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  • Kamtschatka Rose (Rosa Kamtschatica), from Redouté, " Les Roses", Paris, 1817–1824)

    1817
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Chapuy (French, 19th century French)

    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 232; Nissen 1599

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 34.7 x 26 cm (13 11/16 x 10 1/4 in.) Sheet: 52 x 36.5 cm (20 1/2 x 14 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.286

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Rosa Rubiginosa flore semi-pleno (From Redouté, " Les Roses", Paris, 1871–1824)

    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Chapuy (French, 19th century French)

    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 232; Nissen 1599

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 35 x 25.7 cm (13 3/4 x 10 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.284

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Oreilles d'Ours-Primula auricula ( from Redouté, "Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs...", Paris, Panckoucke, et al...1827)

    published 1827
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Langlois (active 1805–1840)

    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 235, 1st; Nissen 1591

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 27.5 x 21.5 cm (10 13/16 x 8 7/16 in.) Sheet: 50 x 33 cm (19 11/16 x 13 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.283

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Jasmin d'Espagne (Jasmin grandflorum) (Pl. 68 from Redouté, "Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs...", Paris, Panckoucke, et al...1827)

    published 1827
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Langlois (active 1805–1840)

    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 235, 2nd; Nissen 1591

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 26.5 x 21.6 cm (10 7/16 x 8 1/2 in.) Sheet: 35.7 x 25 cm (14 1/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.280

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, in color and hand-colored

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  • Lavatera Phoenicea/ Hibiscus from Redouté, Choix des...Fleurs

    published 1827
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Rosine-Antoinette Bessin (Delaporte) (French, 1807–1876 French)

    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 235, 1st; N 1591

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 27.3 x 21.5 cm (10 3/4 x 8 7/16 in.) Platemark: 33.8 x 24.4 cm (13 5/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.290

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Nerium Oleander/ Nerion Laurier-rose (Common oleander: Rose Bay) (From Vol. V, 1812 of Redouté, "Traité des Arbes et Arbustes"; 2nd edition of H. L. Duhamel du Monceau.., Paris, 1801–1819)

    published 1812
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Lemaire (active about 1800–1820)

    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 243; Nissen 549

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 30.7 x 22.3 cm (12 1/16 x 8 3/4 in.) Sheet: 34.2 x 24.2 cm (13 7/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.293

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, in color and hand -colored

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  • Rosa centifolia (T. 7, No. 12 from Redouté, "Traité des Arbes et Arbustes"; 2nd edition of H. L. Duhamel du Monceau.., Paris, 1801–1819)

    After Pancrace Bessa (French, 1772–about 1835 French), E. Gabriel (French, active about 1840 French)

    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 243; Nissen 549

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 31 x 23 cm (12 3/16 x 9 1/16 in.) Platemark: 53.5 x 34.5 cm (21 1/16 x 13 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.298

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, in color and hand-colored

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  • French Rose (Rosa Gallica/ Rosier de France), t. 7, no. 8 of "Traité des Arbres et Arbustes"; 2nd edition of H. L. Duhamel du Monceau.., Paris, 1801–1819

    1801–19
    After Pancrace Bessa (French, 1772–about 1835 French), Dubreuil (active 1800–1820)

    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 243; Nissen 549

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 30.5 x 22.5 cm (12 x 8 7/8 in.) Platemark: 54.7 x 35.6 cm (21 9/16 x 14 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.297

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving in color and hand-colored

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  • Trumpet Vine (Tecoma radicans/ Tecoma de Virginie) (Campsis radicans "Trumpet climber"). (T. 2, no. 3 from Redouté, "Traité des Arbes et Arbustes"; 2nd edition of H. L. Duhamel du Monceau.., Paris, 1801–1819)

    1801–19
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Jean Marie Mixelle, l'aine (French, active about 1800 French)

    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 243; Nissen 549

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 33.3 x 24 cm (13 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.) Sheet: 52.5 x 34 cm (20 11/16 x 13 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.295

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, in color and hand-colored

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  • Rosa multiflora platyphylla (From Redouté, " Les Roses", Paris, 1817–1824)

    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Engraved by Langlois (active 1805–1840)

    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 232; Nissen 1599

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 35.7 x 25.5 cm (14 1/16 x 10 1/16 in.) Sheet: 54 x 36.5 cm (21 1/4 x 14 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.278

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, in color and hand-colored

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  • Rosa Parvi-flora (Rosier à Petites Fleurs) (Double Flowered Carolina Rose) Plate 92 from "Les Roses" Vol. II (1821)

    1821
    Designed by Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Langlois (active 1805–1840)

    Description

    Provenance

    Shreve, Crump, and Low, Boston; from whom purchased by Stephen Borkowski, Provincetown, MA; his gift to MFA November 21, 2007

    Credit Line

    Gift of Stephen Borkowski in memory of Wilfrid J. Michaud, Jr.

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Dunthorne 232

    Accession Number

    2007.793

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Plate from Service des plantes de la Malmaison

    French
    1803–04
    Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France), Decorated by Philippe Parpette (active in 1755–1757, and 1773–1806), and Jacques-Nicolas Sisson (active 1795-1845), and Gilbert Drouet (active 1785-1825), Gilder Charles-Marie-Pierre Boitel (active 1797-1822), and Antoine Gabriel Boulemier active 1803-1842), Decoration designed by Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840)

    Description

    Inscription

    FICOIDE violet

    Markings

    Incised underneath: modeler's mark "cc" and date mark for 1802/03; Sevres factory mark and date mark for 1803/04, in red enamel.

    Provenance

    March 28, 1805, delivered to Joséphine Bonaparte (b. 1763 - d. 1814), Empress of the French, Château de Saint-Cloud [see note 1]; April 1806, given by Joséphine to Stéphanie Louise Adrienne de Beauharnais (b. 1789 - d. 1860) and Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden (b. 1786 - d. 1818), Baden-Baden, Germany [see note 2]; until about 2000, by descent within the family. Private collection; 2001, sold from this private collection through Lignereux, Zurich, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis, New York; 2001, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 23, 2001) NOTES: [1] A 116-piece dessert service, of which the MFA owns 14 pieces (2001.240 - 2001.253) was delivered to Joséphine ten days after it entered the Sèvres sales room. It was later transferred from the Château de Saint-Cloud to that at Malmaison, near Paris. [2] The service was a gift to Stéphanie upon the occasion of her marriage to Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden. Stéphanie de Beauharnais was the daughter of the first cousin of Empress Joséphine's first husband, Alexandre de Beauharnais.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 2.5 x 23.5 cm (1 x 9 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    2001.249

    Medium or Technique

    Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

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    Europe

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    Ceramics, Porcelain

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  • White Flowered Rose (Rosa Leucantha / Rosier à fleurs blanches) Rose, Plate 53 from "Les Roses", Vol. 1

    1817
    Designed by Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Chapuy (French, 19th century French)

    Description

    Provenance

    Shreve, Crump, and Low, Boston; from whom purchased by Stephen Borkowski, Provincetown, MA; his gift to MFA November 21, 2007

    Credit Line

    Gift of Stephen Borkowski in memory of Wilfrid J. Michaud, Jr.

