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  • Puss Presents the Rabbit to the King, as a Present from the Marquis of Carabas

    about 1873
    Walter Crane (English, 1845–1915)

    Description

    Inscription

    Each signed with initial C enclosing a stylized crane between two V's (=W) in LR in watercolor

    Provenance

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner; acquired 4 January 1892

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sight: 20.5 x 15.5 cm (8 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    92.2579

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

    Not On View

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  • Puss Comforts His Master, the Miller's Son

    about 1873
    Walter Crane (English, 1845–1915)

    Description

    Inscription

    Each signed with initial C enclosing a stylized crane between two V's (=W) in LL in watercolor

    Provenance

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner; acquired 4 January, 1892

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sight: 20.5 x 15.5 cm (8 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    92.2581

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

    Not On View

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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    Watercolors

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  • Puss Kills the Ogre, and Takes His Lands for His Master

    about 1873
    Walter Crane (English, 1845–1915)

    Description

    Inscription

    Each signed with initial C enclosing a stylized crane in LL in watercolor

    Provenance

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner; acquired 4 January 1892

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 20.3 x 15.7 cm (8 x 6 3/16 in.) Sheet: 21.6 x 16.7 cm (8 1/2 x 6 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    92.2576

    Medium or Technique

    Pen, black ink and watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper

    Not On View

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    Watercolors

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  • The King's Guards Rescue the Miller's Son from Pretended Drowning

    about 1873
    Walter Crane (English, 1845–1915)

    Description

    Inscription

    Each signed with initial C enclosing a stylized crane between two V's (=W) in LR in watercolor

    Provenance

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner; acquired 4 January, 1892

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sight: 20.3 x 31.8 cm (8 x 12 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    92.2578

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

    Not On View

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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    Watercolors

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  • Henry W. Longfellow

    Julia Margaret Cameron (English, 1815–1879)

    Description

    Provenance

    Mrs. J. D. Cameron Bradley, Southboro, MA; gift to MFA June 1942.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. J. D. Cameron Bradley

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 36.8 x 26.8 cm (14 1/2 x 10 9/16 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 45.7 cm (22 x 18 in.)

    Accession Number

    42.332

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, carbon print (printed later)

    Not On View

    Collections

    Europe, Photography

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    Photographs

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  • Title Page to Shakespeare's "Hamlet." High Wycombe

    1933

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1933, The Bookshop of Douglas Cleverdon, Bristol, England; 1933, sold by The Bookshop of Douglas Cleverdon to the MFA. (Accession date: September 7, 1933)

    Credit Line

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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Legacy dimension: H. .21 x W. .141

    Accession Number

    33.577

    Not On View

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    Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Illustrated Books

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  • "Seigneur! Voyez ces yeux" (Cleopatra Discovered by Rodogune to Have Poisoned the Nuptial Cup)

    1791
    Jean Joseph Taillasson (French, 1745–1809)

    Description

    In this scene from a play by Pierre Corneille, the jealous queen Cleopatra (left), is exposed for plotting the murder of several family members, including the beautiful young princess, Rodogune (right). Taillasson’s history paintings mark a transition between Neoclassicism and Romanticism. Although his subjects, like this one, often refer to Classical history, the dramatic treatment of gesture reflects his interest in theater and points the way towards a new emphasis on emotion and subjective experience.

    Signed

    Lower right, on base of bench: Taillasson 1791

    Provenance

    Godefroy, Paris, France. By 1809, private collection, Constance. By 1981, Norman Leitman, London (dealer); 1981, sold by Leitman to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 15, 1981)

    Credit Line

    Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    138.1 x 185.4 cm (54 3/8 x 73 in.)

    Accession Number

    1981.79

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    The Beal Gallery (Gallery 251)

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    Europe

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  • Cinderella

    1863
    Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (English, 1833–1898)

    Description

    Provenance

    A.E. Street, London; with Scottand Fowles, New York; acquired by MFA, October 18, 1932.

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet (sight): 65.7 x 30.4 cm (25 7/8 x 11 15/16 in.) Framed: 65.7 x 30.5 cm (25 7/8 x 12 in.)

