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  • Magnolia Grandiflora

    about 1885–95
    Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819–1904)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left center: M.J. Heade

    Provenance

    About 1885-95, the artist. Private collection, Philadelphia; Philadelphia art market; with A. Frederick Mondschein, New York; with Newhouse Galleries, New York; Joseph Katz, Baltimore; 1946, with Victor Spark, New York; 1946, sold by Victor Spark to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1947, gift of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1947)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

    Details

    Dimensions

    38.42 x 61.28 cm (15 1/8 x 24 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.1169

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Gallery (Gallery 235)

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    Americas

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  • A Sunflower from Maggie

    1937
    Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887–1986)

    Description

    Fruit and floral still lifes were an integral part of Georgia O’Keeffe’s oeuvre over the course of her career. She used them for her experiments with abstraction-typically simplifying and enlarging the forms of fruits and flowers as she worked with both bold and subtle ranges of color. Of some two dozen canvases she painted in 1937, six were flowers, including hollyhocks, amaryllis, and this sunflower.
    O’Keeffe did not paint an extensive series of sunflowers. She featured them in a pair of canvases in 1935 (Cleveland Museum of Art; private collection) and returned to the subject two years later. In all of the sunflower compositions, she featured a single, virtually life-sized blossom against a colored setting. The flowers are seen close-up, but they have not been greatly enlarged or severely abstracted. In A Sunflower for Maggie, O’Keeffe used a light salmon background which at first seems to contrast to the rich yellow of the flower, but the background color is carefully picked up in the petals. The greens of the florets and leaves are also echoed discreetly in the petals, creating a unified composition.
    The “Maggie” of the title refers to O’Keeffe’s friend, Margaret Johnson, wife of Robert Wood Johnson, president of the pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson. They owned a house near O’Keeffe at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.

    Karen Quinn

    Inscription

    Reverse: Sunflower/A Sunflower from Maggie 1937

    Provenance

    The artist; with The Downtown Gallery; Robert Q. Lewis, Los Angeles, California, 1962; with The Downtown Gallery; to the artist, 1962; to estate of the artist, 1986; to MFA, 1987, bequest of the artist.

    Credit Line

    Alfred Stieglitz Collection—Bequest of Georgia O'Keeffe

    Copyright

    © 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

    Details

    Dimensions

    40.64 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Accession Number

    1987.542

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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    Americas

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  • Datura

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

    Description

    Inscription

    In graphite, l.l.: Edna Boies Hopkins; l.r.: 9; Datura

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Bequest of John T. Spaulding

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Vasseur 29

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 40.2 x 26.2 cm (15 13/16 x 10 5/16 in.) Block: 27.7 x 18.5 cm (10 7/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.891

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodcut

    Not On View

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  • Large Sunflower (Flos Solis Maior), plate 1 from part 5, B. Besler, "Hortus Eystettensis", 1713 edition

    1613, published 1713
    Possibly after Basil Besler (German, 1561–1628), Unidentified artist, German, 17th century (German), Hand-colored by Unidentified artist, German, 18th century (German)

    Description

    Provenance

    Elita R. Dike, Brookline; to her spouse George P. Dike, Brookline; bequest to MFA May 14, 1969

    Credit Line

    Bequest of George P. Dike—Elita R. Dike Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Nissen 0158; Arber p 244

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 48.5 x 40.3 cm (19 1/8 x 15 7/8 in.) Sheet: 52 x 42.5 cm (20 1/2 x 16 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.97

    Medium or Technique

    Engraving, hand-colored

    Not On View

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  • Rose

    1890–1920
    Unidentified artist, French, 19th century (French)

    Description

    Inscription

    Recto, in neg., l.l.: 1017 Rose

    Provenance

    Jose Maria Sert archive; Charles Isaacs, Malvern, PA; gift to MFA, December 2002.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 28.6 x 22.9 cm (11 1/4 x 9 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.879

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print, mounted

    Not On View

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    Europe, Photography

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  • White Camellia in a Red and Black Lacquer Bowl

    1880s
    John La Farge (American, 1835–1910)

    Description

    Inscription

    see notes

    Provenance

    Edward W. Hooper (1837-1901); his daughter Louisa Hooper Thoron; her daughter Faith Thoron Knapp (d. 2003); her bequest to MFA Sept. 17, 2003

    Credit Line

    Gift of Faith T. Knapp

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 24.4 x 24.6 cm (9 5/8 x 9 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2003.353

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

    Not On View

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    Americas, Prints and Drawings

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    Watercolors

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  • Water Lily

    1879
    John La Farge (American, 1835–1910)

    Description

    Inscription

    Upper left: J.L.F.

