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Collection: American Art
Date: circa 1905
Artist/Maker: Thomas Eakins
Classification: Paintings

“In his late portraits, especially, Eakins sought the underlying structure and substance of the head and body and pulled no punches when it came to telling the truth about the individual who posed before him.” [1] Thomas Eakins claimed his right as an artist to read and represent the truth of...

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1915-1917
Classification: Musical T&E

The walnut console is basically a rectangular cabinet with three flat sides having recessed panels and the fourth side holding the tiered organ keyboards flanked by arrays of toggle switches.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1927
Artist/Maker: Aero Service
Classification: Photographs

Aerial view of Reynolda estate including house, drive and roads, Lake Katharine, barns, and boat house.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1927
Artist/Maker: Aero Service
Classification: Photographs

Aerial view of Reynolda Estate including the house with porte cochere, village, church, golf links, roads and Lake Katharine.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1927
Artist/Maker: Aero Service
Classification: Photographs

Aerial view of Reynolda estate, including area west of Reynolda Road. Includes house, village, golf links, and Lake Katharine.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1985
Classification: Photographs

Aerial view of Reynola Village looking south, with boat house and Lake Katharine visible.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1984
Artist/Maker: Susan Mullally
Classification: Photographs

Reynolda House’s visiting artists series included well-established artists like Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, and Chuck Close, as well as lesser-known figures such as Alan Shields (1944–2005). Shields was younger than the others, and also more unconventional.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1922
Classification: Photographs

J. Alfred Drage's house in Reynolda Village.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1961
Artist/Maker: Philip Evergood
Classification: Paintings

In November 1943, Philip Evergood published an article, “Sure, I’m a Social Painter,” in which he addressed the tendency of artists to brag about themselves and bemoaned the paucity of critics among the large number of artists.

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Collection: American Art
Date: 1975
Artist/Maker: Shusaku Arakawa
Classification: Prints

The lithograph and silkscreen print and/or in profile is a highly conceptual and technically masterful art image by Shusaku Arakawa. He used language and symbols simultaneously as image and text so that a viewer is also a reader.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1855
Artist/Maker: Frederic Edwin Church
Classification: Paintings

“Painted after Frederic Edwin Church’s first trip to Ecuador [1853], The Andes of Ecuador combines the scientific and religious concerns of Church’s time in one grand panorama.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Temperature Control Equipment

These large elaborate neo-classical andirons of wrought iron and silvered and gilded metal each feature a large covered cup-shaped urn with everted and gadrooned rim raised on square plinths that are flanked by gilded griffins. The urns are covered with vertical leafy ornaments.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Temperature Control Equipment

Each one of this pair of massive silvered andirons of inverted baluster form with bold gadrooning is supported on two legs curled inward displaying low-relief Renaissance strap work ornament and sitting atop wide, boldly gadrooned and slightly domed feet.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Temperature Control Equipment

This pair of brass and wrought-iron andirons each feature a crowned spread eagle facing outward, holding a shield in its talons with the Latin motto NEC SPE NEC METU (neither in hope nor in fear), and standing on a sphere.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Furniture

The walnut open armchair in the Jacobean style has baluster-and-block turned legs and stretchers, and curved arms.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This walnut Jacobean open-arm chair with upholstered seat and back has squared and curved front legs ending in hoof feet with gadrooned collars. The front knees are carved with bellflowers flanked by foliate carving ending in rosettes. The back cabriole legs end in plain pad feet.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Furniture

The Chippendale-style arm chair with cabriole front legs is upholstered in red leather over the rail. The walnut front legs terminate in booted pad feet and have shells with pendant bellflowers at the knees flanked by deep scrolls. The back pad feet curve gently backward.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917

This is a large walnut chair in the Jacobean style with open arms, elaborately turned stretchers, and tapestry upholstery. The top rail of the tall chair back is shaped with high oval arch flanked by two squared ears.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

One of a pair of decoratively carved beech wood armchairs (fauteuils) that has been painted ivory with green striping.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917

One of a pair of Jacobean-style walnut open armchairs with barley-twist legs, stretchers and arm supports, the latter terminating in figures of crouched lions, and rectangular backs and seats upholstered in wool gros-point tapestry worked in polychrome threads on a gold ground and trimmed with...

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

One of a pair of walnut William and Mary-style open armchairs with turned legs, stretchers and arm supports and seats and backs upholstered in floral gros-point wool tapestry.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

One of a pair of Jacobean-style walnut open armchairs with barley-twist legs, stretchers and arm supports, the latter terminating in figures of crouched lions, and rectangular backs and seats upholstered in wool gros-point tapestry worked in polychrome and gold and trimmed with polychrome wool-...

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This barrel-back chair with out-scrolled arms has walnut cabriole front legs with shell-carved knees and pad feet. The shells end in ram’s horns at the top that demarcate the “ears” at the top of the front legs. Bellflowers descend from the shells.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This is a large walnut chair in the Jacobean style with open arms, elaborately turned stretchers, and tapestry upholstery. The top rail of the tall chair back is shaped with high oval arch flanked by two squared ears.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This walnut Jacobean open-arm chair with upholstered seat and back has squared and curved front legs ending in hoof feet with gadrooned collars. The front knees are carved with bellflowers flanked by foliate carving ending in rosettes. The back cabriole legs end in plain pad feet.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1916-1917
Classification: Furniture

One of a pair of mahogany barrel-back chairs with open arms and backs filled with caning and brown leather cushions on seat and arms were used in Mr. Reynolds' office at Reynolda House.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This barrel-back chair with out-scrolled arms has walnut cabriole front legs with shell-carved knees and pad feet. The shells end in ram’s horns at the top that demarcate the “ears” at the top of the front legs. Bellflowers descend from the shells.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Household Accessories

A gilded metal rectangular holder for a box of wooden matches has a repoussé satyr mask on each of the two solid sides.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1859
Artist/Maker: Winslow Homer
Classification: Prints

Winslow Homer is revered today both for the powerful and dramatic images he created as well as for his enormous technical skill in watercolor and oil. But it was another medium, engraving, in which the artist first revealed his talents.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1920
Artist/Maker: Thomas Sears
Classification: Photographs

South facade with side view of porte cochere. Includes two automobiles with man standing beside car in distance and unidentified child at front entrance.

Collection: American Art
Date: circa 1964
Artist/Maker: Fairfield Porter
Classification: Paintings

For centuries, Maine, with its rugged coastlines and equally craggy people, has attracted artists, and it continues to do so today. The Wyeths, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Fairfield Porter, Robert Indiana, and countless others have found their way to its shores.

Collection: American Art
Date: 2000
Artist/Maker: Martin Puryear
Classification: Prints

Martin Puryear’s Cane reveals the artist’s ongoing interest in African American history and culture. Sculptures in the artist’s oeuvre, such as Some Lines for Jim Beckwourth, 1978, collection of the artist, and Ladder for Booker T.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1833
Artist/Maker: John James Audubon
Classification: Prints

The rarest of the North American songbirds, Bachman’s warbler was named by John James Audubon for his friend and collaborator, the Lutheran minister Reverend John Bachman of Charleston, South Carolina.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1920
Classification: Photographs

Barnstormers Roscoe Turner and Harry Runser standing by their plane, an Avro 504, on the front lawn. Also in the photograph are three men and four children, including Nancy Reynolds

Collection: American Art
Date: circa 1916-1918
Artist/Maker: Maurice Brazil Prendergast
Classification: Paintings

With The Bathing Cove, circa 1918, the American modernist Maurice Prendergast continued to explore a theme that had preoccupied him for decades: groups of figures, decoratively arranged into a frieze-like formation, in a bucolic outdoor setting.

Collection: American Art
Date: 2000
Artist/Maker: Martin Puryear
Classification: Prints

Martin Puryear’s Cane reveals the artist’s ongoing interest in African American history and culture. Sculptures in the artist’s oeuvre, such as Some Lines for Jim Beckwourth, 1978, collection of the artist, and Ladder for Booker T.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1965
Artist/Maker: Robert Gwathmey
Classification: Paintings

Painted in the mid-1960s, after the heyday of Abstract Expressionism and during the ascendancy of Minimalism and Pop Art, Belle is a compelling example of Robert Gwathmey’s steadfast commitment to Social Realism.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This William and Mary style long bench with needlepoint tapestry upholstery is distinguished by six block and trumpet-turned legs ending in whorl-carved feet and joined by two pairs of curved x-stretchers let into the blocks. The pairs of stretchers are joined by turned finials.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917-1918
Classification: Furniture

The six-legged walnut bench in the William and Mary style with cut-velvet upholstery has carved inverted balusters for legs and six Spanish feet (curled inward at bottom). The legs are tied together underneath with a complicated arrangement of molded stretchers.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This William and Mary style long bench with needlepoint tapestry upholstery is distinguished by six block and trumpet-turned legs ending in whorl-carved feet and joined by two pairs of curved x-stretchers let into the blocks. The pairs of stretchers are joined by turned finials.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1956
Artist/Maker: Lee Krasner
Classification: Paintings

As the wife and artistic partner of the mythic Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner waged many battles—against critics, her husband’s alcoholism, and her own demons. “I was not the average woman married to the average painter. I was married to Jackson Pollock.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1993
Artist/Maker: Arnaldo Roche
Classification: Paintings

Arnaldo Roche-Rabell explains that he “live[s] intensely in search of the physical and psychological life of others. In this world created on canvas everything must leave its mark.” [1] The Black Man Always Hides His Left Hand vividly demonstrates this point of view.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1920
Classification: Photographs

After work we’d walk through the shed next to the blacksmith’s shop, across the road, through the path in the woods to the bridge to cross the creek – then on into home at Five Row. – James “Ed” Lash

Collection: American Art
Date: 1830
Artist/Maker: John James Audubon
Classification: Prints

Blue Jay demonstrates John James Audubon’s mastery at creating lively compositions which he developed from both direct observation and the specimens he collected.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1917
Classification: Photographs

Boat House from north end of Lake Katharine with house in background. Daffodils along shore.

