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  • Star tile with horse

    Persian
    Ilkhanid (Mongol)
    A.D. 1310 (A.H. 710)

    Object Place: Probably Kashan, Iran

    Description

    Inscription

    Persian poem, Shaikh Majd al-Din al-Baghdadi: "Oh my appealing friend, thou knowest why at night My skirt is damp from my two eyes' tears; From desire for thy lips [my eyes express] Water from the mouth of the pupil of my eye. In the year 710" (trans. in Welch, see publications) alternate reading: "Do you know, o my admired one, why My two opressed eyes are full of tears? [My eyes] keep drinking from desire for your lips; Water [falls] from the mouth of my pupils. In the year 710" (Alexander, see publications)

    Provenance

    1931, purchased by Arthur Upham Pope for the MFA. (Accession Date: September 3, 1931)

    Credit Line

    Maria Antoinette Evans Fund and funds donated by Edward Jackson Holmes

    Details

    Dimensions

    Diameter x depth: 20.5 x 1.3 cm (8 1/16 x 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    31.729

    Medium or Technique

    Fritware with blue and luster decoration on opaque white glaze

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    Asia

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    Tiles

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  • Prince on a horse with scarlet tassels

    Indian, Rajasthani
    about 1725

    Object Place: Ghanerao, Marwar, Rajasthan, Northern India

    Description

    Provenance

    Given to the MFA in 1917 by Denman Waldo Ross. Purchased in 1917 from Ananda Coomaraswamy. Purchased in India prior to 1916.

    Credit Line

    Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    19.7 x 29 cm (7 3/4 x 11 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2922

    Medium or Technique

    Opaque watercolor on paper

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    Asia

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    Paintings

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  • "Tiens-Toi Bien! - Robe d'été de Chéruit," plate 50 from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 1, No. 5

    French
    May 1914
    Pierre Brissaud (French, 1885–1964), Illustrating design by Madeleine Chéruit (French, died 1935), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    De Chéruit, voici une robe d’été en organdi blanc brodé argent. La bordure est en zibeline et la grande ceinture en taffetas blond.

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Transferred from the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2004.22.9

    Medium or Technique

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

    Not On View

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    Europe

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    Books and manuscripts, Books

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  • "Les Propos Désobligeants - Tenue pour le Concours Hippique," plate 33 from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 1, No. 4

    French
    April 1914
    Maurice Taquoy (French, 1878–1952 French), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    Habit rouge pour le Concours Hippique.

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Transferred from the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2004.21.3

    Medium or Technique

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

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    Europe

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    Books and manuscripts, Books

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  • "Au Paddock - Robe d'après-midi de Worth," plate IX from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 2, No. 9

    French
    July 1913
    Maurice Taquoy (French, 1878–1952 French), Illustrating design by House of Worth (French, 1858-1956), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    Robe de Worth pour les courses en damassé blanc. La tunique est en chiffon blanc, le corsage forme ceinture sur la tunique avec deux pans rattachés dans le dos.

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Transferred from the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2004.14.9

    Medium or Technique

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

    Not On View

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    Europe

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    Books and manuscripts, Books

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  • Table IV from "The Anatomy of the Horse"

    1766
    George Stubbs (English, 1724–1806), Printer John Purser (English, 18th century English)

    Description

    Provenance

    Dorothy Braude Edinburg; inherited by Richard and Jo-Ann Pinkowitz, June 1971; by whom given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Accession Date: September 17, 2008)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Richard and Jo-Ann Edinburg Pinkowitz in honor of Tom Rassieur

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 38.3 x 48.1 cm (15 1/16 x 18 15/16 in.) Sheet: 43.2 x 54.3 cm (17 x 21 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2008.707

    Medium or Technique

    Etching

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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    Prints

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  • Maharaja Raj Singh of Mewar in Procession

    Indian, Rajasthani
    Dated SV 1811 (A.D. 1753)
    Attributed to Caturo, son of Gangharam

    Object Place: Mewar, Rajasthan, Northern India

    Description

    Inscription

    Inscription in back: Sidha sri Maharaja dhi raj maha rana ji sri raja si(n)gh ji ri asavari ro panno. Sam(v)at 1810 ra phalgun vadi 14. Re din mahadev ji sri vaijnath ji sri ji darsan kar ra (?va?) padharya ghore latka le asavar hua. Jane din ri asvari ro bha. Samvat 1811 ra bhadua vat 14. Sinu va re din pano nij ar huyo. Kalmi [sat]jitaro cutro [catio] gangaramro.

    Provenance

    By 1965, private dealer/collector, Calcutta; 1965, purchased by John Goelet, Ambainville (Oise) France; 1966, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 9, 1966)

    Credit Line

    Gift of John Goelet

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 35.7 x 44cm (14 1/16 x 17 5/16in.) Framed: 20 3/4 x 24 3/4 in. (52.7 x 62.9 cm)

    Accession Number

    66.163

    Medium or Technique

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

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    Asia

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    Paintings

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  • Horse: Perolechon

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Hoeisha, Kanda (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

    2002.8899

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Postcards

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  • Silver Horse with Japanese Flags

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.3446

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodblock print with metallic pigment on card

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • Japanese Generals on Horseback

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.3447

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodblock print; embossing; metallic ink on card

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • Horse Wagon

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Hirai Baisen (Japanese 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

    2002.3077

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • Apollo in His Chariot with the Hours

    1922–25
    John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right, vertically: JOHN S SARGENT ©

    Provenance

    The artist; commissioned by the MFA in 1921 for $40,000 (for 25.636-25.651) and installed on ceiling vault, Huntington Avenue stairway, 1925.

    Credit Line

    Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    327.66 x 767.08 cm (129 x 302 in.)