    Accession Number

    32.409

    Medium or Technique

    Transparent and opaque watercolor on paper

    Not On View

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    Watercolors

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  • Puss Welcomes the King, the Princess and His Master

    about 1873
    Walter Crane (English, 1845–1915)

    Description

    Inscription

    Each signed with initial C enclosing a stylized crane between two V's (=W) in LR in watercolor

    Provenance

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner; 4 January, 1892

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sight: 20.5 x 15.5 cm (8 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    92.2575

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

    Not On View

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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    Watercolors

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  • King Lear

    1788, retouched by West 1806
    Benjamin West (American, 1738–1820)

    Description

    framed dimensions: 10’ 5” x 13’ 5”

    Inscription

    Lower left center, on rock: B. West 1788/Retouched 1806

    Provenance

    1788, commissioned for John Boydell's (1720-1804) Shakespeare Gallery, London; May 17- 20, 1805, Boydell Gallery sale, Christie's, London, lot 55 to Robert Fulton (1765-1815), New York; 1815, by descent to his widow, Harriet Livingston Fulton (1786-1826); 1828, sold at a New York auction of the Fulton collection to the Boston Athenaeum for $600; 1976, consigned by the Boston Athenaeum to Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York; 1979, sold by Hirschl & Adler Galleries to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 19, 1979)

    Credit Line

    Henry H. and Zoe Oliver Sherman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 271.8 x 365.8cm (107 x 144in.) Framed: 317.5 x 408.9 cm (125 x 161 in.)

    Accession Number

    1979.476

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Liberty Mutual Gallery (Gallery 136)

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    Americas

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  • Hamlet

    about 1864
    William Morris Hunt (American, 1824–1879)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; to Louisa D. (Mrs. William Morris) Hunt, wife of the artist; to Paul Hunt, Elinor Hunt Diederich, and Enid Hunt Slater, her children; descended in family; to MFA, 2000, partial gift of WIlliam Morris Hunt II.

    Credit Line

    Partial gift of William Morris Hunt II

    Details

    Dimensions

    239.39 x 146.37 cm (94 1/4 x 57 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.1231

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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    Americas

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  • Ophelia

    1926
    Arthur Prince Spear (American, 1879–1959 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: Arthur Spear.; Reverse: OPHELIA 800

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. H. Donald Norstrand, daughter of the artist; Matt B. Jones, Jr.,her son; to MFA, 1987, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Matt B. Jones, Jr.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Matt B. Jones, Jr.

    Copyright

    Reproduced with permission.

    Details

    Dimensions

    66.04 x 81.6 cm (26 x 32 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1987.246

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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    Americas

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  • Ophelia

    1880
    Anna Massey Lea Merritt (American, 1844–1930)

    Description

    Inscription

    In pencil lower left: The hand needs improvement (Merrit's writing); lower right; 1st trial impression / sent me. K. (Koehler's hand). On verso in pencil: S. R. Koehler (his hand)

    Signed

    Etched in lower margin: Anna Lea Merrit pinxit et aqua forti 1880

    Provenance

    Gift of the artist to Sylvester Rosa Koehler; his gift to MFA

    Credit Line

    Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 22.8 x 17.3 cm (9 x 6 13/16 in.) Sheet: 30.3 x 24.5 cm (11 15/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    K1617

    Medium or Technique

    Etching, trial proof

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  • Death of Ophelia (Act IV. Sc. VII from Hamlet)

    Mort d'Ophélie

    1843
    Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863)

    Description

    Inscription

    In margin, lr: "Imp. Bertauts, Paris"

    Signed

    Signed and dated in the stone, ll: "E. D. 1843"

    Markings

    Collector's mark on mount, ll: "F. K." in oval (Frederick Keppel)

    Provenance

    PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 10/1/1913 [exact to month]

    Credit Line

    Frederick Keppel Memorial Bequest

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Delteil 115 iv/iv

    Dimensions

    Image: 18.6 x 25.7 cm (7 5/16 x 10 1/8 in.) Sheet: 34.8 x 45.4 cm (13 11/16 x 17 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    M23497

    Medium or Technique

    Lithograph

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  • Hamlet Tries to Follow his Father's Ghost (Act I Sc. IV, from Hamlet)

    Hamlet veut suivre l'ombre de son père

    1835
    Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863)

    Description

    Inscription

    "Mon destin me crie de le suivre . . . Lâchez-moi, Messieurs, ou, par le Ciel, je ferai un fantôme du premier qui m'arrêtera"; in margin lr:" Lith de Villain"

    Signed

    Signed and dated in the stone, ll: "Eug. Delacroix 1835"

    Credit Line

    Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Delteil 104 ii/iv; Bér. 5.164.

