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  • Dancer Performing the Lion Dance (Shakkyô)

    1765 (Meiwa 2)

    Artist Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Horizontal chûban; 22.4 x 27.5 cm (8 13/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    00.4

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  • The Guitar Player

    about 1509

    Marcantonio Raimondi, Italian, 1480–1527/34 Italian

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 18.4 x 13.4 cm (7 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    P1205

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    Europe , Prints and Drawings

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  • Geisha and Biwa (Japanese Lute) from the series Beautiful Women...

    1905

    Fujishima Takeji, Japanese, 1867–1943 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.916

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    Asia , Prints and Drawings

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  • Boy Singing

    1627

    Hendrick ter Brugghen, Dutch, 1588–1629 Dutch

    Description

    Like many artists from the Dutch city of Utrecht, Ter Brugghen admired the vividly naturalistic figures and dramatic lighting in paintings by the early seventeenth-century Italian painter, Caravaggio. These artists often dressed their figures in colorful costumes similar to those worn by street entertainers and very different from the sober, black-and-white garments worn by men and women of the time. The singer's open mouth and raised right hand, beating time, give this picture a lively and engaging sense of the moment.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 85.2 x 73.6cm (33 9/16 x 29in.) Framed: 104.8 x 93.3 cm (41 1/4 x 36 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    58.975

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    Europe

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  • Dance Performance with Musical Accompaniment

    1850s–1860s

    Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki, Japanese, active about 1854–1887 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 103.8 x 49 cm (40 7/8 x 19 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.7481

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    Asia

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  • Street Performers Presenting the Lion Dance

    about Genroku (1688–1704) to Hoei (1704–11) era

    Hishikawa Morohira, Japanese, dates unknown Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    25.9 x 38.2 cm (10 3/16 x 15 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.7621

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    Asia

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  • Girl dancing

    mid fourth century B.C.

    Description

    Girl, dancing. Himation girt and upper part flung in a circle above her head. On a low pedestal.

    Details

    Dimensions

    17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Terracotta

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    03.891

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    Europe , The Ancient World

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  • Women Performing "Manzai"

    1781–1801 (late Tenmei to early Kansei era)

    Utagawa Toyoharu, Japanese, 1735–1814 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 98.2 x 43.8 cm (38 11/16 x 17 1/4 in.) Overall: 213.5 x 67 cm (84 1/16 x 26 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink, color, and mica on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.7843

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    Asia

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  • Perspective Picture: Gidayu Performance in a Reception Room

    about Genbun (1736–41) to Kanpo (1741–44) era

    Miyagawa Shunsui, Japanese, dates unknown Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 51.3 x 67.5 cm (20 3/16 x 26 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.7781

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    Asia

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  • Lute Player

    about 1640

    Attributed to Jean de Reyn, French, about 1610–1678 French

    Description
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    Dimensions

    157.5 x 114.0 cm (62 x 44 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    34.541

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    Europe

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  • Oil flask (lekythos) with Eros playing double flute

    470–460 B.C.

    the Providence Painter

    Description

    Eros, a winged youth, flying, profile to right, playing the double flutes.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height x diameter: 33.8 x 11.8 cm (13 5/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Ceramic, Red Figure

    Classification

    Vessels

    Accession Number

    00.341

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    The Ancient World

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  • Music Lesson

    1870

    Edouard Manet, French, 1832–1883 French

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    141.0 x 173.1 cm (55 1/2 x 68 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    69.1123

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    Europe

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  • Stuffed Shirts (Les Plastrons)

    1900

    Pablo Picasso, Spanish (worked in France), 1881–1973 Spanish

    Description

    Inspired by the café-concerts and music halls he visited during his second trip to Paris, here the young Picasso captured, in the vein of Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec, the spectacle of modern entertainment.

    Details

    Dimensions

    13.6 x 22.5 cm (5 3/8 x 8 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1970.475

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    Europe

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  • Harmony

    1901

    Artist Gertrude Käsebier, American, 1852–1934 American

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 22.0 x 28.9 cm (8 11/16 x 11 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, platinum print with hand additions to negative

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1973.470

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    Americas , Photography

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  • The Procuress

    1622

    Dirck van Baburen, Dutch, 1590 to 1595–1624 Dutch

    Description

    Baburen was one of several painters from Utrecht, in Holland, who went to study and work in Rome. Profoundly influenced by the Italian painter Caravaggio and his followers, they specialized in close-up views of large, half-length figures, solidly modelled with emphatic contrasts of light and shadow. Here, an amorous suitor barters with an elderly, turbanned woman for the favors of a cheerful young woman. The lute, symbol of love, occupies the center of the composition; the gestures of the hands that surround it tell the painting's story.