Collection: American Art
Date: 2000
Artist/Maker: Martin Puryear
Classification: Prints

Martin Puryear’s Cane reveals the artist’s ongoing interest in African American history and culture. Sculptures in the artist’s oeuvre, such as Some Lines for Jim Beckwourth, 1978, collection of the artist, and Ladder for Booker T.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1927
Artist/Maker: Thomas Hart Benton
Classification: Paintings

Thomas Hart Benton painted Bootleggers, 1927, during a pivotal time in his career. Its large scale reflects his recent mural project, the American Historical Epic series.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1978
Artist/Maker: Audrey Flack
Classification: Paintings

Audrey Flack’s Bounty, from 1978, is an extraordinarily colorful and imposing composition typical of her work as a leading exponent of Photorealism.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Household Accessories

One of a pair of large round wooden boxes covered in cinnabar lacquer.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Household Accessories

One of a pair of large round wooden boxes covered in cinnabar lacquer.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1930
Artist/Maker: Louis Lozowick
Classification: Prints

Louis Lozowick’s Breakfast is a synthesis of early Modernist styles: Cubism, Precisionism, and even Surrealism, all of which he had encountered during his sojourn in Europe, 1919¬–1924. It is also a supreme example of his talent with tonal lithography.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1950
Classification: Photographs

“Out at Reynolda, the whites and the blacks, I often think about it myself. It was just as great as you have ever seen. To show you what I mean, I could go across to the Village and walk in without knocking, and they would look up and say, ‘That’s Ed.’ It was very good.” – James “Ed” Lash

Collection: American Art
Date: 1968
Artist/Maker: Jacob Lawrence
Classification: Paintings

An artist who painted narratives about fellow African Americans, Jacob Lawrence chafed when called a social realist. Yet, in his numerous depictions of slavery, struggle, Harlem streets, libraries, and construction workers he clearly had an agenda.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1917
Classification: Photographs

The bull Prince Albert, one of the Reynolda dairy stock herd and great-grandson of the bull Noble of Oakland, standing in front of Reynolda's barn with an unidentified dairyman.

Collection: American Art
Date: 2000
Artist/Maker: Martin Puryear
Classification: Mixed Media

Martin Puryear’s Cane reveals the artist’s ongoing interest in African American history and culture. Sculptures in the artist’s oeuvre, such as Some Lines for Jim Beckwourth, 1978, collection of the artist, and Ladder for Booker T.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1845-1850
Artist/Maker: William Sidney Mount
Classification: Paintings

At first glance, the scene in William Sidney Mount’s The Card Players—two men enjoying a game of cards—appears fairly benign. Looking closer, however, we notice signs of disarray. A jug on the floor and coins on the table signify that the men are both drinking and gambling.

Collection: American Art
Date: 2000
Artist/Maker: Martin Puryear
Classification: Prints

Martin Puryear’s Cane reveals the artist’s ongoing interest in African American history and culture. Sculptures in the artist’s oeuvre, such as Some Lines for Jim Beckwourth, 1978, collection of the artist, and Ladder for Booker T.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1970-1971
Artist/Maker: Robert Motherwell
Classification: Prints

With the exception of Robert Motherwell, most of the Abstract Expressionists eschewed printmaking. Instead, they preferred working alone, on a large scale, with loaded brushes and animated gestures.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

The William and Mary style round table has four walnut trumpet-turned legs with bun feet joined by serpentine stretchers.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

The William and Mary-style walnut center table has a round top with molded edge and inlay of burl walnut and other woods, shaped veneered skirt with applied molded edge, trumpet-turned legs with bun feet, and shaped stretchers between the legs.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Lighting Equipment

The Reception Room's large chandelier is suspended from the second floor ceiling.

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Collection: American Art
Date: 1941
Artist/Maker: Arnold Newman
Classification: Photographs

While much is made of Arnold Newman’s “environmental portraits”—placing sitters in the context of their occupations, with symbols associated with them—what any portraitist is really after is the inner personality of his subject.

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Collection: American Art
Date: 1942
Artist/Maker: Arnold Newman
Classification: Photographs

Arnold Newman found that artists in general were more receptive to his work: “Artists accepted photography right from the beginning, long before it was ‘discovered’ by dealers, critics, and the public. A great many, from Degas to Rauschenberg, have worked seriously with the camera.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1932
Classification: Photographs

A photograph strip containing three mini-wallet-size reproductions of Charlie Babcock's headshot, where he is wearing a suit and top hat

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: undated
Classification: Photographs

Charlie Babcock standing by what could be a gambling table among a group of people and possibly on a cruise ship.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1935
Classification: Photographs

Charlie Babcock swimming in the pool at the Babcock's Connecticut home. The family dog, Brogan. is standing on the pool deck. The back of an identified man is in the foreground on the diving board.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: undated
Classification: Photographs

Charlie Babcock watching a horse race simulation, possibly a gambling game, with a group of people. Mary Reynolds Babcock is seated in the second row on the far left. The game attendant is dressed as a jockey.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1982
Artist/Maker: Susan Mullally
Classification: Photographs

Susan Mullally’s image of noted photorealist artist Chuck Close is not only clever, but also very appropriate to her sitter. The concept of multiple images is germane to his work as is the idea of making art from photographs.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1922
Artist/Maker: Lyonel Feininger
Classification: Paintings

During 1911–1912, several artists moved swiftly and simultaneously toward complete abstraction: the Dutchman Piet Mondrian, the Russian Wassily Kandinsky, the Spaniard Pablo Picasso, and the American Arthur Dove.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917-1918
Classification: Household Accessories

The rectangular gilt-brass box with hinged cover is decorated in relief on the top with a male figure dressed in Roman battle gear riding a lion, holding a banner, and followed by another male figure walking and throwing a spear, all against a background of twisted columns enclosing Mannerist...

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Household Accessories

The rectangular box with hinged cover is covered with gilded brass. The cover has a heavily molded brass frame of lambrequins and beading that encloses a decorative panel of ivory (or pseudo-ivory).

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1930
Artist/Maker: Hobson Lafayette Pittman
Classification: Prints

Hobson Pittman began to work with linocut and woodcut prints about 1930, just prior to assuming a teaching position as Director of Art at the Friends Central Country Day School near Philadelphia in 1931. Linocuts were common in classrooms as an easy and inexpensive printmaking process.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1920
Classification: Food Service T&E

The silver compote, which is one of a pair, is made up of a hemispherical bowl with a broad rim which is pierced and chased with neoclassical ornament, including patera, bellflowers, swags and bowknots, and acanthus leaves in diamonds.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1920
Classification: Food Service T&E

The silver compote, which is one of a pair, is made up of a hemispherical bowl with a broad rim which is pierced and chased with neoclassical ornament, including patera, bellflowers, swags and bowknots, and acanthus leaves in diamonds.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1906
Artist/Maker: Robert Edge Pine
Classification: Prints

Congress Voting Independence may be the most accurate depiction of that historic event ever created. Originally painted by the English-born artist Robert Edge Pine, the image was engraved by Edward Savage.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Furniture

The Elizabethan-style trapezoidal console table has four double-baluster turned legs terminating in small bun feet and united by deeply arched and ornamented skirts and heavy molded stretchers.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This console table, one of a pair, was designed and executed in the style of Louis XVI. The top is painted in the center with a shaped oval black reserve containing a variety of polychrome flowers with green leaves, perhaps in imitation of Italian mosaic inlay.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This console table, one of a pair, was designed and executed in the style of Louis XVI. The top is painted in the center with a shaped oval black reserve containing a variety of polychrome flowers with green leaves, perhaps in imitation of Italian mosaic inlay.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1952
Artist/Maker: Charles Sheeler
Classification: Paintings

Conversation Piece is representative of Charles Sheeler’s clean Precisionist style. The flattened industrial architectural forms are layered and transparent in a quasi-Cubist manner. The cool palette of whites and grays is punctuated by a cerulean sky and rich green shrubbery.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1854
Artist/Maker: George Caleb Bingham
Classification: Prints

Beginning in the late 1840s, the Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham took as his subject the exercise of American democracy.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1996
Artist/Maker: Thornton Dial
Classification: Mixed Media

Thornton Dial’s assemblage Crying in the Jungle, Crying for Jobs immediately confronts the viewer with the challenge of trying to visually absorb the entire composition. It exemplifies Dial’s working method: “I like to use the stuff that I know about, stuff that I know the feel of.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: n.d.
Classification: Photographs

Drive along east side of the front of the house. Windows to East porch, adjacent to R. J. Reynolds' Study are behind the trees to the right.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1920
Artist/Maker: Thomas Sears
Classification: Photographs

Daffodil beds along shore of Lake Katharine with dam and spillway in distance.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1948
Artist/Maker: Max Weber
Classification: Paintings

This striking image of two nude figures, hand in hand, standing in a flat landscape with an overcast sky defies easy interpretation. Max Weber was one of the first early modernists in American art.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1871
Artist/Maker: Elihu Vedder
Classification: Paintings

Elihu Vedder’s Dancing Girl from 1871 demonstrates the way the artist absorbed and synthesized various influences to create a harmonious whole. In the painting, a fair-haired model stands holding an elaborately decorated tambourine.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Household Accessories

This tall metal vase of baluster form is covered in a coating of flawless royal-blue enamel.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Household Accessories

This tall metal vase of baluster form is covered in a coating of flawless royal-blue enamel.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1971
Artist/Maker: Jasper Johns
Classification: Prints

Much of Jasper Johns’s work consists of a delicate balance between the mundane and the sophisticated. His predilection for stencil letters and simple words belies the inscrutable combination of disparate elements, some recognizable, some not.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Furniture

This demi-lune mahogany cabinet with neo-classical ornament has a black-and-white marble top. A short frieze below the top includes pairs of beaded circles enclosing ornaments resembling fleur-de-lis and alternating with narrow panels of patera.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Furniture

This demi-lune mahogany cabinet with neo-classical ornament has a black-and-white marble top. A short frieze below the top includes pairs of beaded circles enclosing ornaments resembling fleur-de-lis and alternating with narrow panels of patera.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1915-1918
Classification: Furniture

The painted Adamesque (neoclassical) demi-lune table with reeded legs and skirt has a marquetry top.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

The Adamesque demi-lune console table has a black-painted and gilded wood base with four square tapered and fluted legs and a deep skirt having a low-relief frieze of gilded inter-twined diamonds and pointed ovals.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Furniture

The demi-lune table (or semi-circular table end) is of neo-classical shape overall with three tapered legs having recessed panels. The legs are capped with small rectangular panels in the plain skirt. Two stretchers curve inward from the back legs and meet at the leg in the middle.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917-1918
Classification: Furniture

This Louis XV-style parquetry desk is rectangular in overall shape with cut corners and square tapered legs canted to accentuate the cut corners. The top is inset with leather that has been tooled around the edge and framed by mahogany veneer with the grain radiating from the leather.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917-1918
Classification: Written Communication T&E

The inkstand (a) in neoclassical style consists of two glass liners inside two gilt-brass inkwells with hinged covers having flower finials.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: April 1935
Classification: Photographs

Dick Reynolds and his wife, Elizabeth "Blitz" McCaw Dillard Reynods, on the sun porch of Reynolda House.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Furniture

The Regency-style mahogany frame of this dining chair features a double-ogee shaped back filled with upholstery over fluted legs tapering slightly through two reels to plain feet.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Furniture

The Regency-style mahogany frame of this dining chair features a double-ogee shaped back filled with upholstery over fluted legs tapering slightly through two reels to plain feet.

