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  • Striding Lion

    19th century
    Antoine Louis Barye (French, 1795–1875)

    Description

    Inscription

    L. r.: Barye.

    Provenance

    Katharine Lane Weems, Massachusetts; acquired November 1989

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 15.8 x 24.4 cm (6 1/4 x 9 5/8 in. )

    Accession Number

    1989.635

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor

    Not On View

    Collections

    Europe, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Watercolors

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  • Lion and Lioness

    1771
    George Stubbs (English, 1724–1806)

    Description

    Stubbs began his career as a portraitist and an anatomical illustrator, becoming widely renowned with the publication of The Anatomy of the Horse (1766). His aptitude for rendering the physical structure of animals is evident in the muscular haunches of this lioness. Natural phenomena were both an object of study and a source of awe for eighteenth-century artists and scientists, who endeavored to describe the natural world, master its complexity, and convey its sublime power. By manipulating setting, light, and color, Stubbs gives his realistic representation of the lions, plants, and trees an eerie and fantastic quality.

    Inscription

    Lower center: Geo Stubbs / pinxit. 1771

    Provenance

    Sir Reginald William Proctor-Beauchamp, 5th Bart. (b. 1853 - d. 1912), Langley Park, Norfolk; 1912, by inheritance to Sheila Ginevra Hilda Mary Beauchamp (Mrs. Hermon Barker-Hahlo) (d. 1953), The Cottage, Bergh Apton, Norwich, Norfolk; May 31, 1946, Beauchamp sale, Christie's, London, lot 60, to Agnew's, London. 1949, Durlacher Brothers, New York; 1949, sold by Durlacher Brothers to the MFA for $3400. (Accession Date: January 13, 1949)

    Credit Line

    M. Theresa B. Hopkins Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    102.9 x 127.6 cm (40 1/2 x 50 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    49.6

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Gallery (Gallery 246)

    Collections

    Europe

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    Paintings

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  • Striding lion

    Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
    Neo-Babylonian Period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar I
    604–561 B.C.

    Findspot: Iraq

    Description

    Open-mouthed lion, teeth bared, striding left. One of 120 lifesize lions that lined the Processional Way from the Ishtar Gate to the Temple of Marduk at Babylon.

    Provenance

    From Babylon, Processional Street. 1899: excavated by the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft; 1931: purchased by the MFA from the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin. (Accession Date: October 8, 1931)

    Credit Line

    Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height: 106 cm (41 3/4 in.); width: 232 cm (91 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    31.898

    Medium or Technique

    Glazed bricks

    On View

    Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

    Collections

    The Ancient World

    Classifications

    Architectural elements, Tile and inlays

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  • Recumbent lion

    Egyptian
    Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
    305–30 B.C.

    Object Place: Egypt, Possibly Alexandria

    Description

    Small figurine of a recumbent lion made of gold sheet over a quartz, gypsum, and feldspar core; with blue powdered glass (enamel) in cloisons constituting the mane. This method of cloisonné enamel work is typical of the workshops of Alexandria.

    Provenance

    Probably from Alexandria. By 1958, Horace L. Mayer, Williamstown, MA; 1962, gift of Horace L. Mayer to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 1962) NOTE: First lent to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer on March 24, 1958.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Horace L. Mayer

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height x width x depth: 2.5 x 2 x 5 cm (1 x 13/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    62.1193

    Medium or Technique

    Gold sheet and blue enamel over a quartz, gypsum, and feldspar core

    On View

    Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

    Collections

    The Ancient World

    Classifications

    Sculpture

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  • Funerary lion

    Greek
    Late Classical Period
    about 390 B.C.

    Description

    The animal is crouching with his head turned slightly to the right. He wrinkles his snout, and his teeth are bared in a gentle snarl. His mane is expressed in series of flamelike tufts, each distinct row carved in an alternate direction, and a ridge of fur or hair starts down the center of the back, for a relatively short distance.
    The legs and tail have been recomposed and restored from fragments, with the missing areas executed in colored plaster. The forelegs and feet are nearly complete, and they join on the plinth to give the animal a correct angle as now mounted. The marble has acquired a handsome golden patina.