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Dunthorne 232

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 34.6 x 26 cm (13 5/8 x 10 1/4 in.) Sheet: 36.1 x 26.7 cm (14 3/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2007.792

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and colored by hand.

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  • Plate from Service des plantes de la Malmaison

    French
    1803–04
    Decorated by Philippe Parpette (active in 1755–1757, and 1773–1806), and Jacques-Nicolas Sisson (active 1795-1845), and Gilbert Drouet (active 1785-1825), Gilder Charles-Marie-Pierre Boitel (active 1797-1822), and Antoine Gabriel Boulemier active 1803-1842), Decoration designed by Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840)

    Description

    Inscription

    AIL Strié

    Markings

    Incised underneath: modeler's mark "cc" and date mark for 1802/03; Sevres factory mark and date mark for 1803/04, in red enamel.

    Provenance

    March 28, 1805, delivered to Joséphine Bonaparte (b. 1763 - d. 1814), Empress of the French, Château de Saint-Cloud [see note 1]; April 1806, given by Joséphine to Stéphanie Louise Adrienne de Beauharnais (b. 1789 - d. 1860) and Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden (b. 1786 - d. 1818), Baden-Baden, Germany [see note 2]; until about 2000, by descent within the family. Private collection; 2001, sold from this private collection through Lignereux, Zurich, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis, New York; 2001, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 23, 2001) NOTES: [1] A 116-piece dessert service, of which the MFA owns 14 pieces (2001.240 - 2001.253) was delivered to Joséphine ten days after it entered the Sèvres sales room. It was later transferred from the Château de Saint-Cloud to that at Malmaison, near Paris. [2] The service was a gift to Stéphanie upon the occasion of her marriage to Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden. Stéphanie de Beauharnais was the daughter of the first cousin of Empress Joséphine's first husband, Alexandre de Beauharnais.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 2.7 x 23.3 cm (1 1/16 x 9 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2001.247

    Medium or Technique

    Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

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  • Plate from Service des plantes de la Malmaison

    French
    1803–04
    Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France), Decorated by Philippe Parpette (active in 1755–1757, and 1773–1806), and Jacques-Nicolas Sisson (active 1795-1845), and Gilbert Drouet (active 1785-1825), Gilder Charles-Marie-Pierre Boitel (active 1797-1822), and Antoine Gabriel Boulemier active 1803-1842), Decoration designed by Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840)

    Description

    Inscription

    AMARYLLIS Lys St. Jacques

    Markings

    Incised underneath: modeler's mark "M [in script]"; Sevres factory mark and date mark for 1803/04, in red enamel.

    Provenance

    March 28, 1805, delivered to Joséphine Bonaparte (b. 1763 - d. 1814), Empress of the French, Château de Saint-Cloud [see note 1]; April 1806, given by Joséphine to Stéphanie Louise Adrienne de Beauharnais (b. 1789 - d. 1860) and Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden (b. 1786 - d. 1818), Baden-Baden, Germany [see note 2]; until about 2000, by descent within the family. Private collection; 2001, sold from this private collection through Lignereux, Zurich, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis, New York; 2001, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 23, 2001) NOTES: [1] A 116-piece dessert service, of which the MFA owns 14 pieces (2001.240 - 2001.253) was delivered to Joséphine ten days after it entered the Sèvres sales room. It was later transferred from the Château de Saint-Cloud to that at Malmaison, near Paris. [2] The service was a gift to Stéphanie upon the occasion of her marriage to Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden. Stéphanie de Beauharnais was the daughter of the first cousin of Empress Joséphine's first husband, Alexandre de Beauharnais.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 2.5 x 23.5 cm (1 x 9 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    2001.248

    Medium or Technique

    Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

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  • Polygonatum sibiricum (Polygonatum de Sibérie) (Plate 315 from P. J. Redouté, Les Liliacées, 1802–16)

    1802–16
    Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Chapuy (French, 19th century French)

    Description

    Inscription

    Engraved in plate, u.r: 315, l.l.: P. J. Redouté pinx, l.r.: Chapuy sculp.

    Signed

    signed in plate

    Provenance

    Shreve, Crump, and Low, Boston; from whom purchased by Stephen Borkowski, Provincetown, MA; his gift to MFA November 21, 2007

    Credit Line

    Gift of Stephen Borkowski in honor of Dean and Denise Pappas

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Dunthorne 231

    Dimensions

    Sight: 51.5 x 30.5 cm (20 1/4 x 12 in.)

    Accession Number

    2007.797

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Albuca (Albuca minor)

    Albuca minor / Albuca Jaunâtre (Pl. 21 from P. J. Redouté. Les Liliacées, 1802–16)

    1802
    Designed by Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Lemercier (French, 19th century)

    Description

    Provenance

    Shreve, Crump, and Low, Boston; from whom purchased by Stephen Borkowski, Provincetown, MA; his gift to MFA November 21, 2007

    Credit Line

    Gift of Stephen Borkowski in honor of Dominique H. Vasseur

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Dunthorne 231; Nissen 1597

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 53.4 x 35.5 cm (21 x 14 in.)

    Accession Number

    2007.794

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and colored by hand

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  • Lachenalia pallida / Lachenale pale (Plate 22 from P. J. Redouté, Les Liliacées, 1802–16)

    1802–16
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Lemercier (French, 19th century), Jean Joseph François Tassaert (1765–about 1835)

    Description

    Inscription

    Engraved in plate, u.r.: 22; l.l.: P. J. Redouté, pinx, l.c.: Lemercier sculp, l.r.: Tassaert direx.

    Signed

    signed in plate

    Provenance

    Shreve, Crump, and Low, Boston; from whom purchased by Stephen Borkowski, Provincetown, MA; his gift to MFA November 21, 2007

    Credit Line

    Gift of Stephen Borkowski in honor of John Dowd

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Dunthorne 231

    Dimensions

    Sight: 52.5 x 34.3 cm (20 11/16 x 13 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2007.795

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Vieusseuxia glaucopis / Vieusseuxie à taches bleues (Plate 42 from P. J. Redouté, Les Liliacées, 1802–16)

    1802–16
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), N. Langlois (French, active 1902–16 French)

    Description

    Inscription

    Engraved in plate, u.r.: 42 ; l.l.: P. J. Redouté. l.r. N. Langois sculp.. b.c. Title

    Signed

    signed in plate

    Markings

    WM; Odent 7 C.