No image available
Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Furniture

The Regency-style mahogany frame of this dining chair features a double-ogee shaped back filled with upholstery over fluted legs tapering slightly through two reels to plain feet.

No image available
Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Furniture

The Regency-style mahogany frame of this dining chair features a double-ogee shaped back filled with upholstery over fluted legs tapering slightly through two reels to plain feet.

No image available
Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Furniture

The Regency-style mahogany frame of this dining chair features a double-ogee shaped back filled with upholstery over fluted legs tapering slightly through two reels to plain feet.

No image available
Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Furniture

The Regency-style mahogany frame of this dining chair features a double-ogee shaped back filled with upholstery over fluted legs tapering slightly through two reels to plain feet.

No image available
Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Furniture

The Regency-style mahogany frame of this dining chair features a double-ogee shaped back filled with upholstery over fluted legs tapering slightly through two reels to plain feet.

No image available
Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Furniture

The Regency-style mahogany frame of this dining chair features a double-ogee shaped back filled with upholstery over fluted legs tapering slightly through two reels to plain feet.

No image available
Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Furniture

The Regency-style mahogany frame of this dining chair features a double-ogee shaped back filled with upholstery over fluted legs tapering slightly through two reels to plain feet.

No image available
Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Furniture

The Regency-style mahogany frame of this dining chair features a double-ogee shaped back filled with upholstery over fluted legs tapering slightly through two reels to plain feet.

No image available
Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Furniture

The Regency-style mahogany frame of this dining chair features a double-ogee shaped back filled with upholstery over fluted legs tapering slightly through two reels to plain feet.

No image available
Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Furniture

The Regency-style mahogany frame of this dining chair features a double-ogee shaped back filled with upholstery over fluted legs tapering slightly through two reels to plain feet.

No image available
Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Furniture

The Regency-style mahogany frame of this dining chair features a double-ogee shaped back filled with upholstery over fluted legs tapering slightly through two reels to plain feet.

No image available
Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Furniture

The Regency-style mahogany frame of this dining chair features a double-ogee shaped back filled with upholstery over fluted legs tapering slightly through two reels to plain feet.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Furniture

The Regency-style mahogany frame of this dining chair features a double-ogee shaped back filled with upholstery over fluted legs tapering slightly through two reels to plain feet.

No image available
Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century
Classification: Furniture

The Regency-style mahogany frame of this dining chair features a double-ogee shaped back filled with upholstery over fluted legs tapering slightly through two reels to plain feet.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Photographs

Fireplace and mantel in Dining Room

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1917
Classification: Photographs

Dining Room facing north and doors to Lake Breakfast Porch. Includes table and chairs, punch bowl, fireplace and mantel clock.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Furniture

This rectangular mahogany table has rounded corners and a deep decorative skirt with framed rectangular panels having low-relief neo-classical ornament separated by ranges of stop-fluting.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1982
Artist/Maker: Richard Artschwager
Classification: Prints

A painter and sculptor who at one time supported himself by designing furniture, Richard Artschwager was described in The New York Times in this way: “A master of the reconstructed readymade, an assiduous manipulator of appropriated images, forms and uningratiating, non-art materials (...

Collection: American Art
Date: 1973
Artist/Maker: Frank Stella
Classification: Prints

In an oft-repeated statement, Frank Stella said of his Minimalist stripe paintings, “What you see is what you see,” although he did add, “but the worthwhile qualities of painting are always going to be both visual and emotional, and it’s got to be a convincing emotional experience.” [1] His...

Collection: American Art
Date: circa 1925
Artist/Maker: John Marin
Classification: Paintings

There is little doubt that John Marin was passionate about New York City and was exhilarated by its pace, noise, and imposing new buildings, which appealed to him after his earlier endeavors in architecture.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: n.d.
Classification: Photographs

Driveway and roads in front of house. Photographer standing close to porte-cochere, facing main drive and gardens.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Photographs

East porch, adjacent to R.J. Reynolds' Study. Furnishings include wrought iron table, plant stand, candelabra

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Photographs

East porch, adjacent to R.J. Reynolds' Study, facing north. Furnishings include wicker seating and candle holders.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Photographs

A view of the lower level east wing of the Reynolda barn, with two unidentified men standing on walk.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1761
Artist/Maker: Joseph Blackburn
Classification: Paintings

Joseph Blackburn completed his portrait of Elizabeth Browne Rogers in 1761 during the period of time that he spent in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Portsmouth, a bustling seaport with several wealthy merchants, was Elizabeth’s home; her father was a prominent Anglican rector there.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1915
Classification: Photographs

Ellis and Flora Pledger were early residents of Five Row.

“They had what you call Five Row. They Reynolds built that place five houses in a row, that’s the way it got its name. If you worked there, you got free housing.” – James “Ed” Lash

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Photographs

View of the west wing of Reynolda's barn facing end gable.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1916
Classification: Furniture

This small, decorative rectangular table with japanned landscape on top is painted in black, red and gold. The scene japanned on the black ground of the top shows Japanese women and three servants in a fenced enclosure having a table of food displayed on dishes.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This delicate Queen Anne-style walnut side or end table is basically a box on four slim legs with slight cabriole shape ending in pad feet.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This small walnut table in the style of William and Mary has a shaped top consisting of large lobes alternating with small points and covered with burl walnut veneer applied in four sections. The skirt is shaped.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1971
Artist/Maker: Ben Schonzeit
Classification: Paintings

Ben Schonzeit’s Englishtown Jewels depicts a jumbled collection of jewelry scattered across a dark surface.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: n.d.
Classification: Photographs

Greenhouse entrance on south side, facing west.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Photographs

Entrance to Reynolda Village, complete with gate posts and lamps, with post office visible in center of drive.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Photographs

Entrance to Reynolda Village with gate posts, wrought iron lamps, fountain, and circular drive visible.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1982
Artist/Maker: Andy Warhol
Classification: Prints

Fascinated by movie stars from the time he was six-years-old, Andy Warhol became enamored with making his own films after he bought a sixteen-millimeter Bolex camera in 1963. He was as unconventional and inventive in his films as he was in his paintings and prints.

Collection: American Art
Date: 2000
Artist/Maker: Martin Puryear
Classification: Prints

Martin Puryear’s Cane reveals the artist’s ongoing interest in African American history and culture. Sculptures in the artist’s oeuvre, such as Some Lines for Jim Beckwourth, 1978, collection of the artist, and Ladder for Booker T.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1975
Artist/Maker: Robert Cottingham
Classification: Prints

F. W. Woolworth stores, the national retail chain of five-and-dime stores, were a ubiquitous feature of the American urban scene until they went out of business in this country in 1997.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1957
Artist/Maker: Andrew Wyeth
Classification: Paintings

As a child, Andrew Wyeth rambled across the rural hillsides of his native Chadds Ford, his imagination fired up by tales of pirates and Robin Hood, which he had heard from his father, the noted illustrator N.C. Wyeth.

Collection: American Art
Date: 2000
Artist/Maker: Martin Puryear
Classification: Prints

Martin Puryear’s Cane reveals the artist’s ongoing interest in African American history and culture. Sculptures in the artist’s oeuvre, such as Some Lines for Jim Beckwourth, 1978, collection of the artist, and Ladder for Booker T.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1920
Classification: Photographs

Girls playing field hockey at an unidentified camp.

No image available
Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Temperature Control Equipment

The fireset consists of a stand with four tools. The stand for a fire set was made with an iron standard topped by a tall elaborately molded silver finial of inverted baluster form covered in acanthus leaves with a gadrooned silver knob at the top.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Temperature Control Equipment

This is a metal fireset comprising of six coordinating pieces. There are two wall hooks, a poker, a brush, a shovel, and a pair of tongs. Originally the set also had a matching firescreen—which is now gone.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1973
Artist/Maker: Jim Dine
Classification: Prints

Known for his passion for tools, Jim Dine is also highly regarded as a consummate and prolific printmaker, versatile in intaglio, lithography, and, on occasion, silkscreen and, more recently, woodcut.

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Collection: American Art
Date: 1925
Artist/Maker: Paul Manship
Classification: Sculpture

While a great deal of Paul Manship’s oeuvre consists of large-scale commissions that complement modern buildings and public spaces, it also includes smaller sculptures that served as attractive gifts for friends and patrons and were also readily marketable.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Lighting Equipment

This wrought-iron floor lamp holds three electric bulbs at the top of a tall stanchion supported on a tripod base with double curved legs ending in curled feet.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1913-1923
Classification: Lighting Equipment

The cast-iron electric floor lamp made by Oscar B. Bach has a base pierced with masks and scrolls and a long rope-twisted standard with a four-part pierced and scrolled ornament in the middle. A crown-like ornament pierced with shields and scrolls is attached just below the candle light.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1920-1930
Classification: Lighting Equipment

The tall wrought iron tri-pod base stands on three cast iron ball-and-claw feet that are connected by wide curved legs to a “cage” supporting small scrolls and three cast-iron eagle’s heads.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1930
Classification: Photographs

Flora Pledger and Lillie Hamlin, early residents of Five Row, stand outside the school. A volleyball net and an outhouse are visible in the background.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1935
Classification: Photographs

Lilly with single, large leaf standing in a low, flat vase set on a platform.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1935
Classification: Photographs

Wooden branch-like sculptural arrangment that may have been created by Mary Reynolds Babcock. Image is black and white. Vessel is a tall, metal cylinder.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1935
Classification: Photographs

Dried flowers in a rustic vase set on a piece of wood and the figurine of a deer also affixed to the wood.