    Details

    Dimensions

    101.6 x 107.6 cm (40 x 42 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    50.2721

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    Europe

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  • Yvette Guilbert--At the Ambassadeurs café concert

    1894

    Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, French (born in Switzerland),...

    Description

    One of the most famous celebrities of her day, Yvette Guilbert developed a signature style (slim gown and long black gloves) and a unique way of half-singing and half-speaking popular songs by Montmartre writers such as Aristide Bruant. She was a savvy self-promoter and commissioned her own publicity posters.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 185.7 x 79.7 cm (73 1/8 x 31 3/8 in.) Framed: 196.9 x 90.8 x 2.5 cm (77 1/2 x 35 3/4 x 1 in.)

    Medium

    Poster, color lithograph

    Classification

    Prints , Posters

    Accession Number

    62.927

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    Europe , Prints and Drawings

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  • Cambodian Dancer

    1906

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

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 32.2 x 24.9 cm (12 11/16 x 9 13/16 in.) Framed: 58.7 x 44.8 cm (23 1/8 x 17 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Graphite pencil, crayon, and watercolor on paper

    Classification

    Drawings

    Accession Number

    08.187

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    Europe , Prints and Drawings

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  • The End Men

    about 1914

    Maurice Brazil Prendergast, American (born in Canada),...

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 31.4 x 41.6 cm (12 3/8 x 16 3/8 in.) Framed: 49.8 x 59.7 cm (19 5/8 x 23 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Watercolor over graphite pencil on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    58.980

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    Americas , Prints and Drawings

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  • Sappho or Corinne

    1809

    Unidentified artist, French, 19th century, French

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Overall: 22.1 x 29.2cm (8 11/16 x 11 1/2 in.) Framed: 44.8 x 52.1 cm (17 5/8 x 20 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Watercolor

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    65.2579

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  • Statuette of a woman dancing

    Description

    Statuette of woman dancing. Her arms raised to right, her head turned to left. She wears a diaphanous himation.

    Details

    Dimensions

    14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Terracotta

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    13.116

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    Europe , The Ancient World

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  • Dancing Courtesans

    Kan'ei (1624–44) to Keian (1648–52) era

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    75.3 x 37.4 cm (29 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    One from a set of eleven panels; ink and color on gold-leafed paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    17.1083

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  • Study of a Woman Dancing

    1917

    Abraham Walkowitz, American (born in Russia), 1878–1965 American

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 35.5 x 21.7 cm (14 x 8 9/16 in.) Mount: 43.0 x 30.0 cm (16 15/16 x 11 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Pen and black ink, graphite pencil and watercolor on paper

    Classification

    Drawings

    Accession Number

    40.633

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  • Isadora Duncan, in Green, Dancing

    1920

    Abraham Walkowitz, American (born in Russia), 1878–1965 American

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 35.6 x 21.6 cm (14 x 8 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Pen and black ink, graphite pencil and watercolor on paper

    Classification

    Drawings

    Accession Number

    33.595

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  • Dancing celestial figure (apsara)

    Late 11th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    39.3 cm (15 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Bronze

    Classification

    Metalwork

    Accession Number

    22.686

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    Asia

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  • Sketch for Dancing Figures - Central Figure - (MFA Rotunda)

    1917–21

    John Singer Sargent, American, 1856–1925 American

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 63 x 48 cm (24 13/16 x 18 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Charcoal on paper

    Classification

    Drawings

    Accession Number

    21.2509

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  • Study of a Woman Dancing

    Abraham Walkowitz, American (born in Russia), 1878–1965 American

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    35.4 x 21.6 cm (13 15/16 x 8 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Pen and black ink, graphite pencil and watercolor on paper

    Classification

    Drawings

    Accession Number

    40.634

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  • Two Dancing Bacchantes and a Putto

    1800

    Claude Michel, called Clodion, French, 1738–1814 French

    Description

    Two young bacchantes and a putto, each poised on one foot, stand on a circular base. The central bacchante is nude except for a strap that crosses her torso diagonally and catches a finely folded drapery that falls over her left shoulder, around her back and over her right thigh, passing between her legs. Her long hair is parted in the middle, drawn up in a knot at the back of her head, with loose curls falling over her left shoulder and down her back. She holds a bunch of grapes in her right hand and her left hand is interlaced with the right hand of the second bacchante. Her weight is balanced on her right foot, with her left foot extended in a dancing position. The second bacchante seems to run forward, her weight on her right foot with her left leg extended behind her. She wears a thin chiton that is loosely attached at her left shoulder falling below her breasts where it is held by a diagonal band across her torso which also catches an animal skin at her right side. The thinly pleated long garment is open over her knees. Her hair is dressed like her companion's except that she wears a crown of grape leaves. Her left arm extends out to her side, her right arm is raised with her hand entwined with her companion's. The little male putto clings to the drapery at the back of the central figure with his left hand, and balancing on the toes of his left foot, kicks his right foot forward. He holds a stick with a bunch of grape leaves over his right shoulder and is nude except for a diagonal strip of leaves across his torso. In his hair he wears a crown of grape leaves. On the ground behind the central figure is a tambourine filled with grapes.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 45cm (17 11/16 in.), diameter of base: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Terracotta