    Provenance

    Shreve, Crump, and Low, Boston; from whom purchased by Stephen Borkowski, Provincetown, MA; his gift to MFA November 21, 2007

    Credit Line

    Gift of Stephen Borkowski in honor of Michael Mazur

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Dunthorne 231

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 52.5 x 34.5 cm (20 11/16 x 13 9/16 in.) Sheet: 53.5 x 35 cm (21 1/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    2007.796

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Rosa Alpina vulgaris (From Redouté, " Les Roses", Paris, 1835)

    published 1835
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840)

    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 233; Nissen 1599

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 20.5 x 15.3 cm (8 1/16 x 6 in.) Sheet: 24.5 x 16 cm (9 5/8 x 6 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.300

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving in color and hand-colored

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  • Large Flowering Sensitive Plant (Pl. 16 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

    1799
    After Phillipp Reinagle (English, 1749–1833), Joseph Constantine Stadler (English, (born Germany) active 1780–1822), Published by Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 301 p. 248, 3rd; Nissen 1955

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 47.9 x 36.2 cm (18 7/8 x 14 1/4 in.) Sheet: 53.4 x 43 cm (21 x 16 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.314

    Medium or Technique

    Aquatint, stipple and line engraving, printed in color and handcolored

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  • Irises

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unidentified, 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

    2002.3052

    Medium or Technique

    Hand-painting; color on silk adhered to card stock

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    Postcards

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  • Grame Noüeux (Gnarled Grass)

    Unidentified artist, French, 16th century (French)

    Description

    Inscription

    Letterpress text above: 360 Liure IV cel'Hi / Grame noüeux

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Eleanor A. Sayre

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 12.9 x 7 cm (5 1/16 x 2 3/4 in.); Sheet: 15.2 x 11.8 cm (6 x 4 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.575

    Medium or Technique

    Woodcut, hand-colored

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  • Floral design

    French
    late 18th century
    Unidentified artist, French (French)

    Description

    Provenance

    PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 11/1/1931 Print dealer's no. 2148/6. Formerly part of 31.1308.

    Credit Line

    Elizabeth Welles Perkins Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    11.3 x 18.4 cm (4 7/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    31.1676

    Medium or Technique

    Opaque watercolor

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    Watercolors

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  • Plate from Service des plantes de la Malmaison

    French
    1803–04
    Decorated by Philippe Parpette (active in 1755–1757, and 1773–1806), and Jacques-Nicolas Sisson (active 1795-1845), and Gilbert Drouet (active 1785-1825), Gilder Charles-Marie-Pierre Boitel (active 1797-1822), and Antoine Gabriel Boulemier active 1803-1842), Decoration designed by Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840)

    Description

    Inscription

    Inscribed in gold at bottom center: ALBUCA jaunâtre

    Markings

    Incised underneath: modeler's mark "cc"; Sevres factory mark and date mark for 1803/04, in red enamel.

    Provenance

    March 28, 1805, delivered to Joséphine Bonaparte (b. 1763 - d. 1814), Empress of the French, Château de Saint-Cloud [see note 1]; April 1806, given by Joséphine to Stéphanie Louise Adrienne de Beauharnais (b. 1789 - d. 1860) and Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden (b. 1786 - d. 1818), Baden-Baden, Germany [see note 2]; until about 2000, by descent within the family. Private collection; 2001, sold from this private collection through Lignereux, Zurich, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis, New York; 2001, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 23, 2001) NOTES: [1] A 116-piece dessert service, of which the MFA owns 14 pieces (2001.240 - 2001.253) was delivered to Joséphine ten days after it entered the Sèvres sales room. It was later transferred from the Château de Saint-Cloud to that at Malmaison, near Paris. [2] The service was a gift to Stéphanie upon the occasion of her marriage to Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden. Stéphanie de Beauharnais was the daughter of the first cousin of Empress Joséphine's first husband, Alexandre de Beauharnais.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 2.7 x 23.3 cm (1 1/16 x 9 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2001.240

    Medium or Technique

    Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

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  • Plate from Service des plantes de la Malmaison

    French
    1803–04
    Decorated by Philippe Parpette (active in 1755–1757, and 1773–1806), and Jacques-Nicolas Sisson (active 1795-1845), and Gilbert Drouet (active 1785-1825), Gilder Charles-Marie-Pierre Boitel (active 1797-1822), and Antoine Gabriel Boulemier active 1803-1842), Decoration designed by Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840)

    Description

    Inscription

    BERMUDIENE roulée

    Markings

    Incised underneath: modeler's mark "cc" and date mark for 1802/03; Sevres factory mark and date mark for 1803/04, in red enamel.

    Provenance

    March 28, 1805, delivered to Joséphine Bonaparte (b. 1763 - d. 1814), Empress of the French, Château de Saint-Cloud [see note 1]; April 1806, given by Joséphine to Stéphanie Louise Adrienne de Beauharnais (b. 1789 - d. 1860) and Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden (b. 1786 - d. 1818), Baden-Baden, Germany [see note 2]; until about 2000, by descent within the family. Private collection; 2001, sold from this private collection through Lignereux, Zurich, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis, New York; 2001, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 23, 2001) NOTES: [1] A 116-piece dessert service, of which the MFA owns 14 pieces (2001.240 - 2001.253) was delivered to Joséphine ten days after it entered the Sèvres sales room. It was later transferred from the Château de Saint-Cloud to that at Malmaison, near Paris. [2] The service was a gift to Stéphanie upon the occasion of her marriage to Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden. Stéphanie de Beauharnais was the daughter of the first cousin of Empress Joséphine's first husband, Alexandre de Beauharnais.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 2.5 x 23.7 cm (1 x 9 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2001.241

    Medium or Technique

    Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

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  • Plate from Service des plantes de la Malmaison

    French
    1803–04
    Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France), Decorated by Philippe Parpette (active in 1755–1757, and 1773–1806), and Jacques-Nicolas Sisson (active 1795-1845), and Gilbert Drouet (active 1785-1825), Gilder Charles-Marie-Pierre Boitel (active 1797-1822), and Antoine Gabriel Boulemier active 1803-1842), Decoration designed by Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840)

    Description

    Inscription

    NARCISSE Bulbocode

    Markings

    Incised underneath: modeler's mark "G" and date mark for 1802/03; Sevres factory mark and date mark for 1803/04, in red enamel.

    Provenance

    March 28, 1805, delivered to Joséphine Bonaparte (b. 1763 - d. 1814), Empress of the French, Château de Saint-Cloud [see note 1]; April 1806, given by Joséphine to Stéphanie Louise Adrienne de Beauharnais (b. 1789 - d. 1860) and Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden (b. 1786 - d. 1818), Baden-Baden, Germany [see note 2]; until about 2000, by descent within the family. Private collection; 2001, sold from this private collection through Lignereux, Zurich, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis, New York; 2001, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 23, 2001) NOTES: [1] A 116-piece dessert service, of which the MFA owns 14 pieces (2001.240 - 2001.253) was delivered to Joséphine ten days after it entered the Sèvres sales room. It was later transferred from the Château de Saint-Cloud to that at Malmaison, near Paris. [2] The service was a gift to Stéphanie upon the occasion of her marriage to Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden. Stéphanie de Beauharnais was the daughter of the first cousin of Empress Joséphine's first husband, Alexandre de Beauharnais.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 3 x 23.7 cm (1 3/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2001.244

    Medium or Technique

    Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

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  • Plate from Service des plantes de la Malmaison

    French
    1803–04
    Decorated by Philippe Parpette (active in 1755–1757, and 1773–1806), and Jacques-Nicolas Sisson (active 1795-1845), and Gilbert Drouet (active 1785-1825), Gilder Charles-Marie-Pierre Boitel (active 1797-1822), and Antoine Gabriel Boulemier active 1803-1842), Decoration designed by Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840)

    Description

    Inscription

    HEMANTHE Escarlate

    Markings

    Incised underneath: modeler's mark "cc" and date mark for 1803/04; Sevres factory mark and date mark for 1804/05, in red enamel.

