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  • Playing card: King of Clubs (ALEXANDRE)

    Unidentified artist, French, about 1860 (French)

    Description

    Inscription

    Verso, in brown ink: Pocholles, en Picardie de queules à la Croix d'or, e acompagnée d'un Epervier s'essorant de même

    Provenance

    Eleanor A. Sayre, Cambridge, MA; bequest to MFA

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Eleanor A. Sayre

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 8.5 x 5.5 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.586

    Medium or Technique

    Woodcut, printed in color

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  • Bicycle Race

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    cancelled 1907
    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: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.18742

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • "La Citroen et tous les Sports, Le Tennis," advertisement from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 2, No. 6

    French
    July 1922
    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

    2004.51.17

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph

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    Europe

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  • Race Track

    about 1895–97
    Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American (born in Canada), 1858–1924)

    Description

    Maurice Prendergast painted “Racetrack” in Boston shortly after returning from almost four years in France, where he studied at the Académie Julian and tirelessly sketched scenes of Parisian life. Having observed Impressionist and Post-Impressionist pictures of Parisians promenading in parks, at the racetrack, and on the beach, Prendergast painted similar idyllic scenes in the Boston area. In “Race Track” he rendered both adults and children enjoying leisure time at a sporting event held in a large park. This is probably Franklin Park, laid out in the 1880s by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead as part of Boston’s Emerald Necklace (a series of interconnected parks ringing the city). Instead of showing the excitement of the race itself, Prendergast portrayed the audience-on holiday and dressed in their Sunday clothes-between races. The artist delighted in painting white, pink, and gray dresses against the grid created by the fence and chairs. He punctuated the overall pattern of the painting with red-orange parasols, flags, and wagon wheels, giving the scene a festive air. A master watercolorist, Prendergast here treated oil paint as if it were watercolor, indicating white areas by leaving the canvas bare and using thin washes of pigment. The result is a cheerful exposition of urban middle-class recreation expressed through bold color and inventive composition.

    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: Prendergast

    Provenance

    The artist; Charles Prendergast, his brother; to Mrs. Charles Prendergast, the artist's sister-in-law, Westport, Conn.; to MFA, 1962, purchase.

    Credit Line

    Emily L. Ainsley Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    58.42 x 52.7 cm (23 x 20 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    62.321

    Medium or Technique

    Oil and graphite on canvas

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  • York Race Grounds

    Racing 2

    1776–1827
    Thomas Rowlandson (English, 1756–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    John Taylor Spaulding (1870-1948, Boston); gift to MFA, January 8, 1948.

    Credit Line

    Gift of John T. Spaulding

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sight: 24.4 x 38.1 cm (9 5/8 x 15 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.140

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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    Watercolors

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  • Skiing in Hokkaido

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

    Accession Number

    2002.5882

    Medium or Technique

    Collotype; ink on card stock

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  • Class Boat '62 Sophomore Year, Harvard, Cambridge, MA

    about 1860–62
    George Kendall Warren (American, 1824–1884)

    Object Place: United States of America

    Description

    Inscription

    Inscribed recto in pencil l.c. "Sibley, Washburn, Hodge, J. Read, Mathes, McBurney" "Class Boat" "'62" "Sophomore Year"

    Provenance

    Lee Gallery, Winchester, MA; from whom purchased by the MFA, 22 September 2004

    Credit Line

    Gift of Jessie H. Wilkinson - Jessie H. Wilkinson Fund, Lucy Dalbiac Luard Fund, Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund, Seth K. Sweetser Fund, and Helen B. Sweeney Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image (oval): 13.5 x 18.5 cm (5 5/16 x 7 5/16 in.) Sheet: 24.5 x 32.4 cm (9 5/8 x 12 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    2004.571

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, salt print

    Not On View

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    Americas, Photography

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    Photographs

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  • "Battue d'Autumne - Costumes pour la chasse à tir," plate IV from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 1, No. 1

    French
    November 1912
    Bernard Boutet de Monvel (French, 1884–1949 French), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    Costumes “Norfolk” en “homespun.” La veste du chasseur est à soufflets, celle de sa compagne est à plis.

    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

    2004.6.4

    Medium or Technique

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

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    Europe

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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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  • Salmon Fishing

    1927
    Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862–1951)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left: F.W. Benson./'27

    Provenance

    1927, gift of the Friends of the Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 3, 1927)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Friends of the Museum

    Details

    Dimensions

    91.76 x 112.08 cm (36 1/8 x 44 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    27.574

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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    Americas

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  • "Deux Costumes de Sport," advertisement from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 1, No. 9, p. 287

    French
    July 1913
    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

    2004.14.12

    Medium or Technique

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

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    Europe

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  • "Au Paddock - Robe d'après-midi de Worth," plate IX from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 2, No. 9

    French
    July 1913
    Maurice Taquoy (French, 1878–1952 French), Illustrating design by House of Worth (French, 1858-1956), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    Robe de Worth pour les courses en damassé blanc. La tunique est en chiffon blanc, le corsage forme ceinture sur la tunique avec deux pans rattachés dans le dos.

    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

    2004.14.9

    Medium or Technique

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

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    Europe

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  • "Allons! Du Courage!.. - Costume pour le bain," plate III from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 2, No. 8

    French
    June 1913
    Pierre Brissaud (French, 1885–1964), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    Robe de campagne en crépon chinois imprimé. La veste est en grosse toile.

