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  • The Bath

    The Tub

    about 1891
    Mary Stevenson Cassatt (American, 1844–1926)

    Description

    Inscription

    Recto: in graphite, lower left, below plate: M.C

    Signed

    Initialed

    Markings

    Verso: in blue ink, lower center of plate: collector's stamp of Mary Cassatt (Lugt 604)

    Provenance

    1941, sold by Jean Goriany (dealer), New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 13, 1941)

    Credit Line

    Gift of William Emerson and The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Breeskin 143 (state not in Breeskin); Mathews & Shapiro 05, xvii/xvii

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 31.8 x 24.6 cm (12 1/2 x 9 11/16 in.) Sheet: 43.6 x 27.9 cm (17 3/16 x 11 in.)

    Accession Number

    41.806

    Medium or Technique

    Drypoint, soft ground etching and aquatint in color

    Out on Loan

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

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  • Woman Bathing

    The Toilette

    about 1891
    Mary Stevenson Cassatt (American, 1844–1926)

    Description

    Inscription

    Recto: in graphite, lower left corner: H- (in script); in graphite, lower left, below plate: M.C

    Signed

    Initialed

    Provenance

    Jean Goriany, from whom purchased by MFA Nov. 13, 1941

    Credit Line

    Gift of William Emerson and The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Breeskin 148, iii/v; Mathews & Shapiro 10, iv/iv

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 36.2 x 26.7 cm (14 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.) Sheet: 43.7 x 30.1 cm (17 3/16 x 11 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    41.810

    Medium or Technique

    Drypoint, aquatint and soft-ground etching in color

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  • Moorish Bath

    1870
    Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824–1904)

    Description

    Inscription

    Upper right, on top of bench: J.L. GEROME

    Provenance

    1870, gift of the artist to H. J. Turner; April 4, 1903, sold by Turner at Christie's, London, lot 138, and bought by Arthur Tooth and Sons, London, Paris, and New York [see note 1]; 1903, sold by Tooth and Sons to J. D. Milburn, Esquire [see note 2]. Eben D. Jordan, Boston, MA; by 1924, by descent to Robert Jordan, Boston, MA; 1924, gift of Robert Jordan to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 17, 1924) NOTES: [1] presumably this is Tooth London trans. no. 2936, Gérôme, "Bain Mauve," 20 x 16 [2] the name in the stock inventory for 1903 is illegible, name cited in Picture Sales Vol. II, p. 37

    Credit Line

    Gift of Robert Jordan from the collection of Eben D. Jordan

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 50.8 x 40.6cm (20 x 16in.) Other (Framed): 82.6 x 14 x 73cm (32 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 28 3/4in.)

    Accession Number

    24.217

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Out on Loan

    On display at Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, January 26, 2015 – June 7, 2015

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  • Standing Female Nude, Seen from Behind

    1785–90
    Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (French, 1758–1823)

    Description

    Inscription

    Information on back of frame

    Provenance

    Charles Boulanger de Boisfremont (student and friend of the painter, 1773-1838, France, Lugt 353); by descent to his son; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April 1870, lot 51; [Mme. Marbeau]; [Mme. Yeatman]; Wildenstein and Co., New York; Forsyth Wickes (1876-1964, New York, Paris, Rhode Island) purchased 30 November 1949; acquired by bequest 1965

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 61 x 34.9 cm (24 x 13 3/4 in.) Framed: 99.1 x 71.1 cm (39 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    65.2598

    Medium or Technique

    Charcoal heightened with white chalk on blue paper

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  • Nude

    19th century
    Charles Bargue (French, about 1825–1883)

    Description

    Provenance

    Walter Gay (1856-1937, Boston artist); acquired September 1927

    Credit Line

    Gift of Walter Gay

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 19.8 x 17.6 cm (7 13/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    27.493

    Medium or Technique

    Graphite pencil

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  • Female Nude Seated in Water

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1906
    Ichijô Narumi (Japanese, 1877–1910 Japanese), Publisher Japanese Postcard Club (Nihon hagaki kurabu) (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

    2002.935

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • To Tomita Beach

    Tomita-hama e

    Japanese
    early Shôwa era
    1936
    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

    2002.1635

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on coated paper

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  • Standing Nude

    1900–05
    Auguste (René) Rodin (French, 1840–1917)

    Description

    Signed

    Lower right in graphite pencil: Aug Rodin

    Provenance

    Bernheim jeune & cie.; Denman W. Ross (1853-1935, MA); acquired December 1907

    Credit Line

    Denman Waldo Ross Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 32.5 x 25 cm (12 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    07.858

    Medium or Technique

    Graphite pencil and watercolor

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  • Woman at the Bath (Yokujô no onna)

    Japanese
    Taishô era
    1915 (Taishô 4), October
    Artist Hashiguchi Goyô (Japanese, 1881–1921), Publisher Watanabe Shôzaburô (Japanese)

    Description

    Generally considered to be the first shin hanga print.

