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MFA Images: Birds

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  • Long-tailed Bird on a Plum Branch

    mid-18th century

    Kano Tanjô, Japanese, 1706–1756 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 81.6 x 23.8 cm (32 1/8 x 9 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4379

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  • Plum Tree and Birds

    mid-18th century

    Kano Tanjô, Japanese, 1706–1756 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 81.5 x 23.7 cm (32 1/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4380

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  • Plum Blossoms And Birds

    latter half of the 18th century

    Kano Isen'in Naganobu, Japanese, 1775–1828 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 85.8 x 34.5 cm (33 3/4 x 13 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6477

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  • Long-tailed Bird Perched on Red Peach Branch

    first half of the 18th century

    Kano Norinobu, Japanese, 1692–1731 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 93.7 x 36.5 cm (36 7/8 x 14 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    One of a set of three hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4195

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  • Bird Perched on White Peach Branch

    first half of the 18th century

    Kano Norinobu, Japanese, 1692–1731 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 93.7 x 36.5 cm (36 7/8 x 14 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    One of a set of three hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4193

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  • Pelican Feeding Her Young

    Artist Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 11.7 x 7.5 cm (4 5/8 x 2 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Watercolor, pen and brown ink on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    56.760

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  • Horned Owl (Mimizuku) from Ehagaki sekai

    1907

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.2022

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  • Long-tailed Bird in Chokeberry Bush

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

    Kano Tanshin Morimasa, Japanese, 1653–1718 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 230 x 82.2 cm (90 9/16 x 32 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6713

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  • Birds Flying

    Last half 18th century

    Shogatsukan

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 113.2 x 45.4 cm (44 9/16 x 17 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    21.128

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  • Pigeon in Plum Tree

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

    Kano Tanshin Morimasa, Japanese, 1653–1718 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 230 x 82.2 cm (90 9/16 x 32 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6711

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  • Camellias, Pear Blossoms, and Siberian Blue Robins

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

    Kô Sûkoku, Japanese, 1730–1804 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6688

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  • White Cockatoo on a Pine Branch

    late 18th century

    Itô Jakuchû, Japanese, 1716–1800

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 40.1 x 55.6 cm (15 13/16 x 21 7/8 in.) Overall: 138 x 70 cm (54 5/16 x 27 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    50.1493

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  • Phoenix and Sun

    late 18th century

    Itô Jakuchû, Japanese, 1716–1800

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 103.4 x 36.3 cm (40 11/16 x 14 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll: ink, color, and gold on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6940

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  • Tropical Birds on Flowering Cherry

    18th century

    Sô Shiseki, Japanese, 1712–1786 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 93.7 x 35 cm (36 7/8 x 13 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    2001.234

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  • Cockatoo

    second half of the 18th century

    Itô Jakuchû, Japanese, 1716–1800

    Description
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    Dimensions

    106.3 x 49.1 cm (41 7/8 x 19 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6938

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  • Currituck Marshes, North Carolina

    1926

    Frank Weston Benson, American, 1862–1951 American

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 48 x 67 cm (18 7/8 x 26 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Watercolor on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    33.589

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  • Advertisement for Mitsukoshi gofukuten: Peacock and Plum

    inscribed 1906

    Nakamura Fusetsu, Japan, 1866–1943 Japan

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2003.481

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  • Peacock and Peach Blossoms

    latter half of the 17th century

    Attributed to Kiyohara Yukinobu, Japanese, 1643–1682 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6860

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  • Peacock

    Early 19th century

    Seppo, Japanese Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 112.3 x 42.3 cm (44 3/16 x 16 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink, color and gold on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8025

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  • Peacock

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

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

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 96.8 x 40.8 cm (38 1/8 x 16 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6770

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  • Peacocks and Peonies

    mid-19th century

    Yamada Kosetsu, Japanese, dates unknown Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 107.7 x 41.8 cm (42 3/8 x 16 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6657

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  • Black Duck

    1940–41

    Marsden Hartley, American, 1877–1943

    Description
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    Dimensions

    71.75 x 55.88 cm (28 1/4 x 22 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on Masonite

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    43.32

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  • Poultry Yard

    Max Rudolf Schramm-Zittau, German, 1874–1929 German

    Description

    While his painting might be categorized as a landscape or even a scene of daily life, it has the tight focus and deliberate arrangement of interrelated forms that characterize still-life compositions. Unlike most still lifes, however, there is a suggestion of a story here, as the male turkey and peacock, each surrounded by females, confront each other across the poultry yard.