    Accession Number

    25.640

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Colonnade (Gallery 204B)

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    Americas

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    Paintings

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  • Horse: Dahlia

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Hoeisha, Kanda (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

    2002.8900

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • Beach Scene with Horses

    about 1874
    William Morris Hunt (American, 1824–1879)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left: WMH. [monogram]

    Provenance

    The artist; with Leonard and Co., Boston, March 16-17, 1875; to Henry C. Angell, Boston, 1875; Adelaide E. Wadsworth, Boston, 1915; Miss Mary Frothingham Hooper, Boston; to MFA, 1962, bequest of Miss Mary Frothingham Hooper.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mary Frothingham Hooper

    Details

    Dimensions

    38.1 x 60.96 cm (15 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    62.179

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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    Americas

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    Paintings

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  • "Le Poney Favori - Tailleur élégant de Worth," plate VII from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 2, No. 11

    French
    September 1913
    Maurice Taquoy (French, 1878–1952 French), Illustrating design by House of Worth (French, 1858-1956), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    Description

    Tailleur du matin de Worth, en velours de laine havane garni de putois. Le gilet est en velours de laine canari, brodé ton sur ton.

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Transferred from the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2004.16.7

    Medium or Technique

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

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    Europe

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    Books and manuscripts, Books

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  • Horses: Walden Victor and Sir Edgar

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Hoeisha, Kanda (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

    2002.8898

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • Gentleman and Lady Riding to the Hunt

    1506
    Lucas Cranach, the Elder (German, 1472–1553)

    Description

    Inscription

    dated in block, lower left: 1506

    Signed

    lower left: LC

    Markings

    watermark [not identified]; verso, collector's initials in black ink: W.S. [William Sharp; Lugt 2650]; collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 18965 [Lugt 1870]

    Provenance

    William Sharp (Manchester, England, mid 19th century; Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897

    Credit Line

    Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Bartsch (relief) 117; Hollstein 114 (II)

    Dimensions

    Other (woodcut border): 17.7 x 12.5 cm (6 15/16 x 4 15/16 in.) Sheet: 17.9 x 12.7 cm (7 1/16 x 5 in.)

    Accession Number

    P18965

    Medium or Technique

    Woodcut

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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    Prints

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  • Equestrian portrait of Nawab Aliwardi Khan

    Indian
    Later Mughal period
    about 1750–55

    Object Place: Murshidabad, Bengal, India (Eastern)

    Description

    Inscription

    Inscription in front: Inscription at top of painting, identifying subject..

    Provenance

    By 1912, Victor Goloubew (b. 1879 - d. 1945), Paris [see note 1]; 1914, sold by Goloubew through M. Meyer-Riefstahl to the MFA for $76,999.81 (total price for 14.532-700). (Accession Date: June 4, 1914) NOTES: [1] Victor Goloubew was born in Russia but lived in Paris by the time of this acquisition. He formed this collection of Persian and Indian miniature paintings and exhibited it at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 1912 to 1914 (Paull, Florence Virginia. "The Goloubew Collection of Persian and Indian Paintings." Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin. Vol. XIII. No. 74. (February 1915) 1-16).

    Credit Line

    Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    41.3 x 29.2 cm (16 1/4 x 11 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    14.673

    Medium or Technique

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

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    Asia

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  • Horse with Saddle from the series Anthology of Works by Six Celebrated Western-style Painters (Roku taika gassaku)

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1906
    Mitsutani Kunishiro (Japanese, 1874–1936 Japanese), Publisher Japanese Postcard Association (Nihon hagaki kai) (Japanese), Distributed by Hakubunkan (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

    2002.1040

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • Troops with Horses in Silhouette

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Ôta Fuko (Japanese, dates unknown Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1437

    Medium or Technique

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

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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  • Woman with White Horse

    Japanese
    Hashimoto Kunisuke (Japanese, 1884–1953)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Leonard A. Lauder

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Barros catalogue #: III-31

    Dimensions

    Overall: 8 x 13 cm (3 1/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2005.11

    Medium or Technique

    Ink on paper

    Not On View

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • Man and Horse by Waterpump

    Gertrude Käsebier (American, 1852–1934)

    Description

    Provenance

    Mina Turner, New York; gift June 1973.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mina Turner

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 21.0 x 15.6 cm (8 1/4 x 6 1/8 in.) Sheet (irregular): 23.3 x 16.7 cm (9 3/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1973.463

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, platinum print

    Not On View

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    Americas, Photography

    Classifications

    Photographs

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  • Horse in Water from the "New Provincetown Print Project - Portfolio 1990"

    1990
    Artist Mary Frank (American (born in England, 1933) American (born in England)), Printer Robert E. Townsend, Georgetown, Mass. (American), Publisher Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

    Description

    Inscription

    In graphite, l.l.: Horse in Water, bc. 1/1 Mary Frank 1990

    Provenance

    Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, 1990 or 1991

    Credit Line

    Gift of Virginia Herrick Deknatel

    Copyright

    © Mary Frank

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet/image: 48.3 x 67.5 cm (19 x 26 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.1062.1

    Medium or Technique

    Color monoprint with monotype inking on chine collé

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    Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

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    Prints

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  • Anatomical Studies of a Horse for "Automedon with Horses of Achilles"

    1868
    Henri Regnault (French, 1843–1871)

    Description

    Inscription

    Stamped in blue ink, 1.1. (Lugt 2133b): Henri Regnault

    Provenance

    Regnault estate (Lugt suppl. 2133b); Colnaghi's, USA; Christopher J. Robinson, New York; acquired September 1998

    Credit Line

    Gift of Jessie H. Wilkinson—Jessie H. Wilkinson Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    32.5 x 21.5 cm (12 13/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.196

    Medium or Technique

    Graphite on off white wove paper

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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    Drawings

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  • Man on Horseback

    1634
    Gerard ter Borch (Dutch, 1617–1681)

    Description

    This painting derives from one of Ter Borch’s earliest compositions. A related drawing was executed by the precocious artist when he was only eight years old.

