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  • The Christmas Party

    about 1850
    Attributed to Robert David Wilkie (American, 1827–1903)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Gift of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

    Details

    Dimensions

    43.18 x 76.2 cm (17 x 30 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.1214

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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  • Ships in Ice off Ten Pound Island, Gloucester

    1850s
    Fitz Henry Lane (American, 1804–1865)

    Description

    Provenance

    1850s. the artist. Annette Parsons (Mrs. John LeFavour) Stanley (1849-1918), Gloucester. By 1938, Mrs. Louise S. Campbell, Upper Montclair, New Jersey; 1943, with Charles D. Childs, Boston; 1943, sold by Charles D. Childs to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1948, bequest of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 3, 1948)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815-1865

    Details

    Dimensions

    30.8 x 50.16 cm (12 1/8 x 19 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.447

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Gallery (Gallery 235)

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  • The Young Christ as the Good Shepherd

    Workshop of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Spanish, 1617–1682)

    Description

    Provenance

    1844, Jeremiah Harman (b. 1764 - d. 1844), London; May 17-18, 1844, posthumous Harman sale, Christie's, London, lot 31, to Mr. Stewart for £294; by descent to his son, Colonel William Stewart [see note 1]. With Paul Bottenwieser, Berlin (?) [see note 2]. 1958, Rudolf J. Heinemann (d. 1975) and Lore (Mrs. Rudolph J.) Heinemann (d. 1996), New York [see note 2]; 1958, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf J. Heinemann to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 30, 1958) NOTES: [1] At the time of the painting's acquisition, Harry A. Brooks of Knoedler, New York, wrote to Rudolf Heinemann (December 19, 1958) that the it was well-known, having belonged to Colonel Drax and the Royal Collections of France, and having "appeared at an auction in 1911." The dealer Frederick Mont also wrote (December 15, 1958) that the painting was well known to him, and that it had been in the collections of Colonel Drax and Louis Philippe. These details have not been substantiated; however, in 1791, Louis-Philippe-Joseph (b. 1747 - d. 1793), Duc d'Orléans, sold a large group of paintings to Edouard Walkiers, a Brussels banker, for François de Laborde-Méréville. Méréville emigrated to England and sold the collection to Jeremiah Harman in 1793. Whether this painting was among the group of works is not known. It is, however, plausibly identified with Murillo's "Good Shepherd" sold in the Harman auction to Stewart. See Charles B. Curtis, "Velazquez and Murillo" (London, 1883), p. 187, nos. 173g - 173h and p. 385. [2] A label on the reverse of the painting stretcher from the packing company Chenue, London, reads "Bottenwieser \ (Heinemann)." "P B" (Paul Bottenwieser?) is also written twice on the stretcher. Whether Bottonwieser played a role in the exhibition or sale of this painting is not known. The painting stretcher bears customs stamps from France and Switzerland.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf J. Heinemann

    Details

    Dimensions

    55 x 39.7 cm (21 5/8 x 15 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    58.1425

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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  • The Christmas Tree

    January 1, 1870
    John Whetten Ehninger (American, 1827–1889 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    William G. Russell Allen (1882-1955, Boston); by whom given to MFA May 11, 1938

    Credit Line

    Gift of W. G. Russell Allen

    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 34.9 x 23 cm (13 3/4 x 9 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    38.849

    Medium or Technique

    Wood engraving, illustration for Harper's Bazaar

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  • Brook in Winter

    about 1892
    John Henry Twachtman (American, 1853–1902 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: J H Twachtman

    Provenance

    About 1892, the artist; 1902, estate of the artist; by 1906, with Silas S. Dustin, New York; 1907, sold by Silas S. Dustin to the MFA for $3,000. (Accession Date: January 10, 1907)

    Credit Line

    The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    91.76 x 122.24 cm (36 1/8 x 48 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    07.7

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Suzanne and Terrence Murray Gallery (Gallery 226)

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  • Icebergs

    1863
    Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: F.E C./63

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. Mary Richardson, Buffalo, New York; to Louis Starr, Buffalo, New York, her grandson; with Dana E. Tillou, Ltd., Buffalo, New York; to MFA, 1984, purchase.

    Credit Line

    Emily L. Ainsley Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    8.25 x 14.29 cm (3 1/4 x 5 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1984.583

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Waleska Evans James Gallery (Gallery 236)

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  • The Nativity

    about 1776
    John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist, until 1815; to Lord Lyndhurst, his son; with Lyndhurst sale, Christie's, London, March 5, 1864, no. 62; to Colonel Hawkesley; to Canon F. G. Brenchley; with Sotheby's, London, November 17, 1981, as Benjamin West, "The Adoration of the Shepherds," lot 38; with Cyril Humphris, London; to MFA, 1972, purchase.

    Credit Line

    Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    62.23 x 76.2 cm (24 1/2 x 30 in.)

    Accession Number

    1972.981

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Liberty Mutual Gallery (Gallery 136)

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  • The Virgin and the Infant Baptist Adoring the Child Christ

    1867
    C. Mariannecci (Italian, 19th century Italian), After Perugino

    Description

    Signed

    Lower right: C. Mariannecci fecit 1867

    Provenance

    Mrs. Arthur Croft; acquired by bequest July 1901

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Macandrew 149

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 40.7 x 33.8 cm (16 x 13 5/16 in. )

    Accession Number

    01.6222

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor, on white paper

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  • Boulevard Saint-Denis, Argenteuil, in Winter

    1875
    Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926)

    Description

    The Impressionist interest in specific effects of light and weather is evident in Monet’s rendering of the exact moment in which the sun struggles to break through a light snowfall. He made a preparatory sketch for this painting; clearly, careful deliberation lay behind his seemingly spontaneous technique. The subject of falling snow and the figures with umbrellas are reminiscent of Japanese woodblock prints, which had a strong influence on Impressionist artists.

    Inscription

    Lower right: Claude Monet 90

    Provenance

    By 1888, Henri Kapferer, Paris [see note 1]; July 17, 1888, sold by Kapferer to Durand-Ruel, Paris (stock no. 1688) [see note 2]; September 25, 1890, sold by Durand-Ruel to Joseph Foxcroft Cole (b. 1837 - d. 1892) for Peter Chardon Brooks (b. 1831 - d. 1920), Boston; by descent to his daughter, Eleanor Brooks (Mrs. Richard M.) Saltonstall, Boston [see note 3]; by descent to her son, Richard Saltonstall (b. 1897 - d. 1982), Boston; 1978, gift of Richard Saltonstall to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 10, 1978) NOTES: [1] According to notes in the MFA curatorial file, Kapferer might have acquired this directly from the artist. [2] The provenance information given here (between 1888 and 1890) is taken from Daniel Wildenstein, "Monet: catalogue raisonné" (1996), vol. 2, p. 148, cat. no. 357a. [3] She first lent this painting to the MFA in 1920.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Richard Saltonstall

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Wildenstein 1996, no. 357a

    Dimensions

    60.9 x 81.6 cm (24 x 32 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1978.633

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Sidney and Esther Rabb Gallery (Gallery 255)

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  • Girl and Friends Writing Letters, illustration for The Christmas Letter

    about 1905–07
    Wuanita Smith (American, 1866–1959 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Upper right: W. Smith for The Christmas Letter.

    Provenance

    Phyllis J. Liebman, Jaffrey, NH; gift to MFA, October 1985.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Larry J. and Phyllis J. Liebman

    Details

    Dimensions

    36.51 x 33.02 cm (14 3/8 x 13 in.)

    Accession Number

    1985.764

    Medium or Technique

    Black chalk, red and black wash on illustration board

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  • New Year's Card: Old Gold Coin with Paper Crane and Pine Leaf

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era - Taisho era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.19023

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; embossing; ink and metallic pigments on card stock

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  • New Year's Card: Santa Claus

    Japanese
    Taisho-early Showa era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.19039

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Snowing in Campo S.S. Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

    1879
    William Graham (American, 1832–1911 American)

    Object Place: American

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left: W GRAHAM/VENICE; Reverse: "SNOWING" IN CAMPO S.S. GIOVANNI E PAOLO/VENICE/PAINTED BY Wm GRAHAM/VENICE/1879

    Provenance

    The artist; Mary W. Bartol, John W. Bartol and Abigail W. Clark; to MFA, 1927, gift of Mary W. Bartol, John W. Bartol and Abigail W. Clark.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mary W. Bartol, John W. Bartol, and Abigal W. Clark

    Details

    Dimensions

    33.65 x 60.01 cm (13 1/4 x 23 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    RES.27.100

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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  • Childrens' Song - Midgets in Snow (Doyo- Yuki no kobito) (from an unidentified series)

    Song Title: Dwarves in the Snow

    Japanese
    Taisho - early Showa era
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.2805

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • New Year's Card: Humming of Birds (Saezuri)

    Japanese
    Taisho- early Showa era
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Tanaka & Co. (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1459

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • New Year's Card: Penguins

    Japanese
    Taishô era
    1921
    Sugiura Hisui (Japanese, 1876–1965)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1186

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph and embossed texture; ink on card stock

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  • New Year's Card: Dancer

    Japanese
    Taisho-early Showa era
    Takahashi Haruka (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Yamaguchi Seikyokudô

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1192

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigments on card stock

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  • New Year's Card: Spring Letter (Haru no tayori)

    Japanese
    Taisho–early Showa era
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1458

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • Virgin and child with lilies

    Italian (Florence)
    Renaissance
    about 1460–70
    Attributed to Luca della Robbia (Italian, Florence, 1399 or 1400–1482)

    Object Place: Italy

    Description

    Blue, white and green with gold halos. Terracotta.