    Dimensions

    Image: 25.8 x 20.2 cm (10 3/16 x 7 15/16 in.) Sheet: 40.7 x 32.5 cm (16 x 12 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    B1226

    Medium or Technique

    Lithograph

    Not On View

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    Prints

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  • Hamlet and Horatio with the Grave Diggers (Act V. Sc. I from Hamlet)

    Hamlet et Horatio devant les Fossoyeurs

    1843
    Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863)

    Description

    Inscription

    "Ce crâne, Monsieur, était celui d'Yorick, le Bouffon du Roi. - Hélas, Pauvre Yorick!"; in margin, lr: "Lith de Villain"

    Signed

    Signed and dated in the stone, ll: "Eug. Delacroix 1843"

    Provenance

    William Perkins Babcock (1826-1899, Paris, Lugt 208); by whom given to MFA June 12, 1900

    Credit Line

    Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Delteil 116 ii/iv

    Dimensions

    Image: 26.3 x 20.7 cm (10 3/8 x 8 1/8 in.) Sheet: 42.3 x 32 cm (16 5/8 x 12 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    B1239

    Medium or Technique

    Lithograph

    Not On View

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  • Lear and Cordelia (Illustration to Shakespeare)

    about 1780
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England, sold Foster's, June 29, 1853, no. 102; C.J. Strange; with Quaritch.

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 84 (7)

    Dimensions

    Sheet (Oval): 9.6 x 7.5 cm (3 3/4 x 2 15/16 in. )

    Accession Number

    90.112

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

    Not On View

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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    Watercolors

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  • Cordelia and the Sleeping Lear (Illustration to Shakespeare)

    about 1780
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; sold Foster's, June 29, 1853, no. 102; C.J. Strange; B. Quaritch, Boston; acquired 29 April 1890

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 84.4

    Dimensions

    Sheet (Oval): 9.4 x 7.4 cm (3 11/16 x 2 15/16 in. )

    Accession Number

    90.114

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

    Not On View

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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  • Juliet Asleep (Illustration to Shakespeare)

    about 1780
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; sold Foster's, June 29, 1853, no. 102; C.J. Strange; B. Quaritch, Boston; acquired 29 April, 1890

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 84 (1)

    Dimensions

    Sheet (oval): 9.4 x 7.5 cm (3 11/16 x 2 15/16 in. )

    Accession Number

    90.113

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

    Not On View

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    Watercolors

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  • Macbeth and Lady Macbeth (Illustrations to Shakespeare)

    about 1780
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; sold Foster's, June 29, 1853, no. 102; C.J. Strange; B. Quaritch, Boston; acquired 29 April, 1890

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 84 (6)

    Dimensions

    Sheet (Oval): 9.4 x 7.5 cm (3 11/16 x 2 15/16 in. )

    Accession Number

    90.115

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

    Not On View

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  • Othello and Desdemona (Illustrations to Shakespeare)

    about 1780
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; sold Foster's, June 29, 1853, no. 102; C.J. Strange; B. Quaritch, Boston; acquired 29 April, 1890

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 84 (3)

    Dimensions

    Sheet (Oval): 9.4 x 7.5 cm (3 11/16 x 2 15/16 in. )

    Accession Number

    90.116

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

    Not On View

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  • Lear Grasping a Sword (Illustration to Shakespeare)

    about 1780
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; sold Foster's, June 29, 1853, no. 102; C.J. Strange; B. Quaritch, Boston; acquired 29 April 1890

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 84 (5)

    Dimensions

    Sheet (Oval): 9.4 x 7.7 cm (3 11/16 x 3 1/16 in. )

    Accession Number

    90.117

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

    Not On View

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    Watercolors

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  • Falstaff and Prince Hal (Illustrations to Shakespeare)

    about 1780
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; sold Foster's, June 29, 1853, no. 102; C.J. Strange; B. Quaritch, Boston; acquired 29 April 1890

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 84 (2)

    Dimensions

    Sheet (oval): 7.3 x 9.4 cm (2 7/8 x 3 11/16 in. )

    Accession Number

    90.118

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and ink with watercolor on paper

    Not On View

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    Watercolors

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  • Flowers from Shakespeare's Garden: A Posy from the Plays

    1906
    Illustrated by Walter Crane (English, 1845–1915), Author William Shakespeare (English, 1564–1616), Printer and Publisher Cassell & Co.