    Provenance

    Possibly Jan Palthe (b. 1717 - d. 1769), Leyden; March 20, 1770, posthumous Palthe sale, Leyden, lot 219 or 220. By 1936/1937, Martha Dana (Mrs. William Robert) Mercer (b. 1872 - d. 1960), Doylestown, PA [see note 1]; 1960, probably sold through Samuel T. Freeman and Co., Philadelphia [see note 2]. 1960, New York art market [see note 3]. 1960, Pieter de Boer, Amsterdam and Lucerne; 1961, sold by De Boer to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 20, 1961) NOTES: [1] Mrs. Mercer's heir and niece, Walpurga Baroness von Friesen, wrote to Angelica Rudenstine of the MFA (April 28, 1962) that she was certain her aunt had purchased the painting, though she did not know where. She recalled seeing it in the Mercers' home in Doylestown, noting that the last time she had visited was in 1936/1937. [2] Helen H. Gemmill of the Bucks County Historical Society wrote to Scott Schaefer of the MFA (August 1, 1978) that "Freeman Auctioneers of Philadelphia listed 'Man on Horse' in their special sale of Mrs. Mercer's better things". Freeman did hold an auction of Mrs. Mercer's belongings (rare and valuable books) on September 23, 1960, and it may have passed onto the New York art market at that time. [3] S. J. Gudlaugsson of the RKD wrote to Angelica Rudenstine (May 1, 1962) that a New York dealer had sent him a photograph of the picture in autumn, 1960, and that it later passed to De Boer.

    Credit Line

    Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    54.9 x 41.0 cm (21 5/8 x 16 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    61.660

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on panel

    On View

    Robert and Ruth Remis Gallery (Gallery 244)

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    Europe

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  • Horse Head

    European
    1906
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.8897

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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    Asia, Europe, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • Japanese Soldier Leading Horses

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1565

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on coated card stock

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • Sketch for Automedon with the Horses of Achilles

    1867
    Henri Regnault (French, 1843–1871)

    Description

    Provenance

    November 20, 1997, sale, Christie's, London, lot 271. James MacKinnon, London [from Christie's sale?]; 1998, sold by MacKinnon to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 24, 1998)

    Credit Line

    Grant Walker Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    45.72 x 37.85 cm (18 x 14 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.65

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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    Europe

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  • General Lafayette on Horseback

    Artist Unidentified artist

    Description

    Inscription

    UL in ink: General/ Lafayette

    Provenance

    Maxim Karolik (1893-1963, Newport); by whom given to MFA October 11, 1956

    Credit Line

    Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Karolik cat. no 1232, fig. 311 (Folk artists)

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 19.5 x 25.7 cm (7 11/16 x 10 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    56.742

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor, touched with white on paper

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    Prints and Drawings

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    Watercolors

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  • The Vision of St. Eustace

    Artist Antonio Tempesta (Italian, 1555–1630)

    Description

    Provenance

    Quincy Adams Shaw (1825-1908, Boston); by whom given to MFA March 1894.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Quincy Adams Shaw

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Macandrew 022

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 29.3 x 20.5 cm (11 9/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    94.78

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, heightened with white, outlines incised for transfer

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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  • Two Horses' Heads and a Man on the Carriage

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Asaga Tairin (Japanese, dates unknown Japanese), Publisher Kobe postcard exchange group (Japanese 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

    2002.2704

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • Votive Picture of a Horse

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Japanese Postcard Association (Nihon hagaki kai) (Japanese), Distributed by Hakubunkan (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

    2002.3008

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • Automedon with the Horses of Achilles

    1868
    Henri Regnault (French, 1843–1871)

    Description

    Regnault’s painting illustrates a story from Homer’s Iliad. Automedon, chariot driver for the Greek warrior Achilles, restrains the horses Xanthos (behind) and Balios, two beasts who could predict the future. As Regnault wrote, “the horses, aware that their master [Achilles] is taking them into combat, and that this combat will be the last and will cost him his life, struggle and wrest with the groom who has come to take them from their pasture. One of them, chestnut brown, rises like a great dark phantom, outlining himself against the sky. I wanted to give the picture a foretaste of disaster.”

    Inscription

    Lower left: H. Regnault / Rome. / 1868

    Provenance

    By 1872, acquired in France by Levi Parsons Morton (b. 1824 - d. 1920), New York [see note 1]; March 1, 1882, Morton sale, George A. Leavitt and Co., New York, lot 157, to Samuel A. Coale, St. Louis, MO [see note 2]; 1890, sold by Coale to the MFA for $1000. (Accession Date: June 17, 1890) NOTES: [1] The painting was executed in Rome in 1867/1868 and sent by the artist to Paris. Notes in the curatorial file indicate that Morton acquired it in France, where he served as U.S. Minister, though how and when is not known. It was first published as being in his possession by Henri Cazalès, "Henri Regnault: sa vie et son oeuvre" (Paris, 1872), p. 141. [2] In 1883, Coale exhibited the painting at William and Everett Gallery, Boston. It was on loan to the MFA from 1884 until 1890, during which time funds were raised for its purchase. See Walter Muir Whitehill, "Museum of Fine Arts Boston: A Centennial History" (Cambridge, MA, 1970), vol. 1, pp. 78–81.

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Dimensions

    315 x 329 cm (124 x 129 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    90.152

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    The Beal Gallery (Gallery 251)

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    Europe

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    Paintings

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  • Two horses pulling a plow

    undated
    Charles Émile Jacque (French, 1813–1894)

    Description

    Provenance

    Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York, Lugt 1309); acquired January 1897

    Credit Line

    Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 7.9 x 20.9 cm (3 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    97.649

    Medium or Technique

    Graphite pencil on white paper

    Not On View

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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    Drawings

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  • Earring with Nike driving a two-horse chariot

    Greek, Northern Greek
    Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
    about 350–325 B.C.

    Description

    Earring in form of Nike driving a two-horse chariot (biga). The figures are modeled in the round and form a pendant suspended from a disc in the shape of a honeysuckle palmette. Wearing a belted chiton (tunic), a full-length skirt, and several items of jewelry, Nike leans forward, her left hand pulling on the reins of the horses, whose front legs rear sharply. The features on the goddess’s face are crisp and her expression resolute, while the animals appear startled and tense. Raised as if in flight, Nike’s elaborate, feathery, and finely chased wings provide an elegant counterbalance to the dynamic composition.

