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  • Flower Garden at Mukôjima (Mukôjima hanayashiki), from the series Cutout Pictures of Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho harimaze zue)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1857 (Ansei 4), 7th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)

    Description

    From a sheet of five pictures showing Asakusa (TR), Sumidagawa (BR), Mukôjima (BL), Mimeguri (TL), Kaminarimon (C).

    MFA impressions: 21.8868 (Mimeguri, blue), 21.8869 (Mimeguri, color), 21.8870 (Asakusa, blue), 21.8871 (Asakusa, color), 21.8877 (Mukôjima), 21.8878 (Sumidagawa), RES.54.13 (uncut sheet)

    Signed

    (this picture unsigned)

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #11.1, pls. 106 (uncut sheet, full color) and 107 (uncut sheet, blue); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 253, ôban #08.01; Tanba 1965, #107 (uncut sheet); Matsuki 1939, #584 (uncut sheet)

    Dimensions

    Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 22.2 x 7.7 cm (8 3/4 x 3 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8877

    Medium or Technique

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

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Prints

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  • Flower Garden in the Inner Precincts at Asakusa (Asakusa okuyama hanayashiki), from the series Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1858 (Ansei 5), 3rd month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Horse 3 No blockcutter's mark 改印:午三 彫師:なし

    Provenance

    November 1912, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #84.2, pl. 863; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 247, horizontal ôban #19.02

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 23.3 x 35.5 cm (9 3/16 x 14 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.10000

    Medium or Technique

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

    Not On View

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Prints

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  • Fukagawa Hachiman [Shrine Garden], from the series Cutout Pictures of Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho harimaze zue)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1857 (Ansei 4), 7th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)

    Description

    From a sheet of four pictures showing Shibaura (TR), Imado (TL), Fukagawa Hachiman (BR), Yoshiwara (BL).

    MFA impressions: 21.8853 (Imado), 21.8854 (Fukagawa Hachiman), RES.54.11 (uncut sheet)

    Signed

    (this picture unsigned)

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #11.4, pl. 112 (uncut sheet, full color); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 253, ôban #08.04; Matsuki 1939, #588 (uncut sheet)

    Dimensions

    Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 19 x 10.3 cm (7 1/2 x 4 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.8854

    Medium or Technique

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

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Prints

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  • Plum Garden, Kamata (Kamata no umezono), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1857 (Ansei 4), 2nd month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 027 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

    MFA impressions: 11.16751, 11.45659, 21.9453, 21.9454, 52.1420

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 2 (cut off of this impression) No blockcutter's mark

    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

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.33, pls. 184, 185; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #27; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.31

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 34 x 22.4 cm (13 3/8 x 8 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.16751

    Medium or Technique

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

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Prints

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  • Horikiri Iris Garden (Horikiri no hanashôbu), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1857 (Ansei 4), intercalary 5th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 064 (summer section) on the title page for the series.

    MFA impressions: 11.16827, 11.36876.42, 21.9469

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seals: aratame, Snake intercalary 5 (cut off of this impression) No blockcutter's mark

    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

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.97, pls. 325, 326; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #64; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.96

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 33.8 x 22.2cm (13 5/16 x 8 3/4in.)

    Accession Number

    11.16827

    Medium or Technique

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

    Not On View

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Prints

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  • Boston Public Garden

    1910–15
    Unidentifed artist, American, 19th century (American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Below: Boston 4/11.

    Provenance

    From the estate of Louis Charles Moeller (1855-1930, distributed about 1964) according to Childs Gallery.

    Credit Line

    Gift of William and Nancy Osgood

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    1995.164

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

    Not On View

    Collections

    Americas, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Watercolors

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  • Sweet-flag Garden, Horikiri

    Japanese
    Taisho-early Showa era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.17746

    Medium or Technique

    Collotype; ink on card stock

    Not On View

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Postcards

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  • Iris Garden, Tokyo

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    1892–94
    Photographer Tamamura Kôzaburô (Japanese, born in 1856)

    Description

    Provenance

    Between 1980–1990, Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection, Chestnut Hill, MA; given to the MFA, Boston, June 23, 2004

    Credit Line

    Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sharf No.: FASPUC1

    Dimensions

    Image: 18.5 x 24 cm (7 5/16 x 9 7/16 in.) Lender Accessory (Album Cover): 26.5 x 34.5 x 1.2 cm (10 7/16 x 13 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2004.268.3

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Photography

    Classifications

    Photographs, Albums

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  • OSK Line: A Modern Japanese Picture "Flowering Autumn Plants"

    Japanese
    Taishô - Shôwa era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.4979

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

    Not On View

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Postcards

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  • "Une Rose Parmi les Roses - Robe de Garden-party de Redfern," plate IV from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 1, No. 6

    French
    April 1913
    Francisco Javier Gosé (Spanish, 1876–1915), Illustrating design by John Redfern (English, 1853–1929), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    Robe de garden-party de Redfern en voile araignée garnie de dentelle à l’aiguille.