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    Dimensions

    125.1 x 201 cm (49 1/4 x 79 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.9

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  • Peacock on Rocks

    19th century

    Okamoto Shûki, Japanese, 1807(?)–1862 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 119.8 x 48.8 cm (47 3/16 x 19 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8051

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  • Peacock

    Tani Bunchô, Japanese, 1763–1840 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 17.2 x 13 cm (6 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink, color and gold on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    12.122

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  • Peacock on a Wall

    cancelled 1905

    Wada Eisaku, Japanese, 1874–1959

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.1356

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  • Figure of a Peacock

    Made at Chelsea Manufactory, England, active 1745-1769

    Description
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    Dimensions

    19.4 cm (7 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Porcelain

    Classification

    Ceramics , Porcelain

    Accession Number

    1988.803

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  • Peacock weather vane

    about 1860–75

    Description

    Perched delicately on a round ball, this striking peacock weather vane formed a strong sculptural silhouette against the sky. Its head, featuring a pierced eye and pointed beak, is topped by a stylized tripartite comb. The long curving neck descends gracefully to the body, where the thin legs and talons grasp the ball support. The flat, ribbed tail provides a wide expanse of metal that would effectively catch the wind, and the hollow body, made of molded copper sheets soldered together, is painted gold to protect the vane from the elements. Although such details would hardly have been visible from ground level, the artisan delicately applied paint to the body and the tail in imitation of feathers. The iron rod originally would have also supported iron letters indicating the cardinal points of north, south, east, and west.

    In a world in which changes in wind speed and direction were often the best indicators of a coming storm, weather vanes served a useful as well as ornamental purpose. They were a common sight in the early United States, mounted atop churches, civic buildings, and domestic residences. Although they could be fashioned in almost any form, many weather vanes depicted creatures of the natural world, including codfish, horses, goats, sheep, cows, and grasshoppers. The maker of this weather vane is not known, but the influential New York dealer of folk and modern art Edith Halpert found it and two related examples in Vermont sometime between 1929 and 1953.

    This text was adapted from Ward, et al., MFA Highlights: American Decorative Arts & Sculpture (Boston, 2006) available at www.mfashop.com/mfa-publications.html

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    Dimensions

    Overall: 50.2 x 85.7 cm (19 3/4 x 33 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Copper; painted gold; iron rod

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    54.1089

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  • Peacock in a Maple Tree

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858

    Description

    MFA impressions: 21.7938, RES.52.100

    Details

    Dimensions

    Chûtanzaku; 37.3 x 13 cm (14 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.7938

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  • Gift cover (fukusa)

    second half of 19th century

    Description

    Gift cover (fukusa) with design of two peacocks in green, blue, yellow, brown, gray and white silk and metallic gold thread on a dark blue silk ground. Lined with red silk crepe and with black silk tassels at the corners.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height x width: 30 5/16 x 26 3/4 in. (77 x 68 cm)

    Medium

    Silk; metallic thread, glass: padded silk and metallic-thread embroidery, glass eye

    Classification

    Textiles

    Accession Number

    11.3995

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  • Peacock and Peonies

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban, upright diptych; 72.1 x 24.7 cm (28 3/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.6891

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  • Egrets and Bamboo

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

    Kano Tsunenobu, Japanese, 1636–1713 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 95.3 x 36.4 cm (37 1/2 x 14 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6762

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  • Birds, Maple, Cherry

    Okajima Seikô, Japanese, 1823–1877 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 123.6 x 50.2 cm (48 11/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8556

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  • Bird Standing on One Leg

    1902

    Theodorus van Hoytema, Dutch, 1863–1917

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image (and sheet): 16 x 8.2 cm (6 5/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Lithograph printed in red

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2008.1836

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  • Lapwing (1908 Calendar: May)

    1908

    Theodorus van Hoytema, Dutch, 1863–1917

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image (to border): 20.4 x 15.1 cm (8 1/16 x 5 15/16 in.) Sheet: 47.5 x 35 cm (18 11/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2008.1873

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  • Ship Bill Heron in the Rain (1908 Calendar: November)

    1908

    Theodorus van Hoytema, Dutch, 1863–1917

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image (to border): 20.4 x 15 cm (8 1/16 x 5 7/8 in.) Sheet: 47.5 x 35 cm (18 11/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2008.1874

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  • Winter Wren Singing (1907 Calendar: December)