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    65.2212

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    Europe

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  • Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Collotype with hand coloring; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.18730

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  • Dancing Figures

    1916–18

    John Singer Sargent, American, 1856–1925 American

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    28.57 x 19.68 x 2.54 cm (11 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 1 in.)

    Medium

    Plaster

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    1992.224

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    Americas

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  • Musical Comedy - Dancing

    1912

    Charles Demuth, American, 1883–1935 American

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    22.5 x 14.6cm (8 7/8 x 5 3/4in.)

    Medium

    Watercolor over graphite pencil on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    66.223

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  • Dancing Courtesans

    Kan'ei (1624–44) to Keian (1648–52) era

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    75.3 x 37.4 cm (29 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    One from a set of eleven panels; ink and color on gold-leafed paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    17.1093

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  • Dancing Courtesans

    Kan'ei (1624–44) to Keian (1648–52) era

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    75.3 x 37.4 cm (29 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    One from a set of eleven panels; ink and color on gold-leafed paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    17.1092

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  • Dancing Courtesans

    Kan'ei (1624–44) to Keian (1648–52) era

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    75.3 x 37.4 cm (29 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    One from a set of eleven panels; ink and color on gold-leafed paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    17.1086

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  • Dancing Courtesans

    Kan'ei (1624–44) to Keian (1648–52) era

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    75.3 x 37.4 cm (29 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    One from a set of eleven panels; ink and color on gold-leafed paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    17.1085

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  • Dancing Courtesans

    Kan'ei (1624–44)–Keian (1648–52) era

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    75.3 x 37.4 cm (29 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    One from a set of eleven panels; ink and color on gold-leafed paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    17.1084

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  • Dancing Courtesans

    Kan'ei (1624–44) to Keian (1648–52) era

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    75.3 x 37.4 cm (29 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    One from a set of eleven panels; ink and color on gold-leafed paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    17.1087

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  • Dancing Courtesans

    Kan'ei (1624–44) to Keian (1648–52) era

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    75.3 x 37.4 cm (29 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    One from a set of eleven panels; ink and color on gold-leafed paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    17.1088

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  • Dancing Courtesans

    Kan'ei (1624–44) to Keian (1648–52)

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    75.3 x 37.4 cm (29 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    One from a set of eleven panels; ink and color on gold-leafed paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    17.1091

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  • Dancing Courtesans

    Kan'ei (1624–44) to Keian (1644–52) era

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    75.3 x 37.4 cm (29 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    One from a set of eleven panels; ink and color on gold-leafed paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    17.1090

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  • Dancing Courtesans

    Kan'ei (1624–44) to Keian (1648–52) era

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    75.3 x 37.4 cm (29 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    One from a set of eleven panels; ink and color on gold-leafed paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    17.1089

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  • Kiki singing in a Montparnasse cabaret (Kiki Chantant dans un...

    1933

    Brassaï (Gyula Halasz), French (born in Hungary), 1899–1984...

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 31.6 x 23.8 cm (12 7/16 x 9 3/8 in.) Sheet: 40.0 x 30.0 cm (15 3/4 x 11 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1977.597

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  • Singing by the Plum Garden (Baien shôka zu)

    1887 (Meiji 20), December

    Artist Hashimoto Chikanobu, Japanese, 1838–1912 Japanese

    Description

    Triptych: RES.53.82 (left), RES.53.83 (center), RES.53.84 (right)

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 35.4 x 71.6 cm (13 15/16 x 28 3/16 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    RES.53.82-4

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  • Musical Party

    Godaert Kamper, German (active in Holland), 1613 or 1614–1679...

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    37.5 x 48 cm (14 3/4 x 18 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    46.842

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  • Portrait of a Man Playing a Lute

    1576

    Bartolomeo Passarotti, Italian (Bolognese), 1529–1592 Italian...