    Provenance

    By 1952, William Morris Hunt Memorial Library; accessioned by MFA, Boston, February 12, 2004

    Credit Line

    Transferred from the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2004.11.4

    Medium or Technique

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

    Not On View

    Collections

    Europe

    Classifications

    Books and manuscripts, Books

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  • Women in a Iris Garden

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era - Taisho era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.21330

    Medium or Technique

    Collotype with hand coloring; ink on card stock

    Not On View

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • Woman with Parasol in an Iris Garden

    Japanese
    Late Meijie era
    cancelled 1907
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.17824

    Medium or Technique

    Collotype with hand coloring; ink on card stock

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Postcards

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  • Fan with decoration of storytellers and a garden scene

    Chinese
    Qing dynasty
    late 19th century

    Description

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Henry P. Sturgis

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 27.4 x 27.8cm (10 13/16 x 10 15/16in.) Other (Overall): 29 x 29cm (11 7/16 x 11 7/16in.) Other (Including handle): 43.8cm (17 1/4in.)

    Accession Number

    92.2718a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silk embroidery with painted ivory elements; Embroidery and carved shell applique with kingfisher feathers

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

    Classifications

    Textiles

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  • Still Life with Snake and Lizard

    about 1670
    Otto Marseus van Schrieck (Dutch, 1619–1678)

    Description

    Provenance

    July 15, 1970, anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 132, to G. Bernier for £1900. 1975, Schaeffer Galleries, New York; March 1, 1975, sold by Schaeffer to George S. Abrams, Newton, MA; 1990, gift of Maida and George S. Abrams to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 23, 1991)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Maida and George S. Abrams in memory of Matilda and Samuel Abrams

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 62.9 x 49.5cm (24 3/4 x 19 1/2in.)

    Accession Number

    1990.622

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Thomas Jefferson Coolidge III Gallery (Gallery 248)

    Collections

    Europe

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    Paintings

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  • Narcissus on the Campagna

    about 1872–73
    Elizabeth Lyman Boott (American, 1846–1888)

    Description

    Lizzie Boott’s nearly two years in Rome, from 1871 to 1873, mark a highlight of her career. Then in her mid-twenties, Boott had been painting and drawing for two decades, as evidenced by the profusion of drawings, watercolors, and illustrations she had made from childhood on. Boott, whose mother died when she was eighteen months old, spent most of her youth in Italy with her father Francis Boott, whose family’s wealth came from manufacturing. Part of a large American expatriate community, the Bootts lived near Florence in the Villa Castellani at Bellosguardo. In 1865, father and daughter returned to Boston, Massachusetts, where Lizzie began to study painting with William Morris Hunt [2000.1215] in a class he offered for aspiring women artists, one of the first opportunities American women had been given to study the craft. Lizzie and her father returned to Italy in 1871, now basing themselves mainly in Rome, where Lizzie maintained a studio at the Piazza Barberini.
    In March 1873, writer and family friend Henry James, together with artists Edward Darley Boit[http://www.mfa.org/search/collections?artist=Edward%20Darley%20Boit] and Frederic Crowninshield[http://www.mfa.org/search/collections?artist=Frederic%20Crowninshield], made a visit to Boott’s studio where she showed them her work, including a group of sepia and watercolor sketches. James reported that they “were much surprised at her fertility, inventiveness and general skill.” He added, “She ought now to paint … to sell her things and make herself, if she wishes a career.”[1]

    Narcissus on the Campagna, with its quickly brushed technique and its palette of somber browns, grays, and greens contrasting with the white blossoms, suggests the strong influence of William Morris Hunt, who encouraged his students to capture broad effects rather than meticulous details. Its vertical composition and the subject itself relate to John La Farge’s work (seeHollyhocks and Corn [21.1442]), which Boott also knew. Her composition emphasizes the growing narcissus, but it also contains an unmistakable reference to Rome in the tiny, shadowed dome of St. Peter’s on the horizon. The Campagna, which had meant so much to artists of earlier generations, still had resonance for American painters and writers. Boott frequently described horseback riding on the Campagna alone or in company with such friends as James and Alice Bartlett; [2]they would “make expeditions on the Campagna, sketch by the hours, ride till after the sun had set in red and gold behind the great dome and the mysterious twilight hour had begun.”[3]

    James, describing spring coming to Rome, wrote: “Far out on the Campagna, early in February, you felt the first vague, earthy emanations … It comes with the early flowers, the white narcissus and the cyclamen, the half-buried violets and the pale anemones, and makes the whole atmosphere ring.”[4] He also often referred in his letters to his rides on the Campagna with Boott during her sojourn in Rome, when Narcissus on the Campagna was executed. [5] Perhaps finished in the studio, this may be the kind of study Boott referred to when she wrote, “the Campagna gives one ever new and varied effects for memory sketches, and I have often blessed Mr. Hunt who first made me exert my memory in this way.” [6]The painting was exhibited in New York at the National Academy in March 1876.

    Boott’s career was cut short by an early death. She is buried in Florence, in a tomb effigy designed by her husband, painter Frank Duveneck, a marble version [12.62] of which is in the Museum’s collection.

    Notes
    1.(Henry James to his mother, Mrs. Henry James, Sr., March 24, 1873, quoted in Henry James Selected Letters, ed. Leon Edel (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1987), 108.
    2. Alice Bartlett (d. 1912), who later married her cousin Henry Edward Warren, wrote magazine articles about her travels in Europe, provided Henry James with the germ of the story that inspired Daisy Miller, and was also a friend of Louisa and May Alcott. See Daniel Shealy, ed. Little Women Abroad: The Alcott Sisters’Letters from Europe, 1870–1871(Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2008), lxii.
    3. Elizabeth Boott to members of William Morris Hunt’s art class, Rome, December 6, 1877, Cincinnati Historical Society, Ohio.
    4. Henry James, “Roman Rides,” Transatlantic Sketches (Boston: James R. Osgood, 1875), 150.
    5. Henry James to his father, Henry James, Sr., March 4, 1873, Rome, quoted in Edel, Henry James Selected Letters, 99.
    6. Elizabeth Boott to members of William Morris Hunt’s art class, Rome, January 6, 1878, Cincinnati Historical Society, Ohio.