    Place of Publication, London, England

    Description

    London: Cassell & Co., 1906

    Provenance

    W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 19, 1963.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 25.4 x 19.1 x 1.3 cm (10 x 7 1/2 x 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    63.731

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with color offset lithographs

    Not On View

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Illustrated Books

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  • Charles Dickens

    1842
    Francis Alexander (American, 1800–1880 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist until 1872; Mr. and Mrs. James T. Fields by 1881; to Fields estate; to MFA, 1924, gift of the James T. Fields Collection.

    Credit Line

    James T. Fields Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    112.08 x 91.44 cm (44 1/8 x 36 in.)

    Accession Number

    24.18

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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    Americas

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  • Dante and Virgil

    1859
    Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796–1875)

    Description

    Corot took his subject from the first canto of Dante’s Inferno, when the Italian poet encounters three savage beasts deep in a forest. Dante then meets the ancient poet Virgil, who offers to be his guide through Purgatory and Hell. Corot presented this painting at the Salon of 1859. Rediscovering it in his studio many years later, he wrote to a friend, “Why, it’s superb; I can hardly imagine that I myself did that!” He unsuccessfully offered to sell it to the French state in 1874. The Boston collector Quincy Adams Shaw purchased it in 1875, after Corot’s death, and donated it to the Museum of Fine Arts.

    Inscription

    Lower right: C. COROT

    Provenance

    May 26-28, 1875, posthumous Corot sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 149, to Alexis-Eugène Détrimont (b. 1825), Paris, for 15,000 fr., for Quincy Adams Shaw (b. 1825 - d. 1908), Boston; 1875, gift of Quincy Adams Shaw to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 10, 1875)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Quincy Adams Shaw

    Details

    Dimensions

    260.4 x 170.5 cm (102 1/2 x 67 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    75.2

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    The Beal Gallery (Gallery 251)

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    Europe

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  • Dante and Virgil

    French
    modeled 1861; cast 1862
    Baron Henri de Triqueti (French, 1804–1874)

    Object Place, France

    Description

    Half length figures of Dante and Virgil. Modeled 1861, cast 1862.

    Inscription

    Signed and dated, back right: H. de triqueti 1861; foundry mark and date, back left: F. BARBEDIENNE, fondeur paris 1862; Inscribed on scroll (from Dante's "Purgatory," canto I): Liberate/va cercando/che/si cara ("He who goes seeking freedom which is so dear")

    Provenance

    1874, upon the death of the artist, to his daughter, Mrs. Edward Lee Childe (Blanche de Triqueti, b. 1837 - d. 1886), Paris; 1876, gift of Mrs. Edward Lee Childe to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 7, 1876)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Edward Lee Childe

    Details

    Dimensions

    90 x 86 x 64 cm (35 7/16 x 33 7/8 x 25 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    76.5

    Medium or Technique

    Bronze

    On View

    Thomas Jefferson Coolidge III Gallery (Gallery 248)

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    Europe

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    Sculpture

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  • Dante and Beatrice

    1851
    Ary Scheffer (Dutch (active in France), 1795–1858)

    Description

    Beatrice, the Italian poet Dante’s beloved, serves as his guide through Paradise in his epic poem, The Divine Comedy (1321). The verses from the poem that Scheffer illustrates are written on the frame and translate as follows: “And, of a sudden, meseemed that day was added / unto day, as though he who hath the power, / had adorned heaven with a second sun. Beatrice was standing with her eyes all fixed / upon the eternal wheels, and I fixed my sight / removed from there above, on her.”

