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CROCKO_140718_168.JPG: Andries Dircks. Both
The Hornpipe, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_171.JPG: Niocholaes Maes
Portrait of a Woman, c 1680
CROCKO_140718_176.JPG: Pieter van Bloemen, called Standaart
Livestock Market in Rome, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_180.JPG: Thomas Willeboirts
Venus and Adonis, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_185.JPG: Gerrit van Honthorst
Allegory of Painting, 1648
CROCKO_140718_192.JPG: Circle of Titian
Saint Jerome in Penitence, c 1510
CROCKO_140718_203.JPG: Guido Cagnacci ?
Allegory of Life, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_211.JPG: Claude-Joseph Vernet
Cain and Abel Bringing Their Sacrifices, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_222.JPG: Francesco Solimena
Apollo and Phaethon, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_226.JPG: Jan Frans van Bloemen, called Orizzonte
Classicizing Landscape, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_233.JPG: Pierre-Jacques Cazes
Venus, Eros and Anteros, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_237.JPG: Philippe de Champaigne
Head of Old Man, c. 1600+
CROCKO_140718_241.JPG: Carlo Maratti
Madonna and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_248.JPG: Antonio Joli
Alexander Visiting the Tomb of Achilles, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_253.JPG: Filippo Falciatore
Joseph and Potiphar's Wife, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_258.JPG: James Faed
On the River Minnick, Kirkcudbrightshire, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_263.JPG: John Horace Hooper
Harvest Time, Shiplake-on-Thames, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_268.JPG: Andreas Schelfhout
Frozen Winter River Landscape at the Entrance of a City, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_272.JPG: Johannes Franciscus Hoppenbrouwers
Panoramic Health Landscape with Sheep in Foreground, 1846
CROCKO_140718_278.JPG: George Laurens Kiers
An Outing, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_287.JPG: Alexander Hieronymus van de Sande
View of an Idyllic Village, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_292.JPG: Pieter Lodewijk Francisco Kluyver
Summer Landscape, 1847
CROCKO_140718_295.JPG: Pieter Lodewijk Francisco Kluyver
Winter Landscape, 1847
CROCKO_140718_302.JPG: Johannes Wernardus Bilders
Mountainous Forest Scene with Rushing River, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_308.JPG: Johannes Weiland
Farmer's Wife with Baby in Cradle and Child, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_312.JPG: David Adolph Constant Artz
CROCKO_140718_320.JPG: Johan Albertus "Albert" Neuhuys
Afternoon Snack in a Farmhouse, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_325.JPG: Johannes Hermanus Barend Koekkoek
Fisherman's House in the Dunes, 1901
CROCKO_140718_331.JPG: Beekhuis Foundation Gallery
Between about 1850 and 1920, Dutch artists were some of the most prized by American and European collectors. American artists and patrons traveled to the Netherlands and hosted Dutch painters on their visits to the United States. Like the art of the 19th-century Central Europe seen in the gallery nearby, Dutch painting of the period is currently being rediscovered in exhibitions and collections in Europe and the United States.
This gallery explores two movements in 19th-century Dutch painting, Romanticism and the Hague School> In contrast to Romanticism in other European countries, which concentrated on emotional drama and transcendent nature, the Dutch movement focused on the artistic heritage of the Golden Age and national character. Artists even specialized in still life, landscape, or scenes of daily life as had their 17th-century predecessors, and reexamined peasant life which preserved ancient traditions. The emotions and natural beauty they sought to convey were contemplative.
In the 1850s, a group of Dutch artists began to look towards the land in a different way. Like their friends and colleagues who worked near the village of Barbizon southeast of Paris, they focused newly on land itself presented in an unpretentious way. Especially interested in the effects of the soft Dutch light, they developed an expressive brushwork that could capture trees, grass, clouds and waves in modulated tones of brown, grey and green. Scattered throughout the country in the 1860s, the 1870 the group moved to the political capital and became known as the Hague School. A second generation of artists brought the group into the twentieth century, when many enjoyed royal patronage.
CROCKO_140718_333.JPG: Arnold Marc Gorter
Canal Landscape with Trees, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_338.JPG: Theophile Emile Achille de Bock
A Polder Landscape with a Farm at Dusk, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_343.JPG: Willem George Frederik Jansen
Cows in a Polder Landscape, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_351.JPG: Louis Le Camus
Les Bords du Bouret (Landes) Champs de Mars, 1894
CROCKO_140718_356.JPG: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Danceuse au Voile
La Laveuse, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_361.JPG: Edouard-Antoine Marsal
In the Artist's Studio, 1889
CROCKO_140718_370.JPG: Giovanni Boldini
Suonatrice di Liuto e Ascoltatrice (A Lute Player and a Listener), 1875
CROCKO_140718_379.JPG: Giovanni Boldini
Portrait of Helen Victoria Crocker Russell, 1906
CROCKO_140718_384.JPG: Paul Blondeau
Dordrecht Harbor, c 1890
CROCKO_140718_389.JPG: Willem Roelofs
A Sandy Path in Summer, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_397.JPG: Willem Maris
Cows on a Riverwalk, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_407.JPG: Hendrik Willem Mesdag
Marine Scene with Fishing Boats on a Calm Sea, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_411.JPG: Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek
Fishermen on the Beach, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_426.JPG: Johannes Hilverdink
River Landscape with Anglers, 1869
CROCKO_140718_428.JPG: Christiaan Immerzeel
River Landscape with Anglers in the Moonlight, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_433.JPG: Cornelis Westerbeek, Sr.