    This text has been adapted from Susan Ricci’s entry in The Lure of Italy: American Artists and the Italian Experience, 1760–1914, by Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., et al., exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1992).

    Provenance

    About 1872-73, the artist (1846-1888); descended in the Duveneck family to Helen Erica Duveneck (1942-2005); 1993, sold by Helen Erica Duveneck to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 27, 1993)

    Credit Line

    Robert Jordan Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    40.32 x 17.78 cm (15 7/8 x 7 in.)

    Accession Number

    1993.630

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on panel

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    Americas

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  • Cherry Blossoms

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Early 19th century
    Hirose Kain (Japanese, dates unknown 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

    Dimensions

    Image: 102.6 x 35.2 cm (40 3/8 x 13 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8691

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Not On View

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    Asia

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  • Waterfall and Cherry

    Taki ni sakura zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    latter half of the 18th century
    Kano Eisen'in Michinobu (Japanese, 1730–1790)

    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-124-(2)

    Dimensions

    131.5 x 43.2 cm (51 3/4 x 17 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4432

    Medium or Technique

    One of a pair of hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk

    Not On View

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    Asia

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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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    Asia

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  • Pine and Plum

    Japanese
    Edo period
    latter half of the 18th century
    Kano Tôshun Yoshinobu (Japanese, 1747–1797)

    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-229c

    Dimensions

    Image: 111.4 x 49.6 cm (43 7/8 x 19 1/2 in)

    Accession Number

    11.6438

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Not On View

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    Asia

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  • Sparrows and Cherry

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1839 (Tenpô 10)
    Koike Kyokukô (Japanese, dates unknown 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

    Dimensions

    Image: 111.2 x 42.9 cm (43 3/4 x 16 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8011

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Not On View

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    Asia

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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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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Prints

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  • Peony and Sparrow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Oda Kaisen (Japanese, 1785–1862 Japanese)

    Object Place: Japan

    Description

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 102.4 x 37.1 cm (40 5/16 x 14 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4655

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Not On View

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    Asia

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  • Summer

    about 1860–70
    Gustave Doré (French, 1832–1883)

    Description

    Doré, best known for illustrations of the Bible and Dante’s Divine Comedy, painted many landscapes of Switzerland, Scotland, and France, but this work is unique. A slice of nature from a bug’s-eye view, it seems to be an allegory of rejuvenation and the transience of life. Hollyhocks, morning-glories, dandelions, daisies, thistles, and other weeds battle for survival, and butterflies and dragonflies feed on them. The scythe, a traditional symbol of death, lies rusting in the foreground, and in contrast to the luxuriance of nature, a ruined building is moldering in the background.

    Inscription

    Lower left: Gve Dore

    Provenance

    De Vries; by 1871, sold by De Vries to Richard Baker [see note 1]; 1873, gift of Richard Baker to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 24, 1873) NOTES: [1] According to notes in the curatorial file, Baker lent the painting to the Boston Atheneum as early as 1871. The location of "De Vries" is unclear; notes suggest it was in either Paris or Boston. A letter from George W. Wales to Henry P. Kidder (September 21, 1876), indicates that "Mrs. Baker says her husband purchased this said Painting of Mr. de Vries and gave it to the Museum -- she said she thought the purchase was made at your suggestion." Kidder was among the founding trustees of the MFA and served as treasurer from 1870 until his death in 1886.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Richard Baker

    Details

    Dimensions

    266.4 x 200.1 cm (104 7/8 x 78 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    73.8

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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  • Dandelions

    1867–68
    Jean-François Millet (French, 1814–1875)

    Description

    Millet excelled in the medium of pastel, and his skill as a draftsman and colorist are evident here in the rich variety of greens that set off the flowers and in the airy delicacy of the dandelions, which are shown in all phases from bud to seed.

    Inscription

    Lower right: J. F. Millet

    Provenance

    1868-1875, acquired from the artist by Emile Gavet, Paris (commissioned in 1867); June 11-12, 1875, sold at Gavet Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, no. 94, and bought by Carlin. By 1917, Quincy Adams Shaw, Boston; 1917, gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy A. Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton. (Accession Date: March 29, 1917)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton

    Details

    Dimensions

    40.6 x 50.2 cm (16 x 19 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1524

    Medium or Technique

    Pastel on tan wove paper

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  • View of Cherry Blossoms at Mukojima on the Sumida River, Tokyo

    Cherry Blossoms, Mukojima, Tokyo

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    about 1895
    Photographer Tamamura Kôzaburô (Japanese, born in 1856)

    Description

    Provenance

    Between 1980–1990, Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection, Chestnut Hill, MA; given to the MFA, Boston, June 23, 2004

    Credit Line

    Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sharf No.: FASPUC1

    Dimensions

    Image: 18.5 x 24 cm (7 5/16 x 9 7/16 in.) Lender Accessory (Album Cover): 26.5 x 34.5 x 1.2 cm (10 7/16 x 13 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2004.268.2

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, hand-tinted albumen print

    Not On View

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    Asia, Photography

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    Photographs, Albums

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  • Japanese postcard

    Japanese
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.4980

    Not On View

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • April Showers

    Spring Shower, Connecticut Valley

    1868
    Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819–1904)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left: M.J. Heade-68.