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    77 x 60 cm (30 5/16 x 23 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    48.55

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  • Rehearsal of the Pasdeloup Orchestra at the Cirque d'Hiver

    about 1879–80

    John Singer Sargent, American, 1856–1925 American

    Description

    Jules Etienne Pasdeloup (1819–1887) conducted an orchestra in Paris for nearly three decades in the latter half of the nineteenth century and was a champion of controversial modern composers. He rehearsed his orchestra at the Cirque d’Hiver, an ornate Second Empire indoor amphitheater. Sargent, an ardent amateur musician, frequently attended Pasdeloup’s concerts and depicted them several times. This picture is his most abstract treatment of the subject and represents one of his boldest experimentations with Impressionism. The picture’s monochrome palette, painterly execution, and energetic composition suggest both the dance of musical notes across a page and the vital sound of the music itself. This canvas was first owned by another expatriate American painter, Henry Bacon [13.1692], who reproduced it in his 1883 book Parisian Art and Artists; it may have been painted for him.
    In addition to this remarkable small painting, executed in Paris early in Sargent’s career, a larger version exists at the Art Institute of Chicago (on loan from a private collection). Both works represent Pasdeloup’s“Concerts Populaires,” held on Sunday afternoons in Paris from November to May between 1861 and 1887. The indoor amphitheater in which they took place stands in proximity to the place de la République in Paris’s eleventh arrondissement and still exists. Originally known as the Cirque Napoléon, the structure was built in 1852 under the charge of Jacques-Ignace Hittorff (1792–1867), who also directed the creation of the Gare du Nord and the decoration of the place de la Concorde. Although used primarily for the circus, then and now, the building also hosted other indoor entertainments. Pasdeloups’s program was an adventurous one, and many artists besides Sargent were attracted to his concerts, including Henri Fantin-Latour, Paul Sérusier, and Frédéric Bazille, [1]as well as the Americans Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Thomas Eakins. Paris’s music scene was vibrant, with both expensive operas and inexpensive cabarets attracting patrons. Musical events were particularly popular with expatriate Americans in the city, perhaps in part due to the irrelevance of the language barrier for the enjoyment of music; Pasdeloup’s inexpensive concerts facilitated their enjoyment of the Parisian cultural scene. Sargent himself was a gifted musician, perhaps even a brilliant one, with many musician friends; as Stanley Olson wrote, “music was John’s consuming interest, after painting. It was his chief pleasure and it became the nucleus of his social life.”[2] Sargent shared with Pasdeloup a special enthusiasm for Richard Wagner, Gabriel Fauré, and other progressive and sometimes controversial modern composers; the paintings he made of Pasdeloup’s orchestra confirm Sargent’s awareness of current trends in music, as do numerous textual sources.

    The American painter and critic William A. Coffin recalled going to the Pasdeloup concerts with Sargent: “Sargent, who dearly loved the music, was struck by the odd picturesqueness of the orchestra . . . seen in the middle of the amphitheater, the musician’s figures foreshortened from the high point of view on the rising benches, the necks of the bass-viols sticking up above their heads, the white sheets of music illuminated by little lamps on the racks . . . While he listened he looked, and . . . one day he took a canvas and painted his impression. He made an effective picture of it, broad, and full of color.”[3] This account must refer to the Chicago picture, which includes three colorfully dressed clowns seated in a balcony in the foreground of the composition. Earlier, the painter had made several quick pencil sketches [28.50] of the orchestra during a concert; [4]certain details of the sketches, including the timpanist and the conductor, were repeated in the two paintings.

    In the Boston picture, the painter reduced his palette to pure monochrome and condensed the composition by eliminating the foreground figures as well as two rows of the arena in the background; these unusual qualities render the painting unique in Sargent’s oeuvre, particularly when combined with his striking technique in the painting. Quickly executing thin washes of gray and black over a warm gray ground, rapidly adding touches of white for the sheets of music and the highlights on certain instruments, Sargent captured the ragged energy and motion—almost a sound—of the orchestra in an Impressionist experiment he would rarely repeat. Despite his limited use of such techniques, Sargent became interested in the work of a variety of avant-garde artists, perhaps facilitated by his teacher, Carolus-Duran, early in his career. By this time Sargent would have had many chances to see the work of Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, and other painters depicting the various cultural attraction provided by Paris’s sophisticated urban society. Degas was well known for his many works depicting audiences, musicians, and performers. His grisaille The Dance Class (Répétition d’un ballet sur la scène, 1874, Musée d’Orsay, Paris) provides a precedent for the young American’s experiment. Sargent made a drawing after Degas’s 1876 pastel L’Etoile (Sketch after Degas’s “L’Etoile,” about 1877, Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts), which he must have seen at the third Impressionist exhibition of 1877, confirming his interest in Degas’s work. Similar, if less pronounced, uses of avant-garde formal techniques (compressed perspective, oblique lighting, and others) continue in Sargent’s informal work and testify to his genuine interest in the painting of modern life practiced by his Impressionist contemporaries.

