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Drawing is a form of visual art in which one uses various drawing instruments to mark paper or another two-dimensional support. Instruments include graphite pencils, pen and ink, various kinds of paints, inked brushes, colored pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, various kinds of erasers, markers, styluses, and various metals (such as silverpoint). Digital drawing is the act of using a computer to draw. Common methods of digital drawing include a stylus or finger on a touchscreen device, stylus- or finger-to-touchpad, or in some cases, a mouse. There are many digital art programs and devices.

A drawing instrument releases a small amount of material onto a surface, leaving a visible mark. The most common support for drawing is paper, although other materials, such as cardboard, wood, plastic, leather, canvas, and board, may be used. Temporary drawings may be made on a blackboard or whiteboard or indeed almost anything. The medium has been a popular and fundamental means of public expression throughout human history. It is one of the simplest and most efficient means of communicating visual ideas. The wide availability of drawing instruments makes drawing one of the most common artistic activities.

In addition to its more artistic forms, drawing is frequently used in commercial illustration, animation, architecture, engineering and technical drawing. A quick, freehand drawing, usually not intended as a finished work, is sometimes called a sketch. An artist who practices or works in technical drawing may be called a drafter, draftsman or a draughtsman.

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The upper reaches of Frost Bank Tower, a prominent Austin, Texas, skyscraper

The upper reaches of Frost Bank Tower, a prominent Austin, Texas, skys...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The 33-story building was developed by Cousins Properties from November 2001 to December 2003. It was the first high- rise building t... More

Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man in the moon at large

Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man...

Print shows Edmund Burke sitting at a desk on a crescent moon, holding a quill pen, an open "pamphlet" and an inkwell are on the desk, broken chains hang from his wrists; a scene on the front of the desk, label... More

Sculpture "Eagle; Justice Above All Else" at Jacob K. Javitz Federal Building, New York, New York

Sculpture "Eagle; Justice Above All Else" at Jacob K. Javitz Federal B...

Artist: Theodore Roszak, 1970. Bronze. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photogr... More

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... More

Detail of a historic car with license plates from the 1940s. San Francisco, California

Detail of a historic car with license plates from the 1940s. San Franc...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

The Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, San Francisco, California

The Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Street names commemorate two early San Francisco leaders: Pioneer and exchange banker Henry Haight and Munroe Ashbury. The district is noted for its role ... More

Memorial Church on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California

Memorial Church on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Califo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Dodge Brothers Motor Car Company Plant, Between Joseph Campau & Conant Avenues, Hamtramck, Wayne County, MI

Dodge Brothers Motor Car Company Plant, Between Joseph Campau & Conant...

Significance: It served as the major manufacturing and assembly plant for the Dodge automobile and is the last large reinforced concrete automobile plant left in the Detroit area. The Dodge factory led to the ... More

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

The St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisco...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc in 1966 after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally... More

Stained-glass window in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Stained-glass window in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette Univer...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc in 1966 after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally... More

Mission San Juan Capistrano, Southern California

Mission San Juan Capistrano, Southern California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Mission San Juan Capistrano was a Spanish mission in Southern California, located in present-day San Juan Capistrano. It was founded on All Saints Day Nov... More

[Second Floor Corridor. Printers' marks+Columns. Printer's mark of Conrad Baumgarten in West Corridor. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Second Floor Corridor. Printers' marks+Columns. Printer's mark of Con...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of the Library of Congress Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

Altar of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Altar of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwauk...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc in 1966 after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally... More

Sanctuary of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sanctuary of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Mil...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc in 1966 after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 80 years of productions in 2017 in Manteo, a community on Roanoke Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 8...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The play describes the late 16th-century attempt to establish a permanent English settlement, founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, in North ... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea Avenue in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea Avenue in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Coat of arms of Hernando Cortes, granted him by Emperor Charles V - Drawing from 5th sheet of grant

Coat of arms of Hernando Cortes, granted him by Emperor Charles V - Dr...

