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  • Painter's Honeymoon

    about 1864
    Frederic, Lord Leighton (English, 1830–1896)

    Description

    Love is equated with art in this romantic image which – in its evocation of the past and its precise, controlled style – epitomizes officially sanctioned academic practice in the late nineteenth century. Leighton, who was elected president of the Royal Academy in London in 1879, spent many years studying in Germany, France, and Italy. The composition and glowing color of Painter’s Honeymoon reflect the influence of such sixteenth-century Venetian painters as Giorgione and Titian.

    Provenance

    By 1864, with Moreby [see note 1]. By 1870, John Smith, London; May 4, 1870, John Smith sale, Christie's, London, lot 70, bought in and subsequently sold to Thos. Agnew and Sons, London (stock no. 6211) [see note 2]. By 1878, J.L. Kennedy Esq., Ardwick Hall, Manchester [see note 3]; until 1981, by descent within the family; June 5, 1981, anonymous ("property of a nobleman") sale, Christie's, London, lot 48, to Richard Green, London for the MFA. (Accession Date: June 10, 1981) NOTES: [1] According to the 1981 Christie's catalogue. The painting was exhibited by the artist at the Royal Academy in 1866. [2] The painting was received by Agnew on December 31, 1870, from "Smith." [3] Lent by J.L. Kennedy to the Manchester Exhibition, May 16, 1878, no. 20.

    Credit Line

    Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    83.8 x 76.8 cm (33 x 30 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1981.258

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Lorna and Robert Rosenberg Gallery (Gallery 252)

    Collections

    Europe

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    Paintings

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  • Orchids from Ephemera portfolio

    1976, printed 1977
    Olivia Parker (American, born in 1941)

    Description

    Inscription

    Recto in pen: signature and date

    Provenance

    Brent Sikkema and Mary Pratt, Woodbury, CT; gift September 1980.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Brent Sikkema and Mary Pratt

    Copyright

    Olivia Parker © 1976

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 17 x 12.6 cm (6 11/16 x 4 15/16 in.) Sheet: 27.4 x 20.4 cm (10 13/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1980.331

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print, selenium toned

    Not On View

    Collections

    Americas, Contemporary Art, Photography

    Classifications

    Photographs, Portfolios

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  • Rose from Ephemera portfolio

    1976, printed 1977
    Olivia Parker (American, born in 1941)

    Description

    Inscription

    Recto in pen: signature and date

    Provenance

    Brent Sikkema and Mary Pratt, Woodbury, CT; gift September 1980.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Brent Sikkema and Mary Pratt

    Copyright

    Olivia Parker © 1977

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 10 x 12.1 cm (3 15/16 x 4 3/4 in.) Sheet: 12.8 x 17.8 cm (5 1/16 x 7 in.)

    Accession Number

    1980.335

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print, selenium toned

    Not On View

    Collections

    Americas, Contemporary Art, Photography

    Classifications

    Photographs, Portfolios

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  • Calopogon pulchellus. Linodorum tuberosum. Grass prink. Calopogon, "Wild Flowers of New England Part VII"

    about 1905
    Edwin Hale Lincoln (American, 1848–1938 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Inscription on verso

    Provenance

    Sotheby's, fall 1999; sold to Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy, San Leandro, CA; his gift to the MFA, Boston. (Accession date: December 12, 2007)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 23.5 x 18.8 cm (9 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2007.872

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, platinum print

    Not On View

    Collections

    Americas, Photography

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    Photographs

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  • Venus's Looking Glass (Specularia Perfoliata, Legouzia Perfoliata) from Wildflowers of New England

    1906
    Edwin Hale Lincoln (American, 1848–1938 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    Lee Gallery, Boston; gift December 1987.

    Credit Line

    Gift of the Lee Gallery, Boston

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 23.9 x 18.3 cm (9 7/16 x 7 3/16 in.) Mount: 35.7 x 30.5 cm (14 1/16 x 12 in.)