    Signed

    Goyô ga (in block)

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Shikisaku

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Charles Gaston Smith's Group

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Hamanaka and Newland, The Female Image (2000), pl. 12; Chiba Mus., Nihon no hanga II, 1911-1920 (1999), #217; Hizô ukiyo-e taikan: Mura (Muller coll.; 1990), pl. 108; Nihon hanga bijutsu zenshû 7 (1962), #176

    Dimensions

    41.8 x 27.7 cm (16 7/16 x 10 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    35.1875

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

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  • Toilette (Keshô)

    Japanese
    Taishô era
    1913 (Taishô 2)
    Artist Tobari Kogan (Japanese, 1882–1927 Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    (seal only)

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Kogan

    Provenance

    Lent by Paul Bernat, Sept. 28, 1954

    Credit Line

    Gift of Paul Bernat

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Nihon hanga bijutsu zenshû 7 (1962), #138

    Dimensions

    49 x 35 cm (19 5/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    54.1795

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

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  • Nude in tones of yellow

    Japanese
    Shôwa era
    1914 (Taishô 3)
    Artist Onchi Kôshirô (Japanese, 1891–1955)

    Description

    Signed

    Unsigned

    Provenance

    By 1956, Mioko Onchi, Tokyo; 1956, sold by Onchi to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 11, 1956)

    Credit Line

    Asiatic Curator's Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Chiba Mus., Nihon no hanga III (2001), #266 (dated 1922); Onchi/ Prints of Onchi Koshiro (1975), #65 (this impression, dated 1916, "Title unknown")

    Dimensions

    29 x 24 cm (11 7/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    56.487

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

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  • Seated Female Nude

    Japanese
    Taishô era
    about 1912 (Taishô 1)
    Artist Onchi Kôshirô (Japanese, 1891–1955)

    Description

    Signed

    Unsigned

    Provenance

    1956, sold by Mioko Onchi to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1956)

    Credit Line

    Asiatic Curator's Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    31 x 23.7 cm (12 3/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    56.1176

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

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  • Female nude, full length

    Japanese
    Taishô era?
    Onchi Kôshirô (Japanese, 1891–1955)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Mioko Onchi

    Details

    Dimensions

    28.2 x 18 cm (11 1/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    56.1206

    Medium or Technique

    Pencil

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  • Back view of a nude woman

    Japanese
    Shôwa era
    1937 (?)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Mioko Onchi

    Details

    Dimensions

    27.2 x 24.2 cm (10 11/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    56.1216

    Medium or Technique

    Paper

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  • Jupiter and a Nude

    1560s
    Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Italian (Venetian), 1528–1588)

    Description

    Jupiter—king of the gods, accompanied here by his symbolic eagle—had a number of loves, many of them easily identified. However, the identity of this female nude is uncertain because she lacks any attributes. She may represent Dione, who, according to Homer’s Iliad, was the mother of Venus by Jupiter. The classical buildings depicted here are completely “up to date” for Veronese’s time, reflecting the work of his influential contemporary, the architect Andrea Palladio.

    Provenance

    Until 1657, Giovanni Batta Raggi (b. 1613 - d. 1657), Genoa [see note 1]; 1658, by inheritance to his brother, Cardinal Lorenzo Raggi (b. 1615 - d. 1687), Rome [see note 2]; until at least 1780, probably by descent within the family, to Giulio Raggi, Genoa [see note 3]; 1818, possibly still at the Raggi palace, Genoa [see note 4]. By 1930, Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi (b. 1878 - d. 1955), Rome; May 26, 1930, sold by Contini Bonacossi to Mrs.Edward Jackson Holmes (Mary Stacy Beaman) (b. 1875), Boston; 1960, gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 11, 1960) NOTES: [1] This is one of five paintings by Veronese, depicting scenes from Roman mythology, that are recorded in Raggi's posthumous inventory of November 4, 1658 (see Piero Boccardo, ed., "L'Età di Rubens," exh. cat. Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, March 20 - July 11, 2004, pp. 325-26, nos. 51-55 and p. 372, cat. nos. 94a-c). Of these, four are at the MFA (accession nos. 59.260, 60.125, 64.2078, 64.2079) and the fifth, showing the Rape of Europa, is in the Rasini collection, Milan. [2] The paintings are also included in a list, dated November 6, 1658, of works of art to be sent to Raggi's brother in Rome; see Boccardo, ed., 2004 (as above, n. 1), p. 326 ("Cinque bislonghi di Paolo [Veronese]"). [3] After the death of Lorenzo, one painting by Veronese probably remained in Rome, with his cousin Sigismondo, although it is not known which; Sigismondo lent a bislungo, or painting of elongated format, to San Salvatore in Lauro in 1701 and 1710. The others were sent back to Genoa and are recorded in 1780 at the palace of Giulio Raggi, trisnipote (probably a great-grandson or -nephew) of Giovanni Batta. They are described simply as "diverse fregi con piccole figure di Paolo da Verona" (different friezes [i.e., paintings of a long format] with little figures by Paolo Veronese). [4] In 1818, three of the five paintings - the Rape of Europa and two that are not specified by subject - were recorded at the palace by an anonymous author ("Descrizione della città di Genova da un anonimo del 1818," p. 303).