Original is in the Edward S. Harkness Collection, Manuscript Division. Black-and-white reference print in Prints & Photographs Division Biographical File. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[Wendelinus Dietterlin ...]

[Wendelinus Dietterlin ...]

Title from shelflist card. Numerous pencil notes on verso. Ex. coll.: Enzenbert (Lugt, 845).

[Triumph(us) Caesaris (The triumph of Julius Caesar), plate 7]

[Triumph(us) Caesaris (The triumph of Julius Caesar), plate 7]

Plate 7 from series showing people in triumphal procession of Julius Caesar. After the painting by Andrea Mantegna. Bartsch, v. XII, p. 101.11. Gift; Ian Woodner; (DLC/PP-1984:513).

[Triumph(us) Caesaris (The triumph of Julius Caesar), plate 3]

[Triumph(us) Caesaris (The triumph of Julius Caesar), plate 3]

Plate 3 from series showing people in triumphal procession of Julius Caesar. After the painting by Andrea Mantegna. Bartsch, v. XII, p. 101.11. Gift; Ian Woodner; (DLC/PP-1984:513).

[Triumph(us) Caesaris (The triumph of Julius Caesar), plate 8]

[Triumph(us) Caesaris (The triumph of Julius Caesar), plate 8]

Plate 8 from series showing people in triumphal procession of Julius Caesar. After the painting by Andrea Mantegna. Bartsch, v. XII, p. 101.11. Gift; Ian Woodner; (DLC/PP-1984:513).

[Design for a memorial with tempietto. Elevation]

[Design for a memorial with tempietto. Elevation]

Stamp on verso: EGC. No. 11. Title from inventory: Tempieta. Title devised by Library staff. Kenneth H. Walker Collection. Gift; Kenneth H. Walker; 1999; (DLC/PP-2000:029). Conserved and rehoused May 2008. No ... More

Recorder Player

Recorder Player

after a painting by Dirck van Baburen, painter, ca. 1595-1624 (artist notes) Dutch (artist nationality) painter, draughtsman and engraver (artist role) Baburen, Dirck van, ca. 1595-1624 (original artist) Recto:... More

Adoration of the Shepherds

Adoration of the Shepherds

after a painting by Jacob Jordaens, history and portrait painter, draughtsman, watercolorist, and engraver, 1593-1678 (artist notes) Dutch (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Jordaens, Jacob, 1593-1678 ... More

Les Danseurs à la flûte et au tambourin (Dancers with flute and tambourine)

Les Danseurs à la flûte et au tambourin (Dancers with flute and tambou...

after an etching by Jacques Callot, painter, draughtsman, etcher and engraver, 1592-1635 (artist notes) Unknown (artist nationality) Callot, Jacques, 1592-1635 (original artist) Recto: l. l.: (within image) 7 ;... More

[Christ raising the daughter of Jarius?] / A. I. Jordaens.

[Christ raising the daughter of Jarius?] / A. I. Jordaens.

The subject appears to be Christ healing a woman, or possibly Christ raising the daughter of Jarius from the dead, which is mentioned in Mark 5:21-43, Matthew 9:18-26, and Luke 8:40-56. Inscriptions: Recto low... More

[Composite figures in cubist and surrealistic style composed of materials such as chain links, tubes, sieves and tennis racquets]

[Composite figures in cubist and surrealistic style composed of materi...