    The ornament is composed of more than a hundred individual elements soldered together. The bodies of the figures are crafted from gold sheet that is embellished with wirework details and small gold balls. The honeysuckle palmette is fashioned into curved petals and circular stamens outlined with fine twisted wires; remnants of enamel survive on several of the stamens. In the center of the leaf is a tear-shaped fruit encrusted with dense gold granulation. A hoop on the underside was probably attached to an ear wire, which is now missing.

    Provenance

    By 1892: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection (according to W. Fröhner, La Collection Tyszkiewicz, 1897, pl. 1, no. 2: found in the Peloponnesos); by 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

    Credit Line

    Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 042.

    Dimensions

    Height: 5cm (1 15/16in.) Weight: 15.8 gm (0.03 lb.)

    Accession Number

    98.788

    Medium or Technique

    Gold and enamel

    On View

    Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

    Collections

    Jewelry, The Ancient World

    Classifications

    Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs

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  • Figurine of horseman

    Greek
    Modern

    Description

    Horseman has no legs. Horseman and most of the horse are covered with black glaze. On the horse the incised inscription: *greek letters - see card* Modern Forgery

    Provenance

    By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from Rhousopoulos); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

    Details

    Dimensions

    11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.112 H.

    Accession Number

    01.7774

    Medium or Technique

    Terracotta

    Not On View

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    Europe, The Ancient World

    Classifications

    Sculpture

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  • Racehorses at Longchamp

    1871, possibly reworked in 1874
    Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917)

    Description

    Horse racing, a luxury sport imported from England, enjoyed a vogue in 19th-century Paris. Built on the Western edge of the city in 1857, the Longchamp racetrack drew fashionable spectators, including Degas, whose love for horses was matched only by his attachment to the ballet. This scene of jockeys and their mounts milling beside the track at the end of a race was the first Degas painting purchased by an American museum.

    Inscription

    Lower left: E Degas

    Provenance

    1894, possibly Théodore Duret (b. 1838 - d. 1927), Paris; March 19, 1894, possibly Duret sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, lot 14, bought in [see note 1]. 1900, Bernheim-Jeune, Paris [see note 2]; February 10, 1900, sold by Bernheim-Jeune to Durand-Ruel, Paris (stock no. 5689); deposited with Cassirer, Berlin; June 10, 1900, returned from Cassirer to Durand-Ruel, Paris; December 19, 1900, deposited with M. Whitaker, Montreal; February 18 or 20, 1901 [see note 3], sold by Durand-Ruel, Paris, to Durand-Ruel, New York (stock no. 2464); March 27, 1901, sold by Durand-Ruel, New York, to Mrs. William H. Moore, New York; April 1, 1901, sold by Mrs. Moore to Durand-Ruel, New York; 1903, sold by Durand-Ruel, New York, to the MFA for $12,000. (Accession Date: April 28, 1903) NOTES: [1] This painting may be the "Chevaux de courses" by Degas, measuring 32 x 40 cm, bought in Duret's name for 1400 francs. See Merete Bodelson, "Early Impressionist Sales 1874 - 94 in the light of some unpublished 'procès-verbaux,'" Burlington Magazine, June, 1968, p. 346. [2] The following provenance (between 1900 and 1903) comes from a letter from Charles Durand-Ruel to Angelica Rudenstine of the MFA (February 13, 1964; in MFA curatorial file) and Jean Sutherland Boggs et al., "Degas at the Races" (exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 250, cat. no. 49. [3] Boggs et al. (as above, n. 2) give the date of the sale as February 18; Charles Durand-Ruel gives the date as February 20.

    Credit Line

    S. A. Denio Collection—Sylvanus Adams Denio Fund and General Income

    Details

    Dimensions

    34.0 x 41.9 cm (13 3/8 x 16 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    03.1034

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Sidney and Esther Rabb Gallery (Gallery 255)

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    Europe

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  • Drinking cup (kylix) with Eros riding a horse

    Greek
    Late Classical Period
    about 400 B.C.
    The Painter of London E130

    Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece

    Description

    Heavy shape, off-set lip. Designs in interior only: on lip, ivy wreath; in center, within border of meanders and checkered squares. Eros riding a horse to right.

    Provenance

    By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: The following objects [MFA 03.805-03.833, 03.836-03.837, 03.906] were found in one cemetery in Campania.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

    Credit Line

    Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 174.

    Dimensions

    Height x diameter: 9.4 x 21 cm (3 11/16 x 8 1/4 in.) Other (Width with handles): 29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    03.819

    Medium or Technique

    Ceramic, Red Figure

    Not On View

    Collections

    The Ancient World

    Classifications

    Vessels

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  • Drachm of Kyrene with youth riding horse, struck under Polianthes

    Greek
    Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
    375–308 B.C.

    Mint: Kyrene, Cyrenaica

    Description

    Obverse: Rider in chlamys on horse walking to right on a line.
    Inscription in Greek at left above.
    Beaded border.
    Reverse: Silphion plant with flowers.
    Inscription in Greek in field at left and right.
    Beaded border.

    Provenance

    By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1353); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

    Credit Line

    Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1329.

    Dimensions

    Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 4.30 gm.

    Accession Number

    04.1216

    Medium or Technique

    Gold

    Not On View

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    The Ancient World

    Classifications

    Numismatics, Coins

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  • Stater of Kyzikos with horse above tunny fish

    Greek
    Classical Period
    400–330 B.C.

    Mint: Kyzikos, Mysia

    Description

    Obverse: Horse with loose rein prancing to left below.
    Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, millsail type, granulated.

    Provenance

    By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1547); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

    Credit Line

    Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1562.

    Dimensions

    Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 16.02 gm.

    Accession Number

    04.1391

    Medium or Technique

    Electrum

    Not On View

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    The Ancient World

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    Numismatics, Coins

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  • Two Horses under Willow Tree

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Anro (Japanese Japanese)

    Description

    Very similar to a series of ôban horse prints by Aoyama Seizan (active 1920s-1930s), but the name on the seal appears to be a different one.