    Inscription

    Lower left: Arij Scheffer

    Provenance

    By 1851, commissioned by and sold to Charles C. Perkins, Boston; by 1921, by inheritance to the Perkins's heirs; 1921, sold by Perkins' heirs to the MFA for $1600. (Accession Date: June 2, 1921)

    Credit Line

    Seth K. Sweetser Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    180 x 99 cm (70 7/8 x 39 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.1283

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Lorna and Robert Rosenberg Gallery (Gallery 252)

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    Europe

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  • Beatrice

    1819
    Washington Allston (American, 1779–1843)

    Description

    Provenance

    1819, commissioned from the artist by Theodore Lyman (1755-1839), Boston; 1839, by descent to his son-in-law, Samuel A. Eliot (1798-1862), Boston; 1862, by inheritance to his wife, Mary Lyman Eliot, Boston (1802-1869); 1869, to the heirs of Mary Lyman Eliot; to her granddaughter, Ellen T. Bullard, Boston; 1959, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 12, 1959)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift

    Details

    Dimensions

    76.83 x 64.45 cm (30 1/4 x 25 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    59.778

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Penny and Jeff Vinik Gallery (Gallery 233)

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    Americas

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  • Dante and Beatrice, study for The Rose Garden

    Preliminary sketch for The Rose Garden and titlepage of "The Early Italian Poets".

    before 1861
    Artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti (English, 1828–1882)

    Description

    Inscription

    verso: study of drapery (for figure of Beatrice )

    Provenance

    William H. Schab, New York; from whom purchased by MFA February 13, 1958

    Credit Line

    Print Department Special Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 17.8 x 13.3 cm (7 x 5 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    58.49

    Medium or Technique

    Graphite on heavy cream wove paper

    Not On View

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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    Drawings

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  • Tempête (Tempest) Illustration for Virgil's Aeneid, I. 81-123

    about 1820–24
    Artist Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (French, 1767–1824)

    Description

    Provenance

    From the artist to his pupil, Antoine-Claude Pannetier (b. 1772 - d. 1859), Paris; 1859, M. de la Bordes. Ambroise Firmin-Didot (b. 1790 - d. 1860), Paris; his sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, April 15, 1867, lot 3. November 7, 1971, anonymous sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, lot 1. June 17, 1987, anonymous (private collection) sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 37. February 12, 1997, anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, lot 165. 1999, sold by Mark Brady, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 24, 1999)

    Credit Line

    Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 27 x 41.9 cm (10 5/8 x 16 1/2 in.) Framed: 54.9 x 66 cm (21 5/8 x 26 in.)

    Accession Number

    1999.7

    Medium or Technique

    Black chalk

    Not On View

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  • Unmounted double paper fan leaf

    English (London)
    1796
    George Wilson, Sarah Ashton & Co. (1797)

    Object Place, London, England

    Description

    Stipple engraved and hand colored scene “Shakespeare’s, Seven Ages,” seven numbered cartouches illustrating ages with appropriate inscriptions (from As You Like It), floral and emblematic trophies between; inscribed “G. Wilson, delt.” center, “Published 1st Jany. 1796, by Sarah Ashton, No. 28, Little Britain.”

    Credit Line

    Oldham Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    29.1 cm (11 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1976.557

    Medium or Technique

    Paper; stipple

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  • "The Lady of Shalott," an illustration for the Moxon Tennyson

    1857
    William Holman Hunt (English, 1827–1910), Cut by Dalziel Brothers (English, 19th century)

    Description

    Inscription

    l.l. in block: WHH (monogram); l.r. in block: "J. Thompson"

    Signed

    Signed

    Provenance

    Harold Hartley, England (1851-1943); to Sir Harold Hartley, London, England (1878-1972); from whom purchased by MFA April 14,1955.

    Credit Line

    John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Proof

    Dimensions

    Block: 9.3 x 8 cm (3 11/16 x 3 1/8 in.); Sheet: 25.7 x 18 cm (10 1/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    55.1350

    Medium or Technique

    Wood engraving; proof, on book paper

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  • Lady of Shalott

    1857
    Dante Gabriel Rossetti (English, 1828–1882), Cut by Dalziel Brothers (English, 19th century)

    Description

    Provenance

    Harold Hartley, England (1851-1943); to Sir Harold Hartley, London, England (1878-1972); from whom purchased by MFA April 14,1955.

    Credit Line

    John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 9.4 x 8 cm (3 11/16 x 3 1/8 in.); Sheet: 12.5 x 11.5 cm (4 15/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    55.1353

    Medium or Technique

    Wood engraving, proof

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  • Alfred Tennyson with his sons Hallam and Lionel

    1865–69
    Julia Margaret Cameron (English, 1815–1879)

    Description

    Inscription

    Inscribed in brown pen in the photographers hand on mount under image: "From Life/ Alfred Tennyson with his sons Hallam and Lionel/ Julia Margaret Cameron"

    Provenance

    Graphics International Ltd., Washington, D.C.; purchased by MFA, 14 December 1977.