    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

    2004.13.3

    Medium or Technique

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

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    Europe

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  • Cockney - Sportsmen shooting Flying

    James Gillray (English, 1757–1815 English)

    Description

    Provenance

    Charles Hitchcock Tyler; by whom given to MFA 1933

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 25.4 x 35.6 cm (10 x 14 in.) Sheet: 29.8 x 37.8 cm (11 3/4 x 14 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    33.985

    Medium or Technique

    Etching and aquatint, hand colored

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  • Le Jockey

    The Jockey [Le jockey]

    1899
    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901)

    Description

    Provenance

    W. G. Russell Allen; MFA received by gift Jan. 1924

    Credit Line

    Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Wittrock 308; Delteil 279 ii; Adhémar 365

    Dimensions

    Image: 51.4 x 35.7 cm (20 1/4 x 14 1/16 in.); Sheet: 51.4 x 35.7 cm (20 1/4 x 14 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    24.1704

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph printed in black, turquoise-green, red, brown, grey-beige and blue ink

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  • Woman with Tennis Racket from Hakko

    Japanese
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Europe

    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

    2002.15793

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  • Russian Soldier and Japanese Soldier Boxing

    1904–05
    Artist Unidentified

    Place of Creation

    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

    2002.4067

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Racehorses at Longchamp

    1871, possibly reworked in 1874
    Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917)

    Description

    Horse racing, a luxury sport imported from England, enjoyed a vogue in 19th-century Paris. Built on the Western edge of the city in 1857, the Longchamp racetrack drew fashionable spectators, including Degas, whose love for horses was matched only by his attachment to the ballet. This scene of jockeys and their mounts milling beside the track at the end of a race was the first Degas painting purchased by an American museum.

    Inscription

    Lower left: E Degas

    Provenance

    1894, possibly Théodore Duret (b. 1838 - d. 1927), Paris; March 19, 1894, possibly Duret sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, lot 14, bought in [see note 1]. 1900, Bernheim-Jeune, Paris [see note 2]; February 10, 1900, sold by Bernheim-Jeune to Durand-Ruel, Paris (stock no. 5689); deposited with Cassirer, Berlin; June 10, 1900, returned from Cassirer to Durand-Ruel, Paris; December 19, 1900, deposited with M. Whitaker, Montreal; February 18 or 20, 1901 [see note 3], sold by Durand-Ruel, Paris, to Durand-Ruel, New York (stock no. 2464); March 27, 1901, sold by Durand-Ruel, New York, to Mrs. William H. Moore, New York; April 1, 1901, sold by Mrs. Moore to Durand-Ruel, New York; 1903, sold by Durand-Ruel, New York, to the MFA for $12,000. (Accession Date: April 28, 1903) NOTES: [1] This painting may be the "Chevaux de courses" by Degas, measuring 32 x 40 cm, bought in Duret's name for 1400 francs. See Merete Bodelson, "Early Impressionist Sales 1874 - 94 in the light of some unpublished 'procès-verbaux,'" Burlington Magazine, June, 1968, p. 346. [2] The following provenance (between 1900 and 1903) comes from a letter from Charles Durand-Ruel to Angelica Rudenstine of the MFA (February 13, 1964; in MFA curatorial file) and Jean Sutherland Boggs et al., "Degas at the Races" (exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 250, cat. no. 49. [3] Boggs et al. (as above, n. 2) give the date of the sale as February 18; Charles Durand-Ruel gives the date as February 20.

    Credit Line

    S. A. Denio Collection—Sylvanus Adams Denio Fund and General Income

    Details

    Dimensions

    34.0 x 41.9 cm (13 3/8 x 16 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    03.1034

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Sidney and Esther Rabb Gallery (Gallery 255)

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  • "Les Neiges - Costume pour les sports d'hiver, en 'agnella' de Rodier," plate 65 from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 2, No. 9

    French
    November 1920
    Maurice Leroy, Illustrating design by Rodier (French, founded 1848), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    Voici un costume de sports d’hiver en agnella, fermé par des boutons de galalite.

    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

    2004.34.2

    Medium or Technique

    Woodcut with hand-applied color (pochoir)

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    Europe

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  • "J'en tiens un - Petite robe pour la campagne," plate II from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 2, No. 8

    French
    June 1913
    Guy Arnoux (French, 1886–1951), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    Costume pour le bain en tissu éponge, garni de ganses de laine et d’un col en linon de couleur brodé.

    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

    2004.13.2

    Medium or Technique

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

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  • The Wrestlers

    1905
    George Benjamin Luks (American, 1866–1933)

    Description

    After studying with Thomas Anshutz at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and furthering his training abroad in Germany at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, George Luks traveled throughout Europe, returning to the United States in 1894. He first worked as a newspaper illustrator for Philadelphia journals; in 1896, following the encouragement of fellow illustrators Robert Henri [http://www.mfa.org/search/collections?artist=Robert%20Earle%20Henri], John Sloan [35.52], and Everett Shinn [2008.45], who had also studied with Anshutz, he relocated to New York City.

    Criticized for his poor handling of the human anatomy, Luks answered his detractors by rendering this complex scene of two nude wrestlers. The artist’s perspective was radical for the time. Luks’s composition effectively presses the viewer to the edge of the wrestling pit, thereby emphasizing the down-at-heels setting. The jarring vantage point also evokes the sweaty underbelly of modern urban life, a theme for which he and fellow members of the Ashcan School would become known.

    Luks’s scene of entangled human flesh under duress is reminiscent of the sporting scenes that fellow Philadelphian Thomas Eakins painted, in particular Eakins’s 1899 Wrestlers (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). Whereas Eakins depicted a wrestling hold with the impassive eye of a painter rendering a studio model, Luks conveys the passion exuded by the heaving torsos. Eakins applied carefully blended strokes of pigment, building up solidly modeled forms after the manner of his studio training with the French academic painter Jean-Léon Gérôme [http://www.mfa.org/search/collections?artist=Jean-L%C3%A9on%20G%C3%A9r%C3%B4me]. Luks, in contrast, enlivens his figures with energetic brushwork and thick impasto. Luks’s familiarity with the popular press, gained from his work for illustrated periodicals, may have inspired the sense of immediacy he suggested—brilliantly illuminated flesh is thrown into relief against the dark background as though caught in a reporter’s flashbulb.

