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LEGIOP_110728_0170.JPG: Thomas Gainsborough
Landscape with Country Carts, ca 1784-1795
LEGIOP_110728_0193.JPG: Thomas Gainsborough
Samuel Kilderbee of Ipswitch, ca 1755
LEGIOP_110728_0201.JPG: Sir Joshua Reynolds
Anne, Viscountess Townshend, later Marchioness Townshend, ca 1779-1780
LEGIOP_110728_0210.JPG: Sir William Beechey
Master James Hatch, 1796
LEGIOP_110728_0241.JPG: Joseph Wright, called Joseph Wright of Derby
The Dead Soldier, 1789
LEGIOP_110728_0278.JPG: Rembrandt Hermensz. van Rijn
Joris de Caulerii, 1632
LEGIOP_110728_0285.JPG: Peter Paul Rubens
The Tribute Money, ca 1612
LEGIOP_110728_0313.JPG: Ferdinand Bol
The Crowning of Mirtillo, 1650
LEGIOP_110728_0326.JPG: Jan van Goyen
The Thunderstorm, 1641
LEGIOP_110728_0336.JPG: Salomon van Ruysdael
River View of Nijmegen with the Valkhof, 1648
LEGIOP_110728_0351.JPG: Anthony van Dyck
Marie Claire de Croy, Duchesse d'Havre, and Child, 1634
LEGIOP_110728_0356.JPG: Abraham van Beyeren
Still Life, 1666
LEGIOP_110728_0366.JPG: Anthony van Dyck
Portrait of a Lady, ca 1620
LEGIOP_110728_0374.JPG: Jan van Noordt
Susanna and the Elders, ca 1670
LEGIOP_110728_0380.JPG: Matthias Stom[er]
The Calling of St. Matthew, ca 1629
LEGIOP_110728_0404.JPG: Frans Hals
Portrait of a Gentleman in White, ca 1635
LEGIOP_110728_0411.JPG: Jan Wynants
Landscape with Huntsman and Dogs, 1673
LEGIOP_110728_0440.JPG: Frans Pourbus the Younger
Portrait of a Lady, 1591
LEGIOP_110728_0477.JPG: Jan Steen
The Marriage of Tobias and Sarah, ca 1673
LEGIOP_110728_0536.JPG: Joseph-Siffred Suplessis
Portrait of a Gentleman, ca 1779-1782
LEGIOP_110728_0542.JPG: Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes
A Capriccio of Rome with the Finish of a Marathon, 1788
LEGIOP_110728_0576.JPG: Jacques-Louis David
Laure-Emile-Felicite David, Baronne Meunier, 1812
LEGIOP_110728_0582.JPG: Baron Francois-Pascal-Simon Gerard
La Comtesse de Morel-Vinde and Her Daughter, 1799
LEGIOP_110728_0591.JPG: Jacques-Louis David
The Fortune Teller, 1824
LEGIOP_110728_0595.JPG: Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun
Hyacinthe Gabrielle ROland, later Marchioness Wellesley, 1791
LEGIOP_110728_0609.JPG: Konstantin Makovsky
The Russian Bride's Attire, 1887
LEGIOP_110728_0645.JPG: Edgar Degas
Portrait of a Man, ca 1864
LEGIOP_110728_0653.JPG: Charles-Francois Daubigny
The Village of Gloton, 1857
LEGIOP_110728_0671.JPG: Gustave Courbet
The Wave, ca 1869
LEGIOP_110728_0677.JPG: Julien Dupre
Peasant Girl with Sheep
LEGIOP_110728_0685.JPG: Luigi Bazzani
The Temple of Saturn, 1894
LEGIOP_110728_0697.JPG: William Adolphe Bouguereau
The Broken Pitcher, 1891
LEGIOP_110728_0723.JPG: Honore Daumier
Third Class Carriage (Un wagon de troisieme classe),ca 1856-58
LEGIOP_110728_0731.JPG: Jose Jimenez y Aranda
Holy Week in Seville, 1879
LEGIOP_110728_0760.JPG: John Roddam Spencer Stanhope
Love and the Maiden, 1877
LEGIOP_110728_0777.JPG: Charles Robert Leslie
A Scene from "Vicar of Wakefield" (Chapter XI) by Oliver Goldsmith, ca 1843
LEGIOP_110728_0791.JPG: John Martin
The Assuaging of the Waters, 1840
LEGIOP_110728_0804.JPG: Thomas Seddon
The Pyramids at Gizeh, 1855
