The cat is out of the bag...and the vault! As our curators work on the #fwmoa 100th Anniversary exhibition, they're unearthing treasures and dusting them off for display, including this small cast bronze lion.
Today’s treasure presents us with a bit of a mystery. Not only is the title of this watercolor Unknown, we also know little about its maker Louis-Robert de Cuvillon. So, what must we do to start picking apart this unknown piece? With works like this we have to combine what knowledge we do know with our most important tool: our eyes. Read on to see how art historians use visual clues to deduce a painting's meaning.