    The opponent at the left also recalls the terrifying visages of the early-nineteenth-century Spanish painter Francisco Goya’s so-called Black Paintings (Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid), in which humans are transformed into ghouls. Luks portrays a distinctive type among the multitudes in New York City, in this case an aggressive athlete. Once again, his training as a newspaper illustrator likely honed his astute sensitivity to physiognomy, and here the thickly furrowed brow, devilish eyes, and flushed complexion suggest the bellicose personality befitting a pugnacious wrestler.

    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: George Luks/1905; Reverse, before relining: THE WRESTLERS/1905/George Luks

    Provenance

    1921, by descent from the artist to Mrs. George Luks (Mrs. Werner Frankenberg), New York. By 1945, Kraushaar Galleries, New York; 1945, sold by Kraushaar Galleries to the MFA for $3,500. (Accession Date: January 11, 1945)

    Credit Line

    The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    122.87 x 168.59 cm (48 3/8 x 66 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    45.9

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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  • Turkey Shoot

    1879
    John Whetten Ehninger (American, 1827–1889 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: J.W. EHNINGER. NA. 1879.

    Provenance

    The artist; private collection, Saratoga Springs, New York; with Harry Shaw Newman, New York, 1940; with Knoedler, New York; Clendenin J. Ryan, Jr.; with Knoedler, 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

    63.5 x 110.17 cm (25 x 43 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    46.854

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Penny and Jeff Vinik Gallery (Gallery 233)

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  • The Happy Moment

    1847
    Artist James Goodwyn Clonney (American (born in England), 1812–67)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: CLONNEY.1847.

    Provenance

    The artist; to G.W. Austen, 1847; sold at auction, Meredith Gallery, New York; with Charles D. Childs, Boston, 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

    68.58 x 55.88 cm (27 x 22 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.1222

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Forkner and Gill Family Gallery (Gallery 238)

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  • New Year's Card: Woman Playing Golf

    Japanese
    Taishô- early Shôwa era
    Atsuo (Japanese, dates 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

    2002.1477

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • New Year's Card: Woman Playing Golf

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

    2002.1207

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • New Year's Card: Woman Playing Battledore and Shuttlecock

    Japanese
    Taisho- early Showa era
    Atsuo (Japanese, dates 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

    2002.1476

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • New Year's Card from an unidentified series of baseball New Year's cards

    Japanese
    early Shôwa era
    1932
    Takahashi Haruka (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Seikyokudô (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

    2002.1216

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • New Year's Card (from an unidentified series) of baseball New Year's cards

    Japanese
    early Shôwa era
    1932
    Takahashi Haruka (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Seikyokudô (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

    2002.1217

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • New Year's Card: The Monkey's Baseball (from an unidentified series) of New Year's cards

    Japanese
    Shôwa era
    1932
    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

    2002.1452

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • Commemorating Kyoto's Third High School Baseball Match

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    cancelled 1907
    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: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1611

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • New Year's Card: The Monkey's Rugby (from an unidentified series) of New Year's cards

    Osaru no ragubii

    Japanese
    Showa era
    1932
    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

    2002.1448

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • New Year's Card: The Monkey's Tennis (from an unidentified series) of New Year's cards

    Osaru no tenisu

    Japanese
    Showa era
    1932
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Tanaka & Co. (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Markings

    SIN

    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

    2002.1449

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • Itohan of Kobe (from an unidentified series)

    Kobe no Itohan

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1933
    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

    2002.1636

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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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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  • Commemoration of the 8th Japan Tournament of Ski of Students

    Japanese
    Showa era
    1935
    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

    2002.5659

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • The First Game of Keio University VS U University (unidentified name)

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

    Accession Number

    2002.5660

    Medium or Technique

    Collotype; ink on card stock

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  • Untitled (Swimmers in swimming pool, one woman floating, another doing handstand) from the Women are Beautiful portfolio

    published 1981
    Artist Garry Winogrand (American, 1928–1984)

    Description

    Provenance

    Janet Borden; Richard Press, Mass.; 2001 gift to MFA

    Credit Line

    Gift of Richard S. and Jeanne L. Press

    Copyright

    © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 22.4 x 33.3 cm (8 13/16 x 13 1/8 in.) Sheet: 28 x 35.3 cm (11 x 13 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2001.759

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Swimmers and Life Saver Viewed from Above

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    cancelled 1907
    Nakazawa Hiromitsu (Japanese, 1874–1964 Japanese), Publisher Miyake shoten

    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

    2002.1060

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Swimming

    Yuei

    Japanese
    Taishô era
    1919
    Sugiura Hisui (Japanese, 1876–1965), Publisher Kamigataya, Ginza (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

    2002.1169

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • Advertisement for the Fujiya Hotel: Swimming Pool, Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era to early Showa era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Printer G. T. Sun Co.

    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

    2002.4642

    Medium or Technique

    Photographic reproduction on card

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  • Girl in Swimsuit Ready to Jump Off

    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

    2002.7419

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Girl in Swimsuit Standing on Diving Board

    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

    2002.7424

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Girl in Swimsuit Posing on Log

    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

    2002.7425

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • "Le Citroen et Les Sports, Le Golf," illustration from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 2, No. 9, p. 268

    French
    November 1922
    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

    2004.54.16

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph

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  • "Pour le Golf - Costume, de Madeleine Vionnet," plate 35 from Gazette du Bon Ton, No. 7

    French
    March 1924
    Thayaht (born Ernesto Michahelles in Italy, 1893–1959), Illustrating design by Madeleine Vionnet (French, 1876–1975), 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

    2004.62.3

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph

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  • Sumô Wrestlers Shiranui (R) and Kimenzan (L), Referee Shikimori Inosuke (R), and Judge Tamagaki (L)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1857 (Ansei 4), 12th month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Maruya Tetsujirô (Enjudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Triptych: 00.920 (left), 00.956 (right), 00.1469 (center)