    Provenance

    Quincy Adams Shaw (b. 1825 - d. 1908), Boston [see note 1]; 1917, gift of Quincy Adams Shaw, through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 29, 1917)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 48 x 38cm (18 7/8 x 14 15/16in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1476

    Medium or Technique

    Glazed terracotta

    On View

    Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)

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    Sculpture

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  • Nativity with Gloria in Excelsis

    Italian (Florence)
    Renaissance
    about 1470
    Luca della Robbia (Italian, Florence, 1399 or 1400–1482)

    Object Place: Florence, Italy

    Description

    Glazed terracotta; blue ground, white figures; slight green and yellow color.

    Provenance

    By 1896, Quincy Adams Shaw (b. 1825 - d. 1908), Boston; 1917; gift of Quincy A. Shaw, through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 29, 1917)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton

    Details

    Dimensions

    88.9 x 73.7cm (35 x 29in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1463

    Medium or Technique

    Glazed terracotta

    On View

    Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)

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  • Sparrows and Camellia in Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 2nd month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 2 No blockcutter's mark 改印:改、寅二 彫師:なし

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #286

    Dimensions

    Aitanzaku; 32.3 x 11 cm (12 11/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8098

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • "La Belle aux Moineaux - Robe de Visite de Paquin," plate V from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 1, No. 2

    French
    December 1912
    George Barbier (French, 1882–1932), Illustrating design by Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1892–1956), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    La robe de visite de Paquin est en drap de soie noir. La jaquette en natté de soie jaspé de métal et rebrodé de roses d’Ispaban est bordée de skungs.

    Provenance

    By 1952, William Morris Hunt Memorial Library; accessioned by MFA, Boston, February 12, 2004

    Credit Line

    Transferred from the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 25.4 x 19.1 cm (10 x 7 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2004.7.5

    Medium or Technique

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

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    Europe

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    Books and manuscripts, Books

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  • "Pour St. Moritz. Ratine blanche garnie de Skunks et brodée de laines," plate 51 from Journal des Dames et des Modes

    French
    1913
    Artist George Barbier (French, 1882–1932)

    Object Place: France

    Description

    Provenance

    Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq., to MFA 1963

    Credit Line

    Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.

    Details

    Dimensions

    22.9 x 14.0 cm (9 x 5.5 in.)

    Accession Number

    63.2538

    Medium or Technique

    Etching with hand-applied color (pochoir)

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  • Camellia and Sparrows in Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Hiro Censor's seal: Fukatsu

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #279

    Dimensions

    Aitanzaku; 33.5 x 11.5 cm (13 3/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8077

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Sparrow and Camellia in Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    Inscription

    Poem

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Hiro

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Aitanzaku; 34.4 x 11.7 cm (13 9/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8081

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • The Christmas Tree, illustration for The Christmas Letter

    about 1905–07
    Wuanita Smith (American, 1866–1959 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Upper left: W. Smith. for The Christmas Letter.

    Provenance

    Phyllis J. Liebman, Jaffrey, NH; gift to MFA, October 1985.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Larry J. and Phyllis J. Liebman

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 36.2 x 31.8 cm (14 1/4 x 12 1/2 in.) Sheet: 50.2 x 36.8 cm (19 3/4 x 14 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    1985.762

    Medium or Technique

    Black chalk, red and black wash on illustration board

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  • Sparrows and Camellia in Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1831–33 (Tenpô 2–4)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 06.1238, 06.1389, 21.7922, 21.7923

    Inscription

    Chinese poem 鳥鳶争食雀争巣 独立池辺風雪多

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Utagawa

    Provenance

    March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

    Credit Line

    Denman Waldo Ross Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Forrer 1997, #108; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #71; Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #s 10 (solid gray background) and 11 (blue with snow); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #6.8; Tanba 1965, #84

    Dimensions

    Ôtanzaku; 36.5 x 15.5 cm (14 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    06.1389

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Sparrows and Bamboo in Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    latter half of the 17th to first half of the 18th century
    Kano Minenobu (Japanese, 1662–1708 Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    Prior to 1886 purchased by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa; 1886 purchased by Charles Goddard Weld from Ernest Fenollosa; 1911 bequeathed by Charles Goddard Weld to the Museum

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-199

    Dimensions

    Image: 98 x 42.9 cm (38 9/16 x 16 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4247

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink on silk

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  • Sparrow and Nandina in Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Provenance

    February 1914, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from S. Mori; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Kotanzaku; 34 x 7.7 cm (13 3/8 x 3 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8547

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Skating

    about 1830–40
    Thomas Birch (American (born in England), 1779–1851)

    Description

    Thomas Birch moved from England to the Philadelphia area in 1794. He learned to paint from his father, William Russell Birch. The younger Birch became well known for a variety of subjects, including seascapes; views of country estates, harbors, and rivers; and naval battle scenes from the War of 1812.
    Although he had exhibited a few “winter pieces” from 1811 to 1813 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in the 1830s Birch made winter landscapes one of his specialties. These scenes were based on seventeenth-century Dutch paintings that he had studied in his father’s art collection. In “Skating,” leafless trees are silhouetted against a gray winter sky that occupies half the canvas, a typical feature of Dutch landscapes. A horse-drawn sleigh full of warmly dressed travelers crosses a bridge near a group of farm houses. The most animated figures are the ice skaters. One stoops to put on his skates, while others beckon to the young skater on the bank of the frozen stream. It is interesting that all Birch’s skaters are boys. Although skating was considered an appropriate and healthful outdoor activity, for a long time it was a sport restricted to boys, and it was not until the 1850s that girls were commonly seen on the ice.

    This text was adapted from Carol Troyen and Janet Comey, “Children in American Art” (Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 2007, in Japanese).

    Inscription

    Lower right: T. Birch

    Provenance

    The artist; art market, Philadelphia; with Harry Shaw Newman, New York; with Charles D. Childs, Boston, 1938; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R. I.; to MFA, 1947, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

    Details

    Dimensions

    50.8 x 76.83 cm (20 x 30 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.1185

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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  • The Three Wise Men

    1878
    John La Farge (American, 1835–1910)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Mrs. John La Farge, his wife, around 1885-90; Edward W. Hooper, Boston, 1890; to MFA, 1890, gift of Edward W. Hooper.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Edward W. Hooper

    Details

    Dimensions

    82.87 x 107.31 cm (32 5/8 x 42 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.151

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Robert P. and Carol T. Henderson Gallery (Gallery 228)

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  • Riding on Snow

    Japanese
    Taishô - early Shôwa era
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.3202

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodblock print; ink on paper

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  • Piz Bernina, Switzerland

    about 1880–90
    Albert Bierstadt (American (born in Germany), 1830–1902)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: ABierstadt [AB in monogram]; Reverse, before mounting: Rocky Mts. Colo.

    Provenance

    The artist, until his death in 1902; with Rholfs, Brooklyn; George Good, Brooklyn, around 1913; to Mrs. George Good; with Miss Frances Tarbox, New York, 1946; with John Mitchell, New York, 1946; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1946; to MFA, 1947, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

    Details

    Dimensions

    35.24 x 49.21 cm (13 7/8 x 19 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.1255

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on paper mounted on Masonite

    On View

    Penny and Jeff Vinik Gallery (Gallery 233)

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  • "Les Préparatifs de Noel - Robe d'après-midi de Redfern," plate IV from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 1, No. 1

    French
    Christmas 1913–January 1914
    Francisco Javier Gosé (Spanish, 1876–1915), Illustrating design by John Redfern (English, 1853–1929), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    Robe d’après-midi de Redfern. La jupe est en velours souple chiffon, drapée devant et se fixant sous une gaine de velours agrémentée de guipure d’argent. La ceinture, en tulle, est nouée par un papillon et la collerette est en tulle noire.

    Provenance

    By 1952, William Morris Hunt Memorial Library; accessioned by MFA, Boston, February 12, 2004

    Credit Line

    Transferred from the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 25.4 x 19.1 cm (10 x 7 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2004.18.4

    Medium or Technique

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

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  • "Deux Costumes pour les Sports d'Hiver," advertisement from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 1, No. 2, p. 61

    French
    December 1912
    Charles Martin (French, 1884–1934), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1952, William Morris Hunt Memorial Library; accessioned by MFA, Boston, February 12, 2004

    Credit Line

    Transferred from the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 25.4 x 19.1 cm (10 x 7 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2004.7.12

    Medium or Technique

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

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  • Camellia Blossoms in Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 21.8054 (gray background), 21.8055 (white background)

    Inscription

    Poem, by Fûdô Keiri: Mono no hon/ tatsune atsumete/ fuyu komori ものの本 たつねあつめて 冬こもり  風堂鶏里

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Mera

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #293 (white background)

    Dimensions

    Chûtanzaku; 36.9 x 12.6 cm (14 1/2 x 4 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8054

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • The Sleigh Ride

    about 1845
    James Goodwyn Clonney (American (born in England), 1812–67)

    Description

    In “The Sleigh Ride,” a young girl sits on a sled harnessed to a dog in imitation of an adult’s horse and sleigh. A boy, probably her brother, hands her a stick which she pretends is a horsewhip. Like children of today, youngsters of the mid-nineteenth century often played by mimicking adult behavior. The wooden sled was a popular toy, and children of both sexes went sliding or coasting as soon as snow conditions were favorable. Dogs, of course, were common pets, and caring for pets was thought to be good training for children.
    James Clonney, who had come to the United States from England as a young man, was among the first generation of genre painters. His simple and uncluttered pictures generally have few figures and are mildly humorous. He was reasonably popular in his own day, but he fell out of favor until rediscovered by the American art collector Maxim Karolik in the 1940s. Karolik considered “The Sleigh Ride” an archetypal expression of American daily life. He bought it and several other paintings by Clonney and gave them to the MFA as part of his great collection of nineteenth-century American art.

    This text was adapted from Carol Troyen and Janet Comey, “Children in American Art” (Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 2007, in Japanese).