Collection: American Art
Date: circa 1867
Artist/Maker: Severin Roesen
Classification: Paintings

Flowers in a Glass Pitcher with Bird's Nest and Fruit depicts a profusion of cut flowers painted in realistic detail against an ambiguous dark background. The glass urn, which holds the arrangement sits atop a curved gray marble table.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Household Accessories

The folding screen consists of four identical panels with embossed and painted leather on their obverses and plain painted leather on their reverses all attached to wooden frames with domed upholstery tacks and hinged together.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

The Queen Anne-style long rectangular foot stool has a walnut frame showing four short cabriole legs, with scroll-carved knees, ending in scrolled feet. The tapestry upholstery covers the stool over its rails and is attached to them with large brass hobnail tacks.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1945
Artist/Maker: Stuart Davis
Classification: Paintings

Stuart Davis’s penchant for combining bright colors and variegated patterns in a spatially dynamic composition is superbly demonstrated in For Internal Use Only. A cool yellow ground dominates a diverse palette of red, greens, lavender, blues, and pinks.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1938
Classification: Photographs

Forecourt garden with steps and a large portion of the Reynolda House facade in view, including the west corner.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: n.d.
Classification: Photographs

Fountain and pond behind R. J. Reynolds's Study in snow. Footprints leading from Library Porch steps to pond. R. J. Reynolds' Study just right of image.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1973-1974
Artist/Maker: Jasper Johns
Classification: Prints

Jasper Johns loved to work in multiples, whether doing the same image multiple times in multiple media, or in multiple formats. It let him dialogue with the work under differing circumstances, and also allowed the work to interact with other work.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1936
Artist/Maker: Thomas Hart Benton
Classification: Prints

Thomas Hart Benton’s choice of lithography for his forays into printmaking is a logical extension of his egalitarian attitude. The medium originated in the mid-nineteenth century and was used early on for newspaper illustrations.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1975
Artist/Maker: Lee Krasner
Classification: Mixed Media

Most analyses of early twentieth-century; European modernism juxtapose two archrivals: Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. The former, a Fauvist, was renowned for his sensuous use of color and line, while the latter was the foremost Cubist who emphasized form and invented collage.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1975
Artist/Maker: Lee Krasner
Classification: Mixed Media

Most analyses of early twentieth-century European modernism juxtapose two archrivals: Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. The former, a Fauvist, was renowned for his sensuous use of color and line, while the latter was the foremost Cubist who emphasized form and invented collage.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1914
Classification: Photographs

Automobile inside entrance gate before landscaping was done. Three people in car -- likely chauffeur with two passengers

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1920
Artist/Maker: Thomas Sears
Classification: Photographs

Front of house with porte-cochere with automobile and slate walk from east side of circular drive

Collection: American Art
Date: 1980
Artist/Maker: Louise Nevelson
Classification: Sculpture

Louise Nevelson’s reflections on her own work are often mystical in tone.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1930
Artist/Maker: Reginald Marsh
Classification: Prints

Of the burlesque shows that were a frequent subject of his paintings and prints, Reginald Marsh said, “The whole thing is extremely pictorial. … You get a woman in the spotlight, the gilt architecture of the place, plenty of humanity.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: n.d.
Classification: Photographs

Gardens and west end of Greenhouse complex. Includes sprinklers & irrigation system and smokestack from power plant.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1975
Artist/Maker: Red Grooms
Classification: Prints

Gertrude, Red Grooms’s parody of Pablo Picasso’s infamous portrait of his patron Gertrude Stein, is typical of his sardonic wit and innovative use of techniques.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1904
Artist/Maker: Childe Hassam
Classification: Paintings

Despite the simplicity of the subject--three magnolia blossoms in a glazed stoneware vase, placed on a polished hardwood surface-- the elegance and sophistication of this still life painting by Childe Hassam is striking.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Lighting Equipment

This five-light girandole (a branched lighting device), made of gilded metal, has five brackets branching from a single tapered shaft that rises from a circular base with beaded ornament and terminates at the top in a large hollow cut glass finial that slips over the shaft.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Lighting Equipment

This five-light girandole (a branched lighting device), made of gilded metal, has five brackets branching from a single tapered shaft that rises from a circular base with beaded ornament and terminates at the top in a large hollow cut glass finial that slips over the shaft.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1910
Artist/Maker: John Sloan
Classification: Prints

In 1904, John Sloan married Anna “Dolly” Wall and the couple moved from Philadelphia to New York, settling in Chelsea. The neighborhood had a shabby bohemian quality that appealed to them.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 29 August 1917
Classification: Plans

Landscape plan created by Thomas Sears shows the planting plan of the forecourt at Reynolda House. After the initial phase of site development in 1912, Katharine Reynolds selected Thomas W. Sears (1880-1966) of Philadelphia to be the principal landscape architect for Reynolda.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 29 August 1917
Classification: Plans

The plan, created by Thomas Sears (1880-1966), shows the grading plan for the forecourt at Reynolda House.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: n.d.
Classification: Photographs

Greenhouse complex from Village; entrance to office (later post office) to left

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1920
Classification: Photographs

South facade of greenhouse conservatory, also called the palm house

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1935
Classification: Photographs

Snow-covered gardens showing Greenhouse entrance from fountain

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: n.d.
Classification: Photographs

Post card of Greenhouse interior with ferns and flowers. AZO post card created by Kodak Department, Barber's Book Store, Winston-Salem

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: n.d.
Classification: Photographs

South facing of Greenhouse complex, including entrance and entire range of glass. Includes flowers and paths in gardens

Collection: American Art
Date: 1982
Artist/Maker: Susan Mullally
Classification: Photographs

Photographer Susan Mullally seems to have caught her subject, painter Gregory Gillespie, a bit off guard. He stands, unposed, frowning at the camera. In the background are the opened French doors of Reynolda House’s sun porch and a glimpse inside showing the backs of three chairs.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Furniture

The hexagonal table in the William-and-Mary style has a top made of six inset wedge-shaped panels enclosed by six bread-board sides with molded edges.

Collection: American Art
Date: 20th Century
Artist/Maker: Ace Powell
Classification: Paintings

This landscape oil painting features themes of the American West, with a decorated Native American man on a horse, presumably a trader. He rides a white horse, with a small herd of brown horses following behind him. Another rider can be seen in the distance, at the back of the herd.

Collection: American Art
Date: circa 1950
Artist/Maker: Aaron Bohrod
Classification: Paintings

Of this painting, Bohrod wrote, “It was sketched, I believe, not too long after I came to the University here (in 1948) and it was probably painted around 1950–52.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1972
Artist/Maker: Alex Katz
Classification: Prints

Painter and printmaker Alex Katz is known for his closely observed, large-scale portraits, in which the details are smoothed out in favor of a stylized, highly finished surface.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1847
Artist/Maker: Thomas Cole
Classification: Paintings

Thomas Cole is known primarily as the father of the Hudson River School of landscape painting.

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Collection: American Art
Date: 1945
Artist/Maker: Arnold Newman
Classification: Photographs

Arnold Newman’s preference was to photograph his subjects in their surroundings, and to this end he traveled extensively—to England for Henry Moore, to Cannes, France, for Picasso, and to New Mexico for Georgia O’Keeffe.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1915
Classification: Photographs

Mary Reynolds, behind sand pile; Smith Reynolds, with dog; Henrietta "Bum" Van den Burg; unidentified boy; Nancy Reynolds; and Dick Reynolds, partially in view, in front of a house during construction in Reynolda Village.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1922
Classification: Photographs

Houses in Reynolda Village belonging to Blanche Gunn and Robert Gibson.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1920
Classification: Photographs

Houses in Reynolda Village after an ice storm, including a wrought iron street lamp and a trellis.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1936
Artist/Maker: Thomas Hart Benton
Classification: Prints

For his murals celebrating American culture and mores, Thomas Hart Benton traveled extensively across the country, sketching and recording vignettes for a future autobiography.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Household Accessories

The rectangular box with hinged cover is covered in red velvet. Pierced and gilded brass plates cover the top and four sides with a gilt-brass guilloche band around the outside edge of the cover.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1915
Classification: Furniture

This Jacobean-style oak cupboard on stand (the maker called it a “hutch”) consists of a two-door cabinet supported on an open base of five legs. The plain top has a molded edge. Each of the doors has three raised panels with molded frames, two small over one long.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1973
Artist/Maker: Josef Albers
Classification: Prints

For Josef Albers, printmaking provided a medium that was technically demanding and one that allowed him to leave no trace of his hand, in direct contrast to many other artists of his time.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1950
Classification: Photographs

This photograph of Ida Lash and her son Wayne was taken in the 1950s, and the telephone pole indicates that utilities had arrived.

Collection: American Art
Date: circa 1835
Artist/Maker: Thomas Doughty
Classification: Paintings

Thomas Doughty was an important precursor of the Hudson River School, acclaimed as America’s dominant landscape tradition of the nineteenth century. Like his contemporaries, Doughty composed landscapes in his studio from various sketches made in nature.

Collection: American Art
Date: circa 1884
Artist/Maker: William Merritt Chase
Classification: Paintings

William Merritt Chase’s In the Studio is one of a number of paintings depicting the artist’s studio in the famous Tenth Street Studio Building in New York City.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1936
Classification: Photographs

Inside of Indoor Swimming Pool during construction. Includes scaffolding and brick work. Six unidentified workers.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1918
Classification: Written Communication T&E

The massive inkwell on stand in the Renaissance style was made in four parts: square gilt-brass stand with recess (a) for the cube-shaped glass inkwell (b), enclosed by a removable filigree sheath (c), and having a small square cover (d) with three wood nymphs seated on a disc-shaped plinth...

Collection: American Art
Date: 1972-1973
Artist/Maker: Alan J. Shields
Classification: Prints

International Teady Bear is a work from Alan Shields’s artistic collaboration with master printer Bill Weege at the Jones Road Print Shop and Stable in Wisconsin during the early 1970s.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1916
Artist/Maker: Abraham Walkowitz
Classification: Drawings

Many artists are known for their passions—Leonardo for science, Picasso for women, Matisse for color—but Abraham Walkowitz’s obsession with the celebrated modern dancer Isadora Duncan sets him apart from the others. Over his lifetime it is believed that he created five thousand images of her....

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: June 1935
Classification: Photographs

Jack Murray standing behind and leaning on the broadside of Brogan, the Babcock's Irish wolfhound, while outdoors in a yard that is most likely in Connecticut.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1935
Classification: Photographs

Jack Murray, dressed in a suit and with two Irish wolfhounds on leashes, in a fenced field with numerous automobiles in the background and most likely at a dog show.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1987
Artist/Maker: Susan Mullally
Classification: Photographs

Serving as photographer-in-residence at Reynolda House, Susan Mullally was assigned to document the visits of such notable figures as Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000). She frequently shot them outdoors, with available light, which allowed for greater informality.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1700
Classification: Household Accessories

One of a pair of bulbous porcelain covered jars painted overall in underglaze blue with hawthorn or prunus blossoms on a cracked-ice background. This painted floral decoration has been popular for more than three hundred years on Chinese and Japanese porcelain.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1400-1699
Classification: Household Accessories

Squat stoneware jar with floral decorations outlined in raised slip. 1922.2.99 is covered with bright turquoise, yellow, and aubergine (eggplant purple) glazes that further define the decorations.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1700
Classification: Household Accessories

One of a pair of bulbous porcelain covered jars painted overall in underglaze blue with hawthorn or prunus blossoms on a cracked-ice background. This painted floral decoration has been popular for more than three hundred years on Chinese and Japanese porcelain.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1400-1699
Classification: Household Accessories

Squat stoneware jar with floral decorations outlined in raised slip. The whole of 1922.2.98 is covered with a white slip coating that forms the base for bright turquoise, yellow, and aubergine (eggplant purple) glazes that further define the decorations.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1700
Classification: Household Accessories

The deep, bowl-shaped porcelain jardinière is held up by a tall, sturdy teakwood stand having five legs connected by two five-part braces.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 19th Century - early 20th Century
Classification: Household Accessories

The wide dish-shaped jardinière (a) has vertical sides rising slightly outward from a flat bottom and a narrow flat rim. The sides are painted in underglaze blue with tree peonies holding a dragon with diamond-diaper scales on one side and an exotic pheasant or peacock on the other.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1700
Classification: Household Accessories

The deep, bowl-shaped porcelain jardinière is held up by a tall, sturdy teakwood stand having five legs connected by two five-part braces.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1831
Artist/Maker: Thomas Sully
Classification: Paintings

In his portrait of the scholar and writer Jared Sparks (1789–1866), Thomas Sully presents his subject as a dreamy and romantic hero.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1936
Artist/Maker: Thomas Hart Benton
Classification: Prints

The legend of Jesse James is one of several folk stories Benton chose to depict for his project at the Missouri Capitol building. He also selected the vignette for a lithograph, which was circulated by the Associated American Artists of New York.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1878
Artist/Maker: William Michael Harnett
Classification: Paintings

A relatively early painting in Harnett’s oeuvre, created just four years after the artist completed his first work in oil, Job Lot Cheap nevertheless demonstrates Harnett’s astonishing illusionistic skill.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1763
Artist/Maker: John Singleton Copley
Classification: Paintings

John Singleton Copley’s painting of merchant John Spooner from 1763 is somewhat unusual for its size and format. Most of his paintings of gentlemen were three-quarter length—the half size suggests that this was a minor commission.