    Signed

    Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right and left sheets only) 豊国画(年玉枠)

    Markings

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

    Provenance

    By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 38.2 x 76.6 cm (15 1/16 x 30 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    00.920, 00.956, 00.1469

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Two Men Fighting Album F (Images of Spain Album), 73

    1812–20
    Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

    Description

    Inscription

    Upper right in black crayon: 73

    Provenance

    1828, by inheritance to the artist’s son, Javier Goya y Bayeu (b. 1784–d. 1854), Madrid; 1854, by inheritance to his son, Mariano Goya y Goicoechea (b. 1806–d. 1874), Madrid; about 1855–60, sold by Mariano Goya to Valentín Carderera y Solano (b. 1796–d. 1880), Madrid, and/or Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz (b. 1815–d. 1894), Madrid; probably in 1866, given or sold by Madrazo to Scipione Vannutelli (b. 1834–d. 1894), Rome; by descent to his heirs; Carlo Sestieri, Rome; 1963, Colnaghi & Co., London; 1963 (?), purchased from Colnaghi & Co. by Eleanor A. Sayre (b. 1916–d. 2001), Cambridge, MA; October 23, 2002, bequest of Eleanor A. Sayre to the MFA. (Bequest to MFA, October 23, 2002)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Eleanor A. Sayre

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ga I 337; GW 1492

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 20.6 x 14.5 cm (8 1/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.430

    Medium or Technique

    Brush and iron gall ink with scraping on cream laid paper, pink paper mount

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  • Sumo Wrestlers

    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

    2002.18265

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Covered drinking cup (kylix) depciting athletes and judges

    Greek
    Archaic Period
    about 500 B.C.

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    The top is covered except for an opening from which one can drink. The stem is hollow and continues upward inside to the level of the rim. The cup could be filled through the stem, and, once filled, could be emptied only through the mouthpiece. The vessel was lowered, right side up, into a krater of wine until the stem was covered. The hollow stem filled up with wine, which then flowed into the inner compartment. When the cup was held in a horizontal position ready for drinking, the wine could not flow out through the foot because the top of the hollow stem was high above the level of the wine.

    On top are seven nude, athletes moving counterclockwise. A long-bearded, balding judge with a himation over his shoulder to the left of the spout places a ribbon in added white over the first of the athletes. Another white ribbon flutters from the athlete’s arm, a red fillet is tied around his right thigh, and he holds a red aryballos in his left hand. Behind him, a beardless youth with a himation over his shoulder plays the double flute. The following athletes originally had fillets in either added red or added white around their heads. The white is missing on the fifth and seventh athletes . The third, fifth, and seventh athletes are beardless; the first, second, and fourth are bearded.
    Between the figures are the inscriptions “the boy/(is) beautiful/the girl/(is) beautiful/the boy/ (is) beautiful/the girl/(is) beautiful/indeed”:
    In the center a bearded mask (Silenos?) is surrounded by a dotted band with three outer and three inner bounding circles.
    The lower part of the cup is undecorated.
    The foot has been broken from the stem and reattached.

    Inscription

    "The girl is pretty" (he pais kale) "The boy is handsome" (ho pais kalos)

    Provenance

    By date unknown: A. van Branteghem Collection; 1892: Hotel Drouot auction of van Branteghem Collection, May 30-31 and June 1, Paris, lot 21; by 1894: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

    Credit Line

    Catharine Page Perkins Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    CVA Boston 2, pl. 107.

    Dimensions

    Height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.); diameter: 16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    95.16

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Black Figure

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  • Jar (stamnos) with female athletes bathing

    Greek
    Classical Period
    440–430 B.C.
    Group of Polygnotos

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    Side A: Three nude women at a bath basin, two holding strigils and one washing her hands in the basin after exercising. A short female slave in a peplos carries a garment over her shoulder and holds a unguent container (plemochoe) in her right hand. A Doric column stands in the center of the scene. Two mirrors hang on the wall. In the field the Greek inscription: “Hediste is beautiful (“Hediste kale”). The word ‘Hediste’ above the heads of the women at left, and ‘kale’ above the heads of the women at right.
    Side B: Two women, facing right, one holding a mirror, and the other with her hair in a sakkos, and a youth wearing a himation and holding a walking stick, facing left. A ribbon or sash is hung in the background.

    [Label text]:
    The vase-painter has rendered a scene of a bath-house on this large jar. Four women stand around a large basin. The young woman to the far right may be a slave assisting the women in their bathing. The women use strigils to clean themselves. These curved metal implements were used to scrape dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. Behind the women, two mirrors hang on the wall.

    Inscription

    "Hediste is beautiful" Side A: HΕDΙSΤΕ ΚΑLΕ

    Provenance

    By 1893: S. Pascale collection; by 1895: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: found at Vico); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

    Credit Line

    Catharine Page Perkins Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height: 40.6 cm (16 in.); diameter: 31.8 cm (12 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    95.21

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Red Figure

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  • Drinking cup (kylix)

    Greek
    Late Archaic Period
    about 510–500 B.C.
    the Poseidon Painter

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    Interior: Young athlete running profile to right, face turned to left. Carries two javelins in his left hand, and in his right a jumping weight. Surrounding the figure a meaningless inscription.
    Exterior side A: Dionysus mounted on a donkey, attended by three satyrs and two nymphs. One satyr runs behind, holding Dionysus’ high-handled cup (kantharos) and a large wine-bag.
    Exterior side B: Satyrs pursuing nymphs who look back; six figures. Meaningless inscriptions among the figures.