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. P.H.B. Frelinghuysen, Manchester, Vermont; with Victor Spark, New York, 1946; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1947; to MFA, 1948, gift of Maxim Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

    Details

    Dimensions

    63.5 x 86.36 cm (25 x 34 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.417

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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  • Santa Claus

    Japanese
    Early Shôwa era
    Takahashi Haruka (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Yamaguchi Seikyokudô

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1187

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Snow Scene on the Northeast Corner of the Boston Common

    about 1875
    Josiah Johnson Hawes (American, 1808–1901 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA, accessioned 2004

    Credit Line

    Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/mount: 35.2 x 28 cm (13 7/8 x 11 in.)

    Accession Number

    2004.126

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print mounted on board

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  • New Year's Card: Evening Party (Yakai)

    Japanese
    Taisho- early Showa era
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Tanaka & Co. (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1461

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • Woman in Sled with an Officer on Skates (Der Eisschlitten)

    1824
    Johann Adam Klein (German, 1792–1875 German)

    Description

    Inscription

    Monogram (ligated) and date, l. l. in brown ink: "JAK. fec.1824."; Inscribed on verso of mount, l. r. in brown ink: "eN.16"

    Markings

    PDP Watermark Type: partially visible on recto in raking light: C

    Provenance

    Sven H.A. Bruntjen, CA; acquired September 1989

    Credit Line

    Gift of Jessie H. Wilkinson—Jessie H. Wilkinson Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 8.6 x 14.3 cm (3 3/8 x 5 5/8 in. )

    Accession Number

    1989.255

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and graphite with brown wash on dark cream paper, laid down on a second sheet

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  • The Large Skating Festival at Malines

    1559
    Etched by Pieter van der Borcht (Netherlandish, 1545–1608), Published by Bartholomeus de Momper (Netherlandish, 1535 - 1597)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left: bartholomeus de mompere

    Signed

    Signed and dated lower right: FECIT : PETRUS/VANDER BORCHT/1559

    Markings

    watermark [not identified]; verso, in oval stamp: MFA/BOSTON

    Provenance

    May 13, 1964, purchased from Colnaghi (dealer) by the MFA.

    Credit Line

    Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Hollstein 468

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 29.3 x 47.5 cm (11 9/16 x 18 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.712

    Medium or Technique

    Etching

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  • New York City, 1963 (Christmas Tree)

    1963
    Lee Friedlander (American, born in 1934 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    On verso: pencil signature. Stamped: Copyrights. (New York City). EX-7/18, C-7, 67.102

    Provenance

    The Witkin Gallery, New York; purchased February 1973.

    Credit Line

    Polaroid Foundation Purchase Fund

    Copyright

    Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 15.2 x 23.0 cm (6 x 9 1/16 in.) Mount: 35.5 x 27.9 cm (14 x 11 in.)

    Accession Number

    1973.109

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • "A Spill Out" on the Snow

    1870
    Publisher Currier and Ives (American, 1857–1904)

    Description

    Inscription

    Recto: Printed, l.c.: ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS IN THE YEAR 1870, BY CURRIER & IVES IN THE CLERKS OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK / "A SPILL OUT" ON THE SNOW. / NEW YORK PUBLISHED BY CURRIER & IVES 152 NASSAU STREET

    Provenance

    Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler, in 1933

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Conningham 5651; Bland p. 239; Peters vol. I p. 364, vol. II 496a (Bev. B. 1022)

    Dimensions

    Image: 41.3 x 62.7 cm (16 1/4 x 24 11/16 in.) Sheet: 56.3 x 74.8 cm (22 3/16 x 29 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    33.920

    Medium or Technique

    Lithograph, hand-colored

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  • Turkey

    1961
    Jacques Hnizdovsky (American (born in Ukraine), 1915–1985 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    7/50

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Wick

    Copyright

    © S. Hnizdovsky

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Tahir 038

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 72.5 x 39.2 cm (28 9/16 x 15 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    62.1123

    Medium or Technique

    Linoleum cut

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  • Snow on the Kiso Gorge in Shinano Province (Shinshû Kiso no yuki), from the series One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces (Shokoku meisho hyakkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1859 (Ansei 6), 10th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.17089, 11.17090

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Goat 10 aratame No blockcutter's mark

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #188; Strange 1925, p. 193, list #33

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25.1 cm (14 7/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.17089

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Twilight Snow at Hashiba (Hashiba bosetsu), from the series Eight Views of the Sumida River (Sumidagawa hakkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 11th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 06.647, 11.1940, 11.16387

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Chicken 11 aratame No blockcutter's mark

    Credit Line

    Denman Waldo Ross Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.6 cm (14 3/16 x 9 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.1940

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Winter: Impeded Travelers in a Pine Forest, Upper Canada

    1835–40
    George Harvey (American (born in England), about 1800–1878 American)

    Description

    Markings

    Watermark: J. WHATMAN

    Provenance

    John Eliot Howard, London, 1883; Kenedy and Company, New York, 1942; Miss Mabel H. Cummings; gift to MFA, 1942.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mabel H. Cummings in memory of her sister Emma G. Cummings

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 35.3 x 26.0 cm (13 7/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    42.459

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor over graphite pencil on paper

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  • Chinese Children at Play in the Four Seasons

    Japanese
    Edo period
    first half of the 19th century
    Kano Tôhaku Chikanobu (Japanese, 1772–1821)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-232

    Dimensions

    Image: 30.3 x 512.5 cm (11 15/16 x 201 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6425

    Medium or Technique

    Handscroll; ink and color on paper

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  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1798 (Kansei 10)
    Gyokuju (Japanese, dates unknown Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-352

    Dimensions

    Image: 61 x 2425.5 cm (24 x 954 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6447

    Medium or Technique

    Handscroll; ink and color on paper

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  • Courtesan Watching Two Kamuro Make a Snow Dog

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1767–68 (Meiwa 4–5)
    Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.19485, 21.4463

    Signed

    Harunobu ga 春信画

    Provenance

    February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Waterhouse cat. #242; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #647, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 273

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 28.1 x 20.4 cm (11 1/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.4463

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • No. 5 - Hodogaya: The Katabira River and Katabira Brige (Hodogaya, Katabiragawa Katabirabashi), from the series The Tôkaidô Road - The Fifty-three Stations (Tôkaidô - Gojûsan tsugi), also known as the Reisho Tôkaidô

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Maruya Seijirô (Marusei, Jukakudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Provenance

    November 1912, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #53.05

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 24 x 36.8 cm (9 7/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.5101

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Head of an athlete

    Roman
    Imperial Period
    probably A.D. 50–75

    Description

    This head of a youth represents an athlete: around his head he wears both a cord (perhaps to hold his hair) and a ribbon, presented by an admirer. He may have been a boxer, as his ears appear swollen.
    Classicistic creation inspired by Greek sculpture of about 460 B.C. Head of an athlete. Has cavities for inserted eyes. Hair treated with fine lines, tied into small knot on top of forehead. His headband is doubled; a cord holds his hair in place, and above is a ribbon awarded for athletic prowess. His puffy ears mark him as a boxer. Missing: nose and inserted eyes. The eyes were originally inlaid in another material

    Scientific Analysis:
    Harvard Lab No. HI720: Isotope ratios - delta13C +5.13 / delta18O -2.95, Attribution - Paros 1, Justification - White with gray shadow, fine to medium grained marble.

    Provenance

    By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24,1903

    Credit Line

    Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 134; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 110 (additional published references).

    Dimensions

    Height x length (of face): 37 x 18.5 cm (14 9/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    03.754

    Medium or Technique

    Marble probably from the Greek island of Paros

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  • New Year's Card: Two Dogs in Snow

    Japanese
    Taisho era
    1922
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Tanaka & Co. (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.18604

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigments on card stock

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  • Woman Walking along Riverbank in the Snow

    Japanese
    late Meiji-Taisho era
    cancelled 1915
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.12536

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodblock print; ink on Japanese paper

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  • Pine Tree and Snow from Ehagaki sekai

    Matsu ni yuki

    Japanese
    late Meiji era
    1909
    Sakenomitei Kudamaki (Japanese, dates unknown Japanese), Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 14 x 10.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1668

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Pine Tree in Snow (Sesshozu)

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    After Maruyama Ôkyo (Japanese, 1733–1795), Publisher Shinbi Publishing (Shinbi shoin) (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.18500

    Medium or Technique

    Color collotype; ink on card stock

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  • Snow at Arakawa (Arakawa no yuki)

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era to early Shôwa era
    Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883–1957), Publisher Watanabe (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Brown 2003, #Hp-39 (v. 1, p. 142)

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.2883

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print; color and ink on paper

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  • Kôzuke Province: Mount Haruna Under Snow (Kôzuke, Harunasan setchû), from the series Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces [of Japan] ([Dai Nihon] Rokujûyoshû meisho zue)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1853 (Kaei 6), 8th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Koshimuraya Heisuke (Koshihei) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)

    Description

    No. 26 (Tôsandô group) on the title page for the series.

    MFA impressions: 06.823.26, 11.17104, 11.17106, 11.26232, 11.36877, 11.36909, 21.9527

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Censors' seals: Murata, Kinugasa, Ox 8 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of Arthur Davison Ficke; February 11, 1920, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Ficke sale, American Art Galleries, New York; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 249, ôban #64.27

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36 x 24 cm (14 3/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.9527

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Kinryûzan Temple at Asakusa in Snow (Asakusa Kinryûzan setchû), from the series Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1848–49 (Kaei 1–2)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.2054, 21.10029, 21.10030, 49.622
    No publisher’s mark on this impression.