    Provenance

    March 28, 1805, delivered to Joséphine Bonaparte (b. 1763 - d. 1814), Empress of the French, Château de Saint-Cloud [see note 1]; April 1806, given by Joséphine to Stéphanie Louise Adrienne de Beauharnais (b. 1789 - d. 1860) and Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden (b. 1786 - d. 1818), Baden-Baden, Germany [see note 2]; until about 2000, by descent within the family. Private collection; 2001, sold from this private collection through Lignereux, Zurich, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis, New York; 2001, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 23, 2001) NOTES: [1] A 116-piece dessert service, of which the MFA owns 14 pieces (2001.240 - 2001.253) was delivered to Joséphine ten days after it entered the Sèvres sales room. It was later transferred from the Château de Saint-Cloud to that at Malmaison, near Paris. [2] The service was a gift to Stéphanie upon the occasion of her marriage to Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden. Stéphanie de Beauharnais was the daughter of the first cousin of Empress Joséphine's first husband, Alexandre de Beauharnais.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis

    Details

    Dimensions

    Diameter: 9 3/8 in. (23.7 cm)

    Accession Number

    2001.243

    Medium or Technique

    Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

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  • Plate from Service des plantes de la Malmaison

    French
    1803–04
    Decorated by Philippe Parpette (active in 1755–1757, and 1773–1806), and Jacques-Nicolas Sisson (active 1795-1845), and Gilbert Drouet (active 1785-1825), Gilder Charles-Marie-Pierre Boitel (active 1797-1822), and Antoine Gabriel Boulemier active 1803-1842), Decoration designed by Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840)

    Description

    Inscription

    LACHENALE en forme de lance

    Markings

    Incised underneath: modeler's mark "cc" and date mark for 1803/04; Sevres factory mark and date mark for 1804/05, in red enamel.

    Provenance

    March 28, 1805, delivered to Joséphine Bonaparte (b. 1763 - d. 1814), Empress of the French, Château de Saint-Cloud [see note 1]; April 1806, given by Joséphine to Stéphanie Louise Adrienne de Beauharnais (b. 1789 - d. 1860) and Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden (b. 1786 - d. 1818), Baden-Baden, Germany [see note 2]; until about 2000, by descent within the family. Private collection; 2001, sold from this private collection through Lignereux, Zurich, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis, New York; 2001, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 23, 2001) NOTES: [1] A 116-piece dessert service, of which the MFA owns 14 pieces (2001.240 - 2001.253) was delivered to Joséphine ten days after it entered the Sèvres sales room. It was later transferred from the Château de Saint-Cloud to that at Malmaison, near Paris. [2] The service was a gift to Stéphanie upon the occasion of her marriage to Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden. Stéphanie de Beauharnais was the daughter of the first cousin of Empress Joséphine's first husband, Alexandre de Beauharnais.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis

    Details

    Dimensions

    Diameter: 9 3/8 in. (23.7 cm)

    Accession Number

    2001.242

    Medium or Technique

    Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

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  • Spray of flowers

    French
    Antoine Berjon (French, 1754–1843)

    Description

    Provenance

    PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 11/1/1931 Print dealer's no. 2134/2. Formerly part of 31.1291.

    Credit Line

    Percival S. Howe Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    24.5 x 35.6 cm (9 5/8 x 14 in.)

    Accession Number

    31.1509

    Medium or Technique

    Crayon

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  • Floral Study

    Antoine Berjon (French, 1754–1843)

    Description

    Provenance

    PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 11/5/1931 Dealer's no. [?] Formerly part of 31.1292

    Credit Line

    Julia Knight Fox Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 44.4 x 29.9 cm (17 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    31.1487

    Medium or Technique

    Black and white chalk on blue laid paper

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  • Thistle

    1831–95
    Isaac Sprague (American, 1811–1895 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    Priscilla C. Sprague (great-niece of artist), Cambridge, MA; bequest to MFA, May 1977.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Priscilla C. Sprague

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 38.5 x 28 cm (15 3/16 x 11 in.)

    Accession Number

    1977.218

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

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  • Poppy (Papaver), from Redouté, "Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs...", Paris, Panckoucke, et al...1827-1833

    published 1827
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Langlois (active 1805–1840)

    Place of Publication, Paris

    Description

    Provenance

    Purchased; to MFA January 14, 1970

    Credit Line

    Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Dunthorne 235, 1st

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 27.3 x 21.6 cm (10 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.) Sheet: 34.5 x 24.2 cm (13 9/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    1970.18

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and finished by hand

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  • Queen Esther (English) Iris (Köningin Esther) (Iris Anglica I) (Pl 49 from Christopher Jacob Trew, "Hortus Nitidissimis omnem per annum superbiens floribus...", Nuremberg: Wirsing, 1750–86.

    1764
    After I. I. Meyer (Maier) (German, 18th century German), Adam Ludwig Wirsing (German, 1733 or 1734–1797 German)

    Place of Publication, Nuremberg

    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 310; Nissen 1995

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 43.2 x 21 cm (17 x 8 1/4 in.) Sheet: 49.2 x 32.6 cm (19 3/8 x 12 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.354

    Medium or Technique

    Engraving, hand-colored

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  • Plants and their Application to Ornament

    1897
    Eugène Samuel Grasset (French (born in Switzerland), 1841–1917), Maurice Pillard Verneuil (French, 1869–1942), Georges Bourgeot (French, born in 1876 French), Marcelle Gaudin (French, active in 1897 French), E. Hervegh (French, active in 1897 French), Marc Mangin (French, active in 1897 French), Anna Martin (French, active in 1897 French), J. Milesi (French, active in 1897 French), A. Poidevin (French, active in 1897 French), Camille Gabriel Schlumberger (French, born in 1864 French), Printer and Publisher Chapman & Hall, Ltd.

    Place of Publication, London, England

    Description

    London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd. [1897]

    Provenance

    Waltham Public Library (with discharge stamp); Angus Whyte, Boston, from whom acquired in 1976 by Arthur E. Vershbow; his daughter, Ann Vershbow and husband Charles Beitz, by whom given to MFA, December 29, 2004.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Ann Vershbow and Charles Beitz

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Harvard College Library, Turn of the Century, 49 (French edition)

    Dimensions

    Overall: 45.6 x 33.6 x 3.8 cm (17 15/16 x 13 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2004.2272

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 72 color lithographs

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  • Studies of Roses and other Flowers

    Artist Unidentified artist, French, 18th century

    Description

    Inscription

    Painted on paper containing records (recto and verso) of fabric purchased from Sedan, France, dated 1702.