50 plates (t.p., frontis., Medici coat of arms to whom the work is dedicated, and 47 etchings). Illus. in: only known complete copy of Bizzarie di varie figure of Giovanni Battista Braccelli, publ. in Livorno, ... More

Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain. Plan

Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain. Plan

Architectural drawing shows plaza. Title devised by Library staff. Caption on verso: "Planta de la Plaza maior de Madrid. Juan Thomas de Mora." Although the name on the drawings is Juan Thomas de Mora, it shoul... More

Alcázar of Toledo. Ground floor plan

Alcázar of Toledo. Ground floor plan

Architectural drawing shows ground floor with rooms, courtyard, and main entrance. Title devised by Library staff. Caption on verso: "No. 3. Planta al andar del patio y puerta principal del Alcazar de Tholedo. ... More

Alcázar of Madrid. Ground floor plan

Alcázar of Madrid. Ground floor plan

Architectural drawing shows ground floor with rooms, courtyards, and garden. Title devised by Library staff. Caption on verso: "No. 2. Planta baja al andar de los patios del Alcazar de Madrid; have de ver con l... More

Alcázar of Toledo. Main floor plan

Alcázar of Toledo. Main floor plan

Architectural drawing shows main floor with rooms and staircase. Title devised by Library staff. Caption on verso: "No. 4. Planta al andar del suelo principal del Alcazar de Tholedo. Juan Thomas de Mora." Altho... More

[Rembrandt leaning on a stone sill] / Rembrandt, 1639.

[Rembrandt leaning on a stone sill] / Rembrandt, 1639.

Title from shelflist card. Signed and dated in pencil. Trimmed inside plate mark. Ex. coll.: Kupferstich kabinett der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin (Lugt, 1612; sale stamp dated: a. 86). Baron H.A. von Derschau (L... More

[Studies for a church]

[Studies for a church]

Inscribed in pencil: Lot no. 8, srB. Title devised by Library staff. Kenneth H. Walker Collection. Item conserved and/or rehoused. See Supplementary Material for prior mats and mounts. Gift; Kenneth H. Walker; ... More

[Galileo offering his telescope to three women (possibly Urania and attendants) seated on a throne; he is pointing toward the sky where some of his astronomical discoveries are depicted]

[Galileo offering his telescope to three women (possibly Urania and at...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Opere di Galileo Galilei .... Bologna : Per gli hh del Dozza, 1655-56 [v.1, 1656] Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leo... More

[First sketch for the chapel of Bonaventura at Potenza (Italy), in (church) San Francesco]

[First sketch for the chapel of Bonaventura at Potenza (Italy), in (ch...

Inscribed: Primo schizzo p[er] la capella dal Bonaventura a Potenza in S. Francesco. Drawing not signed; attribution to Franceschini (known as "Il Volterrano") based on Walker Collection files. Title devised by... More

[Title page - no illus. of Triyals of...Witches... by Cotton Mather]

[Title page - no illus. of Triyals of...Witches... by Cotton Mather]

Illus. in: Tryals of ... Witches... by Cotton Mather (Boston, 1693) No file print. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Witchcraft; PI; Shelf.

Flötten, Hautbois, Flachinett, Fagot, und Clarinett (Flutes, Oboe, Flageolet, Bassoon, and Clarinet)

Flötten, Hautbois, Flachinett, Fagot, und Clarinett (Flutes, Oboe, Fla...

German (artist nationality) engraver and publisher (artist role) Recto: l. l.: (at bottom edge of image) Cum Priv. S. C. Majest.; l. r.: Martin Engelbrecht fec: et exc. A.V.; l. c.: (title, above text in old Ge... More

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

Blind plaintiff, lame defendant share [...] / Dobson pinx. ; I. Simon fec. ; I. Smith ex.

Blind plaintiff, lame defendant share [...] / Dobson pinx. ; I. Simon ...