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Provenance

    January 1914, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 247, horizontal ôban #15.01

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 21.6 x 34.2 cm (8 1/2 x 13 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.10030

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Kinryûzan Temple at Asakusa in Snow (Asakusa Kinryûzan setchû no zu), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1840–42 (Tenpô 11–13)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.2028, 21.9800

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #67.01; series: Matsuki 1939, #s 315-320 (this design not illustrated)

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 19.9 x 35 cm (7 13/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.9800

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Snow at Akabane Bridge in Shiba (Shiba Akabane no yuki), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1832–38 (Tenpô 3–9)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 06.1087, 06.1240, 11.24942, 21.9881, 21.9882, RES.54.116 (second edition)

    There are two editions of this series, a first edition from the 1830s and a reprint edition with censorship seals of the 1840s.

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    Provenance

    August 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #54.9, pls. 514-515; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #64.05; Matsuki 1939, #58

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 24.3 x 37.2 cm (9 9/16 x 14 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.9882

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Snow in the Precincts of the Tenman Shrine at Kameido (Kameido Tenmangû keidai yuki), from a series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1832–38 (Tenpô 3–9)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.1929, 11.2159, 11.17257, 11.26202, 20.76, 21.9879, 21.9880

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame

    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #51.10, pl. 485; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #66.06; Tanba 1965, #188; Matsuki 1939, #16

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 24.5 x 37.4 cm (9 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.9879

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Twilight Snow at Asakusa (Asakusa no bosetsu), from the series Eight Views of the Eastern Capital (Tôto hakkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Fujiokaya Hikotarô (Shôgendô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Provenance

    February 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 236, horizontal chûban #25.1; Tanba 1965, #228

    Dimensions

    Horizontal chûban; 17 x 4.3 cm (6 11/16 x 1 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.9062

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Snow Viewing at Mokubo-ji Temple: The Uekiya Restaurant (Mokubo-ji yukimi, Uekiya), from the series Famous Restaurants of Edo (Edo kômei kaitei zukushi)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1838–40 (Tenpô 9–11)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 21.9423, 54.220

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

    Provenance

    February 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #56.23, pl. 567; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 247, horizontal ôban #7.23

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 24 x 36.4 cm (9 7/16 x 14 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.9423

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Virgin and Child

    Sassoferrato (Giovanni Battista Salvi) (Italian (Roman), 1609–1685)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1964, Louis Agassiz Shaw, Boston, MA [see note 1]; 1991, gift of Louis Agassiz Shaw. (Accession Date: November 20, 1991) NOTES: [1] From April 1964 until 1991, this painting was on loan from Louis Agassiz Shaw to the MFA (Loan Number T.L. 12,310).

    Credit Line

    Gift of Louis Agassiz Shaw

    Details

    Dimensions

    48.3 x 38.7 cm (19 x 15 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1991.693

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas mounted on Masonite

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  • Stag in winter moonlight (Stag at Fontainebleu)

    The Stag in Winter Moonlight

    William Morris Hunt (American, 1824–1879)

    Description

    Provenance

    William Perkins Babcock (1826-1899, Paris, Lugt 208); by whom given to MFA June 12, 1900

    Credit Line

    Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

    Details

    Dimensions

    23.8 x 15.3 cm (9 3/8 x 6 in.); Legacy dimension: 10 x 16 in.

    Accession Number

    B1883

    Medium or Technique

    Lithograph

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  • Textile fragment

    English
    early 19th century

    Object Place: England

    Description

    L shaped piece of glazed chintz, white ground with all over design of slender serpentine oak leaves and berries?, printed in browns and red, picotage in dark brown around design elements, left selvedge present. Piece for duplicate collection.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Mitton

    Details

    Dimensions

    Legacy dimension: W: 0.537 m; L: 0.438 m

    Accession Number

    54.842

    Medium or Technique

    Printed cotton plain weave

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  • Nihonbashi Bridge in Snow (Nihonbashi setchû), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1839–42 (Tenpô 10–13)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 21.6824, 21.9834

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    No censor's seal

    Provenance

    January 1914, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #68.10 (no photo); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #62.11; Tanba 1965, #200; Matsuki 1939, #62

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 23.4 x 35.9 cm (9 3/16 x 14 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.6824

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Kanbara: Night Snow (Kanbara, yoru no yuki), second state, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the First Tôkaidô or Great Tôkaidô

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidô) (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 16 in the series, second state (sky dark at horizon, no lines in knees of figure at right).
    MFA impressions:
    First state: 11.26110, 11.38911, 21.5031
    Second state: 06.1183, 11.17295, 11.25156, 11.30429, 21.5032, 42.566, 2009.2411.16

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Provenance

    1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.16

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 24.6 x 37.5 cm (9 11/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.5032

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Musashi Province: Sumida River, Snowy Morning (Musashi, Sumidagawa, Yuki no ashita), from the series Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces [of Japan] ([Dai Nihon] Rokujûyoshû meisho zue)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1853 (Kaei 6), 8th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Koshimuraya Heisuke (Koshihei) (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 16 (Tôkaidô group) on the title page for the series.

    MFA impressions: 06.823.16, 11.17099, 11.17100, 11.36918, 11.36920, 21.9524

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Ox 8 No blockcutter's mark

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 249, ôban #64.65

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.5 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.17100

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Zôjô-ji Temple at Shiba in Snow (Shiba Zôjô-ji setchû no zu), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 06.520, 21.9812, 21.9813

    Publisher’s mark in lower right margin, cut off of this impression.

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censors' seals: Mera, Murata No blockcutter's mark

    Provenance

    January 1914, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #82.7, pl. 800; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #71.07; Matsuki 1939, #92

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 21.5 x 34.2 cm (8 7/16 x 13 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.9812

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Asakusa in Snow (Asakusa no yuki), from the series Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1850–52 (Kaei 3–5)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Iseya Sôemon (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Provenance

    May 1915, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 231, fan prints #8.1; Matsuki and Yamada, Ichiryûsai Hiroshige dansen-e (1924), #77

    Dimensions

    Uchiwa-e on horizontal aiban sheet; 23.2 x 29.3 cm (9 1/8 x 11 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.10109

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Crossing the Ice on Lake Suwa in Shinano Province (Shinshû Suwa kosui kôri watari)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.19650, 11.19664 (key block), 21.6880

    Signed

    Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

    Provenance

    June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    TNM, Hokusai (2005), #381; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, naga-ôban #2

    Dimensions

    Vertical nagaban; 49.9 x 23 cm (19 5/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.6880

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Golden Pheasant and Pine Shoots in Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1833 (Tenpô 4)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.1908, 21.7925

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Provenance

    Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    San Francisco 1998, #194; Honolulu 1991, p. 119, #VI-6; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #83; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #6.14?

    Dimensions

    Ôtanzaku; 37.2 x 16.4 cm (14 5/8 x 6 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.7925

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Kameyama: Clear Weather after Snow (Kameyama, yukibare), from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the First Tôkaidô or Great Tôkaidô

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidô) (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 47 in the series.
    MFA impressions: 06.1663, 11.2042, 11.26134, 11.30200, 11.38872, 11.38873, 21.5076, 34.277, 2009.2411.47

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.47

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 22.5 x 34.7 cm (8 7/8 x 13 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.5076

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Winter: Snow on the Sumida River (Fuyu, Sumidagawa no yuki), from the series Famous Views of Edo in the Four Seasons (Shiki Kôto meisho)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1832–34 (Tenpô 3–5)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.2271, 21.7048, 21.7049

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    No censor's seal

    Provenance

    February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #102.4, pl. 1027; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, chûtanzaku #03.04; Forrer 1997, #13; Matsuki 1939, #629

    Dimensions

    Chûtanzaku; 37.4 x 12.8 cm (14 3/4 x 5 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.7049

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Girl, Toys and Dogs Walking, illustration for The Christmas Letter

    About 1905–07
    Wuanita Smith (American, 1866–1959 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: W. Smith for the Christmas Letter.

    Provenance

    Phyllis J. Liebman, Jaffrey, NH; gift to MFA, October 1985.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Larry J. and Phyllis J. Liebman

    Details

    Dimensions

    36.83 x 33.02 cm (14 1/2 x 13 in.)

    Accession Number

    1985.763

    Medium or Technique

    Black chalk, red and black wash on illustration board

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  • Magnolia Grandiflora

    about 1885–95
    Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819–1904)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left center: M.J. Heade

    Provenance

    About 1885-95, the artist. Private collection, Philadelphia; Philadelphia art market; with A. Frederick Mondschein, New York; with Newhouse Galleries, New York; Joseph Katz, Baltimore; 1946, with Victor Spark, New York; 1946, sold by Victor Spark to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1947, gift of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1947)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

    Details

    Dimensions

    38.42 x 61.28 cm (15 1/8 x 24 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.1169

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Gallery (Gallery 235)

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  • Mandarin Ducks In Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Ônishi Keisai (Japanese, died in 1820 Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 134.3 x 43.2 cm (52 7/8 x 17 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8694

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and light color on silk

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  • Temple In Snow

    Japanese
    Yokoyama Seiki (Japanese, 1793–1865 Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 128 x 56.8 cm (50 3/8 x 22 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8553

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Sparrows in Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    mid-19th century
    Kubota Setsuyo (Japanese, Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 156.5 x 87.7 cm (61 5/8 x 34 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8709

    Medium or Technique

    Two-panel folding screen; ink, color and gold on paper

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  • Snowy Landscape

    Sekkei sansui zu

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    mid–1880s
    Artist Hashimoto Gahô (Japanese, 1835–1908)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Modern-013

    Dimensions

    Image: 169.2 x 361.4 cm (66 5/8 x 142 5/16 in.) Overall (including mounting): 182 x 372.6 cm (71 5/8 x 146 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8724

    Medium or Technique

    Six-panel folding screen; ink and light color on paper

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  • Young Woman Walking in the Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1766–67 (Meiwa 3–4)
    Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)