    Neither the Boston painting nor the larger Chicago version attracted much critical attention until recent years, and their dates and the order in which they were executed have puzzled scholars. Coffin arrived in Paris in 1877, and thus Stanley Olson’s dating of the Chicago version to November 1878, following Sargent’s trip to Naples and Capri, seems plausible. Though Sargent’s two early biographers, William Howe Downes (1925) and Evan Charteris (1927), both date the Boston picture to 1876, it seems much more likely—given its more confident handling and greater compositional sophistication—that it followed the Chicago picture and thus dates from 1879–80.

    Notes
    1. Elaine Brody, Paris: The Musical Kaleidoscope, 1870–1925 (New York: G. Braziller, 1987), 118, 131, 134.
    2. Stanley Olson, John Singer Sargent: His Portraits (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1986), 71.
    3. Quoted in Olson, John Singer Sargent, 54, and “Sargent and His Painting,” Century Magazine, June 1896.
    4. See Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1874–1882 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006), 189–93.

    This text was adapted and expanded by Carolyn J. Trench from Theodore E. Stebbins Jr.’s entry in John Singer Sargent, ed. ElaineKilmurray and Richard Ormond, exh. cat. (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1998).

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    57.15 x 46.04 cm (22 1/2 x 18 1/8 in.)

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  • Dancers in Rose

    about 1900

    Edgar Degas, French, 1834–1917 French

    Description

    From the 1880s Degas was recognized as a master of pastel - a medium, highly popular in the eighteenth century, which he had done much to revive. Often, as here, he worked the pastel pigment in successive layers, creating complex juxtapositions of hues and textures. The ethereal dancers seem to be moving onto or off the stage; the tree that divides the composition at left is a painted theater prop.

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    84.1 x 58.1 cm (33 1/8 x 22 7/8 in.)

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    Pastel on paper

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    Pastels

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    20.164

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  • Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer

    original model 1878–81, cast after 1921

    Edgar Degas, French, 1834–1917 French

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    Total height: 103.7 cm; Height of Figure: 98 cm; Height of base: 5.7 cm; width of base 45.5 cm; depth of base: 46.5 cm

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    Bronze, gauze and satin

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    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    38.1756

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  • Dancers Resting

    1881–85

    Edgar Degas, French, 1834–1917 French

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    49.8 x 58.4 cm (19 5/8 x 23 in.)

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    Pastel on paper mounted on cardboard

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    Pastels

    Accession Number

    39.669

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  • Ballet Dancer with Arms Crossed

    about 1872

    Edgar Degas, French, 1834–1917 French

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    61.3 x 50.5 cm (24 1/8 x 19 7/8 in.)

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    Oil on canvas

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    48.534

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  • Three Dancers

    about 1889

    Edgar Degas, French, 1834–1917 French

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    Sheet: 59 x 45 cm (23 1/4 x 17 11/16 in.) Framed: 83.8 x 69.2 cm (33 x 27 1/4 in.)

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    Charcoal and pastel on blue-gray paper

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    Drawings

    Accession Number

    48.872

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  • Dancer

    1878–80

    Edgar Degas, French, 1834–1917 French

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    Platemark: 27.9 x 23.4 cm (11 x 9 3/16 in.); Sheet: no margins

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    Monotype

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    Accession Number

    56.109

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  • Dancers in the Rehearsal Room

    1900–05

    Edgar Degas, French, 1834–1917 French

    Description

    About 1880 Degas painted the first of a series of views of dancers in rehearsal rooms in an unusual horizontal format that suggested the proportions of a classical frieze. This charcoal drawing, from the final decade of the artist's working life, is among the last explorations of that idea.

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    Dimensions

    45.4 x 85.1 cm (17 7/8 x 33 1/2 in.)

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    Charcoal with pastel on paper mounted on cardboard

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    Pastels

    Accession Number

    54.1557

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  • Degas's Father Listening to Lorenzo Pagans Playing the Guitar

    about 1869–72

    Edgar Degas, French, 1834–1917 French

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    81.6 x 65.1 cm (32 1/8 x 25 5/8 in.)

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    Oil on canvas

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    48.533

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  • Hindu Ballet, No. 2

    1913

    Léon Nikolaievitch Bakst, Russian, 1866–1924 Russian

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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 31.2 x 23.9 cm (12 5/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Opaque and transparent watercolor, silver paint, and graphite pencil on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    39.645

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  • Gallerie des Modes et Costumes Français. 24e Cahier des Costumes...

    1779

    Engraved by Jean-Baptiste Martin, French French

    Description

    Silphide: Dans le Ballet des Elements.
    Ballerina in Les Sylphides; partners with 44.1423.