Two handicapped persons each receiving half of an oyster shell from a lawyer while he consumes the oyster. Caption verse continues: The friendly laws impartial care / A shell for him a shell for thee / The midd... More

Courtyard of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Courtyard of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

[Hunting lodge with pavilions. Site plan]

[Hunting lodge with pavilions. Site plan]

Watercolor rendering attributed to School of Turin, showing site plan for a hunting lodge or castle with 14 pavilions, each having a walled garden. No. 8 bis, suite de 11. Title devised by Library staff. Kennet... More

Le  bon Monarque manquoit d'haleine (The good Monarch was short of breath)

Le bon Monarque manquoit d'haleine (The good Monarch was short of bre...

after a drawing by L. J. Lefebvre (artist notes) French (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Lefebvre, L. J. (original artist) Recto: u. l.: (above border) Ch. IV. ; u. r.: (above border) Pag. 152. ; bot... More

Doorway detail of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Doorway detail of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

 Recorder Player's Hands

Recorder Player's Hands

French (artist nationality) painter, draughtsman, and engraver (artist role) Recto: l. l.: B. Picart fec. 1707. ; verso: u. l.: (in pencil) Y 3 / [Desoe?] / Arthur H. Clark / Dec. 17, 1937 / 6.00 ; l. l.: (in p... More

[Paris receiving the golden apple from Hermes]

[Paris receiving the golden apple from Hermes]

The subject of this drawing is Hermes handing the golden apple of the Hesperides to Paris, who is to judge the greatest beauty among the goddesses Athena, Aphrodite, and Hera. In return for judging Aphrodite t... More

[Hunting lodge with pavilions. Gateway, piers, and fencing. Plan and elevation]

[Hunting lodge with pavilions. Gateway, piers, and fencing. Plan and e...

Watercolor rendering attributed to School of Turin, showing monumental fence and gateway for a hunting lodge or castle, in plan and elevation. No. 16. Title devised by Library staff. Kenneth H. Walker Collectio... More

Un Concert (A Concert)

Un Concert (A Concert)

after a painting by Gerard Pietersz. van Zyl, called Geraers or Gerards Geraers, portrait and genre painter, 1607-1665 (artist notes) French (artist nationality) draughtsman and etcher (artist role) Zyl, Gerard... More

Doorway detail of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Doorway detail of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

[A Chinese sage sitting on a bench beneath banana trees, with attendants preparing a meal on the left]

[A Chinese sage sitting on a bench beneath banana trees, with attendan...

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Chinese painting on silk. Forms part of: Arnold Genthe collection (Libra... More

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

Peintures antiques découvertes à Herculanum conservées dans le Musaeum de Portici, no. 62 (Antique paintings discovered at Herculaneum conserved in the Museum of Portici, no. 62)

Peintures antiques découvertes à Herculanum conservées dans le Musaeum...

after a drawing by Pierre Adrien Pâris, painter, architect, draughtsman, decorator, and engraver, 1745-1819; from a book compiled by Richard, or Jean-Claude Richard, abbé de Saint-Non, draughtsman, etcher, and ... More

[Drawings of annual guild days of Norwich, England, 1705]

[Drawings of annual guild days of Norwich, England, 1705]

Title devised by Library staff. In album: Contributions of the "Royal Free-School"... Surrogate prints available in LOT 11314-A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

An explanation on the prospect draft of the Fort William and Mary on Piseatagua [sic] River in yr. province of New Hampshire on the continent of America

An explanation on the prospect draft of the Fort William and Mary on P...

Drawing shows Fort William and Mary on the Piscataqua River with surrounding landscape and buildings in "the town of New Castle on the Great Island"; many features are identified by letter with corresponding ke... More

[Drawings of annual guild days of Norwich, England, 1705]

[Drawings of annual guild days of Norwich, England, 1705]

Title devised by Library staff. In album: Contributions of the "Royal Free-School"... Surrogate prints available in LOT 11314-A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[Drawings of annual guild days of Norwich, England, 1705]

[Drawings of annual guild days of Norwich, England, 1705]

Title devised by Library staff. In album: Contributions of the "Royal Free-School"... Surrogate prints available in LOT 11314-A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[Drawings of annual guild days of Norwich, England, 1705]

[Drawings of annual guild days of Norwich, England, 1705]

Title devised by Library staff. In album: Contributions of the "Royal Free-School"... Surrogate prints available in LOT 11314-A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Bas relief "Bienville, Founder of New Orleans, 1718," by Auguste De Frasse at the U.S. Custom House in New Orleans, Louisiana

Bas relief "Bienville, Founder of New Orleans, 1718," by Auguste De Fr...