    Description

    Signed

    Harunobu ga 春信画

    Provenance

    September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #515; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #767, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 410; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #150 (variant)

    Dimensions

    Hashira-e; 57.7 x 12.8 cm (22 11/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.4478

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Kinkaku-ji in Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Nakajima Raishô (Japanese, 1796–1871 Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 97.1 x 21 cm (38 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8514

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Pine In Snow

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    Copied after Maruyama Ôkyo (Japanese, 1733–1795)

    Object Place: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height x width: 66 9/16 x 145 1/4 in. (169 x 369 cm) Storage: 170.3 x 62.3 x 11 cm (67 1/16 x 24 1/2 x 4 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8500

    Medium or Technique

    One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink and gold on paper

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  • Temple In the Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Ôhara Donshû (Japanese, died in 1857 Japanese)

    Object Place: Japan

    Description

    Signed

    「呑舟㊞㊞㊞」

    Markings

    呑舟 鯤 非□立□

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 120.8 x 49.6 cm (47 9/16 x 19 1/2 in.) Overall: 202 x 68 cm (79 1/2 x 26 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8168

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Birds and Fruit in Snow

    Japanese
    late Edo period
    19th century
    Formerly attributed to Kumashiro Yuhi (Japanese, 1693–1772 Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 120.3 x 54.5 cm (47 3/8 x 21 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8116

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Birds and Pine Tree in Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Hasegawa Gyokuhô (Japanese, 1822–1879 Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Gyokuhô

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 147.4 x 71 cm (58 1/16 x 27 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8216

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Snow, Moon, and Flowers

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    1868
    Mori Kansai (Japanese, 1814–1894)

    Description

    Signed

    寛斎森公肅

    Markings

    橘印公肅 橘氏子容

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 97 x 34.5 cm (38 3/16 x 13 9/16 in.) Overall: 187 x 51.5 cm (73 5/8 x 20 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8472

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink, color and gold on silk

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  • Charcoal Kiln in Snow

    Japanese
    Nishiyama Kan'ei (Japanese, 1814–1897 Japanese)

    Object Place: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 100.3 x 35.9 cm (39 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8479

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and light color on silk

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  • Lovers under an Umbrella in the Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1766–67 (Meiwa 3–4)
    Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)

    Description

    Probably the first state of this very famous design.

    MFA impressions: 21.4403 (Meiji reproduction?), 21.4530 (first state?)

    Signed

    Suzuki Harunobu ga 鈴木春信画

    Provenance

    May 1915, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #171; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #530.1, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 107

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 26.6 x 19.8 cm (10 1/2 x 7 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.4530

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • The Twelfth Month, from the series Popular Customs and the Poetic Immortals in the Four Seasons (Fûzoku shiki kasen)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1769 (Meiwa 6)
    Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)

    Description

    Inscription

    Poem: Ato tsukenu/ hodo wo mo misen/ niwa no yuki/ hito mo tou made/ kiezu mo aranan

    Signed

    Harunobu ga 春信画

    Provenance

    Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#506); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #334; Ukiyo-e shuka 4 (1979), list #320.9, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 328

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 27.9 x 20.9 cm (11 x 8 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.4465

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Geisha Carrying a Shamisen Case in the Snow

    Secchu geigi zu
    Secchu shamisen-no hako wo motsu bijin Secchu kasa wo sasu bijin

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about mid Bunka era (1804–18)
    Numata Gessai (Utamasa) (Japanese, 1787–1864 Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Ukiyo-310

    Dimensions

    Image: 93.4 x 27.6 cm (36 3/4 x 10 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.7930

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

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  • Morning Sunlight on the Snow, Éragny-sur-Epte

    1895
    Camille Pissarro (French (born in the Danish West Indies), 1830–1903)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left: C. Pissarro. 95

    Provenance

    April 10, 1895, sold by the artist to Durand-Ruel, Paris and New York (stock no. 1789) [see note 1]; 1910, sold by Durand-Ruel to John Pickering Lyman (b. 1847? - d. 1914), Portsmouth, N.H. [see note 2]; 1914, by inheritance to Theodora Lyman (d. 1919), Portsmouth; 1919, gift of Miss Theodora Lyman to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 18, 1919) NOTES: [1] According to a letter from Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, Catalogue Raisonné Camille Pissarro, to the MFA (2003). The painting was previously thought to have been dated 1894 and sold to Durand-Ruel in that year. [2] According to notes in the MFA curatorial file.

    Credit Line

    The John Pickering Lyman Collection—Gift of Miss Theodora Lyman

    Details

    Dimensions

    82.3 x 61.6 cm (32 3/8 x 24 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    19.1321

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Out on Loan

    On display at Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Japan, January 2, 2015 – May 10, 2015

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  • Snow at Argenteuil

    about 1874
    Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926)

    Description

    Painted not far from his house in Argenteuil, and likely begun outdoors, this work demonstrates Monet’s interest in the changing effects of light and weather. Primed with a light-gray ground, the canvas can be seen through some of the thinly applied brushstrokes, while quick dabs of pigment and larger sweeps of color define the objects and the people. The path situates the viewer in the scene. The fence and meadow act as a framing device, so that like the pedestrians (and like the artist himself, as he painted) we can feel the cold, damp air and falling snow. Monet’s decision to depict a snowfall in progress, and not simply a winter scene of fallen snow, reflects the influence of Japanese Ukiyo-e prints.

    Inscription

    Lower left: Claude Monet

    Provenance

    April 29, 1890, sold by the artist to Durand-Ruel, Paris (stock no. 305) [see note 1]; July 4, 1890, sold by Durand-Ruel to Annette (Anna) Perkins Rogers (b. 1840 - d. 1920), Boston [see note 2]; 1921, bequest of Anna Perkins Rogers to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 7, 1921) NOTES: [1] According to a letter from Durand-Ruel, Paris, to the MFA (1962). [2] The letter from Durand-Ruel (see above, n. 1) gives the date of the painting's sale to "Mr. P. Rogers" as June 14, but a dated receipt in the MFA object file confirms that it was sold to Miss [Anna] P. Rogers on July 4, 1890.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Anna Perkins Rogers

    Details

    Dimensions

    54.6 x 73.7 cm (21 1/2 x 29 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.1329

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Sidney and Esther Rabb Gallery (Gallery 255)

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  • Cottages in the Snow

    1891
    Johan Frederik Thaulow (Norwegian, 1847–1906)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: Frits Thaulow

    Provenance

    By 1923, David P. Kimball, d. 1923, Boston, MA; 1923, bequeathed by David P. Kimball to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 1, 1923)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of David P. Kimball in memory of his wife Clara Bertram Kimball

    Details

    Dimensions

    50.2 x 61 cm (19 3/4 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    23.523

    Medium or Technique

    Pastel on canvas

    Not On View

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  • Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist

    about 1500
    Sandro Botticelli (Italian (Florentine), 1444 or 1445–1510)

    Description

    Botticelli was renowned for the refinement and sweet delicacy of his figures. Patronized by the leading families of Florence, he also received important public commissions and ran a large workshop with many assistants. This painting, intended for private devotion, possesses characteristics of Botticelli’s later manner-a certain stiffness in the profiles and drapery folds, a continued elegance as in the hands of the Virgin and Saint John, and such improvised details as the free painting of roses on top of the lilies originally sketched at right.

    Provenance

    By 1854, E. Joly de Bammeville, Paris; June 12, 1854, sold by Bammeville at Christie's, London, lot 51 and bought by Alexander Barker, London and Hatfield (near Doncaster), South Yorkshire, England; June 6, 1874, sold by Barker at Christie's, London, lot 91, and bought by Brooks. By 1895, Charles Fairfax Murray, London and Florence; 1895, sold by Murray to Agnew's, London (Agnew's stock no. 7172); 1895, sold by Agnew's to Dr. William Sturgis Bigelow, Boston (d. 1926) for the MFA for $5000. (Accession Date: December 1, 1895)

    Credit Line

    Sarah Greene Timmins Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    123.8 x 84.4 cm (48 3/4 x 33 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    95.1372

    Medium or Technique

    Tempera on panel

    On View

    Italian Renaissance Gallery E (Gallery 219)

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  • At Dusk (Boston Common at Twilight)

    1885–86
    Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935)

    Description

    Childe Hassam, the son of a Dorchester hardware merchant, had made only one trip to Europe before painting Boston Common at Twilight. He studied French art in Boston collections, and he was familiar with the popular work of painters active in Paris, like Jean Béraud and Giuseppe de Nittis, who took modern life as their main subject and frequently depicted fashionable young women in urban settings. Hassam adapted their French aesthetic to his native city and began a series of large canvases representing several of Boston’s developing neighborhoods: Back Bay, the South End, and Park Square.
    Originally an open field for cattle grazing and military parades, the Boston Common had been transformed into an oasis of elm trees and graceful promenades by the time Hassam painted it in the mid-1880s. He chose a view of the Tremont Street Mall, one of five broad tree-lined walkways that provided Boston pedestrians with an elegant alternative to the city’s noisy thoroughfares. The artist doubtless enjoyed it himself, for his studio was just across the street.

    Despite the old-fashioned charm Boston Common at Twilight presents to viewers today, in Hassam’s time this scene was distinctly modern. Once an area of elegant residential row houses, many of the streets around the Boston Common recently had been transformed into a lively business district. The red brick buildings visible at left were mostly new; the traffic of trolley cars and carriages on the road marks the bustling commerce of late afternoon; and artificial light glows from streetlights and storefronts. Hassam enhanced his impression of the fast pace of city life by using a perspective scheme in which the vertical lines of the fence, the lampposts, and the trees recede rapidly into the distance, coming closer and closer together.