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    Dimensions

    41.3 x 26.0 cm (16 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Hand-colored engraving on laid paper

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    Prints

    Accession Number

    44.1422

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  • Gallerie des Modes et Costumes Français. 24e Cahier des Costumes...

    1779

    Engraved by Jean-Baptiste Martin, French French

    Description

    Silphe: Dans le Ballet des Elements.
    Man wearing "tutu" with breeches; feathered headpiece, partners with 44.1422.

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    Dimensions

    38.7 x 25.4 cm (15 1/4 x 10 in.)

    Medium

    Hand-colored engraving on laid paper

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    Prints

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    44.1423

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  • Manzai Dancers

    19th century ?

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

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    Image: 52 x 35.9 cm (20 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll;ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.7882

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  • Shirabyoshi Dancer

    first half of the 19th century

    Eietsu, Japanese, dates unknown Japanese

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    Image: 125.8 x 54 cm (49 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

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    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.7974

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  • Prince on a terrace with female dancers and musicians

    Early 18th century

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    Overall: 38.4 x 27.5 cm (15 1/8 x 10 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

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    Paintings

    Accession Number

    14.859

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  • Echigo Province: Niigata Dancers (Echigo, Niigata odori), cut...

    1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858 Japanese

    Description

    MFA impressions: 21.8758 (Echigo), RES.54.23 (uncut sheet)

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    Dimensions

    Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 17 x 11.5 cm (6 11/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.8758

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  • Cambodian Dancer

    1906

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

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    Sheet: 29 x 19.6 cm (11 7/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Watercolor over graphite pencil

    Classification

    Drawings

    Accession Number

    48.851

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  • Figure (Study for or after "Red Stone Dancer")

    1913–14

    Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, French (active in Britain), 1891–1915...

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    Sheet: 20.7 x 14 cm (8 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Green wash

    Classification

    Drawings

    Accession Number

    66.219

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  • New Year's Card: Dancer

    Takahashi Haruka, Japanese, dates unknown Japanese

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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigments on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.1192

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  • New Year's Card: Dancer with Music Notes

    Takahashi Haruka, Japanese, dates unknown Japanese

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

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    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.1204

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  • Dancer with Clown

    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

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

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    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card

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    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.1473

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  • Kabuki Dancers under the Cherry Blossoms

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

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

    Medium

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.4466

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  • The Guitar Player

    1908

    Joseph Rodefer DeCamp, American, 1858–1923 American

    Description
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    126.36 x 114.93 cm (49 3/4 x 45 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Membranophones

    Accession Number

    08.204

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  • In the Loge

    1878

    Mary Stevenson Cassatt, American, 1844–1926 American

    Description

    Mary Stevenson Cassatt, raised near Pittsburgh and first trained as a painter in Philadelphia, became nineteenth-century America’s most modern painter. Like many of her contemporaries, Cassatt felt that her artistic education in the United States was inadequate, and she traveled to Europe soon after the Civil War. She studied in both Italy and France, and by 1873 she had made Paris her home. While most of her compatriots were proud of the education they received in the art schools of the French capital, Cassatt soon tired of the conservative approach taught in those academies and perpetuated by the exhibitions they organized. She felt strongly that painting needed to break free of old methods and adapt to the modern world.
    Cassatt found the answer to her demand for a new kind of painting in the work of the Impressionists, a small circle of independent French artists. She approved of their disdain for juried exhibitions and soon adopted their experimental techniques and their preference for images of contemporary life. In 1877 Edgar Degas invited her to show her work with the group. Cassatt thus became one of only three women, and the only American, ever to join the French Impressionists.

    In the Loge was the first of Cassatt’s Impressionist paintings to be displayed in the United States. When it was shown in Boston in 1878, critics described the picture as “striking,” adding that Cassatt’s painting “surpassed the strength of most men.” [1]The canvas, then entitled At the Français—A Sketch, depicts a fashionable lady dressed for an afternoon performance at the Comedie Français, a theater in Paris. Entertainments like the theater, the opera, and the racetrack were extremely popular among Parisians, who enjoyed such diversions not only for the show, but also for the opportunity to see—and to be seen by—their peers. The Impressionists took delight in painting these spectacles of modern life, and the theater, with its dazzling variety of lights and reflections, was an especially appealing subject. Many male artists, including Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Degas, had painted beautiful women in theater boxes, where they appeared as if they were on display in a gilded frame. Cassatt gave her female figure a noticeably more dynamic role, for she peers avidly through her opera glasses at the row of seats across from her. In the background at upper left, a man trains his gaze upon her. The viewer, who sees them both, completes the circle. Cassatt’s painting explores the very act of looking, breaking down the traditional boundaries between the observer and the observed, the audience and the performer.

    Notes
    1. “The M.C.M.A. [Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association] Exhibition,” Daily Evening Transcript (Boston), September 3, 1878, 4.