    Provenance

    Probably 1934: Brummer Collection (said to be from the Athens Market, about 1934); by 1965: with Mrs. Ella Brummer, 11 East 68th Street, New York 21; purchased by MFA from Mrs. Ella Brummer, May 12, 1965

    Credit Line

    William Francis Warden Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 076; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 108 (additional published references).

    Dimensions

    Height x length: 43 x 122 cm (16 15/16 x 48 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    65.563

    Medium or Technique

    Marble, Pentelic

    Not On View

    Collections

    The Ancient World

    Classifications

    Sculpture

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  • Lion

    Greek
    Archaic Period
    about 550 B.C.

    Description

    The lion is seated on a cushion-like plinth, his head turned to face the viewer, his body appearing in profile to the right. The jaws are opened, as if the animal were roaring. The tail lies along the front edge of the plinth.

    Restorations include the filling of a hole in the forehead, part of the band above it, a number of locks on top of the head, the left ear, and a few parts of the mane. The head was broken in three pieces, and the broken edges of the joints have been filled and recolored to match the deep brownish red tone of the weathered surfaces. Four cuttings in the edge of the plinth (one at each end, two at the back) held swallow-tail clamps by which the statue was fastened to its pedestal. Aside from the breaks and weathering, the lower teeth and the tongue have suffered damage.

    Provenance

    1890: Said to have been found in 1890 at Perachora, above Loutraki, near the Isthmus of Corinth; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Lutrakis on the Isthmus); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

    Credit Line

    Catharine Page Perkins Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 015; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 106 (additional published references); Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 152-153.

    Dimensions

    Overall: 95.3 x 58 x 38 cm (37 1/2 x 22 13/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    97.289

    Medium or Technique

    Limestone (originally coated with smooth plaster and painted)

    On View

    Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

    Collections

    The Ancient World

    Classifications

    Sculpture

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  • Description

    Provenance

    Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA October 11, 1956 Colls: Nadelman, from York

    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 1319, fig 345 (Folk artists)

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 39.7 x 31.6cm (15 5/8 x 12 7/16 in.) Framed: 57.8 x 47.6 cm (22 3/4 x 18 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    56.752

    Medium or Technique

    Transparent and opaque watercolor, pen and brown ink on paper

    Not On View

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    Prints and Drawings

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    Drawings

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  • Description

    Provenance

    Maxim Karolik (1893-1963, Newport); by whom given to MFA September 21, 1960

    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 1393, fig. 379 (Folk artists)

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 45.7 x 61.0 cm (18 x 24 in.)

    Accession Number

    60.1118

    Medium or Technique

    Pen and dark brown ink on board

    Not On View

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    Prints and Drawings

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    Drawings

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  • Lion and Mouse

    1871
    William Rimmer (American (born in England), 1816–1879)

    Description

    Signed

    Signed, W. Rimmer, 1871

    Provenance

    E. W. Hooper, William S. Bigelow, and Mrs. John M. Forbes; partly a gift and partly purchased by MFA, August 8, 1881.

    Credit Line

    Partly purchased and partly the gift of E. W. Hooper, William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, and Mrs. John M. Forbes

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 37.1 x 30.2 cm (14 5/8 x 11 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    81.104

    Medium or Technique

    Graphite pencil on pink paper

    Not On View

    Collections

    Americas, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Drawings

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  • Tiger in its Lair

    undated
    Artist Antoine Louis Barye (French, 1795–1875)

    Description

    Provenance

    Bayre Sale, Paris, 7-12 February, 1876 (with Goupil & Co., Paris); American Art Association, sold Chickering Hall, New York, 7 April, 1892, lot 2; Mrs. S.D. Warren, Boston; sold A.A.A., New York, 7-8 January, 1903, lot 5; acquired by bequest January 1903