    Provenance

    Michael Kadish, KB Antiques, MA; Mr. and Mrs. George S. Hebb; by whom given to MFA March 1988

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Hebb

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 31.5 x 20.8 cm (12 3/8 x 8 3/16 in. )

    Accession Number

    1988.165

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on paper

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  • Floral Study

    Antoine Berjon (French, 1754–1843)

    Description

    Provenance

    PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 11/5/1931 Print dealer's no. 2120/2. Formerly part of 31.1292.

    Credit Line

    Julia Knight Fox Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 41.5 x 25.2 cm (16 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    31.1486

    Medium or Technique

    Black, white, and red chalk on blue laid paper

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  • Floral Study (Lilacs)

    Antoine Berjon (French, 1754–1843)

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Julia Knight Fox Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    31.1485

    Medium or Technique

    Black and white chalk on blue laid paper

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  • The Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature, Being Picturesque Botanical Plates of the New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus

    1799–1807
    Richard Earlom (English, 1743-1822), James Caldwall (English, 1739–1819), Joseph Constantine Stadler (English, (born Germany) active 1780–1822), Thomas Woolnoth (born 1785 English), William Ward, Sr. (English, 1766–1826 English), William Elmes (Active London, 1797–1814), Thomas Medland (English, active 1800–1807 English), Robert Dunkarton (English, 1744–about 1815 English), William Hopwood (English, active about 1800–1803 English), John Landseer (English, 1769?–1852), Thomas Burke (English, 1749–1815 English), Frederick Christian Lewis (English, 1779–1856 English), Thomas Sutherland (English, about 1785–about 1825 English), After Phillipp Reinagle (English, 1749–1833), After Abraham Pether (English, 1756–1812 English), After Sydenham Edwards (English, about 1768–1819 English), After Peter Charles Henderson (English,active 1799–1829), After Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837), After John Russell (English, 1745–1806), After John Opie (English, 1761–1807 English), After Richard Cosway (English, 1742–1821), Calligrapher Thomas Tomkins (English, 1743–1816 English)

    Place of Publication, London, England

    Description

    London: For the Publisher [i.e., the author], 1799[-1807]

    Provenance

    Mrs. Sigmund J. Katz, by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 30, 1988.

    Credit Line

    Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Dunthorne 301; 1Nissen 1955;

    Dimensions

    Overall: 58 x 47 x 4 cm (22 13/16 x 18 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1988.528

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 31 etchings, engravings, and aquatints, partially color-printed and hand-colored; and 6 calligraphic engravings

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  • Plate from Service des plantes de la Malmaison

    French
    1803–04
    Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France), Decorated by Philippe Parpette (active in 1755–1757, and 1773–1806), and Jacques-Nicolas Sisson (active 1795-1845), and Gilbert Drouet (active 1785-1825), Gilder Charles-Marie-Pierre Boitel (active 1797-1822), and Antoine Gabriel Boulemier active 1803-1842), Decoration designed by Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840)

    Description

    Inscription

    GLAYEUL incliné

    Markings

    Incised underneath: modeler's mark "cc" and date mark for 1802/03; Sevres factory mark and date mark for 1803/04, in red enamel.

    Provenance

    March 28, 1805, delivered to Joséphine Bonaparte (b. 1763 - d. 1814), Empress of the French, Château de Saint-Cloud [see note 1]; April 1806, given by Joséphine to Stéphanie Louise Adrienne de Beauharnais (b. 1789 - d. 1860) and Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden (b. 1786 - d. 1818), Baden-Baden, Germany [see note 2]; until about 2000, by descent within the family. Private collection; 2001, sold from this private collection through Lignereux, Zurich, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis, New York; 2001, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 23, 2001) NOTES: [1] A 116-piece dessert service, of which the MFA owns 14 pieces (2001.240 - 2001.253) was delivered to Joséphine ten days after it entered the Sèvres sales room. It was later transferred from the Château de Saint-Cloud to that at Malmaison, near Paris. [2] The service was a gift to Stéphanie upon the occasion of her marriage to Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden. Stéphanie de Beauharnais was the daughter of the first cousin of Empress Joséphine's first husband, Alexandre de Beauharnais.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 2.7 x 23.7 cm (1 1/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2001.245

    Medium or Technique

    Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

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  • Plate from Service des plantes de la Malmaison

    French
    1803–04
    Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France), Decorated by Philippe Parpette (active in 1755–1757, and 1773–1806), and Jacques-Nicolas Sisson (active 1795-1845), and Gilbert Drouet (active 1785-1825), Gilder Charles-Marie-Pierre Boitel (active 1797-1822), and Antoine Gabriel Boulemier active 1803-1842), Decoration designed by Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840)

    Description

    Inscription

    DIONÉE attrape-mouches

    Markings

    Incised underneath: modeler's mark "cc" and date mark for 1802/03; Sevres factory mark and date mark for 1803/04, in red enamel.

    Provenance

    March 28, 1805, delivered to Joséphine Bonaparte (b. 1763 - d. 1814), Empress of the French, Château de Saint-Cloud [see note 1]; April 1806, given by Joséphine to Stéphanie Louise Adrienne de Beauharnais (b. 1789 - d. 1860) and Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden (b. 1786 - d. 1818), Baden-Baden, Germany [see note 2]; until about 2000, by descent within the family. Private collection; 2001, sold from this private collection through Lignereux, Zurich, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis, New York; 2001, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 23, 2001) NOTES: [1] A 116-piece dessert service, of which the MFA owns 14 pieces (2001.240 - 2001.253) was delivered to Joséphine ten days after it entered the Sèvres sales room. It was later transferred from the Château de Saint-Cloud to that at Malmaison, near Paris. [2] The service was a gift to Stéphanie upon the occasion of her marriage to Karl Ludwig Friedrich von Baden. Stéphanie de Beauharnais was the daughter of the first cousin of Empress Joséphine's first husband, Alexandre de Beauharnais.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 2.7 x 23.3 cm (1 1/16 x 9 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2001.246

    Medium or Technique

    Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

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  • A Selection of Hexandrian Plants, belonging to the Natural Orders Amaryllidae and Liliacae

    English
    1831–34
    Mrs. Edward Bury (Priscilla) (English, 1799–1872 English), Engraved by Robert Havell (American, 1785–1851 American)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Dunthorne 071

    Dimensions

    25 5/8 x 19 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. (650 x 490 x 42 mm)

    Accession Number

    1988.529

    Medium or Technique

    Hand-colored aquatint engravings

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  • Dingy Flag Iris (Iris Lurida), plate 669 from William Curtis, The Botanical Magazine; or Flower Garden Displayed, London, 1803.