    1907

    Theodorus van Hoytema, Dutch, 1863–1917

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image (to border): 20.3 x 15 cm (8 x 5 7/8 in.) Sheet: 44.9 x 31.5 cm (17 11/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2008.1834

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  • White and Black Ducks (1907 Calendar: March)

    1907

    Theodorus van Hoytema, Dutch, 1863–1917

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image (to border): 20.2 x 15 cm (7 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.) Sheet: 45 x 31.4 cm (17 11/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph, proof

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2008.1833

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  • Silver Herons (1905 Calendar: April)

    1905

    Theodorus van Hoytema, Dutch, 1863–1917

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 29.9 x 23.8 cm (11 3/4 x 9 3/8 in.) Image (to border): 20.2 x 15.1 cm (7 15/16 x 5 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2008.1830

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  • Reed Warbler (1907 Calendar: September)

    1907

    Theodorus van Hoytema, Dutch, 1863–1917

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 20.3 x 15 cm (8 x 5 7/8 in.) Sheet (to border): 45 x 31.5 cm (17 11/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2008.1832

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  • Herring Gull (1908 Calendar: March)

    1908

    Theodorus van Hoytema, Dutch, 1863–1917

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image (to border): 20.3 x 15 cm (8 x 5 7/8 in.) Sheet: 47.5 x 35.3 cm (18 11/16 x 13 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2008.1875

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  • Owl (1908 Calendar: February)

    1908

    Theodorus van Hoytema, Dutch, 1863–1917

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image (to border): 20.3 x 15 cm (8 x 5 7/8 in.) Sheet: 47.8 x 35 cm (18 13/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2008.1876

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  • Momo chidori kyôka awase (Myriad Birds: A Kyôka Competition)

    about 1790 (Kansei 2)

    Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I, Japanese, (?)–1806

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Woodblock printed book; ink and color with mica on paper

    Classification

    Illustrated Books

    Accession Number

    2005.119.1-2

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  • The Pigeons

    about 1892

    Henri Guérard, French, 1846–1897 French

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 45.5 x 35.5 cm (17 15/16 x 14 in.) Sheet: 56 x 39.5 cm (22 1/16 x 15 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2011.2043

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  • Bullfinch

    1655–60

    Albert Flamen, French, about 1620–after 1669 French

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 10.2 x 20 cm (4 x 7 7/8 in.); Sheet: 11.4 x 20.9 cm (4 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Etching

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    1972.1009

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  • Golden Pheasant Perched on Red Plum Tree

    about 1784 (Tenmei 4)

    Artist Torii Kiyonaga, Japanese, 1752–1815

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 26.7 x 19.4 cm (10 1/2 x 7 5/8 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.5565

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  • Black Thrush (1917 Calendar: December)

    1917

    Theodorus van Hoytema, Dutch, 1863–1917

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image (to border): 13.4 x 19.3 cm (5 1/4 x 7 5/8 in.) Sheet: 35 x 47.5 cm (13 3/4 x 18 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2008.1877

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  • Old Crow (1908 Calendar: January)

    1908

    Theodorus van Hoytema, Dutch, 1863–1917

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 44 x 21 cm (17 5/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2008.1878

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  • Two Cranes

    1890

    Theodorus van Hoytema, Dutch, 1863–1917

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 5.5 x 11.5 cm (2 3/16 x 4 1/2 in.) Sheet: 8 x 11.9 cm (3 1/8 x 4 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Lithograph printed in black on cream-colored card, toned brown

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2008.1802

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  • Album of Birds and Flowers

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.31

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  • Kingfisher on a flowering branch above water

    about 1760

    Shen Quan

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 26.3 x 20.1 cm (10 3/8 x 7 15/16 in.) Overall: 116 x 29.3 cm (45 11/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    67.719

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  • Bird flying above a peony plant and bamboo

    about 1760

    Shen Quan

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 26.3 x 20.1 cm (10 3/8 x 7 15/16 in.) Overall: 116 x 29.3 cm (45 11/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    67.724

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  • Bird on a branch of blossoming peach tree

    about 1760

    Shen Quan

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 26.3 x 20.1 cm (10 3/8 x 7 15/16 in.) Overall: 116 x 29.3 cm (45 11/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    67.716

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  • Sparrows and Cherry

    1839 (Tenpô 10)

    Koike Kyokukô, Japanese, dates unknown Japanese

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8011

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  • Crow On Cherry

    Kubota Tosui, Japanese, 1841–1911 Japanese

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    Image: 123.4 x 50 cm (48 9/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8618