Collection: American Art
Date: 2000
Artist/Maker: Martin Puryear
Classification: Prints

Martin Puryear’s Cane reveals the artist’s ongoing interest in African American history and culture. Sculptures in the artist’s oeuvre, such as Some Lines for Jim Beckwourth, 1978, collection of the artist, and Ladder for Booker T.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1914
Classification: Photographs

Katharine and children on bridge over stream with car in background. Left to right -- Katharine Reynolds, Dick Reynolds, unidentified boy, nurse, Smith Reynolds, Nancy Reynolds and Mary Reynolds

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Photographs

Katharine Reynolds' Study facing southeast corner

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Documents

A note to Edward Belmont of John Wannamaker's, the Philadelphia department store, discusses accessories for the ladies guest room and Katharine's study. The letter was written by Katharine while she was staying with R. J. Reynolds at the Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1921
Classification: Photographs

Katharine Smith Reynolds on west end of Sun Porch. Furnishings include table and wicker furniture.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1979
Artist/Maker: Chuck Close
Classification: Drawings

By the time Chuck Close completed his Keith/Six Drawing Series in 1979, almost a decade had elapsed since his initial manipulation of the photographic headshot on which Keith, 1970, was based.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1979
Artist/Maker: Chuck Close
Classification: Drawings

By the time Chuck Close completed his Keith/Six Drawing Series in 1979, almost a decade had elapsed since his initial manipulation of the photographic headshot on which Keith, 1970, was based.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1979
Artist/Maker: Chuck Close
Classification: Drawings

By the time Chuck Close completed his Keith/Six Drawing Series in 1979, almost a decade had elapsed since his initial manipulation of the photographic headshot on which Keith, 1970, was based.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1979
Artist/Maker: Chuck Close
Classification: Drawings

By the time Chuck Close completed his Keith/Six Drawing Series in 1979, almost a decade had elapsed since his initial manipulation of the photographic headshot on which Keith, 1970, was based.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1979
Artist/Maker: Chuck Close
Classification: Drawings

By the time Chuck Close completed his Keith/Six Drawing Series in 1979, almost a decade had elapsed since his initial manipulation of the photographic headshot on which Keith, 1970, was based.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1979
Artist/Maker: Chuck Close
Classification: Drawings

By the time Chuck Close completed his Keith/Six Drawing Series in 1979, almost a decade had elapsed since his initial manipulation of the photographic headshot on which Keith, 1970, was based.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1935
Artist/Maker: Vuk Vuchinich
Classification: Sculpture

The subject and style of this outdoor sculpture is neoclassical and in the Beaux Arts tradition of Vuk Vuchinich’s teachers Robert Aitken and Lee Oscar Lawrie. It resembles similarly posed statues from ancient times, which used the ruse of Venus bathing as an excuse to portray a nude woman.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Photographs

Lake Breakfast Porch, facing northeast. Furnishings include tables, chairs, pair of Venetian glass compotes, hand painted window shades and cornice boards.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1913
Classification: Photographs

One of earliest images of Lake Katharine. Land in foreground appears recently cleared and/or seeded. Driveway in front of boat house yet to be constructed.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Photographs

Lake Porch interior, looking across porch to east. Furnishings include wicker furniture, wooden benches, urns with ferns, area rug, ceiling lights; and shades.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: n.d.
Classification: Photographs

Lake Porch interior, east half. Includes ferns, furnishings, shades, and French doors. Open windows along north facade of house.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1920
Artist/Maker: Thomas Sears
Classification: Photographs

Lake Porch and north facade of house viewed from Lake Katharine

Collection: American Art
Date: Mid-nineteenth century
Artist/Maker: John F Kensett
Classification: Paintings

It was common practice for the painters of the Hudson River School to take small panels or canvases along on sketching trips into the mountains. They were easy to manage, and became source material for larger canvases that were developed later in urban studios.

Collection: American Art
Date: circa 1916
Artist/Maker: Alfred Henry Maurer
Classification: Paintings

Painted at the height of the artist’s Fauvist period, Alfred Maurer’s Landscape: Provence illustrates many of the style’s key principles: use of heightened color to express emotion, application of discreet patches of unblended paint, and lack of spatial recession.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1991
Artist/Maker: Nam June Paik
Classification: Mixed Media

In an interview in 1992, the Korean-American artist Nam June Paik responded to a question about the use of old television sets to screen electronic manipulations of digital imagery. He responded: “To me old television sets resemble sculptures.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: n.d.
Classification: Photographs

Library Porch interior facing French doors on east side of room. Fountain and landscape covered in snow outside. Furnishings include chandelier, two wicker chairs; one wooden arm chair with cane back; and another wooden chair.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1918
Classification: Furniture

This long, rectangular table is supported by eight twist-turned legs topped with Corinthian capitals. The legs are supported on large square feet carved with anthemion. Six legs are at the table's ends (three each), while two support the middle.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This Renaissance Revival walnut library table has a flat top with an elaborate molding around the sides and ends carved with an egg and dart pattern enclosing anthemions.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Photographs

Southeast corner of Library with fireplace. Includes framed photos of R.J. Reynolds, Jr. and Lelia Rosalind (Wilson) Gray

Collection: Historic House
Date: Jar: 1925-1945 [Stand: Early 20th Century]
Classification: Household Accessories

The bulbous coarse stoneware jar (a) with domed cover (b) and prominent short neck and foot is covered with a bright green glossy glaze with flowing (flambé) character. The domed cover has a wide flange and large globular knob. The bottom, foot rim and inside of the cover are unglazed.

Collection: American Art
Date: circa 1873-1876
Artist/Maker: William Rimmer
Classification: Paintings

The artist and highly regarded teacher William Rimmer instructed, “Make your men deep- chested and narrow-waisted, like a lion.” [1] This statement reveals his love of anatomy and his fascination with lions, qualities evident in Lion in the Arena.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

The generous lounge chair, upholstered in blue silk damask, has a square back canted backwards slightly, out-rolled arms, square paneled tapered legs front legs with prominent collars above spade feet, and a single cushion. The square back legs are curved slightly backward.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

The Queen Anne style settee or love seat, upholstered in blue silk damask, has one long seat cushion, walnut legs, serpentine stretchers, a shaped back, and short out-curved arms. The back of the sofa curves gently outward.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Photographs

Lovie Eaton, the first teacher at Five Row School. “Miss Lovie Eaton, she was a grand teacher....” – Harvey Miller, raised and educated at Five Row School, later head butler at Reynolda.

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Collection: American Art
Date: 1945
Artist/Maker: Arnold Newman
Classification: Photographs

In devising his “environmental portraits,” Arnold Newman responded to his sitters and their surroundings, but his method was inclusive. “The subject of a photographic portrait must be envisioned in terms of sharp lenses, fast emulsions, textures, light and realism.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1972
Artist/Maker: Jasper Johns
Classification: Prints

Jasper Johns has been hard to categorize. Although he was part of the generation to chafe against the large-scale non-representational work of the Abstract Expressionists, he was also indebted to them.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1897
Artist/Maker: Mary Cassatt
Classification: Drawings

Mary Cassatt met the Gaillard family, depicted in this pastel, through her friend Edgar Degas. Dr. Theodore Gaillard was an early patron of the French Impressionists and a collector of works by Renoir, Sisley, and Degas. Finding a sympathetic patron in Dr.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1905
Artist/Maker: John Sloan
Classification: Prints

In 1904, John Sloan married Anna “Dolly” Wall and the couple moved from Philadelphia to New York, settling in Chelsea. The neighborhood had a shabby bohemian quality that appealed to them.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Timekeeping T&E

The mantel clock is a large white marble disk with gilded Roman numerals displayed within finely beaded frames. The gilded filigree metal hands are attached to the interior clockworks through a central cast and gilded metal plate with foliate ornament revealing three faces.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Timekeeping T&E

An Alps green marble (serpentine) clock face shaped as a disk and having Roman numerals and decorative minute and hour hands is presented by two gilt-bronze satyrs (in Roman style, rather than original Greek), the whole mounted on a rectangular green marble plinth raised on a molded gilt-bronze...

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1900-1910
Classification: Timekeeping T&E

This mantel set consists of three pieces: a Tiffany & Company clock and a pair of inlaid marble tazzas.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: October 1910
Classification: Plans

A detailed map created by J. N. Ambler shows the golf course, roads, and water works on the Reynolda estate. Reynolda Road is noted as "16 ft. Macadam strip."

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1932
Classification: Photographs

Marjorie Carter leaning over Mary Katharine Babcock, on a bike at 7 months, and a dog, most likely in the courtyard of the Babcock's Connecticut home.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1932
Classification: Photographs

Marjorie Carter, a nurse who worked for the Babcocks, is holding one of the Babcock children as a baby. The setting is possibly at the Babcock's Connecticut home.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1935
Classification: Photographs

Mary and Charlie sitting on a couch with Charlie dressed in overhauls and an unidentified man kneeling by who is dressed as a female nurse and wearing a cape.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1932
Classification: Photographs

Mary Katharine Babcock at seven months old sitting on a bike by herself with her left hand raised and her eyes closed, most likely on the patio of the Babcock's Connecticut home.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1920
Artist/Maker: Boris Bernhard Gordon
Classification: Paintings

This portrait by Boris Gordon depicts Mary Reynolds at about the age of twelve. She is shown from the waist up wearing a white dress. [1] Her brown hair is cut into a bob and curled at the ends, while a fringe of bangs falls across her forehead.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1935
Classification: Documents

After taking over ownership of Reynolda in 1935, Mary Reynolds Babock wrote out a list of improvements for the residence with the heading "Reynolda in future Bungalow -- must keep present style." Included on the list of changes for the residence were creating a garden from the parking circle,...