    Iris (Lurida, Dingy Flag) (Pl. 669 from William Curtis, The Botanical Magazine; or Flower Garden Displayed, London, 1803)

    published 1803
    After Sydenham Edwards (English, about 1768–1819 English), Francis Sansom (English, active 1788–1810s English)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 088; Nissen 2350

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 20 x 12 cm (7 7/8 x 4 3/4 in.) Sheet: 23.5 x 14.5 cm (9 1/4 x 5 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.176

    Medium or Technique

    Etching, possibly hand-colored by William Graves

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  • Language of Flowers

    English
    1884
    Kate Greenaway (English, 1846–1901), Printed by Edmund Evans (English, 1826–1905), Publisher George Routledge & Sons (London and New York)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Anne E. Jackson

    Details

    Dimensions

    15.2 x 12.4 cm (6 x 4 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.994

    Medium or Technique

    Printed boards

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  • Rosa, Provincialis blanda (From ROSES; or a monograph of the genus Rosa...H. C. Andrews. London 1805–28.

    from H. C. Andrews, ROSES; or a monograph of the genus Rosa, containing colored figures of all the known species and beautiful varieties, drawn, engraved, described and colored from the living plants...London, 1805–28.
    (From H. C. Andrews, ROSES; or a monograph of the genus Rosa, containing colored figures of all the known species and beautiful varieties, drawn, engraved, described and colored from the living plants...London, 1805–28.)

    published 1805–28
    Henry C. Andrews (English, active 1794–1830 English)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 012; Nissen 34

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 29 x 22.5 cm (11 7/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.88

    Medium or Technique

    Etching, hand-colored

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

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

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Nissen 0158; Arber p 244

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    69.97

    Medium or Technique

    Engraving, hand-colored

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  • Bunch of Flowers with Poppy and Carnation

    Unidentified artist, French, 19th century (French)

    Description

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    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

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 33.5 x 25.4 cm (13 3/16 x 10 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.114

    Medium or Technique

    Hand-colored etching

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  • Tulip

    Tulips ( from V. Bartholomew, "A Selection of Flowers", London, Rodwell and Martin)

    Published 1822
    Valentine Bartholomew (English, 1799–1879 English)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 022; Nissen 82

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 36.2 x 26 cm (14 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.116

    Medium or Technique

    Hand-colored lithograph

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  • The Pontic Rhododendron (Pl. 25 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

    1802
    After Peter Charles Henderson (English,active 1799–1829), James Caldwall (English, 1739–1819), Publisher Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 301 p.250; Nissen 1955

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 52.5 x 40 cm (20 11/16 x 15 3/4 in.) Sheet: 59.3 x 47.3 cm (23 3/8 x 18 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.202

    Medium or Technique

    Aquatint, stipple and line engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • A Group of Auriculas (Pl. 9 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

    1803
    After Peter Charles Henderson (English,active 1799–1829), William Hopwood (English, active about 1800–1803 English), Frederick Christian Lewis (English, 1779–1856 English), Published by Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 301 p.245; Nissen 1955

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 57.3 x 46.4 cm (22 9/16 x 18 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.203

    Medium or Technique

    Aquatint, stipple and line engraving printed in color and hand-colored

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  • The China Limodoron (Pl. 28 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

    1802
    After Peter Charles Henderson (English,active 1799–1829), Henry Landseer (English, about 1799–1802), Publisher Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 301, p. 251; Nissen 1955

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 52.7 x 40.3 cm (20 3/4 x 15 7/8 in.) Sheet: 56.2 x 45.4 cm (22 1/8 x 17 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.204

    Medium or Technique

    Aquatint, stipple and line engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • The Maggot-bearing Stapelia (Pl. 23 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

    1801
    After Peter Charles Henderson (English,active 1799–1829), Joseph Constantine Stadler (English, (born Germany) active 1780–1822), Published by Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 301 p. 250, 1st

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 52 x 39.7 cm (20 1/2 x 15 5/8 in.) Sheet: 59.5 x 47 cm (23 7/16 x 18 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.205

    Medium or Technique

    Aquatint, stipple and line engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • The American Cowslip (Pl. 26 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

    1801
    After Peter Charles Henderson (English,active 1799–1829), Warner (English, active 1800–1810), Publisher Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 301, p. 250, 1st; Nissen 1955

    Dimensions

    Platemark (trimmed at right): 53 x 43.4 cm (20 7/8 x 17 1/16 in.) Sheet: 56.8 x 44 cm (22 3/8 x 17 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.208

    Medium or Technique

    Aquatint, stipple engraving and line engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Basket of Flowers including London Pride, Carnations and Ten others, with beetle, on table (Probably from T. Bowles, "Four Arrangements in Baskets" 1775. [with June's name burnished out])

    Probably published 1755
    J. June (English, about 1740–1770), For Bowles and Carver (English, 18th–19th century English)

    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 048

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 34.9 x 24.8 cm (13 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.219

    Medium or Technique

    Handcolored etching and engraving

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  • Rosa Carolina/ Upright Carolina Rose (Pl. 36 from Lawrance, "A Collection of Roses from Nature", London, 1799)

    1797
    Mary Lawrance (English, active 1790–1831)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 176; Nissen 1151

    Accession Number

    69.237

    Medium or Technique

    Soft ground etching, stipple engraving and hand-coloring

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  • Marbled Rose

    Rosa Gallica/ Marbled Rose (Pl. 57 from Lawrance, "A Collection of Roses from Nature", London, 1799)

    1797
    Mary Lawrance (English, active 1790–1831)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 176; Nissen 1151

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 33 x 28 cm (13 x 11 in.) Sheet: 39.4 x 29.8 cm (15 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.238

    Medium or Technique

    Soft ground etching, stipple engraving and hand-coloring

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  • Great Royal Rose

    Rosa Damascena/ Great Royal Rose (Pl. 58 from Lawrance, "A Collection of Roses from Nature", London, 1799)

    1798
    Mary Lawrance (English, active 1790–1831)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 176; Nissen 1151

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 32.8 x 27.8 cm (12 15/16 x 10 15/16 in.) Sheet: 39.5 x 31 cm (15 9/16 x 12 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.239

    Medium or Technique

    Soft ground etching, stipple engraving, hand-colored

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  • Rosa Provincialis/Rose de Rheims (Pl. 71 from Lawrance, "A Collection of Roses from Nature", London, 1799)

    1798
    Mary Lawrance (English, active 1790–1831)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 176; Nissen 1151

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 32.7 x 27.94 cm (12 7/8 x 11 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.240

    Medium or Technique

    Soft ground etching, stipple engraving, hand-colored

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  • Spanish Squil, Tulip, Sweet Pea (Plate from Lawrance,"Groups of Flowers", London

    1800
    Mary Lawrance (English, active 1790–1831)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 178

    Accession Number

    69.241

    Medium or Technique

    Etching, hand-colored

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  • Upright basket of flowers

    Philippe Behagle (French, 1641–1705), After Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer (French, 1634–1699 French)

    Description

    Credit Line

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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Dunthorne 212; Nissen 1399

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 45.6 x 36 cm (17 15/16 x 14 3/16 in.) Sheet: 54.8 x 38.4 cm (21 9/16 x 15 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.247

    Medium or Technique

    Etching and engraving handcolored

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  • Large upright basket of two full blown tulips, anemones, Maonthly rose, etc.