    Provenance

    The artist; with Leonard's Gallery, Boston, auction, December 18-19, 1879; Miss Elizabeth Howard Bartol, by 1881; to MFA, 1927, bequest of Miss Elizabeth Howard Bartol.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Elizabeth Howard Bartol

    Details

    Dimensions

    19.68 x 13.02 cm (7 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    RES.27.93

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on panel

    Not On View

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  • Kanamono in the form of a lily

    Japanese
    Edo period
    early to mid-19th century

    Description

    Signed

    Unsigned 無銘

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 4.1 x 0.5 cm (1 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.693

    Medium or Technique

    Main material: gold; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori

    Not On View

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    Asia

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    Arms and armor

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  • Lotus Blossom

    Water Lily

    about 1885–1900
    Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819–1904)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: M J H.

    Provenance

    The artist; O'Hara family, Philadelphia; with A. Frederick Mondschein, New York, 1944; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1944; to MFA, 1947, gift of Maxim Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

    Details

    Dimensions

    25.4 x 45.72 cm (10 x 18 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.1165

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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  • Roses

    1890s
    Elizabeth B. Greene (American, 1837–1915 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; Mrs. Daniel Merryman, Boston; Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow; to MFA, 1937, bequest of Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow

    Details

    Accession Number

    37.596

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas mounted on paperboard

    Not On View

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  • Cherry Blossoms

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    Inscription

    Poem: Miyoshino no/ ...

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai 一幽斎

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Utagawa

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Horizontal yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 9.9 x 15.5 cm (3 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8598

    Medium or Technique

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

    Not On View

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  • La rose

    1984
    Artist Fred Nall Hollis (American (active in France), born in 1948 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    In graphite, l.r..: papar /essai ‘La Rose’ / Nall

    Provenance

    Gallerie Michelle Broutta, Paris; By 2000, John Goelet, New York; 2000, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 20, 2000)

    Credit Line

    Gift of John Goelet

    Copyright

    Nall ©

    Details

    Dimensions

    overall image: 23 3/8 x 18 5/16 in. (59.4 x 46.5 cm) 3 irreg. plates

    Accession Number

    2000.948

    Medium or Technique

    Etching, printed from five plates

    Not On View

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    Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

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    Prints

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  • Evening Primroses (Twenty-Five Photographs)

    negative before 1929, printed 1981–82
    Artist Edward Steichen (American (born in Luxembourg), 1879–1973), Printer George Tice (American, born in 1938)

    Description

    Inscription

    verso, bottom center, printed in black on a sticker, with Tice and Steichen signatures in pen: Edward Steichen/Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontanne, New York, 1932/Printed from the original negative by George Tice with/the authorization and approval of Joanna T. Steichen/1981-82/G. Tice/Joanna T. Steichen

    Provenance

    Prestige Art, Ltd., Mamaroneck, NY; Pamela Singer Bassuk, California, early 1980s; gift December 2000.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Pam and Craig Bassuk

    Copyright

    © 2014 The Estate of Edward Steichen / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 26.5 x 33.3 cm (10 7/16 x 13 1/8 in.) Mount: 40.5 x 50.7 cm (15 15/16 x 19 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.1181

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

    Not On View

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    Americas, Photography

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    Photographs, Portfolios

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  • Design for a Small Plate (Rose) from "Service Bracquemond à Fleurs et Rubans" executed at Montereau for the House of Haviland

    Fond d'Assiette (Rese)

    about 1879
    Félix Bracquemond (French, 1833–1914)

    Description

    Provenance

    Arsène Bonafous-Murat, Paris; Judith Pillsbury, Paris; by whom given to MFA June 23, 2004

    Credit Line

    Gift of Judy Pillsbury in honor of Barbara Stern Shapiro

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Béraldi 714

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 45 x 30.5 cm (17 11/16 x 12 in.) Platemark: 24 x 20.5 cm (9 7/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2004.426

    Medium or Technique

    Etching

    Not On View

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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  • Calla Lily

    1988
    Dency Kane (American, born in 1946 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Signed and date in ink, l.r.; title, l.l.