    Provenance

    1868, the artist. Brigadier-General Frank Stephen Meighen (1870-1946), Montreal; 1946, with John Nicholson Gallery, New York; 1946, sold by the John Nicholson Gallery 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

    50.48 x 102.23 cm (19 7/8 x 40 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.1173

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Waleska Evans James Gallery (Gallery 236)

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    Americas

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  • Morning Glories from the album 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

    01.8477.30

    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

    01.8477.28

    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

    01.8477.23

    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

    01.8477.22

    Medium or Technique

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

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  • Bleeding Heart

    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

    01.8477.18

    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

    01.8477.33

    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

    01.8477.32

    Medium or Technique

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

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  • Weeping Beech

    Japanese
    Shôwa era
    1966 (Shôwa 41)
    Artist Matsubara Naoko (Japanese, born in 1937 Japanese)

    Description

    Artist’s proof, To Mr. Fontein.

    Signed

    Naoko Matsubara

    Provenance

    1967, gift of Jan Fontein to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 8, 1967)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Jan Fontein

    Copyright

    © Naoko Matsubara

    Details

    Dimensions

    31 x 34.8 cm (12 3/16 x 13 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    67.285

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print; ink on paper

    Not On View

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  • Spring blossoms

    Chinese
    1980
    Artist Shi Lu (1918–1982 Chinese)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mortimer B. Zuckerman

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 97 cm wide (38 3/16 in.) Image: 180.5 x 64.9 cm (71 1/16 x 25 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.1057

    Medium or Technique

    Ink and color on paper

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    Asia, Contemporary Art

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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

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  • Blossoming Trees

    2
    1882
    Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left in brush: F. Childe Hassam/1882.

    Provenance

    Kathleen Rothe; bequest to MFA, October 13, 1965.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Kathleen Rothe

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 26.7 x 22.9 cm (10 1/2 x 9 in.)

    Accession Number

    65.1301

    Medium or Technique

    Opaque watercolor on brown paper

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  • Lilies from the album 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

    01.8477.16

    Medium or Technique

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

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  • Lotuses from the album 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

    01.8477.8

    Medium or Technique

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

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  • Blackberry Lily, from an untitled series known as Large Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.2146, 11.17597

    Signed

    Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

    Credit Line

    Denman Waldo Ross Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    TNM, Hokusai (2005), #361; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 229, horizontal ôban #23.01

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban

    Accession Number

    11.2146

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Parrot and insect among pear blossoms

    Chinese
    Southern Song or Yuan
    second half of the 13th century
    Formerly attributed to Huang Jucai (Chinese, 10th century Chinese)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Denman Waldo Ross Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    27.6 x 27.6 cm (10 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    30.461

    Medium or Technique

    Ink and color on silk

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  • Poppies

    about 1864
    Charles Hippolyte Aubry (French, 1811–1877 French)

    Description

    Inscription

    Signed in negative, l. r.: ch. aubry; Numbered in brownish-black ink on mount: 87; Numbered in negative, l. l. and concealed with brownish-black ink: 48

    Provenance

    Charles Isaacs, Malvern, PA; purchased December 1990.

    Credit Line

    Sophie M. Friedman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/sheet: 34.3 x 26 cm (13 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.) Mount: 40.4 x 31 cm (15 7/8 x 12 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1990.603

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print from wet-collodion-on-glass negative

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    Europe, Photography

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  • Spotted Dahlia

    about 1915-17
    Edna Boies Hopkins (American, 1872–1937 American)

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Bequest of John T. Spaulding

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Vasseur 64

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 31.3 x 34 cm (12 5/16 x 13 3/8 in.) Block: 22.8 x 20.2 cm (9 x 7 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.901

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodcut

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  • Cineraria

    about 1915-17
    Edna Boies Hopkins (American, 1872–1937 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    In graphite, l.l.: Edna Boies Hopkins; l.r.: No 17

    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 27

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 39 x 32.8 cm (15 3/8 x 12 15/16 in.) Block: 22.7 x 20 cm (8 15/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.905

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodcut

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  • Plum

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    Late 19th century
    Koun (Japanese Japanese)

    Object Place: Japan

    Description

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 101.7 x 36.8 cm (40 1/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4658

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Chrysanthemums (Kikuka) from the series Sunbikai Cards by Gyokusho (Gyokusho sunga)

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Kawabata Gyokushô (Japanese, 1842–1913 Japanese), Publisher Sunbikai

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.983

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodblock print; ink on Japanese paper

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  • Irises from the album 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

    01.8477.13

    Medium or Technique

    One leaf from an eighteen-fold album; ink and color on silk

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  • Lillies and Praying Mantis

    Japanese
    Edo period
    first half of the 18th century
    Kano Gyokuen Hidenobu (Japanese, 1683–1743 Japanese)

    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-249

    Dimensions

    Image: 48.7 x 31.2 cm (19 3/16 x 12 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4192

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

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  • Irises, Water Plants, and Tortoise

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Ueda Kôfu (Japanese, 1759–1831 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

    Dimensions

    Image: 111.6 x 56 cm (43 15/16 x 22 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8462

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink, color and gold on silk

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  • Two Cranes among Irises

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era - Taishô era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.17405

    Medium or Technique

    Hand-painting; ink and color on Japanese cedar sheet adhered to card stock

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  • Peonies

    Japanese
    Edo Period
    first half of the 18th century
    Kanô Chikanobu (Japanese, 1660–1728)

    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-109-(1)

    Dimensions

    Image: 101 x 37.7 cm (39 3/4 x 14 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6412

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Peonies

    Japanese
    Edo Period
    first half of the 18th century
    Kanô Chikanobu (Japanese, 1660–1728)

    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-109-(2)

    Dimensions

    Image: 101 x 37.7 cm (39 3/4 x 14 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6411

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Peach Tree

    Japanese
    Edo period
    first half of the 18th century
    Kanô Chikanobu (Japanese, 1660–1728)

    Description

    Inscription

    Artist signature: Chikanobu hitsu.