    Inscription

    Meaningless inscriptions (on interior and exterior)

    Provenance

    By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (said to come from Italy); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

    Credit Line

    Catharine Page Perkins Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height: 12.7 cm (5 in.); diameter 33.2 cm (13 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    95.35

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Red Figure

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  • Bowl (dinos) depicting athletes training

    Greek
    Classical Period
    about 430–420 B.C.
    Manner of the Dinos Painter

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    Nude youths practice the javelin, boxing, long jump, and the discus throw. Two trainers wearing mantles and holding sticks observe them. A musician, playing a double-pipe (aulos) and wearing a sleeveless patterned tunic over a long-sleeved, similarly-patterned tunic, provides a rhythm for a javelin thrower. A cheek-strap (phorbeia) supports his instrument. Behind the musician, a starting post is painted white, probably to indicate stone.

    [Label text]:
    A group of eleven youths train for athletic activities on the side of this dinos, while another youth plays the double-flute.

    Provenance

    By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: "Can be traced to Athens."); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, October 1896

    Credit Line

    Catharine Page Perkins Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height: 22.1 cm (8 11/16 in.); diameter: 27.7 cm (10 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    96.720

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Red Figure

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  • Drinking cup (kylix) depicting pentathletes

    Greek
    Late Archaic Period
    about 510–500 B.C.
    the Proto-Panaitian Group

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    Interior: Youth with a jumping weight (halter) in each hand, running to right. He looks back over his shoulder indicating that he is probably not about to jump. Two javelins appear vertically behind him. Inscribed “Athenodotos is handsome” (ATHENODOTOS KALOS)

    Exterior side A: A youth runs to the left, looking back. The youth behind him carries a pick used to loosen the dirt in the jumping pit. At the far left another athlete picks up a javelin, with a thong in his other hand.

    Exterior side B: Two youths holding javelins run to the right. A third athlete runs, holding a pair jumping weights in his left hand and gesturing with his right. Inscribed “The boy is handsome” (HO PAIS KALOS)

    Inscription

    Interior: "Athenodotos is handsome" (on interior) (ATHENODOTOS KALOS) Exterior Side B: "The boy is handsome" (on exterior) (HO PAIS KALOS)

    Provenance

    Date unknown: said to have been in Hartwig's possession; by date unknown; with Francesco Martinetti, who said it was found in a tomb in the Via Campagna (or Campania) at Santa Maria di Capua Vetere (ancient Capua); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (acquired just after Francesco Martinetti's death); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

    Credit Line

    Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 072.

    Dimensions

    Height: 7.6 cm (3 in.); diameter: 23.3 cm (9 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    98.876

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Red Figure

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    Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

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  • Oil flask (aryballos) depicting athletes

    Greek
    Late Archaic Period
    500–490 B.C.
    Imitator of Onesimos

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    Around this aryballos athletes are depicted relaxing in a palaistra. An athlete strips the oil from his body with a strigil. More cleaning equipment hangs on the wall. Three pairs of youths and boys stand in conversation; one youth, who is followed by his dog, offers his younger friend a flower. Between the figures the inscriptions “Panaitios is handsome” (PANAITIOS KALOS).
    Condition: Repaired with some restoration.

    Inscription

    "Panaitios is handsome" and "Panaitios" (PANAITIOS KALOS)

    Provenance

    By 1897: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from Eretria 1897); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

    Credit Line

    Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.6 x 7.7 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    98.879

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Red Figure

    On View

    Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

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  • Drinking cup (kylix) depicting an athlete with discus

    Greek
    Late Archaic Period
    about 500 B.C.
    Painter Douris, Potter Python

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    Interior: Youth about to throw diskos. Jumping weights (halteres) hang in the field and a large pickax balances within the tondo behind the athlete. At left is a Greek inscription, “Douris painted it” (DORIS EGRAPHSEN).

    Exterior side A: Three warriors fighting: middle one wears a sun-hat (petasos).
    Inscribed in Greek: “Chairestratos is pretty” ([XAI]REST[RA]TOS KALOS).

    Exterior side B: Three warriors fighting: middle one wears a helmet.
    Inscribed in Greek: “Chairestratos is pretty” (X[AI]RESTRATO[S] KALOS).

    Under side of foot has graffiti: letters alpha and upsilon.

    Condition: Repaired with slight restorations.

    Inscription

    "Douris painted it" (on interior) (DORIS EGRAPHSEN); "Chairestratos is pretty" (twice, on exterior) (XAIRESTRATOS KALOS) Interior: ΔΟRΙΣΕΓRΑΦΣΕΝ Exterior Side A: [ΧΑΙ]RΕΣΤRΑΤΟΣΚΑLΟΣ Exterior Side B: Χ[ΑΙR]ΕΣΤRΑΤΟ[Σ]ΚΑLΟΣ Under Foot: A... Y

    Signed

    Douris drew it (DORIS EGRAPHSEN)

    Provenance

    By 1878: Count Bruschi Collection, Tarquinia; by 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bruschi Collection); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

    Credit Line

    Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 125.

    Dimensions

    Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.) Diameter: 24 cm (9 7/16 in)

    Accession Number

    00.338

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Red Figure

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    Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

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  • Panathenaic prize vase (amphora)

    Greek
    Archaic Period
    530–520 B.C.
    the Euphiletos Painter

    Findspot: Vulci, Etruria, Italy; Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    Side B: A race with five runners. The sharply bent position of their arms indicates the race is long distance - presumably the “dolichos.”
    Damaged. Somewhat restored.

    Side A: Panathenaic Athena standing to left, brandishing spear, holding shield decorated with white forepart of a panther. Two columns with Doric capitals on which perch cocks. Inscribed “of the prizes from Athens” (TON ATHENETHEN ATHLON)

    Inscription

    "of the prizes from Athens" (TON ATHENETHEN ATHLON) (on side A)

    Provenance

    By 1889: Prince Torlonia Collection (excavated at Vulci, 1889: Gsell, Fouilles de Vulci, tomb no. LXXIX [also from this tomb: MFA 01.8057); by 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from Prince Torlonia); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

    Credit Line

    Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    CVA Boston 1, pl. 55.

