Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Corridor in the Asylum, September 1889. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1948 (48.190.2) | This haunting view of a sharply receding corridor in the asylum at Saint-Rémy, France, with a small male figure in the middle distance turning toward a door, is Van Gogh's most powerful description of the institution where he spent a year, from May 1889 to May 1890, shortly before the end of his life. #OneMetManyWorlds
Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (French, 1749–1803). Self-Portrait with Two Pupils, Marie Gabrielle Capet (1761–1818) and Marie Marguerite Carreaux de Rosemond (died 1788), 1785. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Julia A. Berwind, 1953 (53.225.5) | In 1783, when admitted to the French Académie Royale, the number of women artists eligible for membership was limited to four. #paris
Rose Adélaïde Ducreux (French, 1761–1802). Self-Portrait with a Harp, 1791. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1966 (67.55.1) | This work has been identified with a self-portrait that Mademoiselle Ducreux exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1791. The sitter's graceful pose and the sumptuous fabrics were admired by contemporary critics.