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  • Sheep

    1961

    Jacques Hnizdovsky (American (born in Ukraine), 1915–1985 American)

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 65.2 x 47.5 cm (25 11/16 x 18 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    61.1243

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    Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

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  • A Sunflower from Maggie

    1937

    Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887–1986)

    Description

    Fruit and floral still lifes were an integral part of Georgia O'Keeffe's oeuvre over the course of her career. She used them for her experiments with abstraction-typically simplifying and enlarging the forms of fruits and flowers as she worked with both bold and subtle ranges of color. Of some two dozen canvases she painted in 1937, six were flowers, including hollyhocks, amaryllis, and this sunflower.
    O'Keeffe did not paint an extensive series of sunflowers. She featured them in a pair of canvases in 1935 (Cleveland Museum of Art; private collection) and returned to the subject two years later. In all of the sunflower compositions, she featured a single, virtually life-sized blossom against a colored setting. The flowers are seen close-up, but they have not been greatly enlarged or severely abstracted. In A Sunflower for Maggie, O'Keeffe used a light salmon background which at first seems to contrast to the rich yellow of the flower, but the background color is carefully picked up in the petals. The greens of the florets and leaves are also echoed discreetly in the petals, creating a unified composition.
    The "Maggie" of the title refers to O'Keeffe's friend, Margaret Johnson, wife of Robert Wood Johnson, president of the pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson. They owned a house near O'Keeffe at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.

    Karen Quinn

    Details

    Dimensions

    40.64 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1987.542

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    Americas

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  • New Year's Card: White Rabbit on the Ground (from an...

    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    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

    2002.2994

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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  • New Year's Card: Dog Family

    1910

    Artist Unknown, 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; embossing; ink on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.8778

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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  • Calm Morning

    1904

    Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862–1951)

    Description

    In the late 1890s Benson began to paint outdoors and over the next two decades he produced many of his most popular plein air paintings, primarily of his family at play during idyllic summers. The setting is the island of North Haven, Maine; the family rented Wooster Farm there, beginning in 1901, and later purchased it. In Calm Morning Benson depicted his three oldest children fishing over the side of a dory—Eleanor, the eldest, to the left in the stern of the boat; Elisabeth to the right; and George standing. Benson’s bright, luminous colors and long varied brush strokes give the effect of warm sun shining on the children and the inside of the boat, contrasting with the cool, quiet ocean. He skillfully captured the reflections on the stern of the boat and the deep green color of the water in its shadow. Although Benson usually composed and painted a finished oil directly on the canvas, for Calm Morning he took a more academic approach, making three oil studies which he combined into this larger work. Benson was pleased with the result, declaring it his “best out of door work.”[1]

    Notes
    1. Frank W. Benson to James Gest, May 11, 1905, Benson file, Cincinnati Museum of Art, Ohio.

    This text was adapted from Janet L. Comey’s entry in Impressionism Abroad: Boston and French Painting, by Erica E. Hirshler et al., exh.cat. (London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2005).

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    Dimensions

    112.71 x 91.76 cm (44 3/8 x 36 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1985.925

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  • The Jewel Box

    Arthur Boyd Houghton (English, 1836–1875 English)

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 17.6 x 11.9 cm (6 15/16 x 4 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Watercolor on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    63.1630

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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  • Under the Horse-Chestnut Tree

    about 1895

    Mary Stevenson Cassatt (American, 1844–1926)

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Platemark: 40.2 x 28.7 cm (15 13/16 x 11 5/16 in.) Sheet: 48.1 x 38.8 cm (18 15/16 x 15 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Drypoint and color aquatint

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    63.313

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  • "Les Premières Roses - Costume Tailleur pour le...

    March 1913

    Francisco Javier Gosé (Spanish, 1876–1915)

    Description

    Ce costume tailleur est composé d'une jaquette en forme de blouse serrée à la taille par une ceinture fermant derrière. La jupe est étroite et garnie dans le haut d'un drapé en forme de pannier.