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

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    81.28 x 66.04 cm (32 x 26 in.)

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    Oil on canvas

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    Accession Number

    10.35

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  • The Barnstormer, Old South Theater, Boston

    1918

    Arthur Clifton Goodwin, American, 1864–1929 American

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    Dimensions

    31.75 x 38.1 cm (12 1/2 x 15 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on paperboard

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    48.554

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  • Dancers

    about 1915

    Charles James Prendergast, American (born in Canada), 1863–1948...

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    Dimensions

    58.42 x 79.06 cm (23 x 31 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Tempera, gold and silver leaf, and graphite on gessoed panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1971.23

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  • A Singer

    1750–58

    Made at Chelsea Manufactory, England, active 1745-1769 English

    Description

    Wearing a crinoline skirt and singing from music. Turquoise bodice with pink bows, white skirt with sprays of flowers in colors. Flowers on base.. Fingers broken.

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    Dimensions

    15.24 cm (6 in.)

    Medium

    Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration

    Classification

    Ceramics , Porcelain

    Accession Number

    30.283

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  • Guitarist Among a Background of Demons

    Drawn and etched 1824–28; printed by 1890

    Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish, 1746–1828 Spanish

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    Dimensions

    Platemark: 19 x 12 cm (7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. Sheet: 31.1 x 22.5 cm (12 1/4 x 8 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Etching and aquatint with posthumous (?) lavis, burnishing, burin, and drypoint; posthumous impression

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    Prints

    Accession Number

    1974.243

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  • New Year's Card: Singer by the Piano

    cancelled 1933

    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

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

    Medium

    Color lithograph; ink, color, and metallic pigments on paper

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    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.2289

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  • Female Singer and Player (from an unidentified series)

    cancelled 1907

    Okada Sakae, Japanese Japanese

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

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    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2005.47

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  • Masano of the Kyô Izutsuya as a Musician (Sakibayashi), from the...

    1813 (Bunka 10)

    Artist Urakusai Nagahide, Japanese, active about 1805–1848...

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.20676, 11.38812

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    Dimensions

    Hosoban; 34.2 x 15 cm (13 7/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock/stencil print (kappazuri); ink on paper, with stenciled color

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    Prints

    Accession Number

    11.20676

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  • Koteru of the Yorozuya as a Musician (Sakibayashi), from the...

    1813 (Bunka 10)

    Artist Urakusai Nagahide, Japanese, active about 1805–1848...

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.20674, 11.26538

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    Dimensions

    Hosoban; 33.3 x 15.1 cm (13 1/8 x 5 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock/stencil print (kappazuri); ink on paper, with stenciled color

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    11.26538

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  • Komine of Daisei as a Musician (Hayashi), from the series Costume...

    1836 (Tenpô 7), 6th month

    Artist Shunbaisai Hokuei, Japanese, active about 1824–1837,...

    Description

    MFA impressions: 06.824.15, 11.26589

    From a collective series by Hokuei, Hokuju, Sadahiro, Sadanobu, and Shigeharu.

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    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.3 cm (14 11/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Medium

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

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    Prints

    Accession Number

    11.26589

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  • Musician

    about 1755

    Made at Chelsea Manufactory, England, active 1745-1769 English

    Description

    Man seated playing a guitar and wearing slate colored headdress, white coat, yellow sash, yellow cloak lined with turquoise, red breeches and pale lavender leggings. Hat and sword at feet agaisnt flowered tree trunk. Mark: RED ANCHOR. Set with 30.289.

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    Dimensions

    16.51 cm (6 1/2 in.)

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    Soft-paste porcelain

    Classification

    Ceramics , Porcelain

    Accession Number

    30.288

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  • Woman musician

    1750–58

    Made at Chelsea Manufactory, England, active 1745-1769 English

    Description

    Seated on flowered tree trunk playing a flute. In yellow bodice, pink bows pink skirt with sprays of flowers in gold. Set with 30.288. Mark: RED ANCHOR.

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    Dimensions

    16.51 cm (6 1/2 in.)

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    Soft-paste porcelain

    Classification

    Ceramics , Porcelain

    Accession Number

    30.289

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  • Figure of a musician

    about 1760

    Description

    Boy seated on stump plays flute, rococo base with aubergine edge (chipped) matching coat which is yellow lined. Brown shoes, knee breeches & hat, white shirt & stockings. Pair with 51.745. Mark: H. in blue on bottom.

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    Dimensions

    15.87 cm (6 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Tin-glazed earthenware

    Classification

    Ceramics , Pottery , Earthenware

    Accession Number

    51.744

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  • Figure of a musician

    about 1760

    Description

    Girl in patterned green skirt, blue bodice, aubergine jacket and green plays stringed instrument. Pair with 51.744 and similarly marked.