    Provenance

    Artist; gift November 1988.

    Credit Line

    Gift of the artist

    Copyright

    © Dency Kane

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 22.9 x 22.9 cm (9 x 9 in.) Sheet: 35.6 x 27.9 cm (14 x 11 in.)

    Accession Number

    1988.494

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print, selenium toned

    Not On View

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    Americas, Contemporary Art, Photography

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  • Calla Lily on Grey

    1928
    Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887–1986)

    Description

    Inscription

    Reverse: [star]

    Provenance

    The artist; Downtown Gallery, New York; to William H. Lane Foundation, 1955; to MFA, 1990, gift of the William H. LAne Foundation.

    Credit Line

    Gift of the William H. Lane Foundation

    Copyright

    © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

    Details

    Dimensions

    80.96 x 43.18 cm (31 7/8 x 17 in.)

    Accession Number

    1990.431

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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    Americas

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  • Wild Lily

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.18675

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • Roses in a Glass Vase

    about 1919
    Edouard Vuillard (French, 1868–1940)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left: E. Vuillard

    Provenance

    Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (stock no. 15285). By 1929, Georges Bernheim, Paris [see note 1]; June 7, 1935, Bernheim sale, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, lot 88, sold for 28,500 francs to Édouard Jonas (b. 1883 - d. 1961), Paris, New York, and Wichita, KS; 1941, sold by Mr. Jonas to the MFA for $3200. (Accession Date: March 13, 1941) NOTES: [1] He lent this painting to the "Exposition d'oeuvres des 19e et 20e siècles" (Salle de la Renaissance, Paris, January 15-31, 1929), cat. no. 38.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mrs. Edward Wheelwright, by exchange, and Paintings Department Special Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    37.2 x 47 cm (14 5/8 x 18 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    41.107

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Out on Loan

    On display at Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Japan, January 2, 2015 – May 10, 2015

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  • Still Life with Azaleas and Apple Blossoms

    1878
    Charles Caryl Coleman (American, 1840–1928)

    Description

    Charles Caryl Coleman’s Still Life with Azaleas and Apple Blossoms demonstrates the influence of the Aesthetic movement on American painting and decorative arts. The movement originated in Britain in the 1870s and 1880s as a reaction against the Industrial Revolution and mass production. It was characterized by a belief in the spiritual and moral power of beauty and by a desire to improve the quality of everyday life through handsome and well-made furnishings and decoration. Like John La Farge [20.1873], Thomas Wilmer Dewing [34.131], James Abbott McNeill Whistler [42.302], and other exponents of the Aesthetic movement, Coleman strove for beauty in the line, color, and arrangement of the objects in his painting. The overall patterning of his composition, his incorporation of exotic traditions, and the manner in which he planned his painting to harmonize with the room around it demonstrate Coleman’s sympathy with the movement.
    An expatriate who lived in Italy for more than fifty years, Coleman was renowned for his beautiful studio in Rome, where he lived until the mid-1880s, and his Villa Narcissus in Capri, where he stayed for the remainder of his life. Both were sumptuously decorated with tapestries, classical antiquities, and ornamental objects from various cultures. The English painter Walter Crane described Coleman’s Roman studio as “the most gorgeous studio of bric-a-brac of any.”[1]Coleman’s interest in the decorative is nowhere more apparent than in the series of large-scale still-life panels he painted in the late 1870s and 1880s.