    Hassam contrasted the hurried movement at left with the calm quiet of the snowy park. A stylishly dressed young mother and her child pause to feed the birds while other figures stroll through the rosy dusk. Hassam used a variety of reds to unify his composition, bringing the rusty brick buildings, the glow of the lamps, and even the brilliant end of a lit cigarette in the hand of a passerby into harmony with the sunset sky and the pinkish snow. The artist’s interest in contemporary subjects and in different kinds of light allies this painting with Impressionism, but in Hassam’s gentle vision of the city, nature humanizes the modern world.

    This text was adapted from Elliot Bostwick Davis et al., American Painting [http://www.mfashop.com/9020398034.html], MFA Highlights (Boston: MFA Publications, 2003).

    Inscription

    Lower right: [crescent] Childe Hassam/1885-6

    Provenance

    1885-86, the artist; 1887, sold at auction at Noyes, Cobb, and Co., Boston, March 9 (possibly to someone named "Daniels" as catalogue annotation suggests); possibly with a Mr. Andrews, Boston; by about 1893, to Samuel Appleton (1846-1926), Boston; 1926, by descent to his daughter, Maud E. Appleton (born 1873), Boston; 1927, lent by Maud E. Appleton to the MFA; 1931, gift of Miss Maud E. Appleton to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 3, 1931)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Maud E. Appleton

    Details

    Dimensions

    106.68 x 152.4 cm (42 x 60 in.)

    Accession Number

    31.952

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Suzanne and Terrence Murray Gallery (Gallery 226)

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  • Rest on the Flight into Egypt

    1879
    Luc Olivier Merson (French, 1846–1920)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: LVC OLIVIER-MERSON / MDCCCLXXIX

    Provenance

    19th century, acquired in Paris by George Golding Kennedy (b. 1841 - d. 1918), Boston [see note 1]; 1918, bequest of George Golding Kennedy to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1918) NOTES: [1] According to notes in the MFA curatorial file.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of George Golding Kennedy

    Details

    Dimensions

    71.8 x 128.3 cm (28 1/4 x 50 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    18.652

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Lorna and Robert Rosenberg Gallery (Gallery 252)

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  • Entrance to the Village of Vétheuil in Winter

    1879
    Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926)

    Description

    In Vétheuil, a town farther down the Seine than Argenteuil and hence still untouched by signs of modernity, Monet painted no suburban gardens or sailboat regattas. A sweep of country road leading into the village, bordered by messy stretches of grasses and weeds sodden with melting snow, takes up the bottom half of the picture. The eye is not held by the colors and texture present in the foreground but rushes past, only to be stopped by the phalanx of houses constituting the village, their rectilinear forms hastily sketched in blue. Perspective here is exaggerated, with the point of view chosen so that the roadway covers what seems a disproportionate area of the canvas. Monet could have seen such a composition in nineteenth-century Japanese woodblock prints that were being imported in France in large numbers.

    Inscription

    Lower right: Claude Monet

    Provenance

    February 1880, sold by the artist to M. Bascle, Paris. 1890, Charles Bonnemaison Bascle, Paris; May 3, 1890, Bonnemaison Bascle sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 33, to Boussod, Valadon et Cie., Paris, for 1,020 fr.; sold by Boussod, Valdon et Cie. to Williams and Everett, Boston; 1891, sold by Williams and Everett to James M. Prendergast (d. 1899), Boston; 1899, by inheritance to his sister, Julia C. Prendergast, Boston; 1921, gift of Julia C. Prendergast to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1921)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Julia C. Prendergast in memory of her brother, James Maurice Prendergast

    Details

    Dimensions

    60.6 x 81 cm (23 7/8 x 31 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.7

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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    Sidney and Esther Rabb Gallery (Gallery 255)

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  • L. Prang & Co's Holiday Publications

    about 1895
    Artist / Designer Louis John Rhead (American (born England), 1857–1926 American), Publisher L. Prang & Company, Boston (American)

    Object Place: United States

    Description

    Credit Line

    Gift of L. Prang & Co.

    Details

    Dimensions

    56 x 41 cm (22 1/16 x 16 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    M11375

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph

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  • Kling-Klang Gloria—Deutsche Volks und Kinderlieder

    1921
    Illustrated by Joseph Urban (Austrian, 1872–1933), Author Waldimir Labler (20th century)

    Place of Publication: Vienna, Austria; Place of Publication: Leipzig, Germany

    Description

    Vienna: F. Tempsky, and Leipzig: G. Freytag, 1921

    Provenance

    John Gardner Greene Estate, by whom given to MFA, September 17, 1986.

    Credit Line

    Gift of John Gardner Greene Estate

    Details

    Dimensions

    Each sheet: 24.3 x 31.4 cm (9 9/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1986.402

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 16 half-tone color lithographs and numerous decorations and borders

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  • Egrets On A Willow Tree In The Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Okamoto Shûki (Japanese, 1807(?)–1862 Japanese)

    Object Place: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 130.7 x 68.5 cm (51 7/16 x 26 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8054

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Entrance to the Forest at Barbizon in Winter

    about 1866–67
    Jean-François Millet (French, 1814–1875)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: J. F. Millet

    Provenance

    Commissioned from the artist by Emile Gavet, Paris; sold by Gavet at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 11-12, 1875, lot no. 18, and bought by Durand-Ruel. Quincy Adams Shaw, Boston; 1917, given to the MFA by Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy A. Shaw, Jr. and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton. (Accession Date: March 29, 1917)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Murphy 131

    Dimensions

    51.5 x 40.6 cm (20 1/4 x 16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1491

    Medium or Technique

    Black conté crayon and pastel on gray-beige wove paper

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  • Farmyard in Winter

    1868
    Jean-François Millet (French, 1814–1875)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: J. F. Millet

    Provenance

    1868-75, acquired from the artist by Emile Gavet, Paris (commissioned in 1868); June 11-12, 1875, sold at Gavet sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, no. 10, and bought by Durand-Ruel, Paris and New York; 1875, with Durand-Ruel, Paris and New York. By 1917, Quincy Adams Shaw, Boston; 1917, gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy A. Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton. (Accession Date: March 29, 1917)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton

    Details

    Dimensions

    67.9 x 88.3 cm (26 3/4 x 34 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1526

    Medium or Technique

    Pastel and black conté crayon on buff wove paper

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  • Trees in Winter

    Snow Shadows

    about 1910
    George Hawley Hallowell (American, 1871–1926 American)

    Description

    Signed

    Lower right: George H. Hallowell

    Provenance

    John S. Sargent; Frederick L. Jack, Boston; gift to MFA, April 18, 1935.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Frederick L. Jack

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 53.3 x 39 cm (21 x 15 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    35.1234

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

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  • A Visit from St. Nicholas

    Visit of St. Nicholas

    about 1878?
    Thomas Nast (American (born in Germany), 1840–1902), Publisher McLoughlin Bros. (American, 19th century)

    Place of Publication: New York, USA

    Description

    New York: McLoughlin Bros. [about 1878?]

    Provenance

    Frank C. Doble, by whose estate given to MFA, October 10, 1973.

    Credit Line

    Bequest from Estate of Frank C. Doble

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 27 x 23.5 x 0.4 cm (10 5/8 x 9 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1973.548

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with photomechanical color relief prints

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  • Two Angels

    Piero di Cosimo (Italian (Florentine), about 1462–about 1521)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1873, Mrs. Turner Sargent, Boston; 1894, bequest of Mrs. Turner Sargent to the MFA [see note 1]. (Accession Date: November 1, 1894) NOTES: [1] Formerly attributed to Girolamo della Pacchia.

    Credit Line

    Turner Sargent Collection—Bequest of Mrs. Turner Sargent (Amelia J. Holmes)

    Details

    Dimensions

    87.3 x 64.5 cm (34 3/8 x 25 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    94.180

    Medium or Technique

    Oil transferred from panel to canvas

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  • Courtesan in the Snow at the New Year

    Shinnen sekichu no yujo

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Bunka era (1804–18)
    Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820)

    Description

    Provenance

    Prior to 1886 purchased by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa; 1886 purchased by Charles Goddard Weld from Ernest Fenollosa; 1911 bequeathed by Charles Goddard Weld to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Ukiyo-227

    Dimensions

    Image: 96.2 x 32.1 cm (37 7/8 x 12 5/8 in.) Overall: 191.5 x 45 cm (75 3/8 x 17 11/16 in.); including height of hanging cord and length of roller

    Accession Number

    11.4628

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Snowscape

    Japanese
    Edo period
    mid-19th century
    Kano Eigaku (Japanese, 1790–1867)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-301

    Dimensions

    Image: 101.7 x 40.6 cm (40 1/16 x 16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6797

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and light color on silk

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  • Three Visits by Liubei (Ryubi) to the Thatched Hut of Zhuge Kongming (Shokatsu Komei)

    Fusetsu sanko zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1854 (Kaei 7)
    Kano Eigaku (Japanese, 1790–1867)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-298

    Dimensions

    Image: 155.1 x 85.5 cm (61 1/16 x 33 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6801

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink on silk

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  • The Gion Shrine in Snow (Gion-sha setchû), from the series Famous Places in Kyoto (Kyôto meisho no uchi)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 20.778, 21.8194, 21.8195

    No publisher’s mark on this impression.

