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  • Flower Garden at Mukôjima (Mukôjima hanayashiki), from the...

    1857 (Ansei 4), 7th month

    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)

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.8877

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  • Flower Garden in the Inner Precincts at Asakusa (Asakusa okuyama...

    1858 (Ansei 5), 3rd month

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.10000

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  • Fukagawa Hachiman [Shrine Garden], from the series Cutout...

    1857 (Ansei 4), 7th month

    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)

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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.8854

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  • Plum Garden, Kamata (Kamata no umezono), from the series One...

    1857 (Ansei 4), 2nd month

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

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

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

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    11.16751

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  • Horikiri Iris Garden (Horikiri no hanashôbu), from the series...

    1857 (Ansei 4), intercalary 5th month

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

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

    MFA impressions: 11.16827, 11.36876.42, 21.9469

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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    11.16827

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  • Boston Public Garden

    1910–15

    Unidentifed artist, American, 19th century (American)

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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 22.86 x 29.21 cm (9 x 11 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Watercolor on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    1995.164

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  • Sweet-flag Garden, Horikiri

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Collotype; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.17746

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  • Iris Garden, Tokyo

    1892–94

    Photographer Tamamura Kôzaburô (Japanese, born in 1856)

    Description
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    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.)

    Medium

    Photograph, albumen print

    Classification

    Photographs, Albums

    Accession Number

    2004.268.3

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    Asia, Photography

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

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.4979

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  • "Une Rose Parmi les Roses - Robe de Garden-party de...

    April 1913

    Francisco Javier Gosé (Spanish, 1876–1915)

    Description

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

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

    Classification

    Books and manuscripts, Books

    Accession Number

    2004.11.4

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    Europe

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  • Women in a Iris Garden

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Collotype with hand coloring; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.21330

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  • Woman with Parasol in an Iris Garden

    cancelled 1907

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Collotype with hand coloring; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.17824

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  • Fan with decoration of storytellers and a garden scene

    late 19th century

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    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.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Textiles

    Accession Number

    92.2718a-b

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    Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

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  • Still Life with Snake and Lizard

    about 1670

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

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1990.622

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    Europe

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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).

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Oil on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1993.630

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  • Cherry Blossoms

    Early 19th century

    Hirose Kain (Japanese, dates unknown Japanese)

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8691

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  • Waterfall and Cherry

    latter half of the 18th century

    Kano Eisen'in Michinobu (Japanese, 1730–1790 Japanese)

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4432

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  • Peony

    mid-18th century

    Tsuruzawa Tangei Moriyoshi (Japanese, 1688–1769 Japanese)

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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6698

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  • Pine and Plum

    latter half of the 18th century

    Kano Tôshun Yoshinobu (Japanese, 1747–1797 Japanese)

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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6438

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  • Sparrows and Cherry

    1839 (Tenpô 10)

    Koike Kyokukô (Japanese, dates unknown Japanese)

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8011

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  • Cherry Blossoms

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.8598

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  • Peony and Sparrow

    19th century

    Oda Kaisen (Japanese, 1785–1862 Japanese)

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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4655

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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.

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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    73.8

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  • Dandelions

    1867–68

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

    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.

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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Pastel on tan wove paper

    Classification

    Pastels

    Accession Number

    17.1524

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

    about 1895

    Photographer Tamamura Kôzaburô (Japanese, born in 1856)

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    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.)

    Medium

    Photograph, hand-tinted albumen print

    Classification

    Photographs, Albums

    Accession Number

    2004.268.2

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    Asia, Photography

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  • Japanese postcard

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

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    Dimensions

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

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.4980

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  • April Showers

    1868

    Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819–1904)

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1173

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  • Morning Glories from the album Birds and Flowers

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.30

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  • Album of Birds and Flowers

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.28

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  • Album of Birds and Flowers

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.23

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  • Album of Birds and Flowers

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.22

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  • Bleeding Heart

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.18

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  • Album of Birds and Flowers

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.33

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  • Album of Birds and Flowers

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.32

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  • Weeping Beech

    1966 (Shôwa 41)

    Artist Matsubara Naoko (Japanese, born in 1937 Japanese)

    Description

    Artist's proof, To Mr. Fontein.

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Woodblock print; ink on paper

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    67.285

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  • Spring blossoms

    1980

    Artist Shi Lu (1918–1982 Chinese)

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    2000.1057

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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).