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Susan Cornelia Warren

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 24.5 x 32.5 cm (9 5/8 x 12 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    03.609

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

    Not On View

    Collections

    Europe, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Watercolors

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  • Tiger

    Japanese
    Edo period
    18th century
    Kishi Ganku (Japanese, 1749/1756–1838 Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    「同功館岸駒㊞」

    Markings

    岸駒 賁然

    Provenance

    Prior to 1886 purchased from Yamanaka by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa; 1886 purchased by Charles Goddard Weld from Ernest Fenollosa; 1911 bequeathed to the Museum by Charles Goddard Weld

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 98.9 x 36.3 cm (38 15/16 x 14 5/16 in.) Overall: 171.5 x 55 cm (67 1/2 x 21 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4698

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink, light color and gold on silk

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia

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    Paintings

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  • Queen Mother of The West and Tiger

    Immortal and a Tiger

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Shibata Gitô (Japanese, 1780–1819 Japanese)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 138.2 x 75.2 cm (54 7/16 x 29 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4710

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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    Asia

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  • Tiger and Leopard

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Mori Tessan (Japanese, 1775–1841 Japanese)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Fenollosa-Weld Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 177.1 x 144.3 cm (69 3/4 x 56 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.4821

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Not On View

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    Asia

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  • Pair of menuki in the form of tigers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    early to mid-19th century

    Description

    Signed

    Unsigned 無銘

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Charles Goddard Weld Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 2.8 x 0.4 cm (1 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.5261a

    Medium or Technique

    Main material: gold; other metals: shakudo; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, zogan

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia

    Classifications

    Arms and armor

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  • Tiger

    Moko zu

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

    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-177-(1)

    Dimensions

    Image: 103.4 x 40.8 cm (40 11/16 x 16 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6639

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink on silk

    Not On View

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    Asia

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  • Tiger

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-433

    Dimensions

    Image: 103.8 x 93.6 cm (40 7/8 x 36 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6664

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and light color on paper

    Not On View

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    Asia

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  • Tiger

    Tora zu

    Japanese
    Edo period
    18th century
    Soga Shôhaku (Japanese, 1730–1781)

    Description

    Signed

    Seal of Shohaku

    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-Shohaku-20

    Dimensions

    Image: 119.1 x 28.6 cm (46 7/8 x 11 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6989

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink on paper

    Not On View

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    Asia

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  • Tiger

    Ryûko zu byôbu

    Japanese
    Momoyama period
    dated 1606
    Hasegawa Tôhaku (Japanese, 1539–1610)

    Description

    Signed

    Signed "Five generations from Sesshu, Hasegawa Hogen Tohaku, 68 years old, brush of Hasegawa Tohaku"

    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

    Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 7, pg. 131: no. 92 (1)

    Dimensions

    154.2 x 340 cm (60 11/16 x 133 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.7073

    Medium or Technique

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

    Not On View

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  • Tiger in a Thunder Storm

    Raiu ni tora

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Koka era (1844–48) to Ansei 3 (1856)
    Manjirô Hokuga (Japanese, died in 1856)

    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-Ukiyo-450

    Dimensions

    Image: 53.8 x 34.2 cm (21 3/16 x 13 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.7405

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on flax

    Not On View

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    Asia

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  • Tigers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    18th century
    Shirai Chokuken (Japanese, Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 132.1 x 48.5 cm (52 x 19 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8158

    Medium or Technique

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

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    Asia

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  • Tiger

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Chuyo (Oki) Kangaku (Japanese, died in 1876 Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 114.6 x 56.4 cm (45 1/8 x 22 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8407

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Not On View

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    Asia

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  • Tiger in Snow-laden Pine Tree

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Yokoyama Kazan (Japanese, 1784–1837)

    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-Kyoto-192

    Dimensions

    Image: 130 x 60 cm (51 3/16 x 23 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8419

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and light color on paper

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    Asia

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  • Tiger

    Japanese
    Edo period
    dated 1777
    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: 134.7 x 89.4 cm (53 1/16 x 35 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8499

