CDR-1349: SR Set: Masks in Western Culture

Masks have served many purposes and transcend cultures near and far, old and new, to hide identity and to remember personalities, as these examples show (in chronological order). Ritual masks, allegorical depictions, comic and theatrical portrayals, carnival and finally death masks reveal much about culture, customs and status. (April 2015)



Jic-0636
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Title: Frieze of Three Dramatic Masks, from third story of Roman stage wall of the Theater at Ephesus
Description: close detail: right mask (old man) from front center
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jic-0711
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Title: Frieze of Heads, Masks, and Medusa Faces, with Garlands of Fruit
Description: Two rows with seven faces from front center
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Bal-62221
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Title: Theatre Mask, East Wall, Oecus 5
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Lal-11426
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Title: The Golden Age of Greece
Creator(s): Roger Payne
Vendor: Look and Learn
Met-05085
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Title: Double Capital with Masks and Birds
Description: Front, from right
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05086
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Title: Double Capital with Masks and Birds
Description: Back
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bal-69342
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Title: Cartouche from the Caryatids' Tribune
Creator(s): Jean Goujon
Description: black and white photo
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-55976
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Title: The Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici (1478-1516) detail of the tragic mask under the arm of Night
Creator(s): Michelangelo Buonarroti
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-192846
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Title: Actors of the Commedia dell'Arte
Creator(s): François Bunel the Younger
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Lid-0733
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Title: Ornamental Lintel with Two Lions and a Mask
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Bal-58231
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Title: The Actor Jean Gabriel Swel
Creator(s): Agostino Carracci
Description: black and white photo
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Met-05911
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Title: Vase
Creator(s): Meissen Porcelain Manufactory
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05954
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Title: Jar
Description: Front: scene of three masked comedians
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05953
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Title: Jar
Description: Back: Landscape
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bal-67251
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Title: Venetian Doctor during the time of the plague
Creator(s): Jan Grevenbroeck II
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-154972
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Title: The Italian Comedians
Creator(s): Flemish School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bos-38233
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Title: The Masked Woman (Nobility of Lorraine)
Creator(s): Jacques Callot
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bal-56201
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Title: Woman with a Mask
Creator(s): Lorenzo Lippi
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-154158
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Title: Woman with a Mask
Creator(s): Lorenzo Lippi
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-159394
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Title: Death mask of Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-53883
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Title: Carnival in Rome
Creator(s): Johannes Lingelbach
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-58782
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Title: Actors from the Theatre Francais
Creator(s): Jean-Antoine Watteau
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Mad-0013
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Title: A Harmless Clown
Creator(s): Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
Description: Total from left center (right profile)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mad-0014
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Title: A Joker
Creator(s): Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
Description: Head left front
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-08388
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Title: A Hypocrite and Slanderer
Creator(s): Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
Description: Messerschmidt
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
XNT-039142
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Title: Harlequin, Emperor of the Moon
Creator(s): Jean-Antoine Watteau
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Dva-17659
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Title: Mask of George Washington
Creator(s): Jean-Antoine Houdon
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Bal-56960
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Title: The Pretty Woman and the Masked Men (The Road of Andalusia)
Creator(s): Goya y Lucientes, Francisco José de
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-166310
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Title: Street Fair
Creator(s): French School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Met-07306
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Title: Caricature of a Man in a Mask and a Tricorne, Standing in Profile to the Left
Creator(s): Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-07304
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Title: Caricature of a Man in a Mask and a Cloak, Holding a Muff and a Tricorne, Standing in Profile to the Left
Creator(s): Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
XIR-071348
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Title: Masked Ball at Galerie des Glaces, 17th February 1745
Creator(s): Charles-Nicolas Cochin II
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
BAL-056181
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Title: Masked Figures in a Venetian Coffee House
Creator(s): Pietro Longhi
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-222419
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Title: Portrait of a Woman in a Ball Gown
Creator(s): Pierre Gaubert
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-55792
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Title: The Masked Ball
Creator(s): Luis Paret y Alcázar
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-024907
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Title: Scene at a Masked Ball
Creator(s): Italian School
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XZL-147657
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Title: Masked Ball in the Hoftheater, Bonn
Creator(s): Jakob Rousseau
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-57749
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Title: Portrait of Frances Macartney
Creator(s): George Knapton
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
BAL-031903
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Title: La Comtesse de Bersac
Creator(s): Jean-Baptiste Santerre
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-000530
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Title: The Burial of the Sardine (Corpus Christi Festival on Ash Wednesday)
Creator(s): Goya y Lucientes, Francisco José de
Vendor: Bridgeman Education