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

    Classification

    Books and manuscripts, Books

    Accession Number

    2004.10.2

    Collections

    Europe

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  • "Ah! Mon Beau Chateau...!! - Robe de maison par...

    April 1913

    Drésa (French French)

    Description

    Robe de maison de Doucet en mousseline de laine à petites côtes; corsage brodé de petites roses; manches et volants de mousseline galonnés de rubans.

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

    Classification

    Books and manuscripts, Books

    Accession Number

    2004.11.8

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    Europe

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  • Sleeping Cat and Butterflies from the album Birds and Flowers

    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

    01.8477.1

    Collections

    Asia

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  • Two Cats. Poster for an Exhibition of works drawn and painted by...

    1894

    Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (French (born in Switzerland),...

    Description

    No artist is more identified with cat imagery than Théophile Alexandre Steinlen. He depicted feline grace and beauty in infinite varieties in posters, books, paintings, drawings, and prints. He had a well-deserved reputation as a pioneer in color lithography; this color lithograph is a proof before letters of a design for a poster announcing an exhibition of Steinlen's own work in 1894.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 59.1 x 48.7 cm (23 1/4 x 19 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Color lithograph and watercolor, proof before letters on china paper

    Classification

    Prints, Posters

    Accession Number

    60.744

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  • Two Cats Sleeping

    1920

    Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (French (born in Switzerland),...

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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 48 x 63 cm (18 7/8 x 24 13/16 in. )

    Medium

    Black chalk on dark cream laid paper

    Classification

    Drawings

    Accession Number

    67.19

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  • New Year's Card from an unidentified series of baseball New...

    1932

    Takahashi Haruka (Japanese, dates unknown Japanese)

    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 and metallic pigment on coated card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.1216

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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  • Description
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    Overall: 30.8 x 31.8cm (12 1/8 x 12 1/2in.) Framed: 52.7 x 57.8 cm (20 3/4 x 22 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Stencil and watercolor over graphite on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    52.1562

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  • New Year's Card: Snow Rabbit

    1927

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Color woodblock print; ink on card stcok

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.8828

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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  • Zebra

    about 1621

    Attributed to Mansur (Indian, active about 1590–1625 Indian)

    Description
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    Dimensions

    18.9 x 27 cm (7 7/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

    Classification

    Books and manuscripts

    Accession Number

    14.659

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    Asia

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  • Elephant

    second half of the 16th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    9.8 x 9.2 cm

    Medium

    Ink, gold, silver, and pale color on paper

    Classification

    Books and manuscripts

    Accession Number

    14.571

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    Asia

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  • Monkey from the album Birds and Flowers

    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

    01.8477.15

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    Asia

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  • View of Beacon Street from Boston Common

    about 1923

    George Benjamin Luks (American, 1866–1933)

    Description

    By the late nineteenth century, concern arose that city children had insufficient access to the outdoors. The Playground Association of America, founded in 1906, was dedicated to promoting parks and recreation for urban children. George Luks's "View of Beacon Street from Boston Common" illustrates this goal: two beautifully dressed young girls, accompanied by their governess, walk their dog in Boston Common, a large park in the center of the city. Although the common had been established in the seventeenth century for the communal pasturing of cows, by the nineteenth century it was an oasis of nature in the midst of the city.
    Best known for his gritty images of street life in New York's poorer districts, Luks painted more prosperous people and neighborhoods when he visited Boston from 1922 to 1923. He was a guest of Margarett Sargent, a cousin of the artist John Singer Sargent. Wealthy and socially prominent, Margarett Sargent had studied drawing and painting with Luks in New York. Because she was his guide to Boston, Luks became familiar with the more affluent areas of the city, such as Beacon Street and the adjacent Boston Common. Behind the girls who are enjoying fresh air and exercise in the park, Luks painted the graceful bow fronts of the early nineteenth-century townhouses on Beacon Street, architectural features popular in Boston and almost unknown in New York.

    This text was adapted from Carol Troyen and Janet Comey, "Children in American Art" (Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 2007, in Japanese).