Figures on a Country Road, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_438.JPG: Hendrik Pieter Koekkoek
Fishing in a Forest Stream, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_445.JPG: Charles Henri Joseph Leickert
Dutch River Landscape in Evening Light, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_460.JPG: William Raymond Dommersen
Holy Island Castle, Northumberland, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_463.JPG: Arthur Hughes
The Scythe-Sharpener, c 1861
CROCKO_140718_469.JPG: John Horace Hooper
Harvest Time, Shiplake-on-Thames, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_473.JPG: James Faed
On the River Minnick, Kirkcudbrightshire, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_482.JPG: Albert Venus
Thunderstorm in the Roman Campagna, 1868
CROCKO_140718_491.JPG: Karl August Aerttinger
Invasion of Persia by the Russians, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_495.JPG: Christian Adolf Schreyer
Arab Warrior on Horseback Stopping at a Well, c 1880
CROCKO_140718_500.JPG: Eugen Adam
Dalmatian Peasants at the Spring, 1869
CROCKO_140718_510.JPG: Carl Wilhelm Hubner
The Village on Fire, 1854
CROCKO_140718_519.JPG: Josef Danhauser
Portrait of a Young Woman, 1836
CROCKO_140718_523.JPG: Karl Theodor von Piloty
The Hurdy-Gurdy Girl, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_539.JPG: Hermann Kaulbach
The First Confession, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_546.JPG: Peter Baumgartner
Blacksmith Shop in the Bavarian Alps, 1869
CROCKO_140718_552.JPG: Franz Schmid-Brietenbach
The Morning Greeting, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_558.JPG: Theobald Reinhold von Oer
Allegory of Mining, 1868
CROCKO_140718_565.JPG: Friedrich Peter Hiddeman
Return Home from America, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_572.JPG: Karl Roux
The Unexpected Treat, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_579.JPG: Gustav Adolph Friedrich
Saxon Farm Yard, 1870
CROCKO_140718_583.JPG: Paul Burde
Preaching in the Woods, 1870
CROCKO_140718_591.JPG: Wilhelm Marc
Equality of Rank, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_598.JPG: Franz Dietrich
Proclamation of Peace After the Thirty Years' War, n.d.
CROCKO_140718_602.JPG: Bernhard Reinhold
Young Mason Eating his Dinner, 1869
CROCKO_140718_606.JPG: Artist unknown
Barbara Sitt Peil, c 1840s
CROCKO_140718_609.JPG: Artist unknown
Heinrich Peil, c 1840s
CROCKO_140718_616.JPG: Oswald Achenbach
Festival and Fireworks by Moonlight, Resina, c 1855
CROCKO_140718_618.JPG: Note the plume of smoke rising from Vesuvius in the background
CROCKO_140718_623.JPG: Andreas Achenbach
Norwegian Coast by Moonlight, 1848
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Wikipedia Description: Crocker Art Museum
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The Crocker Art Museum, formerly the E. B. Crocker Art Gallery, is one of the leading arts institutions in California, and the longest continuously-operating art museum in the West. Located in Sacramento, California, the Museum hosts one of the state’s premier collections of Californian art. The collection contains works dating from the Gold Rush to the present day, a world-renowned collection of master drawings, European paintings, one of the largest and most comprehensive international ceramics collections in the U.S. and collections of Asian, African, and Oceanic art. In addition to its collections, the Crocker offers a variety of public programs.
In 1869, Edwin B. Crocker, a banker and landowner of great wealth, and Margaret Crocker began to assemble a significant collection of paintings and drawings during an extended trip to Europe just a year after their purchase of land on the corner of Third and O Street in the city of Sacramento. As a prominent California family, the Crockers supported many social and civic causes. Judge Crocker (1818–1875) served on the State Supreme Court. His brother was Charles Crocker, one of the “Big Four” railroad barons. In 1885, his widow, Margaret (1822–1901), fulfilled their shared vision of creating a public art museum when she presented the E. B. Crocker Art Gallery and collection to the City of Sacramento and the California Museum Association, “in trust for the public.” the contents of which were valued at the time at more than $500,000.000.
While the Crocker Art Museum had undertaken a series of renovations and additions since it first opened as a public museum 125 years ago, the facility could not keep pace with the Museum’s burgeoning collection and the growing population of Sacramento and California's Central Valley Region. In 2000, the Crocker began a master planning process with Gwathmey Siegel & Associates and in 2002 commissioned the firm to design a major expansion of the Museum. The expanded Crocker Art Museum opened on October 10, 2010.