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

    Details

    Dimensions

    27.0 x 101 cm (10 5/8 x 39 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    60.125

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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    Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)

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  • Nude Figure of Woman with Basin

    Japanese
    Taishô era
    1922 (Taishô 11)
    Hashiguchi Goyô (Japanese, 1881–1921)

    Description

    Signed

    (seal only)

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Goyô

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Louis W. Black in memory of Miss Chie Hirano

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 47. x 26 cm (18 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    59.544

    Medium or Technique

    Graphite on paper

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  • Standing Nude Woman (Te nave nave fenua) (Delightful Land)

    1894
    Paul Gauguin (French, 1848–1903)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1929 William G. Russell Allen (1882-1955, Boston);his bequest, accessioned April 14, 1960

    Credit Line

    Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Field 006; Brettell 179

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 40.5 x 24.2 cm (15 15/16 x 9 1/2 in.) Mount: 48.8 x 35.8 cm (19 3/16 x 14 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    60.368

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor monotype selectively heightened with brush and watercolor on cream Asian paper

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  • Inside of Studio

    Japanese
    Shôwa era
    1930 (Shôwa 5)
    Artist Onchi Kôshirô (Japanese, 1891–1955)

    Description

    Signed

    Onzi, in romanization (stamped)

    Provenance

    1965, gift of Robert T. Paine to the MFA.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Robert T. Paine

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Onchi/ Prints of Onchi Koshiro (1975), #137; MFAB Bulletin #334 (1965), p. 208

    Dimensions

    32.4 x 27.2 cm (12 3/4 x 10 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    65.1078

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print; ink on paper

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  • Standing Female Nude

    1902–35
    Gaston Lachaise (American (born in France), 1882–1935)

    Description

    Inscription

    Signed in pencil lower right: G. Lachaise.

    Provenance

    M. Knoedler & Co., NY; private collection; gift to MFA, December 1966.

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift

    Copyright

    Reproduced with permission.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 61.3 x 47.8 cm (24 1/8 x 18 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    66.1078

    Medium or Technique

    Graphite pencil and blue-black wash on paper

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  • Nude

    1935
    Edward Weston (American, 1886–1958)

    Description

    Inscription

    On verso, in pencil: W 80/220/N/ Edward Weston, Nude 1938, Bk. 3, No. 22/220 N.

    Provenance

    The Witkin Gallery, New York; purchased June 13,1973.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Robert Fields

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 20.1 x 24.7 cm (7 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.) Sheet: 20.5 x 25.4 cm (8 1/16 x 10 in.)

    Accession Number

    1973.303

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Nude

    1920
    Charles Sheeler (American, 1883–1965)

    Description

    Inscription

    Upper right: Sheeler/1920

    Provenance

    James Maroney, NY, from whom purchased Dec. 1986

    Credit Line

    M. and M. Karolik Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 11.5 x 15.2cm (4 1/2 x 6 in.) Framed: 40.6 x 51.1 cm (16 x 20 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1986.746

    Medium or Technique

    Graphite pencil on paper

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  • Cupid and Psyche

    about 1870
    Adolphe Braun (French, 1812–1877)

    Description

    Inscription

    Inscribed on mount below image, lower right, in black ink: Canova. Inscribed on mount, lower right corner, in black ink: Louvre 73.

    Provenance

    Victorian Photography, Essex, England; purchased February 1992.

    Credit Line

    Francis Welch Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 47.0 x 37.5 cm (18 1/2 x 14 3/4 in.) Mount: 62.9 x 47.6 cm (24 3/4 x 18 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1992.27

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, carbon print

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  • A Modern Magdalen

    about 1888
    William Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916)

    Description

    Signed

    Wm.M. Chase, I.I.

    Provenance

    The artist; Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, Ortigies & Co., March 6, 1891, lot 28; C.T. Van Santvoord (acquired at the above sale); with Sotheby Parke Bernet, Los Angeles, sale 329, February 8-9, 1982, lot 238; to Richard Manoogian (acquired at the above sale); with Joan Michelman, November 1985; with Sotheby's, New York, November 29, 2006, sold to MFA.

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds by exchange from a Bequest of Susan Greene Dexter in memory of Charles and Martha Babcock Amory, Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge, and the Robert Jordan Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height x width: 19 x 15 1/2 in. (48.3 x 39.4 cm) Framed: 76.2 x 64.8 cm (30 x 25 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2007.7

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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

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  • Bathing Woman and a Stork

    Indian, Pahari
    About 1725–30

    Object Place: Possibly Mankot, Punjab Hills, Northern India

    Description

    Inscription

    On reverse, an illegible inscription, possibly in English.

    Provenance

    Given to the MFA in 1917 by Denman Waldo Ross. Purchased in 1917 from Ananda Coomaraswamy. Purchased in India prior to 1916.

    Credit Line

    Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 22.6 x 21.2 cm (8 7/8 x 8 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2800

    Medium or Technique

    Opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper

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