    Medium or Technique

    One from a pair of hanging scrolls; ink on paper

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    Asia

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  • A Tiger in a Bamboo Grove

    Japanese
    Edo period
    Artist Utagawa Yoshikazu (Japanese, active 1848–1870)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichijusai Yoshikazu ga 一寿斎芳員画

    Provenance

    Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; 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, upright diptych; 74 x 24.7 cm (29 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.6629

    Medium or Technique

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

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Prints

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  • Tiger

    Japanese
    Edo period–Meiji era
    19th century
    Kishi Chikudo Shoroku (Japanese, 1826–1897 Japanese)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Francis Gardner Curtis

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 61.9 x 86.8 cm (24 3/8 x 34 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    41.511

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink on paper

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    Asia

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  • Tiger

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

    Description

    Provenance

    1950 bequeathed to the Museum by Charles Bain Hoyt

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt—Charles Bain Hoyt Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Modern-108k

    Dimensions

    Image: 11.1 x 7.9 cm (4 3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    50.2190

    Medium or Technique

    Shikishi-shaped album leaf; lacquer on paper

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  • Tiger in Bamboo and Rain

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    19th century
    Unidentified artist

    Description

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. Strassman

    Details

    Dimensions

    53.3 x 129.5 cm (21 x 51 in.)

    Accession Number

    2001.237

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

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    Asia

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  • New Year's Card: Tiger Among Toys

    Japanese
    Taisho era
    1914
    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: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1405

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph and embossing; 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: Tiger Looking Up the Sky

    Japanese
    Taisho era
    1926
    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

    2002.8756

    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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  • New Year's Card: Tiger and Children

    Japanese
    Showa era
    1950
    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: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.8872

    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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  • New Year's Card: Tiger Family and Sun

    Japanese
    Taisho era
    1914
    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: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.8909

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Not On View

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • New Year's Card: Tiger Family

    Japanese
    Taisho era
    1914
    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: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.8914

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; embossing; ink and metallic pigments on card stock

    Not On View

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • New Year's Card: Tiger in Snow

    Japanese
    Taisho era
    1914
    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

    2002.8917

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Not On View

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • New Year's Card: Tiger in Bamboos

    Japanese
    Taisho era
    1914
    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

    2002.8918

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Not On View

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Postcards

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  • Tiger (Tyger)

    1790
    John Murphy (English, about 1748–about 1800 English), After Thomas James Northcote (English, 1746–1831), Publisher John Boydell (English, 1719–1804), Publisher Josiah (Joshua) Boydell (English, 1752–1817 English)

    Description

    Inscription

    Engraved in plate in margin, l.l: Painted by J. A. Northcote; l.c.: Published May 1, 1790 by John and Jonah Boydell, Cheapside. & at the Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall London; l.r. Engraved by Jn.o Murphy

    Provenance

    C. Lennox-Boyd; R. M. Light, Santa Barbara, CA; from whom acquired March 26, 2003

    Credit Line

    Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 50.8 x 63.5 cm (20 x 25 in.) Platemark: 46.4 x 60.3 cm (18 1/4 x 23 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    2003.98

    Medium or Technique

    Mezzotint, second state

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  • Tiger Licking Tail

    Japanese
    Edo period
    early to mid-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

    3 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm (1 3/16 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.23599

    Medium or Technique

    Stained boxwood, eyes inlaid in horn, ivory teeth

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    Asia

    Classifications

    Netsuke

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  • Royal Tiger

    1829
    Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863)

    Description

    Inscription

    Printed inscription In margin, below image, l.r.: Delacroix delt; b.c.: "Tigre Royal"; l.l.: à Paris, chez H. Gaugain et Ce. rue de Vaugirard No. 34; l.r.: Imp. Lith. de H. Gaugain rue de Vaugirard No. 2 à Paris

    Provenance

    PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 11/1/1917 [exact to month]

    Credit Line

    Otis Norcross Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Delteil 080 iii

    Dimensions

    Image: 32.4 x 46.4 cm (12 3/4 x 18 1/4 in.) Sheet: 49.2 x 63.5 cm (19 3/8 x 25 in.)