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1933
Classification: Photographs

Mary Reynolds and Charlie Babcock, dressed in white, standing by a cement structure with native children nearby.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1915
Classification: Photographs

Mary (facing camera), Nancy, and Dick Reynolds with unidentified nurse and others building snowman. Reynolds children on right end of line of people. Part of another image is at right of this one.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1859
Artist/Maker: Winslow Homer
Classification: Prints

Winslow Homer is revered today both for the powerful and dramatic images he created as well as for his enormous technical skill in watercolor and oil. But it was another medium, engraving, in which the artist first revealed his talents.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1906
Artist/Maker: John Sloan
Classification: Prints

After moving to New York in 1904, John and Dolly Sloan quickly renewed the friendships of other Philadelphia artists who had made the move earlier. Chief among those friends were Robert and Linda Henri. Sloan and Henri were in fact more than friends.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1859
Artist/Maker: Winslow Homer
Classification: Prints

Winslow Homer is revered today both for the powerful and dramatic images he created as well as for his enormous technical skill in watercolor and oil. But it was another medium, engraving, in which the artist first revealed his talents.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1851
Artist/Maker: Richard Caton Woodville
Classification: Prints

Richard Caton Woodville’s 1848 painting War News from Mexico was extraordinarily popular in the nineteenth century, and it remains one of the most recognized American genre paintings.

Collection: Historic House
Date: early 20th Century
Classification: Household Accessories

The so-called mineral tree is made from a variety of hard stones, such as pale-colored agate and jade, carved in the shapes of petals and leaves and wired to gilded branches with wire wrapped in red thread to simulate the appearance of a small tree "planted" in a rectangular cloisonné jardinière...

Collection: American Art
Date: 1938
Artist/Maker: Alexander Calder
Classification: Sculpture

Despite its small scale, Mobile with Five Appendages is characteristic of Alexander Calder’s innovative style. But it is also unusual in its combination of a rocking base with movable parts, created through a subtle balance of cut and welded sheet metal and wire.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1976
Artist/Maker: Louise Nevelson
Classification: Mixed Media

Louise Nevelson is best known for her iconic shadow-box-like sculptures, but her work in printmaking was also significant. With her prints, she was able to experiment with shading, gradation, color, and reflectiveness in a way that was impossible with her matte black sculptures.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1935
Classification: Photographs

A photograph looking from a mountainside down into a valley which was probably take by Mary Reynolds Babcock while she was on a trip. A small tree stands in the foreground.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1935
Classification: Photographs

A view from a mountainside looking down onto a valley probably taken by Mary Reynolds Babcock while on a trip.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1935
Classification: Photographs

A mountainside view of a lake and a concrete dam with a road running by the lake in the far right corner of the image.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1872
Artist/Maker: Jasper Francis Cropsey
Classification: Paintings

Like several of the other Hudson River School painters—Thomas Cole at Catskill and Frederic Edwin Church at Olana—Jasper Cropsey built an estate, Aladdin, near the river in Warwick, New York.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1935
Classification: Photographs

Mr. Clevinger (on right) standing with an unidentified couple in the forecourt of a property most likely in Connecticut, and with an automobile in the background.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1795
Artist/Maker: Charles Willson Peale
Classification: Paintings

In 1795, the artist Charles Willson Peale traveled from Philadelphia with his wife Betsey and his nine-year-old daughter Sophonisba to visit his elder daughter Angelica at her home in Baltimore.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1919
Artist/Maker: Boris Bernhard Gordon
Classification: Paintings

This posthumous portrait by Boris Gordon of tobacco magnate R.J. Reynolds (1850–1918) depicts him with his daughter Nancy (1910–1985). [1] While Nancy may have posed for the portrait, Gordon must have used a photograph of Reynolds, who had died the previous year, in order to complete this work...

Collection: American Art
Date: 1809
Artist/Maker: Gilbert Stuart
Classification: Paintings

Sally Foster (1770-1836), daughter of Grace Spear and William Foster, a Boston merchant, married Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848) in 1790.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1921
Artist/Maker: Boris Bernhard Gordon
Classification: Paintings

This portrait by Boris Gordon depicts Katharine Smith Reynolds (1880–1924) sitting in a tapestry chair. [1] Her body is turned away from the picture plane, but she regards the viewer with a pleasant and engaged expression.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1920
Artist/Maker: Boris Bernhard Gordon
Classification: Paintings

This portrait by Boris Gordon depicts Katharine Smith Reynolds (1880–1924), widow of the tobacco magnate R.J. Reynolds, and her daughter Mary (1908–1953). [1] Katharine is seated in a purple chair holding a large peacock feather fan.

Collection: American Art
Date: 2000-2001
Artist/Maker: Julie Moos
Classification: Photographs

A Canadian-born artist who was living in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2000, Julie Moos was invited by a member of the New Pilgrim Baptist Church to photograph women in the predominantly African American congregation who were celebrated for their elaborate hats.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1755
Artist/Maker: Jeremiah Thëus
Classification: Paintings

The daughter of a prominent South Carolina family, Elizabeth Allston married Thomas Lynch, another well-connected South Carolinian, in 1745. At age 17, she became the mistress of Hopsewee Plantation, where the Lynch family cultivated rice and indigo.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This upright walnut cabinet made in the William & Mary style features narrow shelves to hold boxes containing music rolls for the Aeolian organ.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1922
Classification: Photographs

Nancy Reynolds in outdoor swimming pool with float board.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1920
Artist/Maker: Boris Bernhard Gordon
Classification: Paintings

This portrait by Boris Gordon depicts Nancy Jane Cox Reynolds (1825–1903), the mother of tobacco magnate R.J. Reynolds. [1] Against a plain brown backdrop, she wears an austere black dress, white lacy collar, and decorative brooch. Her expression is serious and unsmiling.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1860
Artist/Maker: David Johnson
Classification: Paintings

Natural Bridge, Virginia is a testament to landscape theories of the sublime in nature, as well as a symbol of the social and political climate of the mid-nineteenth century. The painting possesses a clarity of light that emphasizes the beauty of the geologic natural wonder.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1940
Classification: Documents

In the photo album “The Negro and Reynolda,” several residents of Five Row described the community and its people from 1915 until 1940. It was presented to Mary Reynolds Babcock and her husband Charlie Babcock in 1940, a few years after Mary purchased other family members' shares in the estate...

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1920s
Classification: Furniture

A nest of three occasional tables decorated in the Chinese taste (chinoiserie) are painted red with touches of gilt, the tops decorated with lacquer scenes in the style of Chinese export furniture.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1910
Artist/Maker: John Sloan
Classification: Prints

In 1904, John Sloan married Anna “Dolly” Wall and the couple moved from Philadelphia to New York, settling in Chelsea. The neighborhood had a shabby bohemian quality that appealed to them.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1975-1976
Artist/Maker: Philip Pearlstein
Classification: Prints

Philip Pearlstein’s drawings, paintings, and prints have been controversial for three reasons: their utter realism, their nude subject matter, and their spatial illusionism at a time when most artists valued the flatness of the picture plane.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1923-1924
Artist/Maker: George Wesley Bellows
Classification: Prints

In 1917, shortly after he first began experimenting with the medium of lithography, George Bellows described his technique in a letter to a friend:

Collection: American Art
Date: 1982
Artist/Maker: William Wegman
Classification: Photographs

William Wegman immortalized Man Ray and his other Weimaraners through his lucid and clever photographs and videos. He invented a panoply of poses and characters, often using ingenious props and dressing up his dogs in crazy costumes imitative of human beings.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1973-1974
Artist/Maker: James Rosenquist
Classification: Prints

Like much of James Rosenquist’s work, Off the Continental Divide is large and multifaceted. It is also autobiographical. When it was published in 1974 by Universal Limited Art Editions, it was the largest print—over six feet wide—ever to have been pulled from a press.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1922
Classification: Photographs

Office building in Reynolda Village.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1916-1917
Classification: Furniture

One of a pair of mahogany barrel-back chairs with open arms and backs filled with caning and brown leather cushions on seat and arms were used in Mr. Reynolds' office at Reynolda House.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1864
Artist/Maker: Worthington Whittredge
Classification: Paintings

This intimate landscape, considered by many Worthington Whittredge’s masterpiece, commands the attention of the viewer through dramatic use of light and a strong vertical composition. A limited palette, controlled brushstroke, and realistic forms create a picture of restrained natural beauty.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1970
Artist/Maker: Edward Ruscha
Classification: Prints

In their renditions of commercial brands, comic strips, and newspaper articles, Pop artists incorporated lettering as words, names, or phrases.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

The walnut open armchair with wool needlepoint upholstery on seat and back has four cabriole legs ending in pad feet with carved ornament on the front knees and c-scrolls carved on the sides of the front knees. Brass tacks with large heads outline the shape of the chair seat and back.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

The walnut open armchair with wool needlepoint upholstery on seat and back has four cabriole legs ending in pad feet with carved ornament on the front knees and c-scrolls carved on the sides of the front knees. Brass tacks with large heads outline the shape of the chair seat and back.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1871
Artist/Maker: Martin Johnson Heade
Classification: Paintings

In looking back over his life, American artist Martin Johnson Heade described the effect of his travels to Brazil: “A few years after my first appearance in this breathtaking world [1863], I was attacked by the all-absorbing hummingbird craze, and it has never left me since.” He determined to...

Collection: American Art
Date: 1873
Artist/Maker: F. Molder
Classification: Prints

This engraving was published in Harper’s Bazar on March 22, 1873. It depicts an Arab man named “Said” riding through the Bois de Boulogne, Paris, in a small chariot harnessed to an ostrich. The ostrich leads a small parade of camels, with two riders shown.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1900
Classification: Household Accessories

The surface of the tall baluster form of this Chinese porcelain jar is decorated completely with a complicated pattern of exotic birds and tree peonies rendered in over-glaze polychrome enamels, including green, yellow, pink, and red with under-glaze blue branches.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1900
Classification: Household Accessories

The surface of the tall baluster form of this Chinese porcelain jar is decorated completely with a complicated pattern of exotic birds and tree peonies rendered in over-glaze polychrome enamels, including green, yellow, pink, and red with under-glaze blue branches.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1920
Classification: Photographs

Lake Porch roof patio with furnishings. Includes flower boxes within railing; awning over door to house.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1970
Artist/Maker: Roy Lichtenstein
Classification: Prints

Roy Lichtenstein developed his signature Pop art style by merging high-art formalism with material culture.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1826-1830
Artist/Maker: Edward Hicks
Classification: Paintings

Edward Hicks revisited the subject of the peaceable kingdom sixty-two times between 1820 and his death in 1849. However, only four known versions of this particular composition, known as The Peaceable Kingdom of the Branch, have been recorded.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1918
Classification: Written Communication T&E

The rectangular gilt-brass pen tray in the Renaissance style, made en suite with the large inkwell (1922.2.180), is supported on four small ball feet. The tray is decorated with filigree plates attached with small pins.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1982
Artist/Maker: Susan Mullally
Classification: Photographs

Among the photographers admired by Susan Mullally, the one that stands out is Arnold Newman. His ability to portray his sitters in meaningful settings and his Artists Look Like This series served as models for Mullally as she photographed artists visiting Reynolda House.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1886
Artist/Maker: David Johnson
Classification: Paintings

Best known as a landscape artist, Johnson painted canvases characterized by a precision of line and clarity of light typical of Luminism. Late in his career he turned to still life subjects, which reflect the influence of Impressionism.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1891-1914
Classification: Clothing

Known as a Pickelhaube (spiked helmet) and made of hardened leather and brass (or aluminiumbronze), the helmet has a bulbous shape with short front visor and long curved neck guard (allied troops called them “lobster tails” during World War I).