    Accession Number

    1987.742

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, platinum print, on original mount

    Not On View

    Collections

    Americas, Photography

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  • Verbena Hastata, Blue Verain, Wild Hyssop, from "Wildflowers of New England, Part IX"

    about 1900
    Edwin Hale Lincoln (American, 1848–1938 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    Sotheby's, fall 1999; sold to Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy, San Leandro, CA; his gift to the MFA, Boston. (Accession date: December 12, 2007)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 23.5 x 18.8 cm (9 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.) Mount: 35.5 x 30.6 cm (14 x 12 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2007.852

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, platinum print

    Not On View

    Collections

    Americas, Photography

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    Photographs

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  • Lobelia cardinalis, Cardinal-flower, Red Lobelia, from "Wildflowers of New England, Part IX"

    about 1900
    Edwin Hale Lincoln (American, 1848–1938 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    Sotheby's, fall 1999; sold to Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy, San Leandro, CA; his gift to the MFA, Boston. (Accession date: December 12, 2007)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 23.5 x 18.8 cm (9 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.) Mount: 35.5 x 30.6 cm (14 x 12 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2007.865

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, platinum print

    Not On View

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    Americas, Photography

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    Photographs

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  • Spring Blossoms

    1882
    Frederic Crowninshield (American, 1845–1918 American)

    Description

    Signed

    Lower right: F. C. '82

    Provenance

    Passed from the artist upon his death to his daughter, Mrs. Carl A. de Gersdorff, New York City (1918); Upon the death of Mrs. de Gersdorff a large group of her father's watercolors was divided between her two daughters, Mrs. Frederick J. Bradlee, Jr. and her sister (1942); Mrs. Bradlee's gift to the MFA (Accession date: January 11, 1945).

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Frederick J. Bradlee, Jr.

    Details

    Dimensions

    36.8 x 51.4cm (14 1/2 x 20 1/4in.)

    Accession Number

    45.44

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

    Not On View

    Collections

    Americas, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Watercolors

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  • Blooming Tree

    about 1900
    Arthur Wesley Dow (American, 1857–1922)

    Description

    Provenance

    By summer 1965, William Councilman Wigglesworth (b. 1918 – d. 1987), Ipswich, MA [see note 1]; summer 1965, gift of Wigglesworth to his sister-in-law, Anne Parker Wigglesworth (b. 1921 – d. 1999), Ipswich, Manchester, and New York; 1999, by inheritance to Philio Wigglesworth Cushing, Ipswich, and her son, Henry Coolidge Wigglesworth, Seattle, WA; 2006, partial gift and partial sale of Philio Wigglesworth Cushing and Henry Coolidge Wigglesworth to the MFA. (Accession date: June 21, 2006) NOTES: [1] William Councilman Wigglesworth, a surgeon in Ipswich, MA, received the album from a grateful patient at an unknown date.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Philio Wigglesworth Cushing and Henry Coolidge Wigglesworth from the collection of their parents Frank and Anne Wigglesworth in memory of their love for Ipswich. M. and M. Karolik Fund and Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 15.7 x 21.5 cm (6 3/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2006.1277.138

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, cyanotype

    Not On View

    Collections

    Americas, Photography

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    Photographs

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  • Iris

    about 1910
    Edna Boies Hopkins (American, 1872–1937 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    In graphite, l.l.: Edna Boies Hopkins, l.r.: 20

    Provenance

    John T. Spaulding (1870-1948) Boston; by whom given to MFA by bequest June 3, 1948

    Credit Line

    Bequest of John T. Spaulding

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Vasseur 41

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 39.5 x 26.4 cm (15 9/16 x 10 3/8 in.) Block: 27.4 x 18.4 cm (10 13/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.906

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodcut

    Not On View

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    Americas, Prints and Drawings

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    Prints

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  • Fragment of cotton

    Japanese
    late Edo period
    19th century

    Object Place: Japan

    Description

    Fragment of plain-weave cotton with design of blue, blue-black and tan leaves outlined in natural undyed cream and light gray ground.