    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-102-(1)

    Dimensions

    Image: 117.5 x 45.2 cm (46 1/4 x 17 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6410

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • A Garden Is a Sea of Flowers

    1912
    Ross Sterling Turner (American, 1847–1915)

    Description

    Inscription

    Inscribed lower right in pale blue watercolor: a garden is a sea of flower / Ross Turner / 1912

    Signed

    signed

    Provenance

    Nellie P. Carter; gift of the estate to MFA Nov. 1935

    Credit Line

    Gift of the Estate of Nellie Parney Carter

    Details

    Dimensions

    Framed: 84.8 x 108.9 cm (33 3/8 x 42 7/8 in.) Sheet: 52.7 x 77.8 cm (20 3/4 x 30 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    35.1690

    Medium or Technique

    Transparent and opaque watercolor on board

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  • Spring Blossoms

    1882
    Frederic Crowninshield (American, 1845–1918 American)

    Description

    Signed

    Lower right: F. C. '82

    Provenance

    Passed from the artist upon his death to his daughter, Mrs. Carl A. de Gersdorff, New York City (1918); Upon the death of Mrs. de Gersdorff a large group of her father's watercolors was divided between her two daughters, Mrs. Frederick J. Bradlee, Jr. and her sister (1942); Mrs. Bradlee's gift to the MFA (Accession date: January 11, 1945).

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Frederick J. Bradlee, Jr.

    Details

    Dimensions

    36.8 x 51.4cm (14 1/2 x 20 1/4in.)

    Accession Number

    45.44

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

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  • Irises and Grasshopper, from an untitled series known as Large Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

    Provenance

    March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

    Credit Line

    Denman Waldo Ross Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    TNM, Hokusai (2005), #364; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 229, horizontal ôban #23.09

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 25.3 x 36.1 cm (9 15/16 x 14 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    06.811

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Kingfisher and Wild Rose

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

    Inscription

    Poem: Kawasemi no/ hane wo yosoute/ mizu kagami 川蝉の 羽を粧ふて 水かゝみ

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Provenance

    March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

    Credit Line

    Denman Waldo Ross Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ôta kinen bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #047; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #290

    Dimensions

    Aitanzaku; 32.7 x 10.7 cm (12 7/8 x 4 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    06.1472

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Morning Glories, Pinks, and Other Flowers

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

    Description

    Signed

    Toyohiro ga 豊広画

    Provenance

    March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

    Credit Line

    Denman Waldo Ross Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 435

    Dimensions

    Ebangire; 19.8 x 54.1 cm (7 13/16 x 21 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    06.2537

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

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  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons

    Shiki kacho zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Kano Toeki Narinobu (Japanese, dates unknown)

    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-242b

    Dimensions

    Image: 123.4 x 54.2 cm (48 9/16 x 21 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4184

    Medium or Technique

    One of a pair of hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk

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  • Hollyhocks and Butterflies

    Japanese
    Edo period
    latter half of the 17th century
    Attributed to Kano Toun Masunobu (Japanese, 1625–1694)

    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-220-(2)

    Dimensions

    Image: 76.3 x 43.2 cm (30 1/16 x 17 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4241

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

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  • Rose Mallow, Chrysanthemums, and Dragonflies

    Japanese
    Edo period
    latter half of the 17th century
    Attributed to Kano Toun Masunobu (Japanese, 1625–1694)

    Object Place: Kano

    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-220-(1)

    Dimensions

    Image: 76.3 x 43.2 cm (30 1/16 x 17 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4242

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

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  • Bird and Flowers

    Kacho zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    late 18th to early 19th century
    Attributed to Kô Sûkoku (Japanese, 1730–1804 Japanese)

    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-340

    Dimensions

    Image: 93.2 x 34.9 cm (36 11/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4367

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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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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  • Pheasants and Peonies

    Kacho zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    latter half of the 18th century to first half of the 19th century
    Kano Yôsen'in Korenobu (Japanese, 1753–1808)

    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-142-(2)

    Dimensions

    Image: 110.5 x 46.2 cm (43 1/2 x 18 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4452

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Pheasants and Rose Mallow

    Kacho zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    latter half of the 18th century to first half of the 19th century
    Kano Yôsen'in Korenobu (Japanese, 1753–1808)

    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-142-(1)

    Dimensions

    Image: 110.5 x 46.2 cm (43 1/2 x 18 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4453

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons

    Japanese
    Late Edo period - Meiji era
    19th century
    Hasegawa Gyokuhô (Japanese, 1822–1879 Japanese)

    Object Place: Japan

    Description

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 140.1 x 71.6 cm (55 3/16 x 28 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4711