    Accession Number

    M25441

    Medium or Technique

    Lithograph with crayon, brush, and scraping

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  • Black Panther Stalking a Herd of Deer

    1851
    Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824–1904)

    Description

    Gérôme had yet to travel outside Europe when he painted this imaginary landscape, which strands its panther—a jungle cat—in unlikely open terrain along a scrubby shore. Fascinated by large cats, Gérôme studied lions and tigers at the Jardin des Plantes, a Parisian zoo. He went on to hunt big game in North Africa and maintained a menagerie of exotic animals at his own home in the 1880s and 90s.

    Inscription

    Lower left: JL. GEROME / 1851

    Provenance

    Given by the artist to Théophile Gautier (b. 1811 - d. 1872), Paris; January 14-16, 1873, Gautier sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 36, to Knyvet Winthrop Sears, Boston; by descent from Mr. Sears to an anonymous donor; 1930, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 3, 1930)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift

    Details

    Dimensions

    52.4 x 74 cm (20 5/8 x 29 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    30.232

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Polly B. and Richard D. Hill Gallery (Gallery 253)

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    Europe

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    Paintings

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  • Kanamono in the form of a leopard, with backplate

    Japanese
    Edo period–Meiji era
    mid to late 19th century (before 1889)

    Description

    Signed

    Unsigned 無銘

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Charles Goddard Weld Collection

    Details

    Accession Number

    11.5582

    Medium or Technique

    Main material: gold; other metals: shakudo; shibuichi backplate; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

    Not On View

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    Asia

    Classifications

    Arms and armor

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  • Leopard in its Lair

    Antoine Louis Barye (French, 1795–1875)

    Description

    Provenance

    Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Paris; Frederick L. Ames, Boston, purchased December 1891; Mrs. Louis A. Frothingham (lent to the museum 21 May,1923); acquired July 1924

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Louis A. Frothingham

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 18.7 x 37.3 cm (7 3/8 x 14 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    24.347

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

    Not On View

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Watercolors

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  • Figure of a Leopard

    English
    about 1755–60
    Made at Longton Hall Manufactory (England)

    Object Place: England

    Description

    Inscription

    Sticker on reverse: JAS A Lewis, New York

    Provenance

    By 1988, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988)

    Credit Line

    Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    9.52 x 11.43 cm (3 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    1988.956

    Medium or Technique

    Soft-paste porcelain

    Not On View

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    Europe

    Classifications

    Ceramics, Porcelain

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  • Figure of a Leopard

    English
    about 1755–60
    Made at Longton Hall Manufactory (England)

    Object Place: England

    Description

    Inscription

    Sticker on reverse: JAS A Lewis, New York

    Provenance

    By 1988, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988)

    Credit Line

    Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    9.21 x 14.6 cm (3 5/8 x 5 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1988.957

    Medium or Technique

    Soft-paste porcelain

    Not On View

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    Europe

    Classifications

    Ceramics, Porcelain

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  • A Lion Coming out of a Cave

    1792
    Engraved by J. (James) Daniell (English, 18th century English), After John Graham (American (born in Russia (Poland)), 1886–1961 American), Publisher John Murphy (English, about 1748–about 1800 English)

    Description

    Inscription

    Engraved within image l.l.: "I: Graham Pinx.t " / "J: Daniel Sculp.t"; b.c. "London Published June 29, 1792 by John Murphy No. 26 Berkely St. Edgeware Rd"

    Provenance

    C. Lennox-Boyd; R. M. Light, Santa Barbara, CA; from whom acquired March 26, 2003

    Credit Line

    Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 47.6 x 61 cm (18 3/4 x 24 in.) Sheet: 49.2 x 67.3 cm (19 3/8 x 26 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2003.99

    Medium or Technique

    Mezzotint, first state

    Not On View

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Prints

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