    Signed

    (seal only)

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Anro no in (?)

    Provenance

    March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

    Credit Line

    Denman Waldo Ross Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 26.7 x 19.7 cm (10 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    06.1138

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print; ink on paper

    Not On View

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Prints

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  • Westerner and Horse

    Yojin choba zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    end of 18th century
    Shiba Kôkan (Suzuki Harushige) (Japanese, 1747–1818)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 30.9 x 48.5 cm (12 3/16 x 19 1/8 in.) Overall: 120 x 68cm (47 1/4 x 26 3/4in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4685

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and light color on silk

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    Asia

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  • Tsuba with design of horses, stream and pine

    Japanese
    Edo period–Meiji era
    mid to late 19th century
    Kitagawa Motoyoshi (Japanese, 1846–1922 Japanese), Taizan Mototeru (Japanese Japanese), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)

    Description

    Signed

    Uma seisui Kitagawa Motoyoshi, with unread seal [The horse and stream by Kitagawa Motoyoshi, the pine by Sekijoken Taizan Mototeru aged sixty-eight, with a seal Tohaku] Matsu Sekijoken Taizan Mototeru gyonen rokujuhachi-o, with seal Toen 馬清水喜多川元善(印)松赤城軒泰山元輝 印 東* 行年六十八翁

    Provenance

    1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

    Credit Line

    Charles Goddard Weld Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 7.4 x 7 x 0.6 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.5414

    Medium or Technique

    Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; decorative technique: takabori, shishiai-bori, engraving

    Not On View

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    Asia

    Classifications

    Arms and armor

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  • Tsuba with design of horses

    Japanese
    Edo period
    early to mid-19th century
    Yokoya Somin (Japanese), School Yokoya School (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Somin, with a kao 宗*(玉+民)

    Provenance

    1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

    Credit Line

    Charles Goddard Weld Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 7.4 x 7.1 x 0.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.5424

    Medium or Technique

    Main material: copper; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: shakudo plug; decorative technique: katakiri-bori

    Not On View

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    Asia

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    Arms and armor

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  • Wild Horses

    Japanese
    Edo period
    first half of the 17th century
    Kano Naonobu (Japanese, 1607–1650)

    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-086

    Dimensions

    Image: 105.6 x 50.4 cm (41 9/16 x 19 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6567

    Medium or Technique

    hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

    Not On View

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    Asia

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  • Four-case inro with horse design

    Japanese
    Edo period–Meiji era
    mid to late 19th century
    Yamamoto Seisho (Japanese, 1846–1878 Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Sukenobu, with kao; Seisho, with kao 典信(花押) 正章作(花押)

    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

    Overall: 7.7 x 5.6 x 2.2 cm (3 1/16 x 2 3/16 x 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.10054

    Medium or Technique

    Black lacquer ground; decoration in gold hiramaki-e and kinpun on black takamaki-e with encrustation of shell, silver and tortoiseshell; compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

    Not On View

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    Asia

    Classifications

    Inro

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  • Single-case inro with horse design

    Japanese
    Edo period–Meiji era
    mid to late 19th century
    Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891)

    Description

    Signed

    Zeshin 是真

    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

    Overall: 7.3 x 6.2 x 1.9 cm (2 7/8 x 2 7/16 x 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.10061

    Medium or Technique

    Dark seido-nuri ground; decoration in black takamaki-e with incised details; interior black lacquer; rims seido-nuri

    Not On View

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    Asia

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  • Chiryû: Early Summer Horse Fair (Chiryû, shuka uma ichi), first (?) state, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the First Tôkaidô or Great Tôkaidô

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidô) (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 40 in the series, first (?) state (without background mountain).
    MFA impressions:
    Without background mountain: 06.1498, 11.2228, 11.17405, 11.17406, 11.30166, 21.5065, 52.1431, 2009.2411.40
    With background mountain: 11.26130, 21.5066

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    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

    Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.40

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 25.1 x 36.9 cm (9 7/8 x 14 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.17405

    Medium or Technique

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

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    Prints

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  • Illustration of the Opening Ceremony of the Union Horse Racing Club's Racetrack around Shinobazu Pond in Ueno Park (Ueno Shinobazu kyôdô keiba kaisha kaigyôshiki no zu)

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    1884 (Meiji 17), October 24
    Artist Yôshû Chikanobu (Hashimoto Chikanobu) (Japanese, 1838–1912), Publisher Ôkura Magobei (Japanese)

    Object Place

    Description

    Triptych: 11.18168 (left), 11.18169 (center), 11.18170 (right)

    MFA impressions: 11.18168-70, 2000.491a-c

    Signed

    Yôshû Chikanobu hitsu 楊洲周延筆

    Markings

    Artist's seal: toshidama

    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

    Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #5, photo p. 44; Sharf, Imaging Meiji (1997), #5, photo p. 15

    Dimensions

    Vertical oban triptych; 36.9 x 74.3 cm (14 1/2 x 29 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.18168-70

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Horses in Pasture

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

    Description

    Signed

    Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

    Markings

    No censor's seal No publisher's mark

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Hokusai (2013), #90; TNM, Hokusai (2005), #378; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, naga-ôban #3

    Dimensions

    Vertical nagaban; 52 x 23.4 cm (20 1/2 x 9 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.19649

    Medium or Technique

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

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    Prints

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  • Horse (Uma), from the series Fashionable Twelve Signs of the Zodiac (Fûryû jûnishi)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1773–75 (An'ei 2–4)
    Artist Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735–1790)

    Description

    Signed

    Koryû ga 湖竜画

    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

    Hockley 2003, p. 208, #G-10-7

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 25.4 x 19.2 cm (10 x 7 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.20111

    Medium or Technique

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

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    Prints

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  • No. 40, Chiryû: Horse Fair (Uma ichi), from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan eki)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 10th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869)

    Description

    Signed

    Risshô ga 立祥画

    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

    Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #15-40

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 25.7 x 18.5 cm (10 1/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.20709

    Medium or Technique

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

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    Prints

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  • Horse

    Japanese
    Edo period
    mid-19th century
    Artist Tomokazu (Japanese)

    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 2.5 x 4.5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 x 1 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.23601

    Medium or Technique

    Stained boxwood, eyes inlaid in horn, ivory teeth

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    Asia

    Classifications

    Netsuke

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  • Horses and Oxen of Great Warriors

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Shunchô (Japanese, active 1815–1823), Publisher Ezakiya Tatsuzô (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Shunchô ga 春蝶画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

    Provenance

    By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005) 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

    Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.5 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.38827

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • An Assortment of Horses of Various Colors

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    Description

    The actual title of the print is written in the upper margin but has been trimmed so that it is no longer legible.