    Credit Line

    Gift of David Bakalar

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 26.7 x 21 cm (10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.) Inside Mount: 32 x 25.7 cm (12 5/8 x 10 1/8 in.) Outside Mount: 36.8 x 29.1 cm (14 1/2 x 11 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1977.811

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    1869
    Julia Margaret Cameron (English, 1815–1879)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, below image, ctr, in brown ink: ATennyson

    Provenance

    Samuel Gray Ward; unknown; New Hampshire collector; Nissman and Abromson, Boston, MA; purchased by MFA, Dec. 18, 2002

    Credit Line

    Frederick Brown Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 29.2 x 24.4 cm (11 1/2 x 9 5/8 in.) Mount: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.621

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of his Noble Knights of the Round Table...and in the End Le Morte d'Arthur

    Le Morte d'Arthur

    1893–94
    Artist Aubrey Beardsley (English, 1872–1898), Author Sir Thomas Malory (English, 15th century English), Publisher J. M. Dent (British)

    Place of Publication, London, England

    Description

    London: Turnbull & Spears, for J. M. Dent, 1893-1894

    Provenance

    William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of William A. Sargent

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Artist & the Book, 16

    Dimensions

    Overall (each vol.): 25 x 21 x 5.5 cm (9 13/16 x 8 1/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    37.2043a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with photomechanical reproductions of drawings

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  • The Wonderland Postage-Stamp Case, with illustrations from Alice in Wonderland

    Alice Holding Baby; Alice Holding Pig; Chesire Cat

    1889
    John Tenniel (English, 1820–1914 English), Invented by Lewis Carroll (English, 1832–1898 English), Publisher Emberlin and Son (English, 19th century English)

    Description

    Provenance

    Eleanor A. Sayre, Cambridge, MA; bequest to MFA Oct. 2002

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Eleanor A. Sayre

    Details

    Dimensions

    Each piece: 9.8 x 7.5 cm (3 7/8 x 2 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.568

    Medium or Technique

    Envelope and folder for holding postage stamps in various denominations Photomechanical illsutrations

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  • The Hey Diddle Diddle Picture Book

    London
    1882–83
    Randolph Caldecott (English, 1846–1886 English)

    Description

    Provenance

    Sir Harold Hartley Collection, London, England; purchased April 1955.

    Credit Line

    John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    55.1293

    Medium or Technique

    Wood engravings and photogravures

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  • Christ Accepting the Office of Redeemer (Illustration to Milton's "Paradise Lost")

    1808
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Inscription

    Signed lower right: W Blake 1808

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; Thomas Butts, Jr., sold 29 June 1853, Foster's (in 139 with No. 536 4, 9, 11, and 12) £17.66; purchased by J.C. Strange; B. Quaritch, Boston [offered catalogue 350 10 August 1883, May 1887, etc. (in 13842 with 32 others; see No. 84) £1,200]; purchased 29 April, 1890

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 536(3)

    Dimensions

    49.6 x 39.3 cm (19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.94

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

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  • The Creation of Eve (Illustration to Milton's "Paradise Lost")

    1808
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Inscription

    Signed lower right: W Blake 1808

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; Thomas Butts, Jr. sold 29 June 1853, Foster's (in 139 with No. 536 4, 9, 11, and 12) £17.66 bt. J.C. Strange; Quartich, offered catalogue 350 10 August 1883, May 1887, etc. (in 13842 with 32 others; see No. 84) £1,200, sold to MFA, Boston

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 536(8)

    Dimensions

    50.3 x 40 cm (19 13/16 x 15 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.95

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

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  • Satan Watching the Caresses of Adam and Eve (Illustration to Milton's "Paradise Lost")

    1808
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Inscription

    Signed lower right: W Blake 1808

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; Thomas Butts, Jr., sold 29 June 1853, Foster's (in 139 with No. 536 4, 9, 11, and 12) £17.66 bt. J.C. Strange; B. Quaritch, Boston offered catalogue 350 10 August 1883, May 1887, etc. (in 13842 with 32 others; see No. 84) £1,200; purchased 29 April, 1890

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 536(4)

    Dimensions

    50.5 x 38 cm (19 7/8 x 14 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.96

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

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  • The Archangel Raphael with Adam and Eve (Illustration to Milton's "Paradise Lost")