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive,... More

[Project for a circular arcade. Perspective rendering]

[Project for a circular arcade. Perspective rendering]

Title devised by Library staff. Sketch plan of arcade on verso. Item conserved and/or rehoused. See Supplementary Material for prior mats and mounts. Kenneth H. Walker Collection. Gift; Kenneth H. Walker; 1999;... More

The twelve months represented by Lilliputian figures

The twelve months represented by Lilliputian figures

Scene in January, showing couple keeping warm in winter clothing; and scene in February, showing couple, in masquerades, holding hands. Each scene framed by elaborate ornamental and pictorial borders. Forms par... More

[Church of SS. Claudius and Andrew of the Burgundians, Rome, Italy. Façade. Elevation. Rendering]

[Church of SS. Claudius and Andrew of the Burgundians, Rome, Italy. Fa...

Title devised by Library staff. Item conserved and/or rehoused. See Supplementary Material for prior mats and mounts. Kenneth H. Walker Collection. Gift; Kenneth H. Walker; 1999; (DLC/PP-2000:029). Unprocessed ... More

[A small house or teahouse in a grove of trees and near a small bridge, with pine trees and mountains, and another house in the background]

[A small house or teahouse in a grove of trees and near a small bridge...

Title devised by Library staff. Chinese script and two chops in upper right corner.

A B vue des restes interieurs d'un des pronaos du temple de Neptune ... Piranesi del. et sculp

A B vue des restes interieurs d'un des pronaos du temple de Neptune .....

View of the interior of the temple of Neptune, with lettered key. Title from shelflist card. Vertical crease down center. Planche XIII. Béraldi, 13.

Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750

Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750

Portrait, head and shoulders, facing right. Reproduction of painting by Elias Gottleib Hausmann in Stadtgeschichtliches Museum, Leipzig. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, with subsequ... More

[Fountain detail (stage set design?)]

[Fountain detail (stage set design?)]

Stamp on verso: Hans Tauber, Graz. Identified as French or Austrian in the Walker Collection inventory; acquired by Walker in Switzerland. Title devised by Library staff. Item conserved and/or rehoused. See Sup... More

Uniform of a lieutenant 3d Artillery

Uniform of a lieutenant 3d Artillery

Drawing is half-length drawing of the uniform of a lieutenant in the 3rd Artillery, perhaps a British military officer. Gift; Stockton W. Jones; 1930; (DLC/PP-1930:47678).

Indiens du Canada

Indiens du Canada

Photograph shows reproduction of drawing of two Indians. Title from item. Forms part of: Visual materials from the Ludwig, Baron von Closen papers (Library of Congress). Accession box no. DLC/PP-1988:012

Crucifixion of Jesus Ange or Auge Palus? fecit

Crucifixion of Jesus Ange or Auge Palus? fecit

Drawing shows the crucifixion of Jesus Christ; two angels, representing Fame, appear at the top corners, one holds a banner labeled "Engel Palus"[?]; two horsemen with swords enter from the sides at the base; t... More

[Caricature of musician or actor dancing, with a cat at his feet]

[Caricature of musician or actor dancing, with a cat at his feet]

Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Composite of 11 illustrations of vegetable roots]

[Composite of 11 illustrations of vegetable roots]

Illus. in: The Gardeners kalendar. London, 1760. Reference copy may be in LOT 4434C. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Botany; Farms... Vegetables; RBD; Garden'... More

A view of the Cohoes or Great Fall of the Mohawk River taken from above

A view of the Cohoes or Great Fall of the Mohawk River taken from abov...

Drawing shows a waterfall on the Mohawk River at Cohoes in New York state. Transfer; Map Division.