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Credit Line

    Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 246, horizontal ôban #35.2

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 24.7 x 37.2 cm (9 3/4 x 14 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    20.778

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Angels Representing Adoration, Praise, Thanksgiving, and Love

    American
    1890s
    John La Farge (American, 1835–1910)

    Description

    Provenance

    Bigelow Collection. Gift 1921

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet (each): 26 x 34.9 cm (10 1/4 x 13 3/4 in.) Framed: 45.1 x 167 x 1.9 cm (17 3/4 x 65 3/4 x 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.1555.1

    Medium or Technique

    Opaque and transparent watercolor and metallic paint

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  • Parody of the Nô Play Kayoi Komachi

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1767–68 (Meiwa 4–5)
    Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)

    Description

    Signed

    Harunobu ga 春信画

    Provenance

    September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #304; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #484, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 137

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 28.5 x 21.4 cm (11 1/4 x 8 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.4393

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Herons in Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1767–68 (Meiwa 4–5)
    Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)

    Description

    Signed

    Harunobu ga 春信画

    Provenance

    August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Waterhouse cat. #295; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 1 (1982), pl. 301

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 24.6 x 18.5 cm (9 11/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.4614

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Sparrows and Camellia in Snow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1831–33 (Tenpô 2–4)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 06.1238, 06.1389, 21.7922, 21.7923.

    Inscription

    Chinese poem 鳥鳶争食雀争巣 独立池辺風雪多

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Utagawa

    Provenance

    Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Forrer 1997, #108; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #71; Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #s 10 (solid gray background) and 11 (blue with snow); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #6.8; Tanba 1965, #84

    Dimensions

    Ôtanzaku; 38.2 x 17.3 cm (15 1/16 x 6 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.7922

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Mallard Duck and Snow-covered Reeds

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1836 (Tenpô 7)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 06.962, 11.2140, 21.7929

    Inscription

    Poem: Kamo naku ya/ kaze fuki shiwamu/ mizu no omo 鴨啼や 風吹しはむ 水の面

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Fukuju (Happiness and Longevity; characters drawn to resemble a horse and a deer)

    Provenance

    1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    San Francisco 1998, #199; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #69; Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #5; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #8.1; Michener, The Floating World (1954), pl. 62

    Dimensions

    Ôtanzaku; 38.5 x 17.5 cm (15 3/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.7929

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Imado Bridge and Matsuchiyama (Imado-bashi Matsuchiyama), from the series Thirty-six Views of the Eastern Capital (Tôto sanjûrokkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1862 (Bunkyû 2), 6th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Sagamiya Tôkichi (Ai-To) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 21.10152, 21.10153

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Dog 6 aratame No blockcutter's mark

    Provenance

    Acquired by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25 cm (14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.10152

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • The First Snow

    1906
    Willard Leroy Metcalf (American, 1858–1925 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: W.L. METCALF. 1906.

    Provenance

    By 1907, with Montross Gallery, New York. By 1910, Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow (b. 1845 - d. 1921), Boston; 1923, bequest of Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow to the MFA.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow

    Details

    Dimensions

    65.72 x 73.66 cm (25 7/8 x 29 in.)

    Accession Number

    23.483

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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  • Window with Eight Apostles, the Pietà, and other Saints

    Window with Eight Apostles and Other Saints

    English (West Country)
    Medieval (Gothic)
    about 1420–35

    Description

    [inscription] The glass, now in modern stonework designed after measured drawings from Hampton Court, consists of four large perpendicular lights with trefoil tops, three rectangular tracery lights with protrusions at the top and bottom, and six small triangular tracery openings. The main lights show eight Apostles arranged in two rows. Each apostle stands on a dais between the shafts of a canopy above. There is an extra row of canopies at the bottom. In three-quarter view, the Apostles, who seem to be based on two cartoons, turn to different sides. They hold attributes, and above their heads are long scrolls with inscriptions from their Creed. They stand against blue or red grounds with acanthus scrolls resembling seaweed in reserve. Their tunics are blue or red; clear glass with paint and silver stain is used for their heads, mantles, halos, at tributes, and canopies. From left to right, beginning with the top row, the Apostles are: Peter, Andrew, James Major, John, Bartholomew, Matthias, James Minor, Simon. In the three tracery lights are figures represented under fragmentary canopies: Pieta (center), Saint John the Baptist wearing a hair coat with a camel’s head (left; inscribed S[AN]C[TU]S IOH[ANNES] BAPTISTA), and Saint Francis showing the stigmata (right; inscribed S[ANC[TUS] FRANCISCUS0). The grounds are blue or red with acanthus, and the figures are colored by silver strain, except for Saint Francis, whose robe is painted brown. In the small triangular openings are frontal busts of angels in grisaille.

    Inscription

    Several located around each apostle or saint's head and at their feet.

    Provenance

    1420, most probably commisioned for the Hereford Catheral; about 1435, transferred to the Chapel of Hampton Court, Herefordshire; 1924, bought by Wilfred Drake and Grosvenor Thomas, London; 1925, sold by Drake and Thomas to the MFA for $94000. (Accession date: June 4, 1925)

    Credit Line

    Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    263 x 563 cm (103 9/16 x 221 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    25.213.1-21

    Medium or Technique

    Pot-metal glass; flashed glass, and white glass with silver-oxide stain; modern limestone tracery

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  • Atagoshita and Yabu Lane (Atagoshita Yabukôji), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1857 (Ansei 4), 12th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 112 (winter section) on the title page for the series.

    MFA impressions: 11.17020, 11.26344, 11.36876.70, 11.36946, 21.9513, 47.184

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 12 No blockcutter's mark

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Ellen Gleason

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.9, pls. 138-140; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #112; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.9

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 23.9 cm (14 1/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.184

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Musicians in the Snow

    1876(?)
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; private collection, Schenectady, NY; with a Hudson, NY, dealer; with Harry Shaw Newman, New York; collection of Union College, Schenectady, NY; with Harry Shaw Newman, New York, 1944; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1944; to MFA, 1947, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

    Details

    Dimensions

    76.52 x 101.92 cm (30 1/8 x 40 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.1219

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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  • Street in Winter, Richmond, Indiana

    1859–60
    Lefevre James Cranstone (British, active in 1845–1867 British)

    Description

    Provenance

    Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA November 13, 1952

    Credit Line

    Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Karolik (1962) cat. 780

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 14.9 x 30.7 cm (5 7/8 x 12 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    52.1578

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

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  • Skating, Richmond, Indiana

    1859–60
    Lefevre James Cranstone (British, active in 1845–1867 British)

    Description

    Provenance

    Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA November 13, 1952

    Credit Line

    Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Karolik (1962) cat. 779

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 16.8 x 31.3 cm (6 5/8 x 12 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    52.1579

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

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  • The Archangel Gabriel

    The Angel of the Annunciation

    Martin Schongauer (German, about 1430–1491)

    Description

    Signed

    lower center: M + S

    Markings

    verso, in graphite: c20629; B1/L2; MFA collector's stamp with accession number in graphite: 63.2876

    Provenance

    Gifted to the MFA December 30, 1963

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Lydia Evans Tunnard in memory of W. G. Russell Allen

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Lehrs 002; Bartsch 1

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 17 x 11.9 cm (6 11/16 x 4 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    63.2876

    Medium or Technique

    Engraving

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  • Skiers at the Top of a Snow-covered Hill

    1894
    Johan Frederik Thaulow (Norwegian, 1847–1906)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left: Frits Thaulow 94

    Provenance

    Probably Horatio Appleton Lamb (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; probably by descent to his daughters, Aimée Lamb (b. 1893 - d. 1989) and Rosamond Lamb (b. 1898 - d. 1989), Boston; 1978, gift of Misses Aimée and Rosamond Lamb to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 10, 1979) NOTES: [1] Horatio Appleton Lamb was a Boston collector who left many works of art to his daughters, Aimée and Rosamond Lamb. While it has not been established when or how he acquired this painting, he purchased a pastel by Thaulow in Paris in 1891 (MFA accession no. 1972.980), and he may have acquired this around the same time.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

    Details

    Dimensions

    52.7 x 98.4 cm (20 3/4 x 38 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1978.681

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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    Elevator Lobby and Corridor near Founders ( 340.4)

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  • Winter Scene

    1901 or after
    Abbott Handerson Thayer (American, 1849–1921 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left: A.H. Thayer.; lower right: A.H. Thayer

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. Arthur Tracy Cabot; Thomas Dudley Cabot, 1960s; Mrs. Judith Ogden Bullitt; Elizabeth, Edward and Timothy Cabot; to MFA, 1982, gift of Elizabeth, Edward and Timothy Cabot.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Elizabeth, Edward and Timothy Cabot

    Details

    Dimensions

    38.42 x 30.8 cm (15 1/8 x 12 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1982.539

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    Oil on canvas

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  • The Angel

    about 1903
    Abbott Handerson Thayer (American, 1849–1921 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Alexander James, 1917; to Aimee Lamb, about 1922; to MFA, 1993, gift of the Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

    Details

    Dimensions

    96.84 x 68.9 cm (38 1/8 x 27 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1993.158

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    Oil on canvas

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  • Young Girl Dreaming of Santa Claus from the series Christmas (Kurisumasu)

    Japanese
    Taisho- early Showa era
    Attributed to Kobayashi Kaichi (Japanese, dates unknown Japanese), Publisher Sakuraiya

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1005

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodblock; organic and inorganic colorants, metallic pigment on Japanese paper adhered to card stock

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  • Awara in Snow

    Yuki no Awara

    Japanese
    Taishô-early Shôwa era
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Beni-ya ryokan

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1487

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • New Year's Card: Woman with Fur-Lined Coat

    Japanese
    Taisho-early Showa era
    S. Riyo (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Tanaka & Co. (Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1992 Philippe Barros, Paris, France; by 2002 to Karl Jaeger, Bath, England; September 2003 purchased by MFA from Karl Jaeger.