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  • Cherry Blossoms and Bird

    19th century

    Kishi Ganryo, Japanese, 1798–1852 Japanese

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    Image: 104 x 35.5 cm (40 15/16 x 14 in.) Overall: 192 x 51.5 cm (75 9/16 x 20 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8177

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  • Two birds on a flowering peach branch near a banana plant in snow

    about 1760

    Shen Quan

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    Image: 26.3 x 20.1 cm (10 3/8 x 7 15/16 in.) Overall: 116 x 29.3 cm (45 11/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    67.725

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  • Flicker and Maple Tree

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

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

    Medium

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.2

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  • Bunting and Snow-covered Nandina from the album Birds and Flowers

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.20

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  • Album of Birds and Flowers

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.25

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  • Siberian Blue Robin and Bowl

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.14

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  • Wagtail and Mallow

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.6

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  • Gallinule and Water Plantain

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.3

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  • Java Sparrow and Yamabuki

    first half of the 19th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    01.8477.5

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  • Barnyard Fowl and Peacocks

    Melchior d' Hondecoeter, Dutch, 1636–1695 Dutch

    Description

    Still celebrated in the nineteenth century as “the Raphael of animals,” Hondecoeter painted gamepieces, fish still lifes, and especially groupings of live birds. His bird paintings were extremely popular and frequently imitated during his lifetime. Depicted with accuracy and meticulous detail, Hondecoeter’s birds may also have had special meaning for contemporary viewers familiar with proverbs and figures of speech that likened human character traits to the behavior of various birds.

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    Dimensions

    121.9 x 156.5 cm (48 x 61 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    07.501

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    Europe

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  • Pheasant and pear blossoms

    1907

    Gao Qifeng, 1889–1933 Chinese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 127.2 x 48.2 cm (50 1/16 x 19 in.) Overall: 248 x 72.5 cm (97 5/8 x 28 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1973.553

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  • Ivory inlay of an ostrich chick

    about 1700–1550 B.C.

    Description

    This object has been reaccessioned as 20.2098. Ivory inlay, in the shape of a ostrich chick. Body covered with dot pattern filled with brown substance.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 3.7 x 3 cm (1 7/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Ivory

    Classification

    Furniture

    Accession Number

    20.1345

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    The Ancient World

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  • Leg from a funerary bed

    698–690 B.C.

    Description

    The upper portion of the bed leg grows out of the back of a goose, which nestles down on the box support. Its feathers were finely chased after the form was cast. The head and pointed beak are examples of particularly fine artistic and technical workmanship.
    The significance of this motif lies in one of the god Amun's many divine forms. In Egypt, from the New Kingdom on, he is often represented as a goose. Furthermore, in the Pyramid Texts of the Old Kingdom, the deceased utters the desire to ascend to heaven as a goose. And in New Kingdom royal tombs, wooden figures of geese are found among the images of deities buried with the deceased in order to accompany him to the next world. (Sudan catalogue)

    Bronze. In form of a goose sitting on rectangular pedestal with post rising from its back. (Card)

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height x weight x thickness: 56.1 x 13 x 30.5 cm (22 1/16 x 5 1/8 x 12 in.)

    Medium

    Bronze

    Classification

    Furniture

    Accession Number

    21.2815

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  • Relief plaque of a swallow

    305–30 B.C.

    Description

    Limestone relief plaque of a swallow. Possibly a sculptor's model (wr hieroglyph). An incised line defines the bird's wing. The plaque is chipped in the lower left hand corner. The bird is standing on a raised ledge.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height x width x depth: 9.9 x 11.9 x 1.6 cm (3 7/8 x 4 11/16 x 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Limestone

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    07.282

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  • Hummingbirds with Nest

    1863

    Martin Johnson Heade, American, 1819–1904

    Description
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    Dimensions

    30.48 x 25.72 cm (12 x 10 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    64.429

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    Americas

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  • Orchids and Spray Orchids with Hummingbirds

    about 1875–90

    Martin Johnson Heade, American, 1819–1904

    Description
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    Dimensions

    50.8 x 30.48 cm (20 x 12 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Raw materials and by-products

    Accession Number

    47.1175

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  • Brazilian Hummingbirds IV (Heliactin Cornuta)

    1864

    Martin Johnson Heade, American, 1819–1904

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 30.4 x 25.8 cm (11 15/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Chromolithograph on paper

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    60.1068

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    Americas , Prints and Drawings

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  • Amulet of Horus as a falcon

    698–664 B.C.

