Lady Eleanor Dundas is shown half length, seated in front of a brown background. She looks towards the light source to the right of the painting. She is dressed in a diaphanous black dress with an Empire cut and black veil. A sheer lace collar frames her throat. She has heavy lidded eyes and an alert or slightly mournful expression
The Palaces, One of the 'Twelve Etchings,' or the 'First Venice Set'
James McNeill Whistler
A series of buildings and gondolas are seen along the edge of a canal. The emphasis on the dark tile roofs is contrasted with the play of window tracery and balconies along the facades of the building.
Artist Life Dates
1834 - 1903
Object Creation Date
Medium and Support
etching, drypoint, and open bite, printed in black ink on laid paper, trimmed to platemark
Text: The Combination that Will Win the War - Every piece of work done in this plant has a direct bearing on the outcome of the war. Our finished product goes to France. The men who face for us weariness, hardships, death, depend upon us. Our work here, fits their work over there, like a cog in a giant machine. Without our product they are helpless. With it they are invincible. They fight with what we make. We are their resource and reliance, the American workman and the American soldier, the combination that will win the war. - Issued By Ordnance Department U.S. Army
This is an unglazed stoneware bizen jar fired in a wood-burning kiln.
It has a hard, smooth surface with decorative incisions near the top of the jar. The lower portion has effect of color gradation of reds and browns. The lid seems to dip into the jar, and has a know handle. The entire piece is not perfectly formed, but has an organic aesthetic.
Mine More Coal - President Wilson demands coal to win the war
Text: Mine More Coal - President Wilson Demands Coal To Win The War - "The existing scarcity of coal is creating a grave danger-in fact the most serious which confronts us-and calls for prompt and vigorous action on the part of both operators and miners. … - "The only worker who deserves the condemnation of his community is the one who fails to give his best in this crisis; not the one who accepts deferred classification and works regularly and diligently to increase the coal output. - "A great task is to be performed. - "The operators and their staffs alone can not do it; but both parties, working hand in hand with a grim determination to rid the country of its greatest obstacle to winning the war, can do it. - "It is with full confidence that I call upon you to assume the burden of producing an ample supply of coal." - Woodrow Wilson. - United States Fuel Administration
A winged figure draped in a toga has descended upon a non-winged figure and is attempting to bind. The non-winged nude figure has their hands behind their back and with one knee bent and the other leg extended, submits to the winged figure. Both figures do not have any facial features.
This scene of two nude women depicts one woman in the center of scene on a circular rug, leaning against a couch or bed where the other woman lays. The center woman is shown with her torso straight on towards the viewer, her knees bent and pointing to the left, and her head tilted down and to the right. The woman laying down is shown with her head closest to the viewer, so we can only see the top of her head, her shoulders, her chest, and her hip. The background is mostly shadow, with small bits of light showing through some drapes.
The artist sketches two men whispering to each other on the left-hand side of the drawing. Both of them have swords tucked into their belt, and the man on the left carries his belongings in a wrapping cloth (furoshiki). There are also sketches of several animals facing different directions. On the right-hand edge, there is a upside-down sketch of a woman dressed in kimono.