    In his still-life paintings, Coleman often mixed objects from many cultures: Persian fabrics, Turkish carpets, Venetian vases, Japanese fans, many from his own collection. In Still Life with Azaleas and Apple Blossoms, however, he was inspired both in his composition and his choice of objects by the contemporary fashion for Japanese art. Coleman chose a tall, narrow canvas to suggest a Japanese hanging scroll or the panel of a screen. His apple blossoms in a yellow vase intertwine with azaleas in a lustrous Japanese bronze repoussé pot, against a background of kimono fabric. Even Coleman’s initials in monogram in the lower right and the inscriptions “1878” and “Roma” in the gold leaf rectangular cartouches on the lower left recall the seals often found on Japanese scrolls.

    Like Whistler, whose famous Peacock Room of 1876–77 (Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.) epitomized Aestheticism, Coleman thought of his composition as an integral part of the decorative scheme for an entire room. This intention is clear from a sketch on the stretcher (the wooden framework supporting the canvas) indicating the position of this painting on a wall and an accompanying penciled note that reads: “From Drawing Room facing fire, right of glass.” He was evidently pleased with Still Life with Azaleas and Apple Blossoms, for he made a near copy in 1879 (De Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco).

    Notes
    1. Walter Crane, An Artist’s Reminiscences (London: Methuen & Co., 1907), 129.

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

    Provenance

    The artist; private collection, California; by early 1980s, private collection, California; October 24, 2000, sale, Christie's, Los Angeles, lot 30; by 2001, with Vance Jordan Fine Art, Inc., New York; 2001, sold by Vance Jordan Fine Art to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 27, 2001)

    Credit Line

    Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund, Paintings Department Special Fund, American Paintings Deaccession Fund, and Museum purchase with funds donated by William R. Elfers Fund, an anonymous donor, Mr. and Mrs. E. Lee Perry, Jeanne G. and Stokley P. Towles, Mr. Robert M. Rosenberg and Ms. Victoria DiStefano, Mr. and Mrs. John Lastavica, and Gift of Dr. Fritz B. Talbot and Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Charles Gaston Smith's Group, by exchange

    Details

    Dimensions

    180.3 x 62.9 cm (71 x 24.75 in.)

    Accession Number

    2001.255

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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  • [One of] 23 Floral embroidery designs

    French
    Jean François Bony (French, 1754–1825)

    Description

    Provenance

    Print dealer's no. 656/4. Formerly part of 29.1931.

    Credit Line

    Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 23.2 x 16 cm (9 1/8 x 6 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    29.2198

    Medium or Technique

    Opaque watercolor on paper

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  • [One of] 23 Floral embroidery designs

    French
    late 18th–early 19th century
    Jean François Bony (French, 1754–1825)

    Description

    Provenance

    Purchased by MFA, August 1929

    Credit Line

    Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 16.7 x 20.5 cm (6 9/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    29.2188

    Medium or Technique

    Opaque watercolor on paper

    Not On View

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  • Embroidery design

    French
    Jean François Bony (French, 1754–1825)

    Description

    Provenance

    PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 9/1/1930 [exact to month] Formerly part of 30.1397.

    Credit Line

    Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.1 x 16.2 cm (5 3/16 x 6 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    30.1675

    Medium or Technique

    Gouache

    Not On View

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    Watercolors

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  • Design for Embroidery

    about 1825–28
    Unidentified artist, French, 19th century (French)

    Description

    Inscription

    Numbered 2562

    Provenance

    PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 9/1/1930

    Credit Line

    Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    22.2 x 14.1 cm (8 3/4 x 5 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    30.1634

    Medium or Technique

    Opaque watercolor on paper

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  • Embroidery design

    French
    Jean François Bony (French, 1754–1825)

    Description

    Provenance

    PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 9/1/1930 [exact to month] Formerly part of 30.1397.