    Description

    This amulet of cast gold represents the god Horus in the form of a falcon. Although Egypt and Nubia had numerous falcon deities, this one is identifiable as Horus because he wears the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Because Horus was worshipped as the heroic victor in his battle with the god of chaos, Seth, these amulets were belived to protect the wearer from threatening forces. A loop on the back of the head allowed the amulet to be worn on a string.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Gold

    Classification

    Jewelry / Adornment , Amulets

    Accession Number

    23.379

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  • Kanamono in the form of a pair of pheasants, peony and daisies,...

    mid to late 19th century (before 1890)

    Murasakibara Toshiyoshi, Japanese, born in 1829

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Overall: 4.6 x 1 cm (1 13/16 x 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Main material: gold; other metals: silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, takazogan

    Classification

    Arms and armor

    Accession Number

    11.5704

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  • Ointment jar in the form of a trussed duck

    1991–1550 B.C.

    Description

    Cosmetics and other toiletries were highly valued by the ancient Egyptians. Both men and women wore eye makeup, which served to protect the eyes from the bright sun and from blowing sand and dust. Pigment was made either from green malachite (a type of copper ore) or from grayish black galena (lead ore) and was kept in a powdered form generically known as kohl. Perfumed unguents, made from oils or fats scented with flowers, herbs, spices, and resins, were prized for their rare ingredients and were used both in the daily cosmetic regimen of wealthy Egyptians and as funerary offerings to anoint the bodies of the dead.

    This vessels is carved from pale blue anhydrite, a stone favored by the makers of cosmetic vessels in the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period, although rarely found in contexts dating to other eras. The source of this beautiful stone remains unidentified.

    This larger jar, an ointment vessel, is carved in the form of a trussed goose, and is one of about a dozen such objects known. Ducks and geese were popular motifs for cosmetic vessels, spoons, and other toiletry items throughout the history of Egyptian art. The technical skill of the artist is superb. The details of the bird's head, folded wings and webbed feet are carefully rendered, and the eyes are inlaid. The yellowish tone of the head and neck are the result of natural veining in the stone.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Width x height x depth: 6.2 x 15 x 7.4 cm (2 7/16 x 5 7/8 x 2 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Anhydrite

    Classification

    Vessels

    Accession Number

    65.1749

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  • Pectoral

    1783–1550 B.C.

    Description

    Composed of baseplates made of hammered silver sheet, with soldered and gilded silver cloisons (partitions) inlaid with carnelian and glass, this sumptuous pectoral was fit for a king. It takes the form of a vulture with outstretched wings representing the tutelary goddess of Upper Egypt, Nekhbet, grasping coils of rope, a symbol of eternity. To the left of the vulture's body is a rearing cobra. She is Wadjyt, the goddess of Lower Egypt. Together, they form a pair referred to as the "two ladies," guardian deities of the king.
    The pectoral was made as a piece of funerary equipment rather than as jewelry to be worn in life. The three separate pieces representing the wings and body of the bird were not joined to one another; rather, the edges of the base plates were pierced with holes for fastening the ornament to something else, most likely the chest of the mummy or an anthropoid coffin. The wings also curve laterally, further supporting this assumption.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height x width x depth: 11.2 x 36.5 x 0.5 cm (4 7/16 x 14 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Gold and silver with inlays of carnelian and glass

    Classification

    Jewelry / Adornment , Pendants

    Accession Number

    1981.159

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  • Relief from the tomb of Prince Kawab

    2551–2528 B.C.

    Description

    This figure's informal pose, balding pate, and small scale relative to the heron perched on top of the caged birds leave little doubt that it is not Kawab, the prince and owner of the tomb from which the relief came. Instead, he must be one of the overseers of Kawab's estate. The birds - pintail ducks in the top cage and what may be wigeons below - represent the yield of a day's fowling in the marshes. This stellar catch was undoubtedly achieved with the help of the heron, shown at rest with his neck curled into his shoulder. The ancient Egyptians domesticated herons and used them as decoys to attract other birds, a practice that continues today. The slightly curved line below the overseer's feet indicates that he is on a small boat. Although this is all that remains, the entire scene may be reconstructed to include the capture of birds with a clapnet in the marshes, and a large-scale standing figure of Kawab, toward whom the skiff is heading.