    Provenance

    Gift of Benjamin W. Crowninshield to the MFA, April 1877

    Credit Line

    Gift of Benjamin W. Crowninshield

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height x width: 13 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (34.3 x 34.3 cm)

    Accession Number

    77.92

    Medium or Technique

    Cotton plain-weave, stencil resist-dyed (katazome)

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

    Classifications

    Textiles

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  • “Lotus, One of Our Flowers”

    about 1900
    Arthur Wesley Dow (American, 1857–1922)

    Description

    Provenance

    By summer 1965, William Councilman Wigglesworth (b. 1918 – d. 1987), Ipswich, MA [see note 1]; summer 1965, gift of Wigglesworth to his sister-in-law, Anne Parker Wigglesworth (b. 1921 – d. 1999), Ipswich, Manchester, and New York; 1999, by inheritance to Philio Wigglesworth Cushing, Ipswich, and her son, Henry Coolidge Wigglesworth, Seattle, WA; 2006, partial gift and partial sale of Philio Wigglesworth Cushing and Henry Coolidge Wigglesworth to the MFA. (Accession date: June 21, 2006) NOTES: [1] William Councilman Wigglesworth, a surgeon in Ipswich, MA, received the album from a grateful patient at an unknown date.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Philio Wigglesworth Cushing and Henry Coolidge Wigglesworth from the collection of their parents Frank and Anne Wigglesworth in memory of their love for Ipswich. M. and M. Karolik Fund and Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 20.3 x 12.7 cm (8 x 5 in.)

    Accession Number

    2006.1277.112

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, cyanotype

    Not On View

    Collections

    Americas, Photography

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    Photographs

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  • Window Display—Mannequins (Avenue de Gobelins, Paris)

    1920–30
    Jean-Eugène Auguste Atget (French, 1857–1927)

    Description

    Inscription

    On verso: Atget stamp and place

    Provenance

    Galerie Schürmann and Kicken, Aachen, West Germany; purchased June 1978.

    Credit Line

    Sophie M. Friedman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet (slightly variable): 22.4 x 16.8 cm (8 13/16 x 6 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1978.187

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, printing out paper

    Not On View

    Collections

    Europe, Photography

    Classifications

    Photographs

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  • Woman and Mirror

    about 1910
    Cheri-Rousseau and Glauth (French, late 19th–early 20th century French)

    Description

    The photographing of clothing fashions started in the fashion capital of Paris in the late nineteenth century. The earliest such images tended to be rather static portrayals of socialites and actresses. After 1900, the firm Cheri-Rousseau and Glauth specialized in creating photographic portraits and fashion plates for illustration in magazines such as “La Mode Practique.” This charming and witty example shows a model admiring her own reflection, complete with her glamorous oversize ostrich hat, in a Victorian mirror.

    Markings

    Estate stamp

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Estrellita Karsh in memory of Yousuf Karsh

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 17.8 x 27.9 cm (7 x 11 in.)

    Accession Number

    2006.1960

    Medium or Technique

    Gelatin silver print

    Not On View

    Collections

    Europe, Photography

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    Photographs

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  • Corfu: Lights and Shadows

    1909
    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: 40.3 x 53.1 cm (15 7/8 x 20 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    12.207

    Medium or Technique

    Translucent and opaque watercolor, with wax resist, over graphite on paper

    Not On View

    Collections

    Americas, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Watercolors

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  • The Violet Jug

    1926 (block cut 1919)
    Artist Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878–1956)

    Description

    Inscription

    recto: "The Violet Jug / Blanche Lazzell-1926" verso:" The Violet Jug / Blanche Lazzell / Provincetown Mass. / 50 prints of the year 1926 / 162/6"

    Provenance

    Leslie and Johanna Garfield,NY; year-end gift to MFA Dec. 31, 2001

    Credit Line

    Gift of Leslie and Johanna Garfield

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Shapiro 2

    Dimensions

    Image: 29.2 x 29.2 cm (11.5 x 11.5 in.)

    Accession Number

    2001.877

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodcut

    Out on Loan

    On display at Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, June 28, 2014 – September 15, 2014

    Collections

    Americas, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Prints

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  • Fragment of cotton

    Japanese
    late Edo period
    19th century

    Object Place: Japan

    Description

    Fragment of plain-weave cotton crepe with design of large bamboo stems in natural, undyed cream, in between which are bamboo leaves in blue, blue-black and tan on a blue ground.