    Credit Line

    Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    21.3 x 13.8 cm (8 3/8 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    30.1683

    Medium or Technique

    Gouache

    Not On View

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  • All-over design with one flower repeated

    French
    Attributed to Jean François Bony (French, 1754–1825)

    Description

    Inscription

    Pour 1283 in ink on reverse; later inscription on front "Document pour etoffe de soie 7151 Louis XVI"

    Provenance

    PDP Register entry: Date acquired,11/5/1931

    Credit Line

    Julia Knight Fox Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 18.1 x 27.2 cm (7 1/8 x 10 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    31.1297

    Medium or Technique

    Gouache

    Not On View

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  • Apple Blossoms

    about 1879
    John La Farge (American, 1835–1910)

    Description

    Provenance

    Mrs. Henry Lee Higginson Sr.; bequest to MFA, July 11, 1935.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mrs. Henry Lee Higginson

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet (irregular): 25.6 x 19.4 cm (10 1/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    35.1175

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

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  • Spider Lily

    about 1905
    Edna Boies Hopkins (American, 1872–1937 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    In graphite, l.l.: Edna Boies Hopkins; l.r.: No 2

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Bequest of John T. Spaulding

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Vasseur 62

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 40.6 x 34.4 cm (16 x 13 9/16 in.) Block: 27.7 x 25.5 cm (10 7/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.888

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodcut

    Not On View

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  • Sea Cabbage

    1905
    Edna Boies Hopkins (American, 1872–1937 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    In graphite, l.l.: Edna Boies Hopkins; l.r.: 10

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Bequest of John T. Spaulding

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Vasseur 60

    Dimensions

    Block: 27.6 x 18.4 cm (10 7/8 x 7 1/4 in.) Sheet: 35 x 24 cm (13 3/4 x 9 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.894

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodcut

    Not On View

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  • Achilles

    about 1906
    Edna Boies Hopkins (American, 1872–1937 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    In graphite, l.l.: Edna Boies Hopkins; l.r.: 16

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Bequest of John T. Spaulding

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Vasseur 21

    Dimensions

    Block: 27.6 x 18.5 cm (10 7/8 x 7 5/16 in.) Sheet: 40.5 x 25.8 cm (15 15/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.895

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodcut

    Not On View

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  • Iris

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

    Description

    Inscription

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

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Bequest of John T. Spaulding

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Vasseur 41

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    48.906

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodcut

    Not On View

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  • Pepper

    about 1907
    Edna Boies Hopkins (American, 1872–1937 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    In graphite, l.l.: Edna Boies Hopkins; l.r.: 11

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Bequest of John T. Spaulding

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Vasseur 50

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 40 x 26.5 cm (15 3/4 x 10 7/16 in.) Block: 27.7 x 18.5 cm (10 7/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.907

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodcut

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  • Exploding Bud (Billbergia)

    1925
    Imogen Cunningham (American, 1883–1976 American)

    Description

    Imogen Cunningham, who was a leading West Coast Pictorialist in her early career, created a series of plant studies during the 1920s that were landmarks in the development of a modernist, sharp-focus aesthetic in photography.
    Her Exploding Bud (Billbergia) exemplifies the technique she used for her plant studies, making close-up details even more abstract through dramatic contrasts in lighting. Here, the highlighted bud seems to emerge as we watch, its intense energy bursting through the velvety blackness of the surrounding shadows. A metaphor for the reproductive force of nature, the bud nonetheless documents aspects of its species with the sharp-focus clarity of the best scientific illustration.

    Inscription

    Signed in pencil: Imogen Cunningham. l.l. in pencil: "Printed in the 1920's"; l.c. in pencil: "Exploding Bud". On verso, stamped in ink: Imogen Cunningham, 1331 Green Street, San Francisco 9.

    Provenance

    The Witkin Gallery, New York; purchased June 1973.

    Credit Line

    Polaroid Foundation Purchase Fund

    Copyright

    © 1925/2011 The Imogen Cunningham Trust. www.imogencunningham.com.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 31.1 x 20.9 cm (12 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.) Sheet: 35.4 x 27.7 cm (13 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1973.302

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Description

    Inscription

    Recto, in black ink, bottom ctr: Soleil, No 59 / TS or ST Recto, stamped in purple ink, bottom ctr.: copyright reproduction interdite

    Provenance

    Jose Maria Sert archive; Charles Isaacs, Malvern, PA; gift to MFA, December 2002.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 26 x 20.3 cm (10 1/4 x 8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.856

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Digitalis, or Foxglove

    1890–1920
    Unidentified artist "TS" or "ST"; French, 19th century (French)

