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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a very important art museum located near Central Park, in New York City.    
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Twenty-five popular pictures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

525. THE STORM. ("Paul and Virginia.") Pierre Auguste Cot.
593. "FRIEDLAND, 1807." Meissonier. To A. T. Stewart, who purchased the picture, the artist wrote: "I did not intend to paint a battle —I wanted to paint Napoleon at the zenith of his glory; I wanted to paint the love, the adoration, of the soldiers for the great Captain in whom they had faith, and for whom they were ready to die." "Friedland" was purchased at the Stewart sale for $66,00o by Judge Henry Hilton, and by him presented to the Museum.

600. L'ATTENTAT D'ANAGNI. Albert Maignan. Boniface VIII., a native of Anagni, was elected Pope in 1294. Philip the Fair of France, resisted his authority in spiritual matters, and compelled him to take refuge in his native town. Hither he was pursued. The picture represents the moment when Boniface says to his assail-ants, "Here is my neck; here is my head; strike! but I will die Pope." Boniface was thrown into prison, and though liberated by the people of Anagni, died within a month.—C.
615. WOODLAND AND CATTLE. F. A. Bonheur. (A brother of Rosa Bonheur.)
618. THE DEFENSE OF CHAMPIGNY. Edouard Detaille. An episode of the Franco-Prussian War.
622. THE VINTAGE. Leon Augustin L'hermitte.
634. THE BALLOON. Julien Dupre.
644. THE DEATH OF A VENDEAN CHIEF. Robert Wylie. The picture de¬picts an incident in the romantic insurrection of the inhabitants of La Vendee, France, March, 1793, to March, 1796, against the over-harsh interference of the revolutionists with the rights of their simple community.—C.

654. THE HUNTER'S STORY. A. Glisenti. The picture represents one of the peculiar customs of a certain part of Italy—the collection of a bounty of eggs from neighbors keeping hens, by one who has killed a fox.--C.
686. THE POACHER'S DEATH. Karl Wilhelm Hubner.
694. PETER SONNAVATER AND MASTER KNUT'S OPPROBRIOUS ENTRY INTO STOCKHOLM, IN 1526. C. G. Hellquist. The two Swedish Bishops, after their unsuccessful rebellion against Gustavus I., sought refuge with the Archbishop Olaf, but he treacherously betrayed them to the King's servants, who, dressing them in rags, and putting a crown of straw on Sonnavater's head, and a mitre of birch-bark on Knut's, mounted them on starving horses and brought them through Upsala to Stockholm in a Shrove-tide procession, amidst jeers and insults. They were led to the market-place, and, after drinking to the executioner's heattn, were broken on the wheel.—C.

706. THE HORSE FAIR. Rosa Bonheur. This is the original picture, only in exhibition on the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is so well known from numerous reproductions. It was purchased at the Stewart sale in 1887 for $55,500 by Cornelius Vanderbilt, and by him presented to the Museum.
713. A QUARTETTE. Wm. T. Dannat.
716. BOATMEN AT BARCELONA. V. D. Baixeras.
721. DIANA'S HUNTING PARTY. Hans Makart.
723. JUSTINIAN IN COUNCIL. Jean Joseph Benjamin-Constant. On can-vas 21 feet 3 inches by 12 feet 2 inches. Justinian I., surnamed the Great, was a Byzantine Emperor of the sixth century. The glory of his reign is the famous digest of Roman law known generally as the Justinian Code.

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