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MFA Images: Monkeys

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  • Gibbon

    猿猴図

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

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-125

    Dimensions

    Image: 113.5 x 45.9 cm (44 11/16 x 18 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6815

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink on silk

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  • Monkey and Cherry

    Birds and Flowers
    花鳥図(猿桜図)

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    beginning of 20th century
    Artist Ohara Koson (Japanese, 1878–1945)

    Description

    Signed

    Koson

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Koson

    Provenance

    1951 Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Modern-085b

    Dimensions

    Image: 40.5 x 16.7 cm (15 15/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.1409

    Medium or Technique

    Tanzaku; ink and light color on silk

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  • Monkeys Reaching for the Moon

    Birds and Flowers
    花鳥図(猿猴捉月)

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    beginning of 20th century
    Artist Ohara Koson (Japanese, 1878–1945)

    Description

    Signed

    Koson

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Koson

    Provenance

    1951 Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Modern-085c

    Dimensions

    Image: 40.5 x 16.7 cm (15 15/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    51.1410

    Medium or Technique

    Tanzaku; ink and light color on silk

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  • Monkey

    (粉本)親子猿図

    Japanese
    Edo period–Meiji era
    19th century
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description

    Provenance

    European purchase, 1905

    Credit Line

    Denman Waldo Ross Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 36.5 x 25.4 cm (14 3/8 x 10 in.)

    Accession Number

    06.321

    Medium or Technique

    Matted painting; ink and color on paper

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  • Monkeys in Trees

    Saru taka zu byôbu
    猿鷹図屏風

    Japanese
    Edo period
    17th–18th century
    Formerly attributed to Sesshû Tôyô (Japanese, 1420–1506)

    Description

    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of the Kii branch of the Tokugawa family, acquired by Ernest F. Fenollosa during his residence in Japan from 1878-1886. In 1886, the Fenollosa Collection was purchased by Charles Goddard Weld and bequeathed to the Museum upon his death in 1911.

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 6, pg. 110: no. 22 (1)

    Dimensions

    160.6 x 353.2 cm (63 1/4 x 139 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4141

    Medium or Technique

    One from a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink on paper

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  • Monkey

    岩上猿図

    Japanese
    Edo period
    early 19th century
    Watanabe Nangaku (Japanese, 1767–1813)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 113.3 x 27.9 cm (44 5/8 x 11 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4748

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink on paper

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  • Monkeys with a Bee

    五匹猿図

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Mori Sosen (Japanese, 1747–1821)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 48.3 x 72 cm (19 x 28 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4768

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and light color on paper

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  • Monkey

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    late 19th century
    Kawanabe Kyôsai (Gyôsai) (Japanese, 1831–1889)

    Description

    Signed

    Signed: Shojo Kyosai

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Modern-086

    Dimensions

    Image: 89.3 x 30.1 cm (35 3/16 x 11 7/8 in.) Overall: 157 x 51.6 cm (61 13/16 x 20 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.7512

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and light color on silk

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  • Monkeys on a Pine Tree

    群猿図

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

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 144.3 x 69.8 cm (56 13/16 x 27 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8406

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • White Monkeys

    白猿図

    Japanese
    Edo period–Meiji era
    19th century
    Formerly attributed to Maruyama Ôkyo (Japanese, 1733–1795)

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 83 x 44.7 cm (32 11/16 x 17 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8496

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and light color on paper

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  • Monkeys

    松下双猿図

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Asai Seishû (Japanese, dates unknown)

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 96 x 36.5 cm (37 13/16 x 14 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8560

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Monkey In Cherry Tree

    桜花猿図

    Kyoto
    Meiji era
    Murakami Shôdô (Japanese, 1776–1841)

    Object Place: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 130.2 x 49.3 cm (51 1/4 x 19 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8571

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Monkeys on a Tree

    樹上二匹猿図

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Mori Sosen (Japanese, 1747–1821)

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 104.5 x 39.4 cm (41 1/8 x 15 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8586

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

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  • Monkeys

    双猿胡蝶図

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1800
    Mori Sosen (Japanese, 1747–1821)

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 88 x 34 cm (34 5/8 x 13 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8587

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Monkeys

    猿図押絵貼屏風

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Mori Sosen (Japanese, 1747–1821)