Collection: American Art
Date: 1911
Artist/Maker: John Sloan
Classification: Prints

In 1904, John Sloan married Anna “Dolly” Wall and the couple moved from Philadelphia to New York, settling in Chelsea. The neighborhood had a shabby bohemian quality that appealed to them.

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Collection: American Art
Date: 1942
Artist/Maker: Arnold Newman
Classification: Photographs

As he worked on his portraits of artists, Arnold Newman befriended many of them, and visited them several times. They often exchanged works, a common practice among artists, who generally could not afford to purchase the works they admired.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1890
Classification: Household Accessories

The buff earthenware pitcher rises from a bulbous bottom through a gently waisted form to a long trumpet-shaped neck and opening with spout.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1885-1900
Classification: Household Accessories

The tall wrought iron plant stand has a flat top with a tall lip shaped as a series of lambrequins. The straight standard is attached to the top with c-shaped strap brackets having large curls at the top.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1916
Artist/Maker: Thomas Sears
Classification: Plans

This landscape drawing by Thomas W. Sears (1880-1966) shows the planting plan for the grounds immediately around Reynolda House, the front lawn, and a portion of the drive. The type and quantity of each plant or tree is indicated at its exact location of planting.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1916
Artist/Maker: Thomas Sears
Classification: Plans

This landscape drawing created by Thomas W. Sears (1880-1966) shows the planting plan for the area around the den wing of Reynolda House. The type and quantity of each plant or tree is indicated at its location.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1920
Classification: Photographs

Southwest corner view of the Reynolda Gardens playhouse after an ice storm.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1921
Classification: Photographs

A Reynolda Village staff cottage, identified on Ellerbe's General Plan as the plumber's cottage no. 2, with roof line of superintendent's cottage visible in the background.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Photographs

Cottage of electrician Robert Gibson, later the plumber's cottage. The cottage is listed as no. 2 on Ellerbee's General Plan.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1922
Artist/Maker: Georgia O'Keeffe
Classification: Drawings

A backing inscription on this pastel drawing by Georgia O’Keeffe, written in Alfred Stieglitz’s hand, reads “Walk in Lake George/Pond in Centre.” [1] Whether “pool” or “pond,” the landscape depicted is thus associated with the Stieglitz family compound at Lake George.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1922
Classification: Photographs

Poultryman's House in Reynolda Village.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1909
Classification: Food Service T&E

The neoclassical punch cup has a bulbous body with everted rim prominent foot and c-scrolled handle. The repoussé decoration of several different flowers around the body echoes the ornament on the rest of the punch set.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1909
Classification: Food Service T&E

This fifteen piece punch set was presented to Mrs. Reynolds by Mr. Reynolds on the occasion of their fourth wedding anniversary in 1909 as noted by the inscriptions on the bottom of the punch bowl and plateau.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1928
Artist/Maker: Lyonel Feininger
Classification: Paintings

Where an artist works is often critical to his art. Joseph M.W. Turner in Venice, Winslow Homer in the Adirondacks, and Andrew Wyeth in Maine all derived inspiration from the landscape, light, atmosphere, and, sometimes, the people associated with their favorite locales.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1974
Artist/Maker: Alan J. Shields
Classification: Prints

Rat is one of a group of two-sided prints that Alan Shields made at Bill Weege’s Jones Road Print Shop and Stable in 1973 and 1974. These open grid or “lattice prints” were constructed out of strips of previously printed paper.

Collection: American Art
Date: circa 1908
Artist/Maker: Frederic Remington
Classification: Sculpture

Frederic Remington’s knowledge of and affection for horses began at an early age; the son of a colonel who fought in the cavalry during the Civil War, he rode extensively throughout his childhood in upstate New York.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Photographs

Southwest corner of Reception Hall. Includes Aeolian organ behind screen, balcony, and chandelier.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Photographs

Reception Hall and balcony, west end. Includes screen in front of organ; portrait of Nancy Jane Cox Reynolds; portrait of William Hardin Reynolds; and French doors to sleeping porch open.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1935
Artist/Maker: David Smith
Classification: Sculpture

About 1930, while still in art school, David Smith saw reproductions of Pablo Picasso’s recent sculpture, and this simple event served as a turning point for the young artist.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1969
Artist/Maker: Anni Albers
Classification: Prints

While a student at the Bauhaus, there were few avenues for Anni Albers to pursue; women were discouraged from any pursuit that required heavy lifting.

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Collection: American Art
Date: 1941
Artist/Maker: Arnold Newman
Classification: Photographs

While making his many photographs of artists, Arnold Newman often became close friends with his subjects, especially if they were in similar straitened circumstances.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1922
Classification: Photographs

The boarding house at Reynolda Village.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1922
Classification: Photographs

The well in Reynolda Village

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1915
Classification: Photographs

Studio portrait of Reynolds family. Family seated at table with an open album placed atop table. Katharine seated at left with arm on table; Dick, Mary, Nancy standing behind table; Smith sitting on table; R.J. at right

Collection: American Art
Date: circa 1860
Artist/Maker: Asher B. Durand
Classification: Paintings

Asher B. Durand’s career as an accomplished engraver prepared him well to create carefully observed depictions of nature. Rocky Cliff is painted with the scientific accuracy characteristic of his work.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1982
Artist/Maker: Susan Mullally
Classification: Photographs

Susan Mullally’s assignment was to record the visits of artists to Reynolda House, and to capture them in a way that showed a portion of the house. More often than not, the artists were so imposing and engaging that the setting became secondary.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1906
Artist/Maker: John Sloan
Classification: Prints

In 1904, John Sloan married Anna “Dolly” Wall and the couple moved from Philadelphia to New York, settling in Chelsea. The neighborhood had a shabby bohemian quality that appealed to them.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1979
Artist/Maker: Robert Rauschenberg
Classification: Prints

The contrast between Robert Rauschenberg’s heavily industrial hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, and the stunning natural beauty of his later residence in southwest Florida is paradoxically highlighted and equalized in the Rookery Mounds series of lithographs.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917-1918
Classification: Furniture

This Louis XV-style parquetry table, made en suite with Mrs. Reynolds’s desk, is round in overall shape with four square tapered legs.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1950
Classification: Photographs

Sam Stimpson, who had a lifelong career in the armed forces, stands beside a 1940 Plymouth. In the background, three Five Row houses are visible, each with a front yard defined by a privet hedge and a vegetable garden in the rear.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Furniture

This three-panel folding screen is covered on one side with woven polychrome wool tapestry in the style of medieval tapestries. The frame of each panel rises gently in the center top and is straight at the bottom, but raised slightly from the floor.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Furniture

This three-panel folding screen is covered on one side with woven polychrome wool tapestry in the style of medieval tapestries. The frame of each panel rises gently in the center top and is straight at the bottom.

Date: 1976
Artist/Maker: Mary Frank
Classification: Sculpture

Mary Frank started using clay for sculpture in 1969 and by trial and error she learned how to manipulate the material to create sensitive images of women and nature.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1995
Artist/Maker: Beverly Pepper
Classification: Sculpture

While many contemporary artists elect to name their pieces “untitled,” leaving the viewer to invent his or her own interpretations, others offer more momentous labels for their art work.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1910-1920
Classification: Furniture

The small lady’s secretary, with mahogany veneer and marquetry, has two doors on top that open to reveal a small cabinet, a leather-covered slide that pulls out with two small brass handles, and two doors below with brass screen that open to reveal a cabinet with one shelf in the middle.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: n.d.
Classification: Photographs

Section of drive in front of house facing intersection with main entrance drive. Storm drains visible on either side of drive. "R-shaped" wrought iron lamp just across entrance drive and automoblie just visible behind trees to left.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1922
Classification: Photographs

Servant's cottage in Reynolda Village.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This Chippendale-revival upholstered wing settee with single cushion has four walnut cabriole legs with foliate knees and scrolled feet. The gadroon-carved front stretcher has a framed rosette in the center flanked by two scrolls. Exposed gadrooned walnut rails continue around the settee.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This Chippendale-revival upholstered wing settee with single cushion has four walnut cabriole legs with foliate knees and scrolled feet. The gadroon-carved front stretcher has a framed rosette in the center flanked by two scrolls. Exposed gadrooned walnut rails continue around the settee.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Furniture

The side chair with caned seat is of neo-classical shape overall with tapered legs having recessed panels capped with small rectangular panels at the ends of the plain front skirt. The paneled stiles curve backward, terminating in a wide, plain out-curved crest rail.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This oak side chair, or Farthingale chair, in the Jacobean-revival style with upholstered seat and back has shallow spiral-turned legs and styles with boxed stretchers showing a low-relief diamond-diaper pattern scored into the outside.

Collection: Historic House
Date: early 20th Century
Classification: Furniture

Despite the aged appearance of these two farthingale chairs, they are likely revival pieces rather than Jacobean. The chair frames seem to be made of walnut, which was not a favored wood in the 16th century. The straight stiles are plain above the seat and sausage turned below.

Collection: Historic House
Date: early 20th Century
Classification: Furniture

Despite the aged appearance of these two farthingale chairs, they are likely revival pieces rather than Jacobean. The chair frames seem to be made of walnut, which was not a favored wood in the 16th century. The straight stiles are plain above the seat and sausage turned below.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Household Accessories

This oak side chair, or Farthingale chair, in the Jacobean-revival style with upholstered seat and back has shallow spiral-turned legs and styles with boxed stretchers showing a low-relief diamond-diaper pattern scored into the outside.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

Walnut side chair in the William and Mary style with a slight curve to the back and crest rails carved with Prince of Wales feathers over a pendant shell, the whole enclosed by scrolls. The molded shoulders curve downward into the stiles that terminate in legs that curve backward.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This oak side chair, or Farthingale chair, in the Jacobean-revival style with upholstered seat and back has shallow spiral-turned legs and styles with boxed stretchers showing a low-relief diamond-diaper pattern scored into the outside.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This oak side chair, or Farthingale chair, in the Jacobean-revival style with upholstered seat and back has shallow spiral-turned legs and styles with boxed stretchers showing a low-relief diamond-diaper pattern scored into the outside.

