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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

    On View

    Elevator Lobby and Corridor near Founders ( 340.4)

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  • Woman's Ski (Onna no sukii) (from an unidentified series)

    Postcard of a skiing lady with a text

    Japanese
    Taisho - early Showa 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

    2002.2804

    Medium or Technique

    Collotype; ink on card stock

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    Postcards

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  • Bunting and Snow-covered Nandina from the album Birds and Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    first half of the 19th century
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-437

    Dimensions

    Image: 18 x 16.1 cm (7 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    01.8477.20

    Medium or Technique

    One leaf from an eighteen-fold album; ink and color on silk

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  • Simplon Pass: Fresh Snow

    about 1909-11
    John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925)

    Description

    Provenance

    Purchased from the artist through M. Knoedler, New York, April 4, 1912

    Credit Line

    The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 35.4 x 49.2 cm (13 15/16 x 19 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    12.211

    Medium or Technique

    Translucent watercolor, with touches of opaque watercolor and wax resist, over graphite 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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  • 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

    Not On View

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Snowy Ravine at Harinoki (Harinoki sekkei), from the series Twelve Scenes in the Japan Alps (Nihon Arupusu jûni dai no uchi)

    Japanese
    Taishô era–Shôwa era
    1926 (Taishô 15/Shôwa 1)
    Artist Yoshida Hiroshi (Japanese, 1876–1950)

    Description

    Printed by the artist (jizuri).

    Signed

    Yoshida (in block)

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Hiroshi

    Credit Line

    Chinese and Japanese Special Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Abe 1987, #036

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 41 x 27.7 cm (16 1/8 x 10 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    38.731

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

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  • Snow at Kashiwabara (Kashiwabara no yuki)

    Japanese
    Shôwa era
    1927 (Shôwa 2)
    Artist Yoshida Hiroshi (Japanese, 1876–1950)

    Description

    Printed by the artist (jizuri).

    Signed

    Yoshida (in block)

    Markings

    Artist's seals

    Credit Line

    Chinese and Japanese Special Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Abe 1987, #090

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 27.5 x 41.2 cm (10 13/16 x 16 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    38.730

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

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  • Snow at Yanagibashi

    Japanese
    Shôwa era
    1927 (Shôwa 2)
    Artist Ohara Koson (Japanese, 1878–1945 Japanese), Publisher Watanabe Shôzaburô (Japanese)

    Object Place: China

    Description

    Signed

    Shôson (in block) 祥邨

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Shôson 画家の印章: 祥邨

    Provenance

    1947, gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich to the MFA.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Newland, Perée, & Schaap, Crows, Cranes & Camellias (2001), checklist no. S44.3, cat. no. 166

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 38.8 x 25.6 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.56

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

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  • Pines in Clear Weather after Snow (Matsu no yukibare)

    Japanese
    Shôwa era
    1929 (Shôwa 4), August
    Artist Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883–1957)

    Description

    Edition: 73/100.

    Signed

    Hasui

    Credit Line

    Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Brown 2003, #185

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 40.2 x 27.1 cm (15 13/16 x 10 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    50.2871

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

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  • Grainstack (Snow Effect)

    1891
    Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926)

    Description

    In 1890 and 1891, Monet painted a group of pictures of the stacks of wheat (referred to as grainstacks or haystacks) in the fields near his home, exhibiting them as a series to great critical acclaim in 1891. Traditionally, the motifs in Monet’s series paintings have been seen merely as vehicles through which he could explore the interaction of light, color, and form over the course of the day and in different weather conditions. But scholars have recently proposed that Monet was equally interested in the meaning and significance of the motifs themselves. Grainstacks, for example, are traditional symbols of the land’s fertility, the local farmers’ material wealth, and the region’s prosperity.

    Inscription

    Lower left: Claude Monet 91

    Provenance

    May 9, 1891, sold by the artist to Durand-Ruel, Paris; June 30, 1891, sold by Durand-Ruel to Horatio Appleton Lamb (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; by descent to his daughters, Aimée Lamb (b. 1893 - d. 1989) and Rosamond Lamb (b. 1898 - d. 1989), Boston; 1970, gift of Misses Aimée and Rosamond Lamb to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 11, 1970) NOTES: [1] According to a letter from Durand-Ruel, Paris to Lucretia H. Giese of the MFA (May 14, 1968).

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Wildenstein cat. no. 1280

    Dimensions

    65.4 x 92.4 cm (25 3/4 x 36 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1970.253

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Sidney and Esther Rabb Gallery (Gallery 255)

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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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  • 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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  • 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

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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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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  • 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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    Americas, Photography

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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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  • 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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  • "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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  • 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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  • 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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