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    Dimensions

    15.56 cm (6 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Tin-glazed earthenware

    Classification

    Ceramics , Pottery , Earthenware

    Accession Number

    51.745

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  • Cello from Pair of Musicians

    about 1765–75

    Made at Bow Manufactory, England English

    Description

    Figure of male with bass fiddle, yellow jacket with red trim, green polka dot vest, flowered breeches wearing side hat, scroll rococo base decor with flowers in relief. Chip on leaf left side of base. Mark: underglaze sword in blue, underglaze anchor and sword in red.

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    Dimensions

    Overall: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Soft-paste porcelain with underglaze blue, colored enamel and gilded decoration

    Classification

    Ceramics , Porcelain

    Accession Number

    65.2184

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  • Hurdy-Gurdy from Pair of Musicians

    About 1765–75

    Made at Bow Manufactory, England English

    Description

    Figure of seated woman, with musical instrument on left knee, wearing purple hat, yellow bodice, purple apron, over orange flowered dress, blue and orange cloak, suspended from neck, yellow shoes, scroll rococo base, decor with flowers in relief. Mark: blue sword, red sword, red anchor.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Soft-paste porcelain with underglaze blue, colored enamel and gilded decoration

    Classification

    Ceramics , Porcelain

    Accession Number

    65.2185

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    Europe

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  • Psaltery from Pair of Musicians

    about 1755–60

    Made at Bow Manufactory, England English

    Description

    Seated man blowing flute, with drum to left side, blue hat, rose jacket, yellow vest and flowered breeches, black shoes, low flowered tree branch to right, flowers in relief on base.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 17.4 cm (6 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

    Classification

    Ceramics , Porcelain

    Accession Number

    65.2186

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    Europe

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  • Pipe and Tabor from Pair of Musicians

    about 1755–60

    Made at Bow Manufactory, England English

    Description

    Figure of seated woman with zither on right knee. Blue and yellow hat, rose jacket, blue flowered, yellow trimmed skirt, black shoes, flanked by low flowered branches, flowers in relief on base.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 16.9 cm (6 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

    Classification

    Ceramics , Porcelain

    Accession Number

    65.2187

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    Europe

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  • Musicians at a Crossroad

    1879

    Franciszek Streitt, Polish, 1839–1890 Polish

    Description
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    Dimensions

    42.3 x 85.7 cm (16 5/8 x 33 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    69.66

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    Europe

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  • Young Woman Playing the Shamisen

    about Bunka 1–3 (1804–06)

    Kitagawa Utamaro I, Japanese, (?)–1806 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 41.5 x 83 cm (16 5/16 x 32 11/16 in.) Overall: 170 x 109 cm (66 15/16 x 42 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4642

    Collections

    Asia

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  • Three Women Playing Musical Instruments

    1818–44 (Bunsei to Tenpô era)

    Katsushika Ôi, Japanese, active about 1818–after 1854 Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 46.5 x 67.5 cm (18 5/16 x 26 9/16 in.) Overall: 165 x 91 cm (64 15/16 x 35 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.7689

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    Asia

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  • Man playing Panpipes

    17th century

    Attributed to Aqa Riza, Persian, active in India about...

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    29 x 19.5 cm (11 7/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

    Classification

    Books and manuscripts

    Accession Number

    14.610

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    Asia

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  • Woman Playing a Lute

    about 1700–05

    Giuseppe Maria Crespi, Italian (Bolognese), 1665–1747 Italian...

    Description

    Although Crespi was a fine portrait painter, he is best known for his lively, informally posed scenes of daily life, which influenced artists throughout Europe in the later eighteenth century. At once immediate and timeless, this study of a young woman absorbed in tuning her lute demonstrates Crespi's gift for characterization and for enriching a subtle palette with warm, diffuse light.

    Details

    Dimensions

    121.3 x 153 cm (47 3/4 x 60 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    69.958

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    Europe

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  • Woman Playing Shamisen

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.2448

    Collections

    Asia , Prints and Drawings

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  • Woman Playing the Violin

    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.2487

    Collections

    Asia , Prints and Drawings

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  • Woman Playing a Moon Zither (Gekkin)

    about 1886

    Photographer Adolfo Farsari, Italian, 1841–1898 Italian

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 24.5 x 19.8 cm (9 5/8 x 7 13/16 in.) Overall (Album Cover): 32 x 40 x 5 cm (12 5/8 x 15 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, hand-tinted albumen print on a decorated album page

    Classification

    Photographs , Albums

    Accession Number

    2004.269.49

    Collections

    Asia , Europe , Photography

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