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Spring flowers

    Chinese
    Late Ming dynasty
    17th century

    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

    Dimensions

    Image: 67.1 x 33.2 cm (26 7/16 x 13 1/16 in.) Overall: 158 x 49.5 cm (62 3/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6149

    Medium or Technique

    Ink and colors on silk

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  • Auspicious Birds and Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Artist Unknown, 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-423

    Dimensions

    Image: 172.5 x 267 cm (67 15/16 x 105 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6377

    Medium or Technique

    Unmounted painting; ink, color, and gold on paper

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  • Cherry Blossoms and Peacocks

    Japanese
    Edo period
    18th century
    Formerly attributed to Kano Sansetsu (Japanese, 1590–1651)

    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-284

    Dimensions

    Image: 150.8 x 515.2 cm (59 3/8 x 202 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6626

    Medium or Technique

    Six-panel folding screen; ink and color on gold-leafed paper

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  • Camellias, Pear Blossoms, and Siberian Blue Robins

    Japanese
    Edo period
    latter half of the 18th to first half of the 19th century
    Kô Sûkoku (Japanese, 1730–1804 Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Signed, "Rakukosai, Ko-Sukoku, Ichiyu paints."

    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-341

    Dimensions

    Image: 118.1 x 42.1 cm (46 1/2 x 16 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6688

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Rose Mallow and Bird

    Japanese
    Edo period
    first half of the 19th century
    Kano Tangen (Japanese, dates unknown 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-257

    Dimensions

    75.6 x 41 cm (29 3/4 x 16 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6701

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Grosbeaks and Nandina from the album Birds and Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    18th century
    Artist Unknown, 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

    Dimensions

    Image: 34.2 x 29.9 cm (13 7/16 x 11 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6876.1

    Medium or Technique

    Album; yûzen-dyeing and hand-painting in ink and color on silk

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  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons

    Shiki kacyo zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Kano Toeki Narinobu (Japanese, dates unknown)

    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-242a

    Dimensions

    Image: 123.3 x 54.2 cm (48 9/16 x 21 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6878

    Medium or Technique

    One from a pair of hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk

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  • Cherry Blossoms

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Yoshida Shûran (Japanese, 1797–1866 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

    Dimensions

    Image: 93.5 x 31.9 cm (36 13/16 x 12 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8577

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Peacock and Peonies

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1830s
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 06.1158, 11.2131, 11.21130, 11.39604, 21.7907

    Inscription

    Chinese poem 牡丹花冨貴者也 幽斎

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai 改印: 極

    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

    Ôta kinen bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #6; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #s 72, 254; Rijksmuseum cat. IV (1984), p. 29, #33; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #6.6

    Dimensions

    Ôtanzaku; 38.5 x 17.2 cm (15 1/8 x 6 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.21130

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Wildflowers

    1887
    Henry Roderick Newman (American, 1843–1917)

    Description

    Inscription

    Signed and dated lower left in brown wash: H.R. Newman / 1887

    Signed

    Lower left: H.R. Newman 1887

    Provenance

    Denman Ross(1853-1935, Cambridge); acquired1917

    Credit Line

    Denman Waldo Ross Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 39.0 x 26.5 cm (15 3/8 x 10 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1418

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor over graphite pencil on paper

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  • Wisteria and Wagtail (Fuji, sekirei), from an untitled series known as Small Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.20404 (no seals; 3rd edition?), 21.10219 (1st edition)

    Signed

    Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

    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

    Catalogue Raisonné

    TNM, Hokusai (2005), #375; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #22.03

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 25.7 x 18.7 cm (10 1/8 x 7 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.10219

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Kingfisher with Iris and Wild Pinks (Kawasemi, shaga, nadeshiko), from an untitled series known as Small Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.21696, 21.10221

    Inscription

    Chinese poem by Cai Yong (132-192) 「回顧生碧色 動揺揚縹青 蔡邕」

    Signed

    Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

    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

    Catalogue Raisonné

    TNM, Hokusai (2005), #371; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #22.01

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 25.8 x 18.7 cm (10 3/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.10221

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Hawfinch and Marvel-of-Peru (Ikaru, oshiroi no hana), from an untitled series known as Small Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.20437 (2nd ed.), 11.23024 (1st ed.), 21.10222 (1st ed.)

    Inscription

    Haikai poem by Yôdaijo (“Moon Lady”), dates unknown: Oshiroi no/ hana ya botan no/ ushirogaki 「白粉の 花や牡丹の うしろ垣 瑤台女」

    Signed

    Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

    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

    Catalogue Raisonné

    TNM, Hokusai (2005), #372; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #22.10

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 25.7 x 19 cm (10 1/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.10222

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Warbler and Roses (Kôchô, bara), from an untitled series known as Small Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.17616 (2nd ed.), 11.25141, 21.10223, 21.10225 (right)

    Kôchô, literally “yellow bird,” is an alternate name for uguisu “warbler.”

    Inscription

    Haikai poem by Shoso Otsuni (1756-1823): Hara no hana/ chirinuru ori ka/ oka no ie 「はらの花 ちりぬる折か 岡の家 乙二」

    Signed

    Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

    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

    Catalogue Raisonné

    TNM, Hokusai (2005), #376; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #22.05

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 25.6 x 18.5 cm (10 1/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.10223

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Shrike and Blessed Thistle (Mozu, oniazami), from an untitled series known as Small Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

    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

    Catalogue Raisonné

    TNM, Hokusai (2005), #370; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #22.08

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 25.5 x 18.8 cm (10 1/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.10226

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Shrike and Bluebird with Begonia and Wild Strawberry (Mozu, ruri, yuki-no-shita, hebi-ichigo), from the untitled series known as Small Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.20455 (2nd ed.), 21.10227 (1st ed.)