    Provenance

    Transferred from the Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Benjamin W. Crowninshield

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height x width: 10 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. (26.7 x 32.4 cm)

    Accession Number

    77.104

    Medium or Technique

    Cotton plain-weave crepe, hand-drawn rice paste resist-dyed (tsutsugaki)

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

    Classifications

    Textiles

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  • Water Lilies

    1907
    Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926)

    Description

    Beginning in 1903, Monet embarked on a series of paintings depicting his water garden at Giverny, its lily pads and endless play of reflections. Inspired by Japanese prints, he hoped to evoke “presence through shadow and the whole through the part”—suggesting the surrounding banks, trees, and sky, though never representing them directly. In 1909 Monet exhibited forty-eight of these “water landscapes” at his dealer’s gallery in Paris, among them this canvas.

    Inscription

    Lower right: Claude Monet 1907

    Provenance

    June 1909, sold by the artist to Bernheim-Jeune and Durand-Ruel, Paris and New York; December 1909, sold by Durand-Ruel to Alexander Cochrane (b. 1840 - d. 1919), Boston; 1919, bequest of Alexander Cochrane to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 3, 1919)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Alexander Cochrane

    Details

    Dimensions

    96.8 x 98.4 cm (38 1/8 x 38 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    19.170

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Sidney and Esther Rabb Gallery (Gallery 255)

    Collections

    Europe

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    Paintings

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  • "Fumée - Robe du soir, de Beer," plate 8 from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 1, No. 1

    French
    January 1921
    George Barbier (French, 1882–1932), Illustrating design by House of Beer (French French), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    En satin noir, et brodée de blanc, de gris et d’argent, cette robe de dîners est de Beer.

    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

    2004.36.8

    Medium or Technique

    Lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

    Not On View

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    Europe

    Classifications

    Books and manuscripts, Books

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  • "La Belle Dame sans Merci - Robe du soir, de Worth," plate 47 from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 2, No. 6

    French
    June 1921
    George Barbier (French, 1882–1932), Illustrating design by House of Worth (French, 1858-1956), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    Voici, de Worth, une robe du soir en crêpe marocain garnie de fleurs bleues, en velours, sur une tunique tout en franges de soie.

    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

    2004.41.7

    Medium or Technique

    Lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

    Not On View

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    Europe

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    Books and manuscripts, Books

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  • Flower Beds at Vétheuil

    1881
    Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left: Claude Monet 81

    Provenance

    1881 or 1891, sold by the artist to Durand-Ruel, Paris [see note 1]; 1913, sold by Durand-Ruel to John Pickering Lyman (b. 1847? - d. 1914), Portsmouth, NH; 1914, by descent to Theodora Lyman (d. 1919), Portsmouth; 1919, gift of Miss Theodora Lyman to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 18, 1919) NOTES: [1] According to Daniel Wildenstein, "Claude Monet: Biographie et catalogue raisonné" (Paris, 1974), p. 410, cat. no. 693, Monet sold this painting to Durand-Ruel in December, 1881. Notes in the MFA curatorial file give the date as 1891.

    Credit Line

    The John Pickering Lyman Collection—Gift of Miss Theodora Lyman

    Details

    Dimensions

    Unframed: 92.1 x 73.3 cm (36 1/4 x 28 7/8 in.) Framed: 93 cm (36 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    19.1313

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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    Europe

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  • "Des Roses dans la Nuit - Robe du Soir, de Worth," plate 54 from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 2, No. 7

    French
    September 1921
    George Barbier (French, 1882–1932), Illustrating design by House of Worth (French, 1858-1956), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    De Worth, une robe du soir en crêpe de Chine blanc, garnie de franges de soie verte, retenues par des bandes de strass.

    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

    2004.42.6

    Medium or Technique

    Lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

    Not On View

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    Europe

    Classifications

    Books and manuscripts, Books

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