Californian Art & American Art
The Californian art collection includes works dating from statehood to the present day. The core collection of early Californian art was assembled by Judge E. B. and Margaret Crocker in the early 1870s and has continued to grow over the years. The Crocker now boasts 150 years of painting, sculpture, and craft media covering genres that include Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop Art, and features artists such as Thomas Hill, Guy Rose, Joan Brown, and Wayne Thiebaud. The collection also includes American art from the late-19th century to the present. American Impressionists and Modernists are a particular strength, with iconic works by Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Other Twentieth Century painters represented include; Granville Redmond, Edwin Deakin, Maynard Dixon, Richard Diebenkorn, Mel Ramos, Jim Piskoti ("Justice"), Jess, and Luis Azaceta.
Works On Paper
The collection of approximately 1,500 master drawings is one of the finest early collections in the United States, with superb examples from the major European schools. Collection strengths include European drawings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Major drawings by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Fra Bartolommeo, François Boucher, and Jean-Honoré Fragonard are represented here. American photography and modern and contemporary California prints are also strengths of the works on paper collection.
The collection of European art was shaped by the Crocker family’s purchase of paintings during their grand tour of Europe between 1869 and 1871. This core collection focuses on Central European painting of the 19th century, Dutch and Flemish 16th and 17th-century painting, and Italian-Baroque painting. Painters represented at this art museum include; Antonio Joli, Guido Cagnacci, Gerrit van Honthorst, Nicolaes Maes, Nicolaes Molenaer, Pieter Quast ("Quarreling Women"), Bernhard Reinhold ("Young Mason Eating Lunch"), Andreas Achenbach, Karl von Piloty, Paul Blondeau ("Dordrecht"), Arnold Marc Gorter ("Canal Landscape With Trees"), Andreas Schelfhout, and Charles Christian Nahl.
Since midcentury, the Museum has followed the development of notable Californian, American, and international ceramists such as Hamada Shoji and Lucie Rie. Major gifts to the museum celebrate craftsmanship, expand upon clay’s traditions, and test its boundaries as a medium. The history of ceramics is also explored in a superb collection of 18th–century Meissen porcelain tableware and in the works of ancient cultures dating to the Neolithic period.
The collection of Asian art is especially noted for its holdings of Chinese tomb furnishings and trade ceramics, and Japanese armor and tea ware. The collection is also notable for Korean ceramics which began with a gift by Judge E.B. and Margaret Crocker’s daughter Jennie Crocker Fassett in the 1920s. South and Southeast Asia are well represented through the William and Edith Cleary gift of more than 600 Indian and Persian miniature paintings and drawings, as well as Buddhist art from the region between Pakistan and Southeast Asia.
African & Oceanic Art
The collection of African and Oceanic art features a variety of objects created for daily life and traditional ceremonies. The art of the Asmat of New Guinea is strikingly evidenced in the towering memorials to ancestors, called bis poles.
A biennial exhibition has been held by the museum in cooperation with the Kingsley Art Club since 1927, and juried since 1940. Artists whose works have appeared include Robert Arneson, Elmer Bischoff, David Gilhooly, Ralph Goings, Roland Petersen, Mel Ramos, Fritz Scholder, and Wayne Thiebaud.
Crocker Art Museum; historic Art Gallery building
In 1868, Judge Edwin B. Crocker purchased the property and existing buildings on the corner of Third and O Streets. He then commissioned Seth Babson (1830–1908), a talented local architect, to redesign and renovate the home into a grander, Italianate mansion. In addition, Crocker asked Babson to design an elaborate gallery building that would sit adjacent to the mansion and display the family's growing art collection.
Babson saw the home and gallery as an integrated complex, unique in design and demanding the finest materials. The gallery building included a bowling alley, skating rink and billiards room on the ground floor; a natural history museum and a library on the first floor; and gallery space on the second floor. Completed in 1872, the Crocker family mansion and art gallery are considered the masterpieces of Babson's career.
The family mansion went through several uses and reconstructions until a 1989 renovation restored the historic façade and created a modern gallery interior.
On October 10, 2010 the Crocker Art Museum opened a new 125,000-square-foot (11,600 m2) building designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects founded by recognized architect Charles Gwathmey of group The New York Five. The roughly 37,600-square-foot (3,490 m2) custom facade system was designed and supplied by Overgaard Ltd., Hong Kong. The new building, named the Teel Family Pavilion, is attached to the museum's historic structures to expand the Crocker Art Museum's original and present traveling exhibitions as well as educational programs.
The controversial expansion has more than tripled the Crocker’s size to 145,000 square feet (13,500 m2) — adding four times the space for traveling exhibitions and three times the space for the Museum to showcase its permanent collection. The original museum only accommodated 4 percent of the museum's collection. 15 percent was displayed at the opening of the new section.
The expanded Museum includes a new education center with four studio art classrooms, an art education resource room for teachers and docents, an expanded library, and student and community exhibition galleries, as well as an auditorium and public gathering places. These new facilities allow the Crocker to present expanded programming, enabling the Museum to serve the community as never before.
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