    Inscription

    Poem: Mozu naku ya/ funbgetsu wa mina/ kusa ni aru

    Signed

    Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

    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

    Catalogue Raisonné

    TNM, Hokusai (2005), #369; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #22.07

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 25.8 x 18.8 cm (10 3/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.10227

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Peonies and Canary (Shakuyaku, kanaari), from an untitled series known as Small Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.20400, 21.10228

    Inscription

    Chinese poem by Wang Shiming (1112-1171) 「千葉揚州種 春深覇衆芳 王十明」

    Signed

    Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

    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

    Catalogue Raisonné

    TNM, Hokusai (2005), #368; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #22.09

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 26 x 19.2cm (10 1/4 x 7 9/16in.)

    Accession Number

    21.10228

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Bullfinch and Weeping Cherry (Uso, shidarezakura), from an untitled series known as Small Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.23022, 21.10229

    Inscription

    Haikai poem by the shamisen master Sugano Joyu II (1784-1841), poetry name Senraian Setsuman: Tori hitotsu/ nurete dekeri/ asa sakura 「鳥ひとつ 濡て出けり 朝さくら 雪万」(千来庵雪万=二代目菅野序遊)

    Signed

    Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

    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

    Catalogue Raisonné

    TNM, Hokusai (2005), #367; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #22.04

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 25.5 x 18.7 cm (10 1/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.10229

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Passion Flowers and Hummingbirds

    about 1870–83
    Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819–1904)

    Description

    During a career that spanned almost seventy years, Heade, an ardent naturalist and traveler, painted a great variety of subjects: portraits [48.426], luminous salt-marsh scenes [47.1159], seascapes (often with thunder storms) [45.889], tropical landscapes [47.1153], hummingbird and orchid pictures [47.1164], and floral still lifes [48.427]. Heade had been fascinated by hummingbirds since his childhood, and in 1863–64 he spent six months in Brazil painting hummingbirds in their natural habitat; he intendedto use the pictures as illustrations in a book to be called “The Gems of Brazil.” Although the book was never published, the artist did complete some forty-five small paintings of hummingbirds. After two trips to Central America in 1866 and 1870, Heade began a distinctive group of works combining hummingbirds and tropical flowers.
    In Passion Flowers and Hummingbirds Heade depicted two small, black-and-white Snowcap hummingbirds, a species found in Panama, and the most brilliantly colored species of passionflower, Passiflora racemosa, in a steamy, lush jungle setting. The passionflower is so named because missionaries saw correspondences between the parts of the flower and the Passion (or sufferings) of Christ: the ten petals represent the ten apostles present at the crucifixion, the corona filaments resemble the crown of thorns, and the three stigmas relate to the nails in the cross. In this work, Heade successfully combined his scientific interests with his aesthetic sensitivity, accurately rendering the birds and the passionflowers in a close-up view while gracefully composing the winding stems across the surface of the picture and contrasting the cool jungle greens and grays with the dazzling red of the flowers.

    Heade’s paintings were informed by a worldview recently revolutionized by British naturalist Charles Darwin; to support the theories about evolution in his book The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom (1876), Darwin specifically mentioned the adaptation of hummingbird beaks to fertilize passionflowers. Although Heade was one of the first to reflect Darwin’s theories in his paintings of flowers in their natural habitats, other artists, such as John La Farge [Res.27.93], were subsequently inspired by Darwin’s theories of evolution and the role of interrelationships in the natural world.

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

    Inscription

    Lower left: M J Heade

    Provenance

    With a Philadelphia dealer. 1944, Victor Spark, New York; 1944, 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

    39.37 x 54.93 cm (15 1/2 x 21 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.1138

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

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

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  • Orchids and Hummingbird

    1875–83
    Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819–1904)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: M.J. Heade

    Provenance

    1875-83, the artist. With David David, Philadelphia; 1944, with A. Frederick Mondschein, New York; 1944, with Newhouse Galleries, New York; with Macbeth Gellery, New York; Stephen C. Clark, New York; 1946, with Macbeth Gallery, New York; 1946, sold by Macbeth 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

    35.88 x 56.2 cm (14 1/8 x 22 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.1164

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

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

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  • Profusion of flowers

    Chinese
    Qing dynasty
    18th century
    Qian Weicheng (Chinese, 1720–1776 Chinese)

    Description

    Provenance

    Purchased by MFA, April 12, 1956

    Credit Line

    Marshall H. Gould Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 35.5 x 353.3 cm (14 x 139 1/8 in.) Overall: 36.3 x 787.3 cm (14 5/16 x 309 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    56.257

    Medium or Technique

    Ink and color on paper

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  • Two birds on a flowering branch (cedrela adorata) near a bamboo plant

    Chinese
    Qing dynasty
    about 1760
    Shen Quan

    Description

    Credit Line

    Helen S. Coolidge Fund - John Gardner Coolidge Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 26.3 x 20.1 cm (10 3/8 x 7 15/16 in.) Overall: 116 x 29.3 cm (45 11/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    67.715

    Medium or Technique

    Ink and color on silk

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  • Orchids and Spray Orchids with Hummingbirds

    about 1875–90
    Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819–1904)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left: M J Heade