    1808
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Inscription

    Signed lower right: W Blake 1808

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; Thomas Butts, Jr., sold 29 June 1853, Foster's (in 139 with No. 536 4, 9, 11, and 12) £17.66 bt. J.C. Strange; B. Quartich, Boston, offered catalogue 350 10 August 1883, May 1887, etc. (in 13842 with 32 others; see No. 84) £1,200; acquired 29 April 1890

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 536(6)

    Dimensions

    49.8 x 39.8 cm (19 5/8 x 15 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.97

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

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  • The Casting of the Rebel Angels into Hell (Illustration to Milton's "Paradise Lost")

    1808
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; Thomas Butts, Jr., sold 29 June 1853, Foster's (in 139 with No. 536 4, 9, 11, and 12) £17.66 bt. J.C. Strange; B. Quartich, Boston offered catalogue 350 10 August 1883, May 1887, etc. (in 13842 with 32 others; see No. 84) £1,200; purchased 29 April 1890

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 536 (7)

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 49.6 x 39.3 cm (19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.98

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

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  • The Temptation and Fall of Eve (Illustration to Milton's "Paradise Lost")

    1808
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; Thomas Butts, Jr., sold 29 June 1853, Foster's (in 139 with No. 536 4, 9, 11, and 12) £17.66 bt. J.C. Strange; B. Quartich, Boston offered catalogue 350 10 August 1883, May 1887, etc. (in 13842 with 32 others; see No. 84) £1,200; acquired 29 April 1890

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

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    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 536 (9)

    Dimensions

    49.7 x 38.7 cm (19 9/16 x 15 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.99

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

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  • The Expulsion from Eden (Illustration to Milton's "Paradise Lost")

    1808
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; Thomas Butts, Jr., sold 29 June 1853, Foster's (in 139 with No. 536 4, 9, 11, and 12) £17.66 bt. J.C. Strange; B. Quartich, Boston offered catalogue 350 10 August 1883, May 1887, etc. (in 13842 with 32 others; see No. 84) £1,200; acquired 29 April 1890

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 536(12)

    Dimensions

    50 x 38.7 cm (19 11/16 x 15 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.100

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

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  • Michael Foretelling the Crucifixion to Adam (Illustration to Milton's "Paradise Lost")

    1808
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; Thomas Butts, Jr., sold 29 June 1853, Foster's (in 139 with No. 536 4, 9, 11, and 12) £17.66 bt. J.C. Strange; B. Quaritch, Boston, offered catalogue 350 10 August 1883, May 1887, etc. (in 13842 with 32 others; see No. 84) £1,200; acquired 29 April 1890

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

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    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 536 (II)

    Dimensions

    50.16 x 38.1 cm (19 3/4 x 15 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.101

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

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  • Adam and Eve Sleeping (Illustration to Milton's "Paradise Lost")

    1808
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; Thomas Butts, Jr., sold 29 June 1853, Foster's (in 139 with No. 536 4, 9, 11, and 12) £17.66 bt. J.C. Strange; B. Quaritch, Boston, offered catalogue 350 10 August 1883, May 1887, etc. (in 13842 with 32 others; see No. 84) £1,200; acquired 29 April 1890

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

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    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 536(5)

    Dimensions

    49.2 x 38.7 cm (19 3/8 x 15 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.102

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

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  • Comus with his Revelers (Illustration to Milton's "Comus")

    about 1815
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; sold Foster's, June 29, 1853, no. 98; C.J. Strange;B. Quaritch, Boston; purchased 28 April 1890

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner and George N. Black

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 528 (1)

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 15.6 x 12.3 cm (6 1/8 x 4 13/16 in. ) Mount: 16.6 x 13.4 cm (6 9/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.119

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

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  • Comus Disguised as a Shepherd (Illustration to Milton's "Comus")

    about 1815
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; sold Foster's, June 29, 1853, no. 98; C.J. Strange; B. Quaritch, Boston; acquired 29 April, 1890

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner and George N. Black

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 528 (2)

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 15.3 x 12.3 cm (6 x 4 13/16 in. ) Mount: 16.3 x 13.4 cm (6 7/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.120

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

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  • The Brothers Plucking Grapes (Illustration to Milton's "Comus")

    about 1815
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; sold Foster's, June 29, 1853, no. 98; C.J. Strange;B. Quaritch, Boston; acquired 29 April, 1890