    Kawab's tomb was one of the largest in the East Cemetery at Giza and was prominently located near the Great Pyramid built by his father, Khufu. The many tiny fragments that remain indicate that its exterior chapel was once decorated with a variety of scenes of life on the owner's estate, including fowling and the herding and butchering of animals. Although this piece was executed in rather bold raised relief, others were cut in much lower relief. In all cases, subtle detail would have been added in paint, which unfortunately has not survived. Whoever destroyed the reliefs probably smashed the ten or twenty stone statues that were originally in the tomb as well.

    It is likely that both Kawab's father and wife outlived him. Although a space was prepared for Kawab's mate in his mastaba, she was buried instead in the tomb of her next husband.

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    Dimensions

    Height x width x depth: 55.2 x 36.8 x 20.9 cm (21 3/4 x 14 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Limestone

    Classification

    Architectural elements , Relief

    Accession Number

    34.59

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  • Votive plaque of Horus

    664–525 B.C

    Description

    Limestone trial piece. It is a figure of a hawk facing right, and wearing the double crown. It is done in raised relief. Incised lines give detail to the wing. Incised circles give detail to the crown.

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    Dimensions

    Height x width: 21.8 x 16 cm (8 9/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Limestone

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    40.1

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  • Monumental relief of a Horus falcon

    1971–1926 B.C.

    Description

    Fragmentary limestone relief of Horus head wearing the double crown. From the name-panel, enclosing the wall of the pyramid of Senwosret I.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Width x height x depth x weight: 73 x 61 x 19.8 cm, 120.2 kg (28 3/4 x 24 x 7 13/16 in., 265 lb.)

    Medium

    Limestone

    Classification

    Architectural elements , Relief

    Accession Number

    37.590

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  • Parrot and insect among pear blossoms

    second half of the 13th century

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

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    30.461

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  • Ducks and Ducklings

    1850

    John Frederick Herring, Sr., English, 1795–1863 English

    Description
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    Dimensions

    27.3 x 30.5 cm (10 3/4 x 12 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    74.17

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  • Two Mallard Ducks

    Mughal, about 1620

    Patron Jahangir

    Description
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    Dimensions

    13 x 17.8 cm (5 1/8 x 7 in.)

    Medium

    Opaque watercolor on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    19.129

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  • Children Feeding Geese

    1881

    Julien Dupré, French, 1851–1910 French

    Description
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    Dimensions

    81.6 x 65.1 cm (32 1/8 x 25 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    20.1865

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  • Passion Flowers and Hummingbirds

    about 1870–83

    Martin Johnson Heade, American, 1819–1904

    Description

    During a career that spanned almost seventy years, Heade, an ardent naturalist and traveler, painted a great variety of subjects: portraits [48.426], luminous salt-marsh scenes [47.1159], seascapes (often with thunder storms) [45.889], tropical landscapes [47.1153], hummingbird and orchid pictures [47.1164], and floral still lifes [48.427]. Heade had been fascinated by hummingbirds since his childhood, and in 1863–64 he spent six months in Brazil painting hummingbirds in their natural habitat; he intendedto use the pictures as illustrations in a book to be called “The Gems of Brazil.” Although the book was never published, the artist did complete some forty-five small paintings of hummingbirds. After two trips to Central America in 1866 and 1870, Heade began a distinctive group of works combining hummingbirds and tropical flowers.
    In Passion Flowers and Hummingbirds Heade depicted two small, black-and-white Snowcap hummingbirds, a species found in Panama, and the most brilliantly colored species of passionflower, Passiflora racemosa, in a steamy, lush jungle setting. The passionflower is so named because missionaries saw correspondences between the parts of the flower and the Passion (or sufferings) of Christ: the ten petals represent the ten apostles present at the crucifixion, the corona filaments resemble the crown of thorns, and the three stigmas relate to the nails in the cross. In this work, Heade successfully combined his scientific interests with his aesthetic sensitivity, accurately rendering the birds and the passionflowers in a close-up view while gracefully composing the winding stems across the surface of the picture and contrasting the cool jungle greens and grays with the dazzling red of the flowers.

    Heade’s paintings were informed by a worldview recently revolutionized by British naturalist Charles Darwin; to support the theories about evolution in his book The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom (1876), Darwin specifically mentioned the adaptation of hummingbird beaks to fertilize passionflowers. Although Heade was one of the first to reflect Darwin’s theories in his paintings of flowers in their natural habitats, other artists, such as John La Farge [Res.27.93], were subsequently inspired by Darwin’s theories of evolution and the role of interrelationships in the natural world.