    Details

    Dimensions

    180.3 x 62.9 cm (71 x 24.75 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    2001.255

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  • Blossoming Trees

    1882

    Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935)

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Opaque watercolor on brown paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    65.1301

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  • Lilies from the album Birds and Flowers

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.16

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  • Lotuses from the album Birds and Flowers

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.8

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

    about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.2146, 11.17597

    Details

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    11.2146

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  • Parrot and insect among pear blossoms

    second half of the 13th century

    Formerly attributed to Huang Jucai (Chinese, 10th century Chinese)

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    30.461

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  • Poppies

    about 1864

    Charles Hippolyte Aubry (French, 1811–1877 French)

    Description
    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.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    1990.603

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  • Spotted Dahlia

    about 1915-17

    Edna Boies Hopkins (American, 1872–1937 American)

    Description
    Details

    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.)

    Medium

    Color woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    48.901

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  • Cineraria

    about 1915-17

    Edna Boies Hopkins (American, 1872–1937 American)

    Description
    Details

    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.)

    Medium

    Color woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    48.905

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  • Plum

    Late 19th century

    Koun (Japanese Japanese)

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4658

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  • Chrysanthemums (Kikuka) from the series Sunbikai Cards by...

    Kawabata Gyokushô (Japanese, 1842–1913 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Color woodblock print; ink on Japanese paper

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.983

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  • Irises from the album Birds and Flowers

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.13

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  • Lillies and Praying Mantis

    first half of the 18th century

    Kano Gyokuen Hidenobu (Japanese, 1683–1743 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4192

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  • Irises, Water Plants, and Tortoise

    19th century

    Ueda Kôfu (Japanese, 1759–1831 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink, color and gold on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8462

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  • Two Cranes among Irises

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.17405

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  • Peonies

    first half of the 18th century

    Kanô Chikanobu (Japanese, 1660–1728 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6412

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  • Peonies

    first half of the 18th century

    Kanô Chikanobu (Japanese, 1660–1728 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6411

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  • Peach Tree

    first half of the 18th century

    Kanô Chikanobu (Japanese, 1660–1728 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6410

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  • A Garden Is a Sea of Flowers

    1912

    Ross Sterling Turner (American, 1847–1915)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Transparent and opaque watercolor on board

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    35.1690

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  • Spring Blossoms

    1882

    Frederic Crowninshield (American, 1845–1918 American)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Watercolor on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    45.44

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

    about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    06.811

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  • Kingfisher and Wild Rose

    1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    06.1472

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  • Morning Glories, Pinks, and Other Flowers

    Artist Utagawa Toyohiro (Japanese, 1773–1828)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    06.2537

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  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons

    19th century

    Kano Toeki Narinobu (Japanese, dates unknown Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4184

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  • Hollyhocks and Butterflies

    latter half of the 17th century

    Attributed to Kano Toun Masunobu (Japanese, 1625–1694 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4241

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  • Rose Mallow, Chrysanthemums, and Dragonflies

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  • Bird and Flowers

    late 18th to early 19th century

    Attributed to Kô Sûkoku (Japanese, 1730–1804 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4367

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  • Rose Mallows

    latter half of the 17th to first half of the 18th century

    Attributed to Kano Tsunenobu (Japanese, 1636–1713 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4420

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  • Pheasants and Peonies

    latter half of the 18th century to first half of the 19th century

    Kano Yôsen'in Korenobu (Japanese, 1753–1808)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4452

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  • Pheasants and Rose Mallow

    latter half of the 18th century to first half of the 19th century

    Kano Yôsen'in Korenobu (Japanese, 1753–1808)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4453

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  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons

    19th century

    Hasegawa Gyokuhô (Japanese, 1822–1879 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4711

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  • Spring flowers

    17th century

    Description
    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.)

    Medium

    Ink and colors on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6149

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  • Auspicious Birds and Flowers

    19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Unmounted painting; ink, color, and gold on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6377

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  • Cherry Blossoms and Peacocks

    18th century

    Formerly attributed to Kano Sansetsu (Japanese, 1590–1651 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6626

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  • Camellias, Pear Blossoms, and Siberian Blue Robins

    latter half of the 18th to first half of the 19th century

    Kô Sûkoku (Japanese, 1730–1804 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6688

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  • Rose Mallow and Bird

    first half of the 19th century

    Kano Tangen (Japanese, dates unknown Japanese)

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6701

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  • Grosbeaks and Nandina from the album Birds and Flowers

    18th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6876.1

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  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons

    19th century

    Kano Toeki Narinobu (Japanese, dates unknown Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6878

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  • Cherry Blossoms

    19th century

    Yoshida Shûran (Japanese, 1797–1866 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8577

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  • Peacock and Peonies

    1830s

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)

    Description

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

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    11.21130

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  • Wildflowers

    1887

    Henry Roderick Newman (American, 1843–1917 American)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Watercolor over graphite pencil on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    17.1418

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  • Wisteria and Wagtail (Fuji, sekirei), from an untitled series...