    Signed

    (signaure probably at upper left edge, almost trimmed off)

    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: January 19, 2005) 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

    Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.4 cm (14 x 9 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.44639

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Four Interlaced Horses

    Persian
    Safavid Period
    early 17th century

    Object Place: Iran

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1912, Victor Goloubew (b. 1879 - d. 1945), Paris [see note 1]; 1914, sold by Goloubew through M. Meyer-Riefstahl to the MFA for $76,999.81 (total price for 14.532-700). (Accession Date: June 4, 1914) NOTES: [1] Victor Goloubew was born in Russia but lived in Paris by the time of this acquisition. He formed this collection of Persian and Indian miniature paintings and exhibited it at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 1912 to 1914 (Paull, Florence Virginia. "The Goloubew Collection of Persian and Indian Paintings." Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin. Vol. XIII. No. 74. (February 1915) 1-16).

    Credit Line

    Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Gardner, Martin; Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi; Cambridge University Press, 2008-2009

    Dimensions

    13.8 x 10.0 cm

    Accession Number

    14.629

    Medium or Technique

    Ink on paper

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  • Horse

    Greek
    Archaic Period
    about 550–525 B.C.

    Place of Manufacture: Boiotia, Greece

    Description

    Horse decorated with straight and wavy lines of black paint. Traces of the missing rider.

    Credit Line

    Gift of the National Museum, Athens

    Details

    Dimensions

    10.6 cm (4 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    14.763

    Medium or Technique

    Terracotta

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  • Tsuba with design of horses

    Japanese
    Edo period
    18th century
    School Shoami School (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Unsigned 無銘

    Provenance

    Lent by D. W. Ross, Feb. 16, 1911

    Credit Line

    Denman Waldo Ross Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.2 x 8.2 x 0.4 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1059

    Medium or Technique

    Main material: iron; other metals: gold, silver and copper; shakudo plugs; decorative technique: zogan

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  • Man Leading a Horse

    Indian, Mughal
    Mughal period
    late 16th century

    Object Place: Northern India or Deccan

    Description

    Provenance

    Given to the MFA by Denman Waldo Ross in 1917.

    Credit Line

    Denman Waldo Ross Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    20.9 x 31.8 cm (8 1/4 x 12 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1352

    Medium or Technique

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

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  • Watering Horses, Sunset

    1866
    Jean-François Millet (French, 1814–1875)

    Description

    The colorism of Japanese woodblock prints may have stimulated Millet’s inventive treatment of light, especially the unusual combinations of pink, blue, and green, in this stunning pastel.

    Inscription

    Lower center: J. F. Millet

    Provenance

    By 1875, Emile Gavet, Paris; sold by Gavet at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 11-12, 1875, no. 20, and bought by Détrimont (probably for Quincy Adams Shaw, Boston). Quincy Adams Shaw, Boston; 1917, given to the MFA by Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy A. Shaw, Jr. and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton. (Accession Date: March 29, 1917)

    Credit Line

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

    Details

    Dimensions

    38.1 x 48.3 cm (15 x 19 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.1514

    Medium or Technique

    Pastel and black conté crayon on wove paper, originally cream, now aged to dark cream

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  • Horse

    Chinese
    Tang dynasty
    early 8th century A.D.

    Description

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Charles Gaston Smith's Group and by contribution

    Details

    Dimensions

    59.05 cm (23 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    27.2

    Medium or Technique

    Earthenware with three-color glaze

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    Paul and Helen Bernat Galleries (Gallery 274)

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    Asia

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  • Study of Horses' Legs

    mid-19th century
    Artist Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier (French, 1815–1891)

    Description

    Provenance

    [Cheramy sale]; Walter Gay (1856-1937, Boston artist); acquired September 1927

    Credit Line

    Gift of Walter Gay

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 26 x 35.7 cm (10 1/4 x 14 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    27.505

    Medium or Technique

    Sepia Drawing, pencil and brush heightened with Chinese white on buff paper

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  • Sketch of a Lady on Horseback, Sidesaddle

    John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925)

    Description

    Inscription

    Graphite: l.l.: J.S. 172; red pencil: l.r.: "Copy"

    Provenance

    The Sargent Collection, gift to MFA October 4,1928

    Credit Line

    The Sargent Collection–Gift of Miss Emily Sargent and Mrs. Violet Ormond in memory of their brother, John Singer Sargent

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 24 x 29.8 cm (9 7/16 x 11 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    28.935

    Medium or Technique

    Brown wash over graphite pencil on paper

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  • Sketch for Gog and Magog - Horses' Heads - Boston Public Library Murals

    1903–16
    John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925)

    Description

    Inscription

    Recto in graphite pencil: l.r.: 2.1.8 (Fox number); B3 Verso in graphite pencil: u.r.: S.6.165; u.l.: 2.1.8; l.l.: 2.1.8

    Provenance

    The Sargent Collection, gift to MFA October 4,1928

    Credit Line

    The Sargent Collection–Gift of Miss Emily Sargent and Mrs. Violet Ormond in memory of their brother, John Singer Sargent

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 47.5 x 63 cm (18 11/16 x 24 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    28.538

    Medium or Technique

    Charcoal on paper

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  • Sketch for Phaeton - Horses (MFA Stairway)

    1921–25
    John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925)

    Description

    Inscription

    L. r. in graphite pencil: 12.11.5 (Fox number); 28.687 L. l. in graphite pencil: 106

    Provenance

    The Sargent Collection, gift to MFA October 4, 1928

    Credit Line

    The Sargent Collection–Gift of Miss Emily Sargent and Mrs. Violet Ormond in memory of their brother, John Singer Sargent

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 62 x 48 cm (24 7/16 x 18 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    28.687

    Medium or Technique

    Charcoal on paper

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  • Study of a Horse

    19th century
    Unidentified artist, French (?), 19th century (French (?))