[Two men, possibly actors]

[Two men, possibly actors]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 12]

[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 12]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified man facing left. His hair does not reach his collar. A lock of hair hangs over his forehead. He wears a cravat. Title devised by Library staff. (DLC/PP-44431).

[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 6]

[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 6]

Bust silhouette portrait shows unidentified man facing left. He has a lock of hair over his forehead, wavy hair, and sports a cravat around his neck. Title devised by Library staff. (DLC/PP-44431).

[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 2]

[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 2]

Silhouette bust portrait shows an unidentified man facing left. He wears a wig tied by a ribbon at the back and a cravat. Title from item. Blind stamp below image: Museum. (DLC/PP-44431).

[Silhouette of woman facing left, no. 6]

[Silhouette of woman facing left, no. 6]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified woman or girl facing left with a bun or ribbon high in her hair, and short strand of hair over her forehead. Title devised by Library staff. (DLC/PP-44431).

[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 1]

[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 1]

Bust silhouette portrait shows unidentified man facing left. He wears a wig or hat high on his head. Title devised by Library staff. Blind stamp below image: Peales Museum. (DLC/PP-44431).

[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 11]

[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 11]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified man facing left. His hair does not reach his collar. A lock of hair hangs over his forehead. Title devised by Library staff. Faint blind stamp below image indeciph... More

[Silhouette of unidentified boy facing left]

[Silhouette of unidentified boy facing left]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified boy facing left. His hair is above his collar. A lock of hair hangs over his forehead. Title devised by Library staff. Blind stamp below image: Museum. (DLC/PP-44431).

[Silhouette of woman facing left, no. 5]

[Silhouette of woman facing left, no. 5]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified woman facing left with a bun in her hair, and strand of hair over her forehead. Title devised by Library staff. Blind stamp below image: Peales Museum. (DLC/PP-44431).

[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 9]

[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 9]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified man facing left. He has a prominent nose. Title devised by Library staff. Blind stamp below image: Museum. (DLC/PP-44431). qw05 2011-12r

[Silhouette of woman facing left, no. 1]

[Silhouette of woman facing left, no. 1]

Bust silhouette portrait shows unidentified woman facing left. Ink has been used to enhance the outline of her hair. Title devised by Library staff. Faint blind stamp below image: Museum. (DLC/PP-44431).

[Silhouette of man facing right, no. 1]

[Silhouette of man facing right, no. 1]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified man facing right. He wears a wig with a ponytail and has a prominent nose. Title devised by Library staff. Reverse image of DRWG/US - Peale, no. 20 (AA size). (DLC... More

[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 8]

[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 8]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified man facing left. He wears a wig with a ponytail and has a prominent nose. Title devised by Library staff. Reverse image of DRWG/US - Peale, no. 21 (AA size). (DLC/PP-44431).

[Silhouette of unidentified girl facing left, no. 1]

[Silhouette of unidentified girl facing left, no. 1]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified girl facing left. She wears a bow high in her hair. A lock of hair hangs over her forehead. Title devised by Library staff. (DLC/PP-44431).

English credulity, or the invisible ghost

English credulity, or the invisible ghost

A satire referring to the "Cock Lane Ghost" shows the interior of a bed-room crowded with men, some church ministers, one possibly Oliver Goldsmith, commenting on the "Cock Lane ghost". Two small children lie i... More

Woman with dogs, infant, and goats in the wilderness

Woman with dogs, infant, and goats in the wilderness

Print shows a shepherdess with goats, praising her dog for finding an infant among antique statues and armaments in the wilderness. Includes a remarque at bottom center showing a coat-of-arms, topped with crown... More

Mission Santa Cruz was a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order in present-day Santa Cruz, California

Mission Santa Cruz was a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan ord...

Founded in 1791 and named for the feast of the Exultation of the Cross, the name that the explorer Gaspar de Portola gave to the area when he camped on the banks of the San Lorenzo River on October 17, 1769, an... More

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