No image available
Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This oak side chair, or Farthingale chair, in the Jacobean-revival style with upholstered seat and back has shallow spiral-turned legs and styles with boxed stretchers showing a low-relief diamond-diaper pattern scored into the outside.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

Walnut side chair in the William and Mary style with a slight curve to the back and crest rails carved with Prince of Wales feathers over a pendant shell, the whole enclosed by scrolls. The molded shoulders curve downward into the stiles that terminate in legs that curve backward.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Furniture

This long rectangular mahogany table has a black-and-white marble top and a deep decorative skirt with framed rectangular panels having low-relief neo-classical ornaments separated by ranges of stop-fluting. The sides of the skirt are entirely stop-fluted panels.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Furniture

This long rectangular mahogany table has a black-and-white marble top and a deep decorative skirt with framed rectangular panels having low-relief neo-classical ornaments separated by ranges of stop-fluting. The sides of the skirt are entirely stop-fluted panels.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1871-1873
Artist/Maker: Albert Bierstadt
Classification: Paintings

Albert Bierstadt established his reputation painting the grandeur and unspoiled wilderness of the West.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Lighting Equipment

This three-arm electric sconce of silvered metal consists of three scroll arms supporting flaring candle cups over wide dish-shaped bobeches (or wax catchers) that hold three candle lights with replaced clip-on parchment shades.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Lighting Equipment

This three-arm electric sconce of silvered metal consists of three scroll arms supporting flaring candle cups over wide dish-shaped bobeches (or wax catchers) that hold three candle lights with replaced clip-on parchment shades.

Collection: American Art
Date: circa 1912
Artist/Maker: Elliott Daingerfield
Classification: Drawings

From the time of the Renaissance, it was common practice for artists to do preparatory drawings for their paintings. Drawing—especially of nudes—was also a standard teaching method at art academies.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1930-1940
Classification: Household Accessories

The kylix-shaped [1] ash bowl of this smoking stand is held atop a tall rope-twist standard on a round gently-sloping stand. The bail-shaped handle is topped with the figure of a dancing satyr flanked on the bowl by cigarette rests borne on stylized Archaic horses heads.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917-1920
Classification: Household Accessories

Carved and turned wooden smoking stand with an elaborately turned and carved standard rising from a carved tri-pod base with ball-and-claw feet and supporting a small dish-shaped cup to receive a glass ash holder.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1930-1940
Classification: Household Accessories

The kylix-shaped [1] ash bowl of this smoking stand is held atop a tall rope-twist standard on a round gently-sloping stand.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1930-1940
Classification: Household Accessories

The kylix-shaped [1] ash bowl of this smoking stand is held atop a tall standard on a round stand pierced with a design of holly leaves. Dolphin figures support the standard and form a transition to the base.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1925
Artist/Maker: John Sloan
Classification: Prints

In his later paintings and prints, Sloan often embraced a bird’s-eye perspective, presenting a view of the city from a high elevation. The change indicates a shift in the way that Sloan gathered material for his images.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

The long, low, rectangular couch, upholstered in blue silk damask, has four Jacobean-style segmented wooden bun feet (with casters), out-rolled back and arms, and three cushions.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917-1918
Classification: Furniture

The Hepplewhite-style sofa has gently out-curved arms and back and wooden legs with carved and painted stop flutes over ball feet. The skirt is ornamented at the bottom with a row of closely spaced brass hobnails.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1916-1917
Classification: Furniture

This large long sofa, one of a pair, has front feet carved to resemble recumbent lions, each on a gadrooned plinth, deep rolled arms, and a deeply tufted seat with a low tight back. Five large loose cushions reduce the depth of the seat. The back wooden feet are square.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This triple-back Jacobean-style sofa with wings has turned walnut legs and stretchers as well as tapestry upholstery. The front legs and stretchers all around are turned in a series of rings, sausages, and slight trumpet turnings. The back legs are squared.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1916-1917
Classification: Furniture

This large long sofa, one of a pair, has front feet carved to resemble recumbent lions, each on a gadrooned plinth, deep rolled arms, and a deeply tufted seat with a low tight back. Five large loose cushions reduce the depth of the seat. The back wooden feet are square.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Photographs

A view of the south side of the boat house at Lake Katharine, with a row boat in the water, floating dock, and barn in background.

Collection: American Art
Date: circa 1912
Artist/Maker: Elliott Daingerfield
Classification: Paintings

Since the 1870s, the Santa Fe Railroad Company had employed painters and photographers to document and celebrate the Grand Canyon and its scenery.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1975
Artist/Maker: Claes Oldenburg
Classification: Prints

Claes Oldenburg, one of the leading figures of the Pop art movement, took the inspiration for Spoon Pier from his hometown of Chicago.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1936
Artist/Maker: Grant Wood
Classification: Paintings

A high horizon line running along the exaggerated width of the composition paradoxically creates simultaneous feelings of expansion and compression in this depiction of an eastern Iowa landscape.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1982
Artist/Maker: Richard Serra
Classification: Prints

Sculptors who specialize in site-specific work face the dilemma of what to exhibit in gallery and museum shows. Some display models and working drawings, while others develop independent bodies of work.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1930
Artist/Maker: Hobson Lafayette Pittman
Classification: Prints

Hobson Pittman began to work with linocut and woodcut prints about 1930, just prior to assuming a teaching position as Director of Art at the Friends Central Country Day School near Philadelphia in 1931. Linocuts were common in classrooms as an easy and inexpensive printmaking process.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Furniture

The rectangular oak stool in the William-and-Mary style has elaborate trumpet and baluster turnings on the legs and stretchers with blocks where the stretchers are let in. The stool is newly re-covered with medium green velvet.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Furniture

The William-and-Mary-style stool is from a suite of benches and stools (1922.22.207-213) covered with tapestries displaying pastoral landscapes and scenes of peasants at various pursuits.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1885
Artist/Maker: George Inness
Classification: Paintings

George Inness’s The Storm was a commission of George I. Seney, a wealthy financier who was a faithful supporter of Inness’s work (Quick, Michael. George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2007, p. 171).

Collection: American Art
Date: 1861-1866
Artist/Maker: Eastman Johnson
Classification: Paintings

Eastman Johnson, a native of Maine, returned home every year between 1861 and 1866 to capture the amusing characters who assembled for the annual sugaring off, the practice of tapping the maple trees to produce maple syrup and sugar.

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Collection: American Art
Date: 1941
Artist/Maker: Arnold Newman
Classification: Photographs

While the series that launched Arnold Newman’s career, Artists Look Like This, emphasized painters and sculptors, he also made indelible portraits of performing artists.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1979
Artist/Maker: Chuck Close
Classification: Drawings

By the time Chuck Close completed his Keith/Six Drawing Series in 1979, almost a decade had elapsed since his initial manipulation of the photographic headshot on which Keith, 1970, was based.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1998
Artist/Maker: Lloyd Toone
Classification: Mixed Media

The inventiveness of mixed media artists is sometimes limitless. Lloyd Toone’s inspiration comes not only from the materials he can scrounge and his African roots, but also from his wife’s career as a fashion model and owner of a hair salon.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1922
Classification: Photographs

Sun Porch looking east from west side of entrance. Includes palms, ferns, and wicker chairs

Collection: American Art
Date: 1971
Artist/Maker: Alan J. Shields
Classification: Prints

Sun Moon Title Page is the first and most significant print from Alan Shields’s multi-year collaboration with master printmaker Bill Weege in the 1970s.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1918
Artist/Maker: Thomas Sears
Classification: Photographs

Nadeina Gibson, daughter of electrician Robert Gibson, riding a tricycle in the unpaved drive at the cottage of Reynolda's superintendent Clint Wharton.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1912
Artist/Maker: John Sloan
Classification: Prints

By 1912, John Sloan had achieved some degree of artistic success with his paintings, but he still turned to etching to make small, quick studies of street life. The resulting works preserve the artist’s freshness of vision while still conveying complex meanings.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Furniture

The center table, designed in the style of Roman classicism, has a thick round marble top with molded edge supported on an elaborate iron (steel) and brass base.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917-1918
Classification: Lighting Equipment

The square baluster-shaped metal lamp base with cut corners has recessed decoration on two sides of an urn of flowers on a black enamel ground in imitation of Coromandel lacquer. The flowers are filled with red, blue, and green enamels.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Lighting Equipment

Wrought iron two-light columnar lamp base with tripod arched foot. Each foot ends in a dragon head and the arches enclose the flower of a thistle, highlighted with red and green enamel. The straight squared shaft is decorated with incised vines and berries highlighted with green and red enamel...

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1918
Classification: Lighting Equipment

The pedestal of this double-baluster three-light pewter table lamp rises from a square base supported on four lion’s paw feet. Each side of the base is decorated with a different pseudo-armorial shield in relief (several borne by supporters) highlighted with colored enamels.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Lighting Equipment

Wrought iron two-light columnar lamp base with tripod arched foot. Each foot ends in a dragon head and the arches enclose the flower of a thistle, highlighted with red and green enamel. The straight squared shaft is decorated with incised vines and berries highlighted with green and red enamel...

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1918
Classification: Lighting Equipment

The pedestal of this double-baluster three-light pewter table lamp rises from a square base supported on four lion’s paw feet. Each side of the base is decorated with a different pseudo-armorial shield in relief (several borne by supporters) highlighted with colored enamels.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1982
Artist/Maker: Richard Artschwager
Classification: Prints

One of Richard Artschwager’s main preoccupations has been perception and the devices used to convey the illusion of space. He was an accomplished furniture designer, and worked with wood and Formica in addition to painting on Celotex fiberboard, a rough industrial material.

Collection: American Art
Date: 1920
Artist/Maker: George Wesley Bellows
Classification: Prints

In 1917, shortly after he first began experimenting with the medium of lithography, George Bellows described his technique in a letter to a friend:

Collection: American Art
Date: circa 1910
Artist/Maker: Robert Ingersoll Aitken
Classification: Sculpture

Robert Ingersoll Aitken’s bronze sculpture A Thing of Beauty may have been one of the pieces that the artist exhibited at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915.

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Collection: American Art
Date: 1970
Artist/Maker: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Classification: Photographs

As a photojournalist working for Life magazine, Alfred Eisenstaedt was regularly sent out on assignment to follow the news or to track down celebrities. The lifestyle was demanding, as he reminisced to a colleague when he was ninety-four: “I'm rereading my diaries.