    Dimensions

    Height: 60.7 cm (23 7/8 in.); diameter: 40.4 cm (15 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    99.520

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Black Figure

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    Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

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  • Statuette of a discus thrower (discobolos)

    Greek
    Early Classical Period
    about 480 B.C.

    Description

    Youth with discus (Diskobolos) is slightly crude in detail, eyes and hands being overly large. The hair is a heavy cap formed of incised lines.

    Condition: The right leg has been broken at the knee and repaired. The fronts of both feet are missing. Corrosion, especially on the front of the body.

    Provenance

    By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought from an Athenian dealer in Paris who said [falsely] that it was from Chalcis. We know however that it came from Greece); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 042; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).

    Dimensions

    Height: 14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    01.7480

    Medium or Technique

    Bronze

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    Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

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    Sculpture

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  • Wine cooler (psykter) depicting pentathletes

    Greek
    Archaic Period
    about 520–515 B.C.
    Phintias

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    Scene of pentathletes practicing. Three pairs of nude javelin throwers and a pair of nude wrestlers. The athletes’ trainers are draped and hold long switches. The javelins (akontia) each have a looped leather thong (ankyle) indicated in red paint. Two athletes are drawing the boundary lines in the ground for the javelin throw.

    Inscriptions: “Philon” (PHILON); “Etearchos” (ETEARXOS); “Epilykos” (EPILUK[OS]; “Ptoiodoros” (PTOIODOROS); “Sostratos” (SOSTRATOS) (twice); “Eukrates” (EKRATES); “Eudemos” (EUDEMOS); “Eoppoki” (EOPPOKI); “Kimon” (KIMON); “Phayllos” (PHAULO[S]); “Xenophon” (XSENO[PHON]); “Enioas” (ENIOAS)

    Condition: Considerably fractured and repaired.

    Inscription

    Inscriptions: "Philon" (PHILON); "Etearchos" (ETEARXOS); "Epilykos" (EPILUK[OS]; "Ptoiodoros" (PTOIODOROS); "Sostratos" (SOSTRATOS) (twice); "Eukrates" (EKRATES); "Eudemos" (EUDEMOS); "Eoppoki" (EOPPOKI); "Kimon" (KIMON); "Phayllos" (PHAULO[S]); "Xenophon" (XSENO[PHON]); "Enioas" (ENIOAS)

    Provenance

    By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon Collection (according to L. D. Caskey and J. D. Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, part 2, p. 3: From Riccardo Mancini's excavations; formerly in the Bourguignon collection at Naples); by 1901: purchased by Edward Perry Warren from Alfred Bourguignon; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

    Credit Line

    Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 067.

    Dimensions

    Height: 34.4 cm (13 9/16 in.); diameter: 26.9 cm (10 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    01.8019

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Red Figure

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    Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

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  • Drinking cup (kylix) depicting a boxer

    Greek
    Late Archaic Period
    about 500 B.C.
    Onesimos

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    Interior: Athlete (nude youth) binding his hands for boxing. A pick on the ground behind him, a pair of jumping weights (halteres) hang in the field to his left. In field inscribed: “Athenodotos is handsome”(on interior) (“ATHENODOTOS KALOS”), “Handsome”(twice on interior) (“KALOS”)

    Exterior side A: Four warriors, nude except for their armor, do battle. In the center one comes from the left and spears his opponent in the genitals. While he bleeds, he ineffectually tries to draw his sword. In field, “The boy is handsome” (KALOS HO PAIS)

    Exterior side B: Two warriors fight over another soldier who is dying from a fatal side wound.

    Condition: Faces of exterior figures restored.

    Inscription

    Inscribed: "Athenodotos is handsome"(on interior) ("ATHENODOTOS KALOS"), "Handsome"(twice on interior) ("KALOS"), "The boy is handsome"(on exterior) (KALOS HO PAIS")

    Provenance

    By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon Collection; by 1901: purchased by Edward Perry Warren from Alfred Bourguignon (according to Warren's records: Bourguignon label [on the vase]: Orvieto); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

    Credit Line

    Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 075.

    Dimensions

    Height: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.) Diameter: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    01.8021

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Red Figure

    On View

    Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

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  • Drinking cup (kylix) with pentathletes

    Greek
    Early Classical Period
    about 470–460 B.C.
    the Telephos Painter

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    Exterior side A: Two nude youths practise gymnastics- jumping and javelin-throwing - under the guidance of a trainer wearing a mantle. In field is a starting post . A toilet kit (sponge, aryballos, and strigil) hangs from a peg. Fragmentary inscription above the figures: …N..N..[-]…N..

    Exterior side B: A javelin thrower, a diskos thrower, and a jumper exercise beside a fluted starting post and a pick. A strigil, portable oil jar (aryballos), and sponge hang from a peg. Fragmentary inscription above the figures: KALO..P..N.

    Interior: A youth wearing a mantle stands between a laver and a starting post. Brown is used for the details of the body. Red for the fillet, loop of the javelin and inscription. Greek inscription “Handsome” (KALOS) above the post.

    Inscription

    "Handsome!" (on interior) (KALOS) On both sides of exterior above figures are fragmentary inscriptions: Side A: ...N..N..[-]...N.. Side B: KALO..P..N Interior: ΚΑLΟS Exterior Side A: ...N..N..[-]...N.. Exterior Side B: KALO..P..N

    Provenance

    By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon collection; by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought privately from the collection of Alfred Bourguignon. Bourguignon's label [on the vase to indicate provenience]: Santa Maria [di Capua]); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

    Credit Line

    Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 156.