LEGIOP_110728_0812.JPG: Edward Lear
The Rocks at Kasr-es-Saad, Egypt [now called Kasr-es-Saiyyad], ca 1856
LEGIOP_110728_0823.JPG: John Constable
A View on Hampstead Heath with Harrow in the Distance, ca 1821-1822
LEGIOP_110728_0831.JPG: Edward Lear
Masada (or Sebbeh) on the Dead Sea, 1858
LEGIOP_110728_0839.JPG: James Abbott McNeill Whistler
The Pier: A Grey Note, 1884
LEGIOP_110728_0853.JPG: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Madame Aline Gilbert, 1887
LEGIOP_110728_0857.JPG: Jean-Francois Raffaelli
The Absinthe Drinkers, 1881
LEGIOP_110728_0864.JPG: Edgar Degas
The Impresario (Pierre Ducarre), ca 1877
LEGIOP_110728_0876.JPG: Edgar Degas
Musicians in the Orchestra, ca 1870
LEGIOP_110728_0883.JPG: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
The Theater Box (La Loge), 1874
LEGIOP_110728_0889.JPG: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Mother and Child, ca 1895
LEGIOP_110728_0896.JPG: Odilon Redon
Vase of Flowers, 1901
LEGIOP_110728_0907.JPG: Claude Money
La Gorge de Varengeville, 1882 (The Gorge at Varengeville)
LEGIOP_110728_0918.JPG: Gustave Caillebotte
Sunflowers along the Seine, ca 1885-86
LEGIOP_110728_0927.JPG: Claude Monet
Waves Breaking, 1881
LEGIOP_110728_0937.JPG: Camille Pissarro
The Road near the Farm, 1871
LEGIOP_110728_0947.JPG: Claude Monet
Grand Canal, Venice, 1908
LEGIOP_110728_0953.JPG: Camille Pissarro
Paysage a Pontoise avec un Chasseur, 1879
LEGIOP_110728_0958.JPG: Paul Cezanne
Forest Interior, ca 1898-1899
LEGIOP_110728_0965.JPG: Georges Seurat
Eiffel Tower, ca 1889
LEGIOP_110728_0975.JPG: Vincent van Gogh
Shelter on Montmartre, ca 1886
LEGIOP_110728_0983.JPG: Claude Monet
Sailboats on the Seine, 1874
LEGIOP_110728_0992.JPG: Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Il Guercino
Samson and the Honeycomb, ca 1657
LEGIOP_110728_1000.JPG: Mattia Preti, called Il Calabrese
St. John the Baptist Preaching, ca 1665
LEGIOP_110728_1014.JPG: Simon Vouet
The Holy Family with the Infant St. John the Baptist, 1626
LEGIOP_110728_1021.JPG: Eustache Le Sueur
Sleeping Venus, ca 1638-1639
LEGIOP_110728_1027.JPG: Giovanni Battista Gaulli, called Il Baciccio
The Adoration of the Lamb, ca 1680
LEGIOP_110728_1078.JPG: Georges de La Tour
Old Woman, ca 1618-1619
LEGIOP_110728_1087.JPG: Louis (?) Le Nain
Peasants Before Their House, ca 1641
LEGIOP_110728_1102.JPG: Massimo Stanzione
Woman in Neopolitan Costume, ca 1635
LEGIOP_110728_1125.JPG: Domenikos Theotokopoulos, called El Greco
St. John the Baptist, ca 1600
LEGIOP_110728_1138.JPG: Panel with Vase of Flowers, 1600-1650
Opificio delle Pietre Dure (Granducal Hardstone Workshops)
LEGIOP_110728_1202.JPG: Dieric Bouts and/or Workshop
Virgin and Child, ca 1475
LEGIOP_110728_1259.JPG: Unknown Tyrolean Master, roughly 1500
Last Judgment Triptych
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Wikipedia Description: California Palace of the Legion of Honor
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The California Palace of the Legion of Honor (often abbreviated to simply Legion of Honor by locals) is a fine art museum in San Francisco, California. The name is used both for the museum collection and for the building in which it is housed.