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 138.4 x 51.7 cm (54 1/2 x 20 3/8 in.)(No.1,6) Image: 138.4 x 58.2 cm (54 1/2 x 22 15/16 in.)(No.2,3,4,5)

    Accession Number

    11.8590

    Medium or Technique

    One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink and light color on paper

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  • Monkeys

    猿図押絵貼屏風

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Attributed to Mori Sosen (Japanese, 1747–1821)

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 138.4 x 51.7 cm (54 1/2 x 20 3/8 in.)(No.1,6) Image: 138.4 x 58.2 cm (54 1/2 x 22 15/16 in.)(No.2,3,4,5)

    Accession Number

    11.8591

    Medium or Technique

    One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink and color on paper

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  • Monkey

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    end of 19th–early 20th century
    Banshu (Japanese, dates unknown)

    Description

    Provenance

    Source unknown

    Credit Line

    Source unidentified

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Modern-131

    Dimensions

    Image: 127.4 x 55.6 cm (50 3/16 x 21 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.34896

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Monkeys Climbing Rocks

    岩上双猿図

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Shinagawa Yûsen (Japanese, dates unknown)

    Description

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 131.4 x 55.2 cm (51 3/4 x 21 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.136

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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  • Gibbon and Crab

    猿と蟹

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

    Description

    Signed

    Unsigned

    Provenance

    Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 23 cm (14 1/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.6840

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (sumizuri with usuzumi); ink on paper

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  • Monkeys

    群猿図

    Japanese
    Mori Ippô (Japanese, 1798–1871)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Charles Goddard Weld

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 40.9 x 177.2 cm (16 1/8 x 69 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    37.472

    Medium or Technique

    Handscroll; ink and color on silk

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  • New Year's Card: Monkey

    年賀状:猿-1932

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1932
    Takahashi Haruka (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Seikyokudô (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Markings

    circular seal

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1223

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • New Year's Card: Monkey

    年賀状:猿

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1932
    Takahashi Haruka (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Seikyokudô (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1224

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • New Year's Card: The Monkey's Rugby (from an unidentified series) of New Year's cards

    Osaru no ragubii
    「お猿のラグビー」

    Japanese
    Showa era
    1932
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Tanaka & Co. (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1448

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • New Year's Card: The Monkey's Tennis (from an unidentified series) of New Year's cards

    Osaru no tenisu
    「お猿のテニス」

    Japanese
    Showa era
    1932
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Tanaka & Co. (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Markings

    SIN

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1449

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • New Year's Card: The Monkey Celebrating with Ozoni (from an unidentified series) of New Year's cards

    Ozoni iwau osaru
    「おぞうに祝ふ猿」

    Japanese
    Showa era
    1932
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Tanaka & Co. (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1450

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • New Year's Card: The Monkey in Morning Suit (from an unidentified series) of New Year's cards

    Osaru no moningu sugata
    「お猿のモーニング姿」

    Japanese
    Showa era
    1932
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Tanaka & Co. (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Markings

    SIN

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1451

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • New Year's Card: The Monkey's Baseball (from an unidentified series) of New Year's cards

    「お猿の野球」 バッター

    Japanese
    Shôwa era
    1932
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Tanaka & Co. (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1452

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • New Year's Card: Three Monkeys with Spade Shape Motifs

    年賀状:三匹の猿と三つのスペード

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1932
    Takahashi Haruka (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Seikyokudô (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1225

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • New Year's Card: Monkey in the Guise of a Shinto Priest

    年賀状:猿の神主

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1932
    Takahashi Haruka (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Seikyokudô (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1226

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • New Year's Card: Monkey Receiving New Year's Cards

    Japanese
    Showa era
    1932
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Matsumura

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.2272

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stcok

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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  • New Year's Card: Monkey

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1932
    Publisher Seikyokudô (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.2273

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic on card stock

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  • New Year's Card: Monkey

    年賀状:赤い顔の猿

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1932
    Takahashi Haruka (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Seikyokudô (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1227

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • New Year's Card: Monkey on an Orange Background

    年賀状:1932、猿

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1932
    Takahashi Haruka (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Seikyokudô (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1228

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • Envelope for the series New Year's Cards: Monkey's Sports

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1932
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 14.8 x 9.9 cm (5 13/16 x 3 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.20973

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on paper

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards, Envelopes

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  • New Year's Card: Three Monkeys: See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil

    年賀状:1932、三猿

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1932
    Takahashi Haruka (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Seikyokudô (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1229

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • New Year's Card: Monkey Holding a Branch

    Japanese
    Taishô era
    cancelled 1920
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.2991

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Monkey Catching an Insect

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Kamigataya, Ginza (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.3058

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • New Year's Card: Monkey and Crab

    年賀状:猿とかに

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1932
    Takahashi Haruka (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Seikyokudô (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1230

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • New Year's Card: Blue Monkey

    年賀状:ブルーの猿

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1932
    Takahashi Haruka (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Seikyokudô (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1231

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • Monkey eating persimmon

    Japanese
    Edo period
    late 18th–early 19th century
    Tomokazu (Japanese)

    Object Place: Gifu, Japan

    Description

    Signed

    Signed Tomokazu

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    4.0 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.23595

    Medium or Technique

    Stained boxwood, eyes inlaid in horn

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    Asia

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    Netsuke

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  • New Year's Card: Monkey as Daikokuten

    年賀状:猿の大黒様

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1932
    Uzaki Sumikazu (Japanese, 1889–1954), Publisher Tanaka & Co. (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1355

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • Monkey Clasping Turtle

    Japanese
    Edo period
    late 18th–early 19th century
    Artist Tomokazu (Japanese)

    Object Place: Gifu, Japan

    Description

    Signed

    signed Tomokazu

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    4.0 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.23596

    Medium or Technique

    Stained boxwood, eyes inlaid in horn

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    Asia

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    Netsuke

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  • Crouching monkey

    Japanese
    Edo period
    late 18th–early 19th century
    Artist Tomokazu (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Signed Tomakazu

    Provenance

    Given by Dr. Ernest Goodrich Stillman in 1947.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Dr. Ernest G. Stillman

    Details

    Dimensions

    3.0 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm (1 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.552

    Medium or Technique

    Stained boxwood, eyes inlaid in horn

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    Asia

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    Netsuke

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  • New Year's Card: The Monkey's Playing Ball (Osaru no hogan nage) (from an unidentified series) of New Year's cards

    「お猿の野球」 ピッチャー

    Japanese
    Showa era
    1932
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1453

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink, color, and metallic pigments on paper

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  • New Year's Card: The Monkey's Shuttlecock (Osaru no oihane) (from an unidentified series) of New Year's cards

    「お猿の追羽根」

    Japanese
    Showa era
    1932
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1454

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink, color, and metallic pigments on paper

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  • Monkey

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamaguchiya Chûemon (Chûsuke) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Toyokuni ga 豊国画

    Markings

    No censor's seal

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 24.9 cm (14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.6836

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Pair of menuki each in the form of monkeys with fruit

    Japanese
    Edo period–Meiji era
    mid to late 19th century
    Masatake (Japanese Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Masatake 雅武

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 3.1 x 0.5 cm (1 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.724a

    Medium or Technique

    Main material: gold; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori

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    Asia

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    Arms and armor

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  • New Year's Card: The Monkey Pounding Rice (Osaru no mochitsuki) (from an unidentified series) of New Year's cards

    「お猿の餅搗き」

    Japanese
    Showa era
    1932
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1455

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink, and metallic pigments on card stock

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  • Oil flask (alabastron) in the form of a sitting ape

    Roman
    Imperial Period
    1st to 2nd century A.D.

    Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

    Description

    The mold-made vase in the form of a sitting ape was originally covered with red slip. The ape wears a cord around his neck from which hang two medallions and an amulet. There are two pierced holes for suspension in the rim on top of his head.

    Provenance

    From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

    Credit Line

    Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

    Details

    Dimensions

    10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    86.442

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic

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    The Ancient World

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    Vessels

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  • Monkey from the album Birds and Flowers

    花卉草虫小禽図

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

    Description

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-437

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    01.8477.15

    Medium or Technique

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

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  • Monkeys and Sunset over Ocean

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Maruyama Banka (Japanese, 1867–1942), Publisher Hakubunkan (Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1991, Philippe Barros, Paris, France; by 2002, to Karl Jaeger, Bath, England; 2007, sold by Karl Jaeger, International School of America, Medford, MA to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 19, 2007)

    Credit Line

    Edward S. Morse Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2007.694

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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