    This text was adapted from Elliot Bostwick Davis et al., American Painting [http://www.mfashop.com/9020398034.html], MFA Highlights (Boston: MFA Publications, 2003).

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

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1138

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  • Kingfisher and Wild Rose

    1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    06.1472

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  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons

    19th century

    Kano Toeki Narinobu, Japanese, dates unknown Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4184

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  • Long-tailed Bird and Peach Tree

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

    Kano Minenobu, Japanese, 1662–1708 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 97.7 x 42.4 cm (38 7/16 x 16 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4245

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  • Bird and Flowers

    late 18th to early 19th century

    Attributed to Kô Sûkoku, Japanese, 1730–1804 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4367

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  • Pheasants and Peonies

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

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

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4452

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  • Pheasants and Rose Mallow

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

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

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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4453

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  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons

    19th century

    Hasegawa Gyokuhô, Japanese, 1822–1879 Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4711

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  • Falcon on a Perch

    16th century

    Attributed to Yi Am, Korean, 1507–1566 Korean

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    Dimensions

    Image: 98.1 x 54.2 cm (38 5/8 x 21 5/16 in.) Overall: 72.3 cm (28 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Ink, color, and gold on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6164

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  • Peonies and Birds

    latter half of the 19th century

    Kano Kyui, Japanese, dates unknown Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 119.7 x 54.2 cm (47 1/8 x 21 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6518

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  • Rose Mallow and Bird

    first half of the 19th century

    Kano Tangen, Japanese, dates unknown Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6701

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  • Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons

    19th century

    Kano Toeki Narinobu, Japanese, dates unknown Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6878

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  • Eagle on a Rock

    17th century

    Soga Nichokuan, Japanese, active about 1625–1660 Japanese

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    Dimensions

    151.7 x 348.6cm (59 3/4 x 137 1/4in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6912

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  • Peacock and Peonies

    1830s

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858

    Description

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

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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    11.21130

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  • Obverse: Portrait of a Falcon; Reverse: A Young European Woman

    Obverse: datable to 1619 Reverse: about 1750

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    Dimensions

    Overall: 28.7 x 20.5cm (11 5/16 x 8 1/16in.) Inside gold borders: 22.9 x 14.6 cm (9 x 5 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    14.683

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

    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, 1760–1849

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.10226

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  • The Birds of America, Plate 321, Roseate Spoonbill

    1824–38

    After John James Audubon, American, 1785–1851 American

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 101.6 x 71.1 cm (40 x 28 in.)

    Medium

    Etching and aquatint, hand-colored

    Classification

    Illustrated Books

    Accession Number

    21.11772.321

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  • Kingfisher and Hydrangea

    about 1832 (Tenpô 3)

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858

    Description

    MFA impressions: 21.7902, 21.7903, 47.21

    Details

    Dimensions

    Ôtanzaku; 37 x 16.7 cm (14 9/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    47.21

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  • The Cockatoo

    Early 20th century

    Unidentified artist, American (?), 20th century, American (?)

    Description
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    Dimensions

    71.12 x 61.28 cm (28 x 24 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    64.433

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  • Bird beneath a narcissus plant and blossoming rose bush

    about 1760

    Shen Quan

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Image: 26.3 x 20.1 cm (10 3/8 x 7 15/16 in.) Overall: 116 x 29.3 cm (45 11/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Ink and color on silk Legacy dimension: about 26.3 x 20.1 cm (52 x 20 in.)

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    67.714

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

    about 1760

    Shen Quan

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 26.3 x 20.1 cm (10 3/8 x 7 15/16 in.) Overall: 116 x 29.3 cm (45 11/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    67.715

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  • Todi Ragini

    About 1760

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 34 x 23.8 cm (13 3/8 x 9 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    67.797

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  • Shadowy Egrets from the series Mother Nature

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.4377

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  • Chickens and Dragonfly

    1880 (Meiji 13), October

    Artist Kobayashi Kiyochika, Japanese, 1847–1915

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    51.32

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  • Heron in the Water

    inscribed 1906

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.4437

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  • Sparrows and Camellia in Snow

    about 1831–33 (Tenpô 2–4)

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858

    Description

    MFA impressions: 06.1238, 06.1389, 21.7922, 21.7923

    Details

    Dimensions

    Ôtanzaku; 36.5 x 15.5 cm (14 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    06.1389