    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

    Description

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

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.10219

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  • Kingfisher with Iris and Wild Pinks (Kawasemi, shaga, nadeshiko),...

    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.21696, 21.10221

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.10221

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  • Hawfinch and Marvel-of-Peru (Ikaru, oshiroi no hana), from an...

    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

    Description

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

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.10222

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  • Warbler and Roses (Kôchô, bara), from an untitled series known...

    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

    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."

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.10223

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  • Shrike and Blessed Thistle (Mozu, oniazami), from an untitled...

    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.10226

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  • Shrike and Bluebird with Begonia and Wild Strawberry (Mozu, ruri,...

    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

    Description

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

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.10227

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  • Peonies and Canary (Shakuyaku, kanaari), from an untitled series...

    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.20400, 21.10228

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.10228

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  • Bullfinch and Weeping Cherry (Uso, shidarezakura), from an...

    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.23022, 21.10229

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.10229

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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).

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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

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    Accession Number

    47.1138

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  • Orchids and Hummingbird

    1875–83

    Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819–1904)

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1164

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  • Profusion of flowers

    18th century

    Qian Weicheng (Chinese, 1720–1776 Chinese)

    Description
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    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.)

    Medium

    Ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    56.257

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

    about 1760

    Shen Quan

    Description
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    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.)

    Medium

    Ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    67.715

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  • Orchids and Spray Orchids with Hummingbirds

    about 1875–90

    Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819–1904)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    50.8 x 30.48 cm (20 x 12 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Raw materials and by-products

    Accession Number

    47.1175

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  • Datura

    about 1910

    Edna Boies Hopkins (American, 1872–1937 American)

    Description
    Details

    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.)

    Medium

    Color woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    48.891

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  • Trumpet Flower

    about 1915

    Edna Boies Hopkins (American, 1872–1937 American)

    Description
    Details

    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.)

    Medium

    Color woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    48.902

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  • Folly Cove

    about 1900

    Philip Leslie Hale (American, 1865–1931)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Oil on canvas board

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1989.267

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    Americas

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  • Lotus with Frog, Plate XXIII from Part I (Plants of China) of...

    Published 1776

    Publisher Pierre-Joseph Buchoz (French, 1731–1807 French)

    Description
    Details

    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.)

    Medium

    Etching, hand-colored

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    69.104

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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  • Lotus with Duck, Plate LXXXII from Part I (Plants of China) of...

    Published 1776

    Publisher Pierre-Joseph Buchoz (French, 1731–1807 French)

    Description
    Details

    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.)

    Medium

    Etching, hand-colored

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    69.106

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  • Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 20.6 x 26.4 cm (8 1/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Photograph, albumen print

    Classification

    Photographs

    Accession Number

    2002.853

    Collections

    Europe, Photography

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

    about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.17591, 21.6680

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    11.17591

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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  • Peonies

    first half of the 19th century

    Attributed to Kano Isen'in Naganobu (Japanese, 1775–1828 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4211

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  • Peonies

    first half of the 19th century

    Kano Seisen'in Osanobu (Japanese, 1796–1846 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4334

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  • Peonies

    first half of the 19th century

    Kano Seisen'in Osanobu (Japanese, 1796–1846 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4336

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  • Chrysanthemums by a Stream

    first half of the 19th century

    Kano Yusen Hironobu (Japanese, 1778–1815 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4468

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  • Peonies, Butterflies and Chinese Rock

    19th century

    Kano Tansho (Japanese, dates unknown Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6714

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    Asia

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  • Peonies

    latter half of the 17th century

    Attributed to Kiyohara Yukinobu (Japanese, 1643–1682 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6858

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  • Peony

    1860s–1880s

    Kano Eisho (Japanese, active late 19th century Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Panel; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8744

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  • Peonies

    first half of the 19th century

    Attributed to Kano Isen'in Naganobu (Japanese, 1775–1828 Japanese)

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4210

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    Asia

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