    Provenance

    The artist; Robert G. Ingersoll, Dobbs Ferry, New York; with Victor Spark, New York, 1946; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1946; 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

    50.8 x 30.48 cm (20 x 12 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.1175

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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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

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  • Trumpet Flower

    about 1915
    Edna Boies Hopkins (American, 1872–1937 American)

    Description

    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 67

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 38.3 x 32.5 cm (15 1/16 x 12 13/16 in.) Block: 22.7 x 20 cm (8 15/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.902

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodcut

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  • Folly Cove

    about 1900
    Philip Leslie Hale (American, 1865–1931)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; descended by inheritance to Fredson Bowers, his son-in-law; to MAF, 1989, gift of Fredson Bowers.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Fredson Bowers

    Details

    Dimensions

    22.54 x 29.84 cm (8 7/8 x 11 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1989.267

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas board

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  • Lotus with Frog, Plate XXIII from Part I (Plants of China) of Pierre-Joseph Buchoz, Collection Précieuse et Enluminée des fleurs les plus belles et les plus curieuses, qui se cultivent tant dans les jardins de la Chine que dans ceux de l'Europe.

    Published 1776
    Publisher Pierre-Joseph Buchoz (French, 1731–1807), Designed by Unidentified artist, Chinese, century unknown (Chinese), Etched and colored by Unidentified artist, French, 18th century

    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

    Dunthorne 060; Nissen 0282

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 32.2 x 21 cm (12 11/16 x 8 1/4 in.) Sheet: 45 x 30 cm (17 11/16 x 11 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.104

    Medium or Technique

    Etching, hand-colored

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  • Lotus with Duck, Plate LXXXII from Part I (Plants of China) of Pierre Joseph Buchoz, Collection Précieuse et Enluminée des fleurs les plus belles et les plus curieuses, qui se cultivent tant dans les jardins de la Chine que dans ceux de l'Europe.

    Lotus with Duck. Plate LXXXII [Plants of China] (From Pierre Joseph Buchoz, Collection Précieuse et Enluminée des fleurs les plus belles et les plus curieuses, qui se cultivent tant dans les jardins de la Chine que dans ceux de l'Europe.)

    Published 1776
    Publisher Pierre-Joseph Buchoz (French, 1731–1807), Designed by Unidentified artist, Chinese, century unknown (Chinese), Etched and colored by Unidentified artist, French, 18th century

    Place of Publication: Paris

    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

    Dunthorne 060; Nissen 0282

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 32 x 21 cm (12 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.) Sheet: 45.3 x 30.4 cm (17 13/16 x 11 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.106

    Medium or Technique

    Etching, hand-colored

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  • Description

    Inscription

    Recto, in black ink, u.l.: 325.5 / 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: 20.6 x 26.4 cm (8 1/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.853

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Bellflower and Dragonfly, from an untitled series known as Large Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.17591, 21.6680

    Signed

    Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

    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

    MFA, Hokusai (2013), #74; MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #99; TNM, Hokusai (2005), #359; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 229, horizontal ôban #23.07

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 26.8 x 39.2 cm (10 9/16 x 15 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.17591

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Peonies

    Botan zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    first half of the 19th century
    Attributed to Kano Isen'in Naganobu (Japanese, 1775–1828)

    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-159-(1)

    Dimensions

    Image: 112.7 x 48.5 cm (44 3/8 x 19 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4211

    Medium or Technique

    One of a pair of hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk

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  • Peonies

    Botan zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    first half of the 19th century
    Kano Seisen'in Osanobu (Japanese, 1796–1846)

    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-178-(3)

    Dimensions

    Image: 119.1 x 45.6 cm (46 7/8 x 17 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4334

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Peonies

    Botan zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    first half of the 19th century
    Kano Seisen'in Osanobu (Japanese, 1796–1846)

    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-178-(1)

    Dimensions

    Image: 119.1 x 45.6 cm (46 7/8 x 17 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4336

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Chrysanthemums by a Stream

    Ryusui ni kiku zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    first half of the 19th century
    Kano Yusen Hironobu (Japanese, 1778–1815 Japanese)

    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-206

    Dimensions

    Image: 96 x 28.9 cm (37 13/16 x 11 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4468

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

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  • Peonies, Butterflies and Chinese Rock

    Botan ni cho zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Kano Tansho (Japanese, dates unknown)

    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-081-(2)

    Dimensions

    Image: 135.9 x 61.2 cm (53 1/2 x 24 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6714

    Medium or Technique

    Unmounted painting; ink, light color, and gold on silk

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  • Peonies

    Botan zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    latter half of the 17th century
    Attributed to Kiyohara Yukinobu (Japanese, 1643–1682 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-076-(3)

    Dimensions

    Image: 69.2 x 34.4 cm (27 1/4 x 13 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6858

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk

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  • Peony

    Botan

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    1860s–1880s
    Kano Eisho (Japanese, active late 19th century Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Signed Yeisho.

    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-Modern-041

    Dimensions

    Image: 75.2 x 41.9 cm (29 5/8 x 16 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8744

    Medium or Technique

    Panel; ink and color on silk

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  • Peonies

    Bitan zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    first half of the 19th century
    Attributed to Kano Isen'in Naganobu (Japanese, 1775–1828)

    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-159-(2)

    Dimensions

    Image: 112.7 x 48.5 cm (44 3/8 x 19 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4210

    Medium or Technique

    One of a pair of hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk

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