The Legion of Honor was the gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, wife of the sugar magnate and thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder Adolph B. Spreckels. The building is a three-quarters scale imitation of the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur also known as the Hôtel de Salm in Paris by George Applegarth and H. Guillaume. It was completed in 1924.
The museum building occupies an elevated site in Lincoln Park in the northwest of the city, with views over the Golden Gate Bridge. Most of the surrounding Lincoln Park Golf Course is on the site of a potter's field called the "Golden Gate Cemetery" that the City had bought in 1867. The cemetery was closed in 1908 and the bodies were relocated to Colma. During seismic retrofitting in the 1990s, however, coffins and skeletal remains were unearthed.
The plaza and fountain in front of the Palace of the Legion of Honor is the western terminus of the Lincoln Highway, the first road across America. The terminus marker and an interpretive plaque are located in the southwest corner of the plaza and fountain, just to the left of the Palace.
The Legion of Honor displays a collection spanning more than 6,000 years of ancient and European art and houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts in a neoclassical building overlooking Lincoln Park and the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Ancient Art collection has been an integral part of both Fine Arts Museums since they were founded. M.H. de Young and Alma Speckles, the founders of the museums, furnished their institutions with a variety of ancient objects. The works they brought to their collections, and those that have been added over the years, cover broad geographical and chronological ranges within the ancient Mediterranean basin—primarily Egypt, the Near East, Greece, the Aegean Islands, Etruria, and Rome. The earliest pieces date to the fourth millennium B.C. and the latest to early Christian, Sasanian, and early Islamic periods, through the 14th century A.D.––a period of almost 6,000 years of art.
It is a relatively small collection, under 1,400 objects, containing a number of rare works of high quality and importance that form the basis for an introduction to the art of the cultures represented. They provide, in a coherent, aesthetically pleasing manner, splendid examples of the art of early civilizations. The collection also provides the foundation for the understanding of Western art and the procession of cultures through the ages. It illustrates the origins of later European and American art in the Museum’s collection in form, iconography, and materials by displaying sculpture, pottery, glass, decorative art, and painting.
The main strength of the collection lies in Greek vase painting, where over 100 examples represent most periods of Greek art from the prehistoric to the end of the classical age. Among the most important objects are nine carved ivory plaques and a palace wall relief from the 9th—7th-centuries B.C. Assyrian site of Nimrud, which epitomizes a high point in the history of Ancient Near Eastern art and have few equals in museum collections worldwide. The most recent acquisitions include an exquisitely carved Persian sculpture of an Offering Bearer (ca. 490–470 B.C.) from the fabled ancient site of Persepolis, which in style and form connects ancient Near Eastern art with the classical world.
Exhibitions add visibility to the permanent collection and Ancient Art shows have had wide appeal bringing in hundreds of thousands of visitors. The Department has organized and mounted world-renowned exhibitions that secure the Museum’s international reputation for scholarly excellence. Some of these enabled the Museum to foster and secure relationships with foreign cultural organizations, especially those in Europe and the Middle East.