    After Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer (French, 1634–1699 French), Philippe Behagle (French, 1641–1705)

    Description

    Provenance

    Elita R. Dike, Brookline; to her husband George Dike, by whom given to MFA

    Credit Line

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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Dunthorne 212; Nissen 1399, R.D. 27

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 53.5 x 43.5 cm (21 1/16 x 17 1/8 in.) Sheet: 62.5 x 48 cm (24 5/8 x 18 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.249

    Medium or Technique

    Engraving and etching, handcolored

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  • Bouquet of Yellow and White Roses, Hyacinths, and Narcissi

    Bouquet of Yellow and White Rose, Hyacinths and Narcissus (Pl. 16, IVth Livraison of Prévost, "Collection des Fleurs et des Fruits...", Paris, 1805)

    1805
    After Jean Louis Prevost (French, about 1760 and after 1810 French)

    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 229; Nissen 1568

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 49 x 32 cm (19 5/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.264

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Branch of a Double Peach

    Branch of a Double Peach (Rameau de Pêcher double) (Pl. 17, Vth Livraison of Prévost, "Collection des Fleurs et des Fruits peints d'après Nature", Paris, 1805)

    1805
    After Jean Louis Prevost (French, about 1760 and after 1810 French), Louis Charles Ruotte (French, 1754–about 1806 French)

    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 229; Nissen 1568

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 49.5 x 32 cm (19 1/2 x 12 5/8 in.) Sheet: 50 x 32.5 cm (19 11/16 x 12 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.265

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Bouquet of Anemones (Pl. 45, 12e Cahier of Prévost, "Collection des Fleurs et des Fruits...", Paris, 1805)

    1805
    After Jean Louis Prevost (French, about 1760 and after 1810 French), Louis Charles Ruotte (French, 1754–about 1806 French)

    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 229; Nissen 1568

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 50.2 x 33 cm (19 3/4 x 13 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.267

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color

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  • Bouquet with Pink Roses and Blue Auriculas (Possibly a proof before numbers for Prévost, "Collection des Fleurs et des Fruits...", Paris, 1805)

    1805
    After Jean Louis Prevost (French, about 1760 and after 1810 French), F. Pointeau (French French)

    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 229, Possibly proof before numbers; Nissen 1568

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 54 x 35 cm (21 1/4 x 13 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.269

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, hand-colored

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  • Globba Nutans (Pl. 60 of Redouté, "Les Liliacées", Paris, 1802–1816, Vol. 1, 1802)

    published 1802
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), de Gouy (active 1800–1820)

    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 231; Nissen 1597

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 53.5 x 35 cm (21 1/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.271

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Dalmatian Iris (Iris pallida), plate 366, vol. 7 of Pierre-Joseph Redouté, "Les Liliacées", Paris 1802-16

    published 1813
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), de Gouy (active 1800–1820)

    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 231; Nissen 1597

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 53.8 x 35.6 cm (21 3/16 x 14 in.) Platemark: 51.1 x 34.6 cm (20 1/8 x 13 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.273

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Lilas (Pl. 73 from Redouté, "Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs...", Paris, Panckoucke, et al...1827)

    published 1827
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Langlois (active 1805–1840)

    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 235, 2nd; Nissen 1591

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 27.5 x 21.8 cm (10 13/16 x 8 9/16 in.) Sheet: 35.7 x 25 cm (14 1/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.281

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, in color and hand-colored

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  • Tulipe de Gesner (Parrot Tulip) ( from Redouté, "Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs...", Paris, Panckoucke, et al...1827)

    published 1827
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Langlois (active 1805–1840)

    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 235; Nissen 1591

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 26.5 x 21.5 cm (10 7/16 x 8 7/16 in.) Sheet: 49.6 x 32.7 cm (19 1/2 x 12 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.282

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, in color and hand-colored

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  • Fraisier à Bouquets From P. J. Redouté, Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs.. (Paris, Panckoucke, et al...1827)

    published 1827
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Chapuy (French, 19th century French)

    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 235, 2nd; Nissen 1591

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 27 x 21.3 cm (10 5/8 x 8 3/8 in.) Sheet: 35.6 x 25 cm (14 x 9 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.287

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Redutea heterophylla ( from Redouté, "Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs...", Paris, Panckoucke, et al...1827)

    published 1827
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Engraved by Rosine-Antoinette Bessin (Delaporte) (French, 1807–1876 French)

    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 235, 1st; Nissen 1591

    Dimensions

    Overall: 29.8 x 21cm (11 3/4 x 8 1/4in.) Sheet: 32 x 23.5 cm (12 5/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.289

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Oreilles d'Ours-Primula auricula ( from Redouté, "Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs...", Paris, Panckoucke, et al...1827)

    published 1827
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Victor (French, active 1820–1850 French)

    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 235, 1st; Nissen 1591

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 27 x 21.2 cm (10 5/8 x 8 3/8 in.) Sheet: 49.8 x 33 cm (19 5/8 x 13 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.291

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, in color and hand-colored

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  • The Blue Passion Flower (Passiflora caerula) (Pl. 17 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

    1800
    After Phillipp Reinagle (English, 1749–1833), James Caldwall (English, 1739–1819), Publisher Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

    Place of Publication, London

    Description

    Provenance

    Elita R. Dike, Brookline; by inheritance to her spouse George P. Dike, Brookline; 1969, bequest of George P. Dike to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 14, 1969)

    Credit Line

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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Dunthorne 301 p. 248, 3rd; Nissen 1955

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 51 x 38 cm (20 1/16 x 14 15/16 in.) Sheet: 57.3 x 46.5 cm (22 9/16 x 18 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.308

    Medium or Technique

    Aquatint, stipple and line engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • The Oblique-Leaved Begonia (Begonia ritida lobliqua) (Pl.15 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

    1800
    After Phillipp Reinagle (English, 1749–1833), James Caldwall (English, 1739–1819), Publisher Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 301 p. 248, 1st; Nissen 1955

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 51.5 x 38 cm (20 1/4 x 14 15/16 in.) Sheet: 56.3 x 44 cm (22 3/16 x 17 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.309

    Medium or Technique

    Aquatint, stipple and line engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • The Superb Lily (Lilium Superbum) plate B (Pl.21 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

    1799
    After Phillipp Reinagle (English, 1749–1833), Richard Earlom (English, 1743-1822), Publisher Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 301 p. 249, 2nd; Nissen 1955

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 48 x 38 cm (18 7/8 x 14 15/16 in.) Sheet: 59.5 x 46.7 cm (23 7/16 x 18 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.312

    Medium or Technique

    Mezzotint, some aquatint, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • The American Aloe (Pl. 12 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

    1807
    After Phillipp Reinagle (English, 1749–1833), Thomas Medland (English, active 1800–1807 English), Published by Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 301 p. 246; Nissen 1955

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 56.3 x 44.7 cm (22 3/16 x 17 5/8 in.) Image: 43.2 x 35.1 cm (17 x 13 13/16 in.) Sheet: 57.4 x 46.6 cm (22 5/8 x 18 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.313

    Medium or Technique

    Aquatint and line engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • A Group of Auriculas (2): Cockups Elipse and Privateer

    1807
    After Phillipp Reinagle (English, 1749–1833), Thomas Sutherland (English, about 1785–about 1825 English), Publisher Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 301 p 245, 1st; Nissen 1955