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  • Sparrows and Bamboo in Snow

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

    Kano Minenobu, Japanese, 1662–1708 Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 98 x 42.9 cm (38 9/16 x 16 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4247

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  • Sparrows in Rice Field

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

    Kano Minenobu, Japanese, 1662–1708 Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 29.5 x 36.2 cm (11 5/8 x 14 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and light color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4246

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  • Sparrow and Peonies

    15th–16th century

    Geiai, Japanese, active latter half of 15th century Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 86.1 x 22.7 cm (33 7/8 x 8 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4148

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  • Peony and Sparrow

    19th century

    Oda Kaisen, Japanese, 1785–1862 Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.4655

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  • Sparrows, Rice, Sun

    1863

    Okajima Seikô, Japanese, 1823–1877 Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 128.4 x 50.7 cm (50 9/16 x 19 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8558

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  • Sparrows

    Sessai, Japanese Japanese

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 104.8 x 35.6 cm (41 1/4 x 14 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8564

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  • Sparrow on a Plum Tree

    19th century

    Matsumura Keibun, Japanese, 1779–1843

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 21.7 x 20.6 cm (8 9/16 x 8 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and light color on silk

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.8426

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  • Sparrow Hawk (Yôkin) and Camellia, reprinted from the album...

    1790s

    Artist Kitao Masayoshi (Kuwagata Keisai), Japanese, 1764–1824

    Description

    Later edition, with added signatures and seals, of designes from an album first published in 1789 and reprinted in 1793.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 22.8 x 36.7 cm (9 x 14 7/16 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.5794

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  • The Tongue-cut Sparrow (Shita-kiri suzume), from the series...

    about 1804–18 (Bunka era)

    Artist Kubo Shunman, Japanese, 1757–1820

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.20079, 21.6191

    Details

    Dimensions

    14 x 21.2 cm (5 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.6191

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  • Sparrows (Murasuzume) and Pigeons (Hato), from the album Momo...

    about 1790 (Kansei 2)

    Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I, Japanese, (?)–1806

    Description

    Volume 2, picture 4.
    Poems by Aya no Orinushi (for the sparrows) and Sono no Kochô (for the pigeons).
    The artist and publisher are identified on the final page of the album, 21.6604a.
    The complete, intact album: 2005.119.1-2 and 2008.344.1-2.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 25.4 x 38.1 cm (10 x 15 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.6601

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  • Sparrows and Wisteria

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, 1760–1849

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 25.9 x 37.6 cm (10 3/16 x 14 13/16 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.6682

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  • Wagtail and Roses

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858

    Description

    MFA impressions: 21.7982, 21.7983

    Details

    Dimensions

    Chûtanzaku; 37 x 12.4 cm (14 9/16 x 4 7/8 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.7982

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  • Wagtail and Roses

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858

    Description

    MFA impressions: 21.7982, 21.7983

    Details

    Dimensions

    Chûtanzaku; 37.1 x 12.9 cm (14 5/8 x 5 1/16 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.7983

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  • Finch on Red Plum Branch

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Kotanzaku; 33.5 x 7.5 cm (13 3/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.8533

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  • Bird and Hibiscus

    about 1830–44 (Tenpô era)

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Aitanzaku; 33.8 x 11.8 cm (13 5/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.8070

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  • Sparrow and Peonies

    1857 (Ansei 4), 2nd month

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu), Japanese, 1826–1869

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Aitanzaku; 31 x 11.2 cm (12 3/16 x 4 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (aizuri-e); color on paper

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.8104

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  • Swallow and Weeping Cherry

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Kotanzaku; 33.8 x 7.1 cm (13 5/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.8544

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  • Sparrow and Nandina in Snow

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Kotanzaku; 34 x 7.7 cm (13 3/8 x 3 1/16 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.8547

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  • Sparrow and Begonia

    about 1844–45 (Kôka 1–2)

    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Kotanzaku; 34.2 x 7.5 cm (13 7/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.8540

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  • Java Sparrow on Magnolia (Bunchô, kobushi no hana), from an...

    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)

    Artist Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, 1760–1849

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.20436 (2nd ed.), 11.25142 (1st ed.), 21.10220 (1st ed.)

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

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

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    21.10220

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  • Red Sparrow (Beni suzume)

    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigments on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.18980

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  • Orchids and Hummingbird

    1875–83

    Martin Johnson Heade, American, 1819–1904

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    47.1164

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