    Dimensions

    Height: 10.6 cm (4 3/16 in.) Diameter: 21.8 cm (8 9/16 in)

    Accession Number

    01.8033

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Red Figure

    On View

    Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

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  • Pseudo-Panathenaic vase (amphora) depicting a pankration match

    Greek
    Archaic Period
    about 530–520 B.C.
    the Mastos Painter

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    Side B: A pankration match supervised by a judge. Another figure is at the far left, probably a spectator, trainer, or another athlete. One competitor holds up a finger, the signal of submission. On foot, graffito: DKOI

    Side A: Between two Doric columns, on which sits a cock, Athena brandishing a spear. Her shield-device is the body of a chariot.

    Provenance

    Published by Gerhard in 1843: by date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; about 1889, following W. H. Forman's death: in the collections of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Burt, and later of his nephew, Major A. H. Browne; by 1900: with Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (sale of the Forman Collection, part 2, July 2-5, 1900, lot 103); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

    Credit Line

    Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    CVA Boston 1, pl. 56.

    Dimensions

    Height: 60.2 cm (23 11/16 in.); diameter: 42.1 cm (16 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    01.8127

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Black Figure

    On View

    Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

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  • Plate depicting athletes

    Greek
    Archaic Period
    about 525–520 B.C.
    Paseas

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    Two nude young athletes conversing, one carrying a discus. Incised inscriptions: “Xenophon” (XSENOPHON); “Dorotheos” (DOROTHEOS).

    Inscription

    "Xenophon" (XSENOPHON) and "Dorotheos" (DOROTHEOS)

    Provenance

    Dates unknown: according to L. D. Caskey and J. D. Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, part 1, no. 2: Found in a tomb near Chiusi. Formerly in the Blaydes, Ancona and Hartwig collections; by 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome. [Hartwig]).; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

    Credit Line

    Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 002.

    Dimensions

    Diameter: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    03.785

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Red Figure

    On View

    Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

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  • Drinking cup (skyphos) showing an athlete with a wreath

    Greek, South Italian
    Late Classical Period
    about 340–330 B.C.
    Errera Painter

    Place of Manufacture: Campania, Italy

    Description

    This victorious athlete, an inhabitant of southern Italy, is shown wearing shorts or a loincloth. A proper Greek athlete would have been represented nude, but this custom was not universally adopted outside of Greece, and this athlete probably was a native Italian, perhaps an Oscan.
    Side A: Youth wearing white, apicate fillet, a loincloth edged with yellow dots, shoes and a yellow belt stands to the left, his right foot on a rock. With his right hand he holds out a white fillet and with his left a white wreath with yellow ends and central band. The belt and loincloth suggest that he is a native Italian.
    Side B: A white-skinned woman wearing a peplos and yellow bracelets and shoes stands to the left. A belt of yellow beads circles her waist. Her hair is tied up with a white fillet with trailing yellow ends. She holds a white wreath with yellow ends and central band in her extended right hand and rests her left hand on her hip.

    ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #84 (03.822)
    Skyphos
    Attributed to the Errera Painter
    about 340-330 B.C.

    A: A youth wearing a white, apicate fillet, a loincloth edged with yellow dots, shoes, and a yellow belt stands to the left, his right foot on a rock. With his right hand he holds out a white fillet and with his left a white wreath with yellow ends and central band. The belt and loincloth suggest that he is a native Italian; compare the warrior on the painter’s neck-amphora in Brussels (A 3550: Trendall, LCS, p. 322, no. 704, pl. 126).
    B: A white-skinned woman wearing a peplos and yellow bracelets and shoes stands to the left. A belt of yellow beads circles her waist. Her hair is tied up with a white fillet with trailing yellow ends. She holds a white wreath with yellow ends and central band in her extended right hand and rests her left hand on her hip.
    A band of egg-pattern circles the rim. Large flowers flank both figures, and there are large palmettes under the handles. The circling groundline consists of two parallel stripes.
    The Errera Painter worked in Capua in the third quarter of the century in a workshop that included the Laghetto Painter, the Caivano Painter, and the Painter of B.M. F 63, to whom he is particularly close in style. The beaded belt and plump white wreaths were among his favorite motifs. His women are often painted white.

    Provenance

    By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: The following objects [MFA 03.805-03.833, 03.836-03.837, 03.906] were found in one cemetery in Campania.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

    Credit Line

    Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 084.

    Dimensions

    14.2 cm (5 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    03.822

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Red Figure

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    Europe, The Ancient World

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  • Drinking cup (skyphos) depicting jumpers

    Greek
    Early Classical Period
    about 480 B.C.
    the Brygos Painter

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    Side A: Nude pentathlete holding jumping weights (halteres) prepares to jump. Two javelins in background. A trainer stands before him holding a switch to point out fouls. Behind the jumper is a small boy holding a staff and the athlete’s sponge and oil flask.

    Side B: A jumper, at right holding halteres (facing left), taking his position. Before him a beardless trainer leans on a staff. Two javelins in background.

    Provenance

    By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from a Greek in 1901 in the Spring. From Greece); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

    Credit Line

    Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 018.

    Dimensions

    Height: 14.4 cm (5 11/16 in.); diameter: 17.8 cm (7 in.)

    Accession Number

    10.176

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Red Figure

    On View

    Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

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  • Two-handled jar (amphora) depicting a victor in an athletic contest

    Greek
    Late Archaic Period
    about 490 B.C.
    the Kleophrades Painter

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    This vase shows a much-admired athlete loaded down with prizes and gifts. He carries a walking stick, an aryballos, and a hare. His body is adorned with red ribbons, signs of admiration. On the other side of the vase another youth stands holding a wreath, perhaps to be awarded to the athlete.

    Side A: Nude athletic victor holding a walking stick, a perfume bottle (aryballos) and a hare, his left arm and thigh bound with purple taeniae.
    Side B: Youth in cloak (himation) holding out a wreath to the figure on the other side.

    Provenance

    Said to have been in the possession of Basseggio in Rome and later in the Bammeville (Sale Cat., lot 42) and Forman Collections; by date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited from him by Mrs. Burt and then, about 1889, by A. H. Browne; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C., England, auction of the Forman Collection, June 19-22, lot 342; by 1910: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

    Credit Line

    Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 016.

