1810, M.A. 1816, LL.D. 1846

The Education of the Virgin

Artist: Diego Velázquez (Spanish, 1599–1660)

Nolan Amphora showing Athena and Hermes

Artist, attributed to: Berlin Painter (Greek, Attic, ca. 500–ca. 460 B.C.)

Kylix with a Symposion Scene

Artist, attributed to: Gales Painter (Greek, Attic, active ca. 530–ca. 500. B.C.)

Roger Sherman (1721–1793, M.A. [Hon.] 1768)

Artist: Ralph Earl (American, 1751–1801)

Melencolia I

Artist: Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)

The Hundred Guilder Print

Artist: Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, 1606–1669)

The Lock at Dolo

Artist: Bernardo Bellotto (Italian, Venice, 1722–1780)


Maker: Johann Christoph Heyne (American, born Germany, 1715–1781)

Sugar Bowl

Maker: Simeon Soumaine (American, born England, baptized 1685–ca. 1750)

Cream Pitcher

Manufacturer: (attributed to) American Flint Glass Manufactory (American, 1764–1774)
Proprietor: Henry William Stiegel, American, 1729–1785

Sailors' Rights Flask (Turtle Whimsy)

Maker: Kensington Glassworks (American, 1816–ca. 1833)


Maker: (cabinet) Stephen Badlam (American, 1751–1815)
Carver: John Skillin (American, 1745–1800)
Carver: Simeon Skillin, Jr. (American, 1756–1806)

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