    Description

    Provenance

    Mrs. J. Templeman Coolidge; acquired June 1946

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. John Templeman Coolidge

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 46.9 x 33.2 cm (18 7/16 x 13 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    46.596

    Medium or Technique

    Graphite pencil heightened with white gouache on greenish paper, upper corners rounded

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  • Horse

    Chinese
    Tang dynasty
    Early 8th century

    Description

    Provenance

    1946, Mrs. John Gardner Coolidge, Boston; gift of Mrs.John Gardner Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13,1946)

    Credit Line

    John Gardner Coolidge Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    73 cm (28 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    46.478

    Medium or Technique

    Earthenware with three-color glaze and applied motifs

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    Paul and Helen Bernat Galleries (Gallery 274)

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  • Palace lady on horseback

    Chinese
    Tang dynasty
    first half of 8th century

    Description

    Credit Line

    Gift of C. Adrian Rübel

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 41.8 x 35 x 27.3 cm (16 7/16 x 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.391

    Medium or Technique

    Earthenware with three-color glaze and black and white pigment

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  • Black Horse

    about 1859
    Albert Bierstadt (American (born in Germany), 1830–1902)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left: ABierstadt [AB in monogram]

    Provenance

    The artist; Hiasis Collection, New Haven, Conn.; with Victor Spark, New York, 1948; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1948; to MFA, 1948, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815-1865

    Details

    Dimensions

    34.29 x 48.58 cm (13 1/2 x 19 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.412

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on paper mounted on paperboard

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  • Study for "In the Cornfield": Boy on Horseback (recto); Study of a Hat (verso)

    about 1844
    James Goodwyn Clonney (American (born in England), 1812–67)

    Description

    Provenance

    Maxim Karolik (1893-1963, Newport); by whom given to MFA December 1948

    Credit Line

    Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Not in Karolik (1962) cat.

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 23.8 x 31.7 cm (9 3/8 x 12 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.416

    Medium or Technique

    Graphite, heightened with white, with traces of brown chalk on buff paper

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  • Women and a White Horse

    1903
    Paul Gauguin (French, 1848–1903)

    Description

    At the end of his life, immobilized by chronic syphilis and heart disease, Gauguin continued to paint the lush landscapes that surrounded his house on Hiva Oa, a Pacific island in the remote Marquesas chain. A Technicolor cascade of mountainside and tropical vegetation frames the frieze-like group of three native women and a white horse, an animal sometimes associated in the artist’s work with death or transcendence. On the hilltop above stands a single cross—a rare acknowledgment by Gauguin of French missionary activity in Polynesia. It marks the cemetery where the artist’s body was laid to rest shortly after he completed the painting.

    Inscription

    Lower right: P. Gaugin 1903

    Provenance

    Gustave Fayet (b. 1865 - d. 1925), Igny, France [see note 1]. 1906, acquired by Carl Moll (b. 1861 - d. 1945), Vienna [see note 2]; October 31, 1908, sold by Moll to Bernheim-Jeune et Fils, Paris (stock no. 16884) [see note 3]; September 14, 1909, sold by Bernheim-Jeune to Ambroise Vollard (b. 1867 - d. 1939), Paris; 1928, still with Vollard [see note 4]. 1929, Paul Rosenberg and Co., Paris and New York; October 24, 1929, sold by Rosenberg to John Taylor Spaulding (b. 1870 - d. 1948), Boston; 1948, bequest of John Taylor Spaulding to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 3, 1948) NOTES: [1] The early provenance (to 1909) is based on information provided by Georges Wildenstein, Gauguin (Paris, 1964), vol. 1, pp. 270-271, cat. no. 636. [2] The painter Carl Moll, who ran the Galerie Miethke in Vienna, wrote to Karl Ernst Osthaus on November 26, 1906 about a Gauguin landscape from 1903 that he had just acquired--almost certainly a reference to the MFA painting--as well as acquisitions he had made in Paris. Moll organized a Gauguin exhibition at the Galerie Miethke in the spring of 1907, but it cannot be determined from the checklist whether this painting was included. See Peter Kropmanns, "Peitschenhiebe statt Zuckerbrot. Zur frühen Gauguin-Rezeption in Wien," in Paul Gauguin: von der Bretagne nach Tahiti. Ein Aufbruch zur Moderne (Graz, 2000), pp. 133-135. [3] Wildenstein (as above, n. 1) does not make it explicit that Moll was the seller; however, at least one other painting by Gauguin that had belonged to Moll (Wildenstein, cat. no. 311) was acquired by Bernheim-Jeune on this date. [4] Vollard lent the painting to the exhibition "Paul Gauguin" (Kunsthalle, Basel, July-August, 1928), cat. no. 107.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of John T. Spaulding

    Details

    Dimensions

    73.3 x 91.7 cm (28 7/8 x 36 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    48.547

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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    Charlotte F. and Irving W. Rabb Gallery (Gallery 155)

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  • Horse in Full Gallop

    Galloping Horse

    A. F. Davenport (American, 19th century American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Beneath horse, on scroll in blue ink: A.F. Davenport/ Teacher of Plain/ and Ornamental Writing/ No 4 Pennimans Row/ North Adams/ Mass.