    Dimensions

    Height: 45.4 cm (17 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    10.178

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Red Figure

    On View

    Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

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  • Fragments of a vase for carrying bath water (loutrophoros) depicting a youth, a discus thrower, and two older men

    Greek
    Archaic Period
    about 520–500 B.C.

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    Fragment of a narrow, tall vase. Upper parts of four figures from an athletic scene. One young athlete holds up a discus; a bearded athlete possibly handles a javelin; behind him is a bearded trainer with switch; another youth stands behind the discus thrower.

    Provenance

    By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from a Greek dealer in Athens, 1899); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

    Credit Line

    Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    10.222

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Black Figure

    Not On View

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  • Two-handled storage jar (pelike) depicting young athletes jumping

    Greek
    Archaic Period
    about 520–510 B.C.
    Circle of Euphronios (Euthymides or Oltos) (Greek)

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    Side A: Two nude youths jumping together together accompanied by flute music; leapers at center, flautist at right, facing them, wearing a cloak (himation).
    Above the figures is the name “Kalipides”, and between the jumpers and the piper is the name “Aineas” (Aeneas). Below is the inscription “Leagros is handsome” (LEAGROS KALOS)

    Side B: A piper (named “Smikythion”) accompanies two nude jumpers, the same two youths depicted on the front of the vase, seen from rear. They are probably athletes in training. Inscriptions in between the piper and the jumpers read: “Smikythion”; “Leagros is handsome, yes indeed!” (LEAGROS KALOS NAI XI)

    The action may represent a Greek competitive dance exercise called bibasis, a Laconian dance for both boys and girls.

    Inscription

    "Aineas", "Kallipides", Leagros is handsome" (LEAGROS KALOS), "Smikythion", "Leagros is hansome, yes indeed!" (LEAGROS KALOS NAI XI)

    Provenance

    By 1972: with Fritz Bürki, Am Luchsgraben 61, 8051 Zurich, Switzerland (said to have been in a Swedish private collection); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht (acting as agent for Fritz Bürki), February 14, 1973

    Credit Line

    Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height: 31.1 cm (12 1/4 in.); diameter (max.): 24.4 cm (9 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1973.88

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Red Figure

    On View

    Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

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  • Mixing bowl (krater) with sprinters

    Italic, Etruscan
    Classical Period
    about 480 B.C.
    The Lotus Bud Group

    Place of Manufacture: Cerveteri, Lazio, Italy

    Description

    Side B: Three nude youths running left. Their posture indicates that the race depicted is a sprint.

    Side A: Herakles and Geras. Herakles on left, body facing left, head facing right. He wields a club above his head with his right hand. He wears a cloak and carries a staff in his left hand and a wineskin over his back. Geras has a wrinkled brow and white beard.

    Provenance

    Before 1975: Pierre Sciclounoff Collection, Geneva, Switzerland (said to have previously been owned by a French collector); 1975: acquired from Pierre Sciclounoff by Dr. André Lagneau, Rue du Plan 9, Ch-2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland; by 1997: purchased from Dr. Lagneau by Phoenix Ancient Art S.A., 6, rue Verdaine, 1211 Geneva 3, Switzerland; April 1997: with Sekhmet Ancient Art Limited, P.O. Box 475, Portland House, Glacis Road, Gibraltar; 1997: conveyed by Sekhmet Ancient Art Limited to Phoenix Ancient Art S.A.; purchased by MFA from Phoenix Ancient Art, April 22, 1998

    Credit Line

    Purchased by contribution and Bequest of Charles H. Parker, by exchange

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height: 26.1 cm (10 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.49

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Black Figure

    Not On View

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  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Point Dume

    1987
    Artist Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002)

    Place Depicted: Point Dume, near Los Angeles, California, United States

    Description

    Inscription

    Mount, l.l. in graphite: JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE, POINT DUME, 1987 Mount, b.c. in graphite: Herb Ritts Mount, l.r. in graphite: ed 16/25 Mount, t.c. stamped in ink: Herb Ritts "WORK" exhibition/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/October 22, 1996-February 9, 1997

    Provenance

    The artist; 2000, gift of the artist to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 20, 2000)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Herb Ritts

    Copyright

    © Herb Ritts Foundation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 31.9 x 25.4 cm (12 9/16 x 10 in.) Sheet: 35.6 x 27.8 cm (14 x 10 15/16 in.) Mount: 40.1 x 33.1 cm (15 13/16 x 13 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.889

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Not On View

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    Americas, Contemporary Art, Photography

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    Photographs

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  • Boxers

    Boxeurs

    1818
    Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault (French, 1791–1824)

    Description

    Inscription

    In margin, ll: "Lithog. de C. Motte Rue des Marais fg. St. Gn."; lc: "Boxeurs"

    Markings

    Collector's mark, lr: A. H. Rouart (Lugt 2187a)

    Provenance

    M. Guiot; Paris: purchased Oct. 1934

    Credit Line

    John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Delteil 010 ii; Clément 9

    Dimensions

    Image: 35 x 41.7 cm (13 3/4 x 16 7/16 in.) Sheet: 42.5 x 58.8 cm (16 3/4 x 23 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    34.576

    Medium or Technique

    Lithograph: crayon and brush

    Not On View

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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  • Miniature wine jug (chous) depicting two boys boxing

    Greek
    Classical Period
    about 420 B.C.

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    Two small boys wrestling (boxing?), with a column on either side.

    Provenance

    By 1892: A. van Branteghem Collection (Hotel Drouot auction of the van Branteghem collection, Paris, May 30-31, and June 1, lot 140, said to be from Athens); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

    Credit Line

    Catharine Page Perkins Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.); diameter: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    95.53

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Red Figure technique

    Not On View

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    The Ancient World

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