Art That Calls My Name at the Met

Some paintings and sculptures that caught my eye during a few strolls through the Metropolitan Museum of Art earlier this year:

Merced River, Yosemite Valley by Albert Bierstadt (1866).

Mrs. Hugh Hammersley by John Singer Sargent (1892), left; Egyptian Peasant Woman and Her Child by Leon Bonnet (1869-70).

Concord Minuteman of 1775 by Daniel Chester French (1871-75), left; Marble statue of a member of the Roman imperial family (artist unknown, 27 B.C.—A.D. 68).

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Study of a Female Nude by Henri Lehmann (1840).

Marble panel with a griffin (Byzantine artist unknown, 1250-1300), left; Gorge in the Mountains by Sanford R. Gifford (1862).

The Beeches by Asher Brown Durand (1845), left; A Rose by Thomas Anshutz (1907).

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The Parthenon by Frederic Edwin Church (1871).

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