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner and George N. Black

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 528 (3)

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 15.5 x 12.3 cm (6 1/8 x 4 13/16 in. ) Mount: 16.4 x 13.2 cm (6 7/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.121

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

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  • The Brothers Meet the Attendant Spirit (Illustration to Milton's "Comus")

    about 1815
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; sold Foster's, June 29, 1853, no. 98; C.J. Strange; B. Quaritch, Boston; acquired 28 April 1890

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner and George N. Black

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 528 (4)

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 15.7 x 12.2 cm (6 3/16 x 4 13/16 in. ) Mount: 16.5 x 13.1 cm (6 1/2 x 5 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.122

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

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  • The Magic Banquet (Illustration to Milton's "Comus")

    about 1815
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; sold Foster's, June 29, 1853, no. 98; C.J. Strange; B. Quaritch, Boston; acquired 28 April 1890

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner and George N. Black

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 528 (5)

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 15.6 x 12.2 cm (6 1/8 x 4 13/16 in. ) Mount: 16.5 x 13.1 cm (6 1/2 x 5 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.123

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

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  • The Brothers Driving out Comus (Illustration to Milton's "Comus")

    about 1815
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; sold Foster's, June 29, 1853, no. 98; C.J. Strange; B. Quaritch, Boston; acquired 28 April, 1890

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner and George N. Black

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 528 (6)

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 15.6 x 12.3 cm (6 1/8 x 4 13/16 in. ) Mount: 16.7 x 13.3 cm (6 9/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.124

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

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  • Sabrina Disenchanting the Lady (Illustration to Milton's "Comus")

    about 1815
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; sold Foster's, June 29, 1853, no. 98; C.J. Strange; B. Quaritch, Boston; acquired 28 April, 1890

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner and George N. Black

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 528 (7)

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 15.5 x 12.2 cm (6 1/8 x 4 13/16 in. ) Mount: 16.6 x 13.3 cm (6 9/16 x 6 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.125

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

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  • The Lady Restored to Her Parents (Illustration to Milton's "Comus")

    The Parents Welcome their Children (Illustration to Milton's "Comus")

    about 1815
    William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

    Description

    Provenance

    Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; sold Foster's, June 29, 1853, no. 98; C.J. Strange;B. Quaritch, Boston; purchased 28 April, 1890

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner and George N. Black

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Butlin 528 (8)

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 15.6 x 12.1 cm (6 1/8 x 4 3/4 in. ) Mount: 16.5 x 13 cm (6 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.126

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and watercolor on paper

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  • Aldous Huxley

    Negative date: 1926
    Charles Sheeler (American, 1883–1965)

    Description

    Provenance

    Purchased by William H. and Saundra B. Lane from Musya Sheeler, wife of Charles Sheeler, at the time of her husband's death in 1965; gift to the MFA from Saundra B. Lane, December 27, 2002

    Credit Line

    Gift of Saundra B. Lane in honor of Roy Perkinson

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 in.) Mount: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.885

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Walt Whitman

    about 1887
    Thomas Eakins (American, 1844–1916)

    Description

    Provenance

    About 1887, the artist; 1916, by descent to the artist's wife, Susan Macdowell Eakins, Philadelphia. Samuel Murray, Philadelphia (student of Eakins). 1930, with William M. Griscom, Jr.; 1930, sold by the Griscom Gallery to the MFA with 30.123 for $1,000. (Accession Date: March 6, 1930)

    Credit Line

    Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    13.97 x 13.33 cm (5 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    30.122

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on panel

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    Barbara and Theodore Alfond Gallery (Gallery 234)

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  • Tulips, One of three Illustrations to Flora's Feast

    1889
    Walter Crane (English, 1845–1915)

    Description

    Provenance

    Mrs. John L. Gardner; acquired 4 January, 1892

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner

    Details

    Dimensions

    20.5 x 16 cm (8 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    92.2572

    Medium or Technique

    Hand-colored lithograph on card

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  • Columbines, One of three Illustrations to Flora's Feast

    1889
    Walter Crane (English, 1845–1915)

    Description

    Provenance

    Mrs. John L. Gardner; by whom given to MFA 4 January, 1892

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John L. Gardner

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 20.5 x 16 cm (8 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    92.2573

    Medium or Technique

    Hand-colored lithograph on card

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