The museum contains a representative collection of European art, the largest portion of which is French. Its most distinguished collection is of sculpture by Auguste Rodin. Casts of some of his most famous works are on display, including one of The Thinker in the Court of Honor. However there are individual works by many other artists, including François Boucher, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, David, El Greco, Rubens, and many of the Impressionists and post-Impressionists—Degas, Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Seurat, Cézanne and others. There are also representative works by key twentieth century figures such as Braque and Picasso, and works of contemporary artists like Gottfried Helnwein and Robert Crumb.Painters also represented include;Lorenzo di Bicci("Madonna and Child With Angels"),Master of Cappenburg,Friederich Pacher("Saint Catherine")Rodrigo Osona the Elder,Titian,Simon Vouet,Guercino("Samson and the Honeycomb"),Domenichino("Italian River Landscape")Lodewijk de Vadder("Village Road"),Frans Hals,Jan Goyen,Jan Van Noordt("Susannah and The Elders"),Claude Lorrain,J.M. Nattier("Thalia,Muse of Comedy"),Frederic Leighton,Thomas Seddon,Konstantin Makovsky("Russian Bride's Attire"),Charles Daubigny,Rafaelli("Absinthe Drinkers"),and Eduard Viullard.
The Grand Canal, Venice, 1908
St. Francis Venerating the Crucifix. El Greco, 1595
St. John the Baptist. El Greco, 1600
The Tribute Money. Peter Paul Rubens, 1612
The Age of Bronze. Auguste Rodin, 1875
Trotting Horse. Edgar Degas, 1881
The Kiss. Auguste Rodin, 1884
The Grand Canal. Claude Monet, 1908
Waterlilies. Claude Monet, 1914
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts:
Mr. and Mrs. Moore S. Achenbach created the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts in 1948, giving their personal collection of works on paper to the city of San Francisco. Over the 50 years previous, Mr. Achenbach strove to build a collection that systematically illustrated the entire development of the graphic arts, and in this pursuit he built a collection of reputedly more than 25,000 graphic works. When he donated it to the city, the collection was briefly placed in the San Francisco Public Library, but in 1950 it was moved to the Legion of Honor, where it remains to this day. This enormous collection became the foundation for the museum’s department of works on paper, which has the distinction of being the largest collection of works of art on paper in the western United States. Today the department’s holdings number more than 90,000 and cover the period from the end of the 15th century to the present time. Thanks to the Achenbach’s endowment bequest and gifts of other donors, the collection now consists of Old Master and 19th-century prints and drawings, Japanese prints, Indian miniatures, photography, modern and contemporary graphics, and artists’ books.
The Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts and the collections of works on paper of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco receive financial support for the department’s exhibitions, programs, and acquisitions from the Achenbach Graphic Arts Council, a member council of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
In 1924 John D. Spreckels commissioned the Ernest M. Skinner Company of Boston to build the symphonic organ. The museum organ, which is housed inside the museum above the main galleries, has 4 manuals and pedals, 7 divisions, 63 ranks, with a total of 4,526 pipes. Symphonic music is especially effective on the museum organ with its battery of pneumatically-operated percussion instruments and set of tubular chimes. A thunder pedal is used for the musical representation of storms. All together, the organ comprises one Great Organ, a Swell Organ, a Choir Organ featuring a 16 foot Contra Dulciana, Choir Organ Echo, a Solo Organ, Solo Organ Echo, an Arch Organ outfitted with 8 foot Arch Clarion, a 64 foot Gravissima and a 32 foot Bourdon Profunda, in addition to the final Traps that were enclosed in the Choir: Bass drum, castanets, Chinese block, crash cymbal, gong snare drum (f), snare drum (ff), and a tambourine triangle.
Proponents have acclaimed that an instrument that is capable of producing these sounds, (similar to that of an orchestra), is a work of art, no matter its outright visual appeal. The organ's console, made of mahogany, ivory, and ebony, is located in the A.B. and Alma de Bretteville Spreckels Rodin Gallery. The apse of the gallery is canvas, painted to look like marble in order to allow the organ to "speak" through the dome. The frieze over the main entrance to the museum is made of plaster and can be opened so that the music can be heard in the Court of Honor also containing ten large tubular chimes and a heroic fanfare register concealed behind doors that can be opened during performances. The museum hosts a weekly organ recital from 4:00-5:00pm every Saturday and Sunday.
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