    Provenance

    Maxim Karolik, Newport; by whom given to MFA October 14, 1954

    Credit Line

    Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Karolik cat. no 1399, fig. 381

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 46.8 x 58.6 cm (18 7/16 x 23 1/16 in.) (rough edges)

    Accession Number

    54.1082

    Medium or Technique

    Pen, brown, blue and lavender inks on paper

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  • Dappled Draught Horse Being Shod

    Cheval gris pommelé chez la maréchal ferrant

    about 1823
    Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault (French, 1791–1824)

    Description

    Signed

    Signed lower right in pen: Gericault

    Provenance

    Leon Suzor, Paris; Galerie Charpentier, Paris (1948); Galerie de Bayser, Paris, from whom acquired September 1959

    Credit Line

    Mary L. Smith Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Delteil 072, study for

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 16.3 x 23.2 cm (6 7/16 x 9 1/8 in.) Mount: 23.9 x 31.2 cm (9 7/16 x 12 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    59.524

    Medium or Technique

    Graphite pencil, gray and brown wash

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  • Horses Resting

    1911–12
    Franz Marc (German, 1880–1916 German)

    Description

    Provenance

    Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, Topsfield, MA; gift Sept. 1963

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 16.8 x 22.7 cm (6 5/8 x 8 15/16 in.) Sheet: 28.6 x 39.7 cm (11 1/4 x 15 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    63.1464

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodcut

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  • Horse

    1962
    Yutaka Ohashi (Japanese, born in 1923 Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    The artist; with The Swetzoff Gallery, Boston; to MFA, Boston, 1964

    Credit Line

    A. Shuman Collection—Abraham Shuman Fund

    Copyright

    Reproduced with permission.

    Details

    Dimensions

    165.1 x 114.3 cm (65 x 45 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.305

    Medium or Technique

    Casein and rice paper on canvas

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  • Horse and Cart with Two Riders

    about 1912
    Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (French (active in Britain), 1891–1915)

    Description

    Provenance

    Kettle's Yard; acquired through H.S. Ede March 1966

    Credit Line

    Gift of The Kettle's Yard Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 21.5 x 14 cm (8 7/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    66.218

    Medium or Technique

    Brush and brown wash, colored chalks

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  • Jockey on Horseback

    1884
    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901)

    Description

    Provenance

    Toulouse-Lautrec (Lugt 1338); Mrs. Hugo Moser, New York; accessioned January 1970

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Hugo Moser

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 20 x 15.4 cm (7 7/8 x 6 1/16 in. )

    Accession Number

    69.1330

    Medium or Technique

    Ink drawing

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  • Horse

    Chinese
    1948
    Xu Beihong (Chinese, 1895–1953 Chinese)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. Edward W. Bernat in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bernat

    Details

    Dimensions

    81.6 x 41.8 cm (32 1/8 x 16 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1976.172

    Medium or Technique

    Ink on paper

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  • Horse

    Russian
    19th century
    Modeled by Evgeniy Lanceray (Russian, 1848–1886)

    Object Place: Russia

    Description

    Bronze. Incised on p. l. front corner: Felix Chopin (and Cyrillic letters in a circle). Incised on p. r. front corner: Cyrillic letters forming two words. Cast bronze figure of a standing horse with head looking to its right. A saddle rests on the ground behind the horse’s front left leg. Bronze over blackish-brown patination. Figure stands on oval base with molded rim.

    Provenance

    Aimée Lamb (b. 1893 - d. 1989) and Rosamond Lamb (b. 1898 - d. 1989), Boston; 1993, bequest of Rosamond Lamb to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 21, 1993)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

    Details

    Dimensions

    29 x 37.5 x 17 cm (11 7/16 x 14 3/4 x 6 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1993.156

    Medium or Technique

    Metal; bronze

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  • Horse and Rider

    1990
    Mary Frank (American (born in England, 1933) American (born in England)), Printer Robert E. Townsend, Georgetown, Mass. (American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Inscribed in graphite l. l.: "horse and rider". Signed and dated in graphite l. r.: Mary Frank 1990". Blind stamps l. l. o fthe New Provincetown Print Wrkshop and of Robert Townsend.

    Provenance

    Mary Frank; by whom given to MFA December 18, 1991

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mary Frank

    Copyright

    © Mary Frank

    Details

    Dimensions

    48.89 x 66.99 cm (19 1/4 x 26 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1991.745

    Medium or Technique

    Monotype printed on oriental paper mounted on Arches paper

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  • Pair of circus horses

    Dutch (Delft)
    about 1760
    Maker Unidentified

    Description

    Pair of circus horses modeled in relief and painted with manganese red (spots), blue (manes and tails), orange, iron red and blue (saddle) and green (plinth). They stand on rectangular plinths with sloping sides decorated with scrolls painted in blue and yellow.

    Markings

    none

    Provenance

    November 23, 1994, sold at Christie's Amsterdam, lot 46, and bought by for the Rita and Frits Markus Collection, MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 1995)

    Credit Line

    Rita and Frits Markus Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    23.5 x 9.5 x 20.2 cm (9 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 7 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1995.6.1-2

    Medium or Technique

    Tin-glazed earthenware

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  • Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Syria with horned head of horse, struck under Seleukos I

    Greek
    Early Hellenistic Period
    about 281 B.C.

    Mint: Pergamon (Mysia), Syria (Kingdom)

    Description

    Obverse: Horned head of bridled horse right.
    Reverse: Elephant walking right/
    Above, star; below, anchor.
    Inscription in Greek.

    Provenance

    By date unknown: with Giessener Münzhandlung Dieter Gorny GmbH, Maximiliansplatz 20, D-80333 Munich (auction 82, April 29, 1997, lot 148); purchased at auction 82 on behalf of MFA by Leu Numismatik AG, In Gassen 20, 8001 Zurich; June 25, 1997: purchased by MFA from Leu Numismatik AG

    Credit Line

    Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

    Details

    Dimensions

    Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 16.91 gm. Die Axis: 11

    Accession Number

    1997.91

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

    On View

    Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery of Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

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  • Portrait of a Stallion (a Horse with Grooms)

    Indian
    17th–18th century

    Object Place: possibly Gujarat, India

    Description

    Provenance

    Given to the MFA by Denman Waldo Ross in 1915.

    Credit Line

    Denman Waldo Ross Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    29 x 38.9 cm (11 7/16 x 15 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    15.74

    Medium or Technique

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

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