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 51.7 x 42 cm (20 3/8 x 16 9/16 in.) Sheet: 55.2 x 43.2 cm (21 3/4 x 17 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.315

    Medium or Technique

    Aquatint, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Lilium aurantiacum (possibly from Joseph Paxton, ed. "Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants", London, 1834–49)

    published 1834–49
    Possibly after Frederick William Smith (English, 1797–1835 English), Anonymous, British, 19th century (British)

    Place of Publication, London

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Nissen 2351

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 23.18 x 15.56 cm (9 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.333

    Medium or Technique

    Etching and aquatint, hand-colored

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  • Potentilla Hopwoodiana (Rose family) (possibly from Joseph Paxton, ed. "Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants," London, 1834–49)

    published 1834–49
    Possibly after Frederick William Smith (English, 1797–1835 English), Anonymous, British, 19th century (British)

    Place of Publication, London

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Nissen 2351

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 23 x 15.6 cm (9 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.334

    Medium or Technique

    Aquatint (?), hand-colored

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  • Rondeletia longiflora (possibly from Joseph Paxton, ed. "Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants," London, 1834–49)

    published 1834–49
    Samuel Holden (English, active about 1834–1849 English)

    Place of Publication, London

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Nissen 2351; Blunt 212

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 23.3 x 16 cm (9 3/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.337

    Medium or Technique

    Lithograph, hand-colored

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  • I. Lady's Slipper. II. Blue Variegated Bearded Iris. III. Dark Variegated Bearded Iris. (I. Calceolus Mariae. II. Iris Portugalica. III. Iris Pannonica Variegata). Plate 6 from B. Besler, "Hortus Eystettensis", 1713 edition

    1613, published 1713
    Possibly after Basil Besler (German, 1561–1628), Unidentified artist, German, 17th century (German)

    Description

    Provenance

    Purchased by MFA January 14,1970

    Credit Line

    Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Nissen 0158

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 48.5 x 39.7 cm (19 1/8 x 15 5/8 in.) Sheet: 57 x 45.5 cm (22 7/16 x 17 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1970.20

    Medium or Technique

    Engraving, hand-colored

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  • The Quadrangular Passion Flower (Plate 19 from Dr. R. J. Thornton, "The Temple of Flora", London, 1799–1807)

    1802
    After Peter Charles Henderson (English,active 1799–1829), William Hopwood (English, active about 1800–1803 English), Publisher Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

    Description

    Provenance

    Purchased January 14, 1970

    Credit Line

    Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Dunthorne 301, 3rd

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 54.7 x 41 cm (21 9/16 x 16 1/8 in.) Sheet: 61 x 48 cm (24 x 18 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1970.21

    Medium or Technique

    Aquatint and stipple engraving by William Hopwood, printed in color and hand-colored

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  • Queen of the Prairies - (climbing rose)

    1875
    Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    Mrs. Alan Tawse, New Hampshire; by whom given to MFA November 10, 1970.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Allan Tawse

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    Accession Number

    1970.551

    Medium or Technique

    Stencil

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  • White Bay

    about 1882
    Isaac Sprague (American, 1811–1895 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    Priscilla C. Sprague (great-niece of artist), Cambridge, MA; bequest to MFA, May 1977.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Priscilla C. Sprague

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 38 x 27 cm (14 15/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1977.223

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on tan paper

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  • Iris

    1831–95
    Isaac Sprague (American, 1811–1895 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    Priscilla C. Sprague (great-niece of artist), Cambridge, MA; bequest to MFA, May 1977.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss Priscilla C. Sprague

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 30.2 x 22.5 cm (11 7/8 x 8 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1977.227

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

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  • Iris

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

    Description

    Inscription

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

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Bequest of John T. Spaulding

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Vasseur 41

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    48.906

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodcut

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  • Hybrid Amaryllis Regina vittata (Pl.1 , vol. 5 of Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London...published London 1805–1848)

    1824
    Designed by Barbara Cotton (English, active about 1810–1850 English), Engraved by William Say (English, 1768–1834 English)

    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 142

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 42.2 x 28.2 cm (16 5/8 x 11 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.136

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, aquatint, and steel engraving, hand-colored by William Say

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  • Blue Iris

    mid-18th to early 19th century
    Jan van der Vinne III (Dutch, 1734–1805 Dutch)

    Description

    Inscription

    Verso LR in graphite pencil: Jan van der Vinne Janszn. Later inscriptions or marks: Verso LC in graphite pencil: coll Gevers Verso LC in graphite pencil UL-- a small pasted on label with a blue frame On old mount LL in pen & brown ink: 3. 11. / 70. Gevers On old mount LL in pen & brown ink: 3 12 [erased] On old mount at bottom in graphite pencil: Jan van de Vinne Jansz (12.7.1734--1.7.1805) Wm . C & I Honig

    Markings

    PDP Watermark Type: C&IHonig

    Provenance

    Gevers, Haarlem; Th. Hoog, Haalem; Amsterdam market; acquired June 1991

    Credit Line

    Gift of the Print and Drawing Club and the Lucy Dalbiac Luard Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 42.5 x 27 cm (16 3/4 x 10 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1991.451

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor over graphite on off-white laid paper, framing line in brown ink, mounted on cream wove paper

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  • Hyacinths (Hyacinthus orientalis) (Pl. 6 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

    published 1801
    After Sydenham Edwards (English, about 1768–1819 English), Warner (English, active 1800–1810), Publisher Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

    Place of Publication, London

    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 301 p. 345, 2nd; Nissen 1955

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 55 x 41 cm (21 5/8 x 16 1/8 in.) Sheet: 57.3 x 45.5 cm (22 9/16 x 17 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.181

    Medium or Technique

    Aquatint, stipple and line engraving printed in color and hand-colored

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  • The Winged Passion Flower (Pl. 18 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

    1802
    After Peter Charles Henderson (English,active 1799–1829), Warner (English, active 1800–1810), Publisher Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

    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 301 p. 348, 3rd

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 56.5 x 45.7 cm (22 1/4 x 18 in.) Sheet: 57.3 x 46.3 cm (22 9/16 x 18 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.209

    Medium or Technique

    Aquatint, stipple and line engraving printed in color and hand-colored

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  • African Cornlily (Ixia Hyalina)

    Ixia Hyalina (Pl. 87 of Redouté, "Les Liliacées", Paris, 1802–1816, Vol. 2, 1805)

    published 1805
    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Langlois (active 1805–1840)

    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 231; Nissen 1597

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 53.8 x 35.7 cm (21 3/16 x 14 1/16 in.) Platemark: 53 x 35 cm (20 7/8 x 13 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.276

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and finished by hand

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  • Rosa Gallica Purpurea Velutina, Parva (From Redouté, "Les Roses", Paris, 1817–1824)

    After Pierre- Joseph Redouté (French, born in Flanders, 1759–1840), Langlois (active 1805–1840)

    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 232; Nissen 1599

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 35.5 x 25.7 cm (14 x 10 1/8 in.) Sheet: 53 x 35.5 cm (20 7/8 x 14 in.)

    Accession Number

    69.277

    Medium or Technique

    Stipple engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

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