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Leonard A. Lauder

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2003.603

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • Blizzard (Fubuki) from the series Genre Scenes of Manchuria (Manshû fûzoku)

    Japanese
    Taishô-early Shôwa era
    Artist Unknown, Publisher South Manchuria Railway Co. (Minami Manshû tetsudô kabushiki gaisha) (Japanese), Printer Toppan Printing Company (Toppan insatsu kabushiki gaisha) (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.3064

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • Autumn's Eve from Ehagaki sekai

    Akino yo / Tsuma Koi shika

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1907
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 14 x 10.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1658

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Charm of a Flower from Ehagaki sekai

    Hana no tsuya

    Japanese
    late Meiji era
    1908
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Published by Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 14 x 10.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1663

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on textured card stock

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  • Deer Couple (Meoto jika) from Ehagaki sekai

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1908
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall (untrimmed): 14 x 10.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1862

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Winter Landscape: Gathering Wood

    1859
    George Henry Durrie (American, 1820–1863)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left: G.H. Durrie/N. Haven/1859

    Provenance

    The artist; private collection, New England; descended in family to Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer, Los Angeles, California; with Dalzell Hatfield, Los Angeles, California; with Julius H. Weitzner, New York, 1944; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1944; to MFA, 1946, gift of Maxim Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

    Details

    Dimensions

    71.44 x 87.31 cm (28 1/8 x 34 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    46.853

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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  • Winter Landscape

    1830
    Thomas Doughty (American, 1791–1856 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: T DOUGHTY/1830

    Provenance

    The artist; private collection, Boston; with Victor Spark and A.F. Mondschein, New York, 1943; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1943; to MFA, 1947, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

    Details

    Dimensions

    34.29 x 49.53 cm (13 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.1180

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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  • Christmas Card: Advertisement for Cabaret Kabuki

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.8763

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Three Angels

    Upper Section of Saint Sebastian Tended by Saint Irene and Her Maid

    about 1631–36
    Bernardo Strozzi (Italian (Genoese, active in Genoa and Venice), 1581–1644)

    Object Place: Italy

    Description

    Fragment of MFA’s Strozzi, Saint Sebastian Tended by Saint Irene and her Maid (1972.83)

    Provenance

    About 1631-1636, the composition was created as a single canvas; probably by the end of the 17th century, it had been separated into two sections, MFA object nos. 1972.83 (lower section) and 2003.72 (upper section) [see note 1]. Private collection, Genoa [see note 2]. Until 2002, Bader collection, Augsburg, Germany [see note 3]; June 14-15, 2002, anonymous (Bader) sale, Auktionshaus Georg Rehm, Augsburg, lot 8067 [see note 4], to an anonymous dealer, Germany; 2003, sold by this anonymous dealer to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 26, 2003) NOTES: [1] The original composition was probably divided by the mid-17th century, and almost certainly by 1693. This is suggested by the existence of two paintings attributed to Strozzi's assistant, Ermanno Stroiffi (b. 1613 - d. 1693), which replicate the fragments now at the MFA. It has been determined that these two canvases (church of San Martino, Nespoledo, near Udine, 161 x 130 cm. and Museo Civico, Padua, 74 x 114 cm.) were never part of a single composition (Lucio Zambon, Conservator, oral communication, October 1, 2004), but were created separately, probably after the original by Strozzi had been divided. Strozzi's canvas, therefore, was most likely divided before Stroiffi's death in 1693, either by Strozzi himself or by an early owner of his work. A technical examination of the stretchers confirms that the canvas had been cut by the late 18th to mid-19th century. [2] The upper fragment was reproduced, without indication of its location, by Orlando Grosso, "Note ed appunti su Bernardo Strozzi," Rassegna d'Arte 9 (1922): p. 158. Luisa Mortari, "Bernardo Strozzi" (Rome, 1966), p. 132, fig. 126, also reproduced it and gave its location as a private collection, Genoa. The dates that it was in this collection, however, are not known. The link between the painting reproduced by Grosso and Mortari and the MFA's painting of St. Sebastian (1972.83) was first proposed by Barry Hannegan, "Strozzi's Saint Sebastian," MFA Bulletin 71, no. 364 (1973), p. 66. [3] This information was supplied by Georg Rehm. How and when the Bader family came into possession of the painting is not known. It may have been purchased from Kurt Bösch (b. 1907 - d. 2000) of Augsburg, from whom the Baders acquired other works of art, though this is not certain. [4] Attributed in the catalogue to an Italian artist, about 1800.

    Credit Line

    Henry H. and Zoe Oliver Sherman Fund

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    Dimensions

    Overall: 85 x 121.5 cm (33 7/16 x 47 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2003.72

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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  • A Street in Winter: Evening

    about 1855
    Unidentified artist, American, mid-19th century (American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; private collection, New Haven, Conn.; with Victor Spark, New York, 1944; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1944; to MFA, 1947, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

    Details

    Dimensions

    38.1 x 46.04 cm (15 x 18 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.1216

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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  • Snow Scene

    about 1889
    Theodore M. Wendel (American, 1859–1932)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: Theo M. Wendel.

    Provenance

    The artist; Henry Hall and Zoe Oliver Sherman; to MFA, 1923, gift of Zoe Oliver Sherman Collection.

    Credit Line

    Zoe Oliver Sherman Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    31.75 x 39.37 cm (12 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    23.556

    Medium or Technique

    Pastel and graphite on paperboard

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  • Card with Holly Wreath

    Engraver L. Prang & Company, Boston (American)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler

    Details

    Accession Number

    K3378

    Medium or Technique

    Chromolite

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  • Snow Drapery

    1890–1910
    George Hawley Hallowell (American, 1871–1926 American)

    Description

    Signed

    Lower right: George H. Halowell

    Provenance

    Frederick L. Jack, Boston; gift to MFA, April 18, 1935.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Frederick L. Jack

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 51.8 x 38.7 cm (20 3/8 x 15 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    35.1233

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on cardboard

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  • Two Foxes

    about 1923
    George Hawley Hallowell (American, 1871–1926 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left: George H. Hallowell

    Provenance

    The artist; Dr. Frederick L. Jack, Boston, by 1923; to MFA, 1935, gift of Frederick L. Jack.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Frederick L. Jack

    Details

    Dimensions

    63.5 x 76.52 cm (25 x 30 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    35.1240

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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  • Copley Square, Boston

    about 1908

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: A.C. GOODWIN

    Provenance

    The artist; John T. Spaulding; to MFA, 1948, bequest of John T. Spaulding.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of John T. Spaulding

    Details

    Dimensions

    76.83 x 91.76 cm (30 1/4 x 36 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.550

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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  • Park Street, Boston

    about 1908

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: A C GOODWIN

    Provenance

    Hisotry of Ownership: the artist; John T. Spaulding; to MFA, 1948, bequest of John T. Spaulding.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of John T. Spaulding

    Details

    Dimensions

    48.58 x 66.04 cm (19 1/8 x 26 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.551

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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  • St. Moritz

    about 1930
    Unidentified artist, Swiss, 20th century (Swiss), Publisher Wolfsberg, Zurich (Swiss, 19th century)

    Description

    Provenance

    Christine L. Reid; by whom given to MFA April 10, 1974

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Christine L. Reid

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 101.92 x 63.82 cm (40 1/8 x 25 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1974.189

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph

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  • New England Early Winter

    1849
    Samuel Lancaster Gerry (American, 1813–1891 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; with David David, Philadelphia; with A.F. Mondschein, New York, 1948; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; to MFA, 1948, bequest of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815-1865

    Details

    Dimensions

    66.36 x 91.44 cm (26 1/8 x 36 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.409

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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  • Hybrid Amaryllis Regina vittata (Pl.1 , vol. 5 of Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London...published London 1805–1848)

    1824
    Designed by Barbara Cotton (English, active about 1810–1850 English), Engraved by William Say (English, 1768–1834 English)

    Description

    Provenance

    Elita R. Dike, Brookline; to her spouse George P. Dike, Brookline; bequest to MFA May 14, 1969

    Credit Line

    Bequest of George P. Dike—Elita R. Dike Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Dunthorne 142

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 42.2 x 28.2 cm (16 5/8 x 11 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.136

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, aquatint, and steel engraving, hand-colored by William Say

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  • Snowscape

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Mori Ippô (Japanese, 1798–1871)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 153.1 x 87.9 cm (60 1/4 x 34 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4728

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and light color on silk

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  • Snowscape

    Japanese
    Edo Period
    Yokoyama Kazan (Japanese, 1784–1837)

    Object Place: Japan

    Description

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 35.4 x 44.3 cm (13 15/16 x 17 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4732

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and light color on silk

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  • Shinto Shrine In Snow

    Japanese
    Meiji
    Nishiyama Kan'ei (Japanese, 1814–1897 Japanese)

    Object Place: Japan

    Description

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

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    Dimensions

    Image: 100.8 x 35.6 cm (39 11/16 x 14 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4745

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Pine In Snow

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    19th century
    Copied after Maruyama Ôkyo (Japanese, 1733–1795)

    Object Place: Japan

    Description

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

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    Dimensions

    Height x width: 66 9/16 x 145 1/4 in. (169 x 369 cm) Storage: 169.4 x 62.4 x 11 cm (66 11/16 x 24 9/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4753

    Medium or Technique

    One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink and gold on paper

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  • Snowscape

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    19th century
    Copied after Maruyama Ôkyo (Japanese, 1733–1795)

    Object Place: Japan

    Description

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

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    Dimensions

    Image: 153.8 cm (60 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4754

    Medium or Technique

    One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink and light color on paper

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  • Snowscapes

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Komai Genki (Japanese, 1747–1797 Japanese)

    Object Place: Japan

    Description

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

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    Dimensions

    Image: 84.3 x 32.5 cm (33 3/16 x 12 13/16 in.) Overall: 178.5 x 50.5 cm (70 1/4 x 19 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4770

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • White heron on a snow-covered willow

    Chinese
    Yuan dynasty
    14th century

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 67 x 37.2 cm (26 3/8 x 14 5/8 in.) Overall: 164 x 53.5 cm (64 9/16 x 21 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6161

    Medium or Technique

    Ink and color on silk

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