    Description

    Inscription

    Recto, in black ink, l.r.: Digitale / No 354 / TS or ST

    Provenance

    Jose Maria Sert archive; Charles Isaacs, Malvern, PA; gift to MFA, December 2002.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 29.2 x 22.9 cm (11 1/2 x 9 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.861

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print, mounted

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  • Description

    Inscription

    Recto, in black ink, l.r.: Sagittaire / No 134 / TS or ST Recto, stamped in purple ink, l.r.: copyright reproduction interdite

    Provenance

    Jose Maria Sert archive; Charles Isaacs, Malvern, PA; gift to MFA, December 2002.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 20 x 26 cm (7 7/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.863

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Description

    Inscription

    Recto, in black ink, l.l.: Arum / No 114 / TS or ST Recto, stamped in purple ink, l.l.: copyright reproduction interdite

    Provenance

    Jose Maria Sert archive; Charles Isaacs, Malvern, PA; gift to MFA, December 2002.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 26 x 20.3 cm (10 1/4 x 8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.865

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Arum of the woods

    1890–1920
    Unidentified artist "TS" or "ST"; French, 19th century (French)

    Description

    Inscription

    Recto, in black ink, l.r.: Arum / des / Bois / 729.4 / TS or ST Recto, stamped in purple ink, l.r.: copyright reproduction interdite

    Provenance

    Jose Maria Sert archive; Charles Isaacs, Malvern, PA; gift to MFA, December 2002.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 20 x 26.4 cm (7 7/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.871

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Horse Chestnut tree

    1890–1920
    Achille Quinet (French, 1831–1900 French)

    Description

    Inscription

    Recto, in neg., l.r.: 823 Blind stamp, l.r.: Achille Quinet

    Provenance

    Jose Maria Sert archive; Charles Isaacs, Malvern, PA; gift to MFA, December 2002.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 25.4 x 20 cm (10 x 7 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.875

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Two stalks of flowering plants

    1890–1920
    Unidentified artist, French, 19th century (French)

    Description

    Inscription

    Recto, in neg, l.r.: 318

    Provenance

    Jose Maria Sert archive; Charles Isaacs, Malvern, PA; gift to MFA, December 2002.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 27.9 x 22.9 cm (11 x 9 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.878

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print, mounted

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  • Rose Mallows

    Kohaku fuyo zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    latter half of the 17th to first half of the 18th century
    Attributed to Kano Tsunenobu (Japanese, 1636–1713)

    Description

    Provenance

    Prior to 1886 purchased by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa; 1886 purchased by Charles Goddard Weld from Ernest Fenollosa; 1911 bequeathed by Charles Goddard Weld to the Museum

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-099

    Dimensions

    Image: 95.5 x 43.9 cm (37 5/8 x 17 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4420

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Peony

    Botan zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    mid-18th century
    Tsuruzawa Tangei Moriyoshi (Japanese, 1688–1769 Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-312

    Dimensions

    Image: 91.7 x 32 cm (36 1/8 x 12 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6698

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Album of Birds and Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    first half of the 19th century
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-437

    Dimensions

    Image: 18 x 16.1 cm (7 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    01.8477.29

    Medium or Technique

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

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  • Album of Birds and Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    first half of the 19th century
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-437

    Dimensions

    Image: 18 x 16.1 cm (7 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    01.8477.34

    Medium or Technique

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

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  • Morning Glories in a Hanging Basket, from the series Flower Arrangements by Various Modern Schools (Tôsei shoryû ikebana zu)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Toyohiro (Japanese, 1773–1828), Publisher Yamadaya Sanshirô

    Description

    Signed

    Toyohiro ga 豊広画

    Provenance

    November 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at the Metzgar sale (#335); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 38.6 x 25.6 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.6841

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Water Plantain in Bowl with Carp Design, from the series Flower Arrangements by Various Modern Schools (Tôsei shoryû ikebana zu)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Toyohiro (Japanese, 1773–1828), Publisher Yamadaya Sanshirô

    Description

    Signed

    Toyohiro ga 豊広画

    Provenance

    Formerly in the Sumitomo collection. June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 24.8 cm (14 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.6895

    Medium or Technique

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

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