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    Dimensions

    92.07 x 77.15 cm (36 1/4 x 30 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Object accessories, Pedestals

    Accession Number

    60.538

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    Americas

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  • Mother and Child in a Boat

    1892

    Edmund Charles Tarbell (American, 1862–1938)

    Description

    Although Edmund Charles Tarbell had been exposed to Impressionism during his student days in Paris from 1884 to 1886, it was not until 1890 that he started painting in this progressive style. His conversion was no doubt influenced by the exhibition in 1890 of Sargent’s A Morning Walk (private collection), the first of his Impressionist works to be shown in Boston. Tarbell painted Mother and Child in a Boat using his wife Emeline and daughter Josephine as models. He rendered the shimmer of light on the water and the dappled sunlight on the rowboat and costumes with strokes of pure color. Reluctant to relinquish his hard-earned drawing skills—his avowed purpose for studying in Paris—Tarbell carefully delineated his wife’s hands and features and deftly foreshortened his daughter’s left leg. The overhanging branches and high viewpoint, aspects borrowed from Japanese prints, provide an intimate view of these figures in a boat, a popular motif for both French and American Impressionists. Sargent had painted a strikingly similar composition, Two Women Asleep in a Punt under the Willows (1887, CalousteGulbenkian Museum, Lisbon), which Tarbell may have known through his friend Dennis Miller Bunker [45.475], who worked with Sargent in 1888 and who had exhibited his own Impressionist landscapes alongside Sargent’s.

    This text was adapted from Janet L. Comey’s entry in Impressionism Abroad: Boston and French Painting, by Erica E. Hirshler et al., exh. cat. (London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2005).

    Details

    Dimensions

    76.52 x 88.9 cm (30 1/8 x 35 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    23.532

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    Americas

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  • Camille Monet and a Child in the Artist's Garden in Argenteuil

    1875

    Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926)

    Description

    Camille, Monet's first wife, is shown with a child in the garden of their house in Argenteuil, near Paris, where they lived between 1872 and 1877. The shimmering reds, blues, greens, and white that capture the brilliance of a sun-drenched day are applied with many small brushstrokes, whose varied shapes create the different textures of flowers, grass, and clothing.

    Details

    Dimensions

    55.3 x 64.7 cm (21 3/4 x 25 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1976.833

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    Europe

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  • Kôrin gafu (The Kôrin Picture Album)

    1826 (Bunsei 9)

    Artist Nakamura Hôchû (Japanese, active about 1799–1818)

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Overall: 27.7 x 18.9 cm (10 7/8 x 7 7/16 in.); ôbon

    Medium

    Woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Illustrated Books

    Accession Number

    1997.533.1-2

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  • Textile sample

    late 19th century

    Description

    Textile sample with design of white cherry blossoms and red maple leaves on a pink ground.

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    Dimensions

    24.3 x 32.4 cm (9 9/16 x 12 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Silk plain-weave crepe (chirimen), stencil resist-dyed (katazome), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen)

    Classification

    Textiles

    Accession Number

    98.330

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  • Dancers in Rose

    about 1900

    Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917)

    Description

    From the 1880s Degas was recognized as a master of pastel - a medium, highly popular in the eighteenth century, which he had done much to revive. Often, as here, he worked the pastel pigment in successive layers, creating complex juxtapositions of hues and textures. The ethereal dancers seem to be moving onto or off the stage; the tree that divides the composition at left is a painted theater prop.

    Details

    Dimensions

    84.1 x 58.1 cm (33 1/8 x 22 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Pastel on paper

    Classification

    Pastels

    Accession Number

    20.164

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  • Dancer with Clown

    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    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 and metallic pigment on coated card

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.1473

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  • The End Men

    about 1914

    Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American (born in Canada), 1858–1924)

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Sheet: 31.4 x 41.6 cm (12 3/8 x 16 3/8 in.) Framed: 49.8 x 59.7 cm (19 5/8 x 23 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Watercolor over graphite pencil on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    58.980

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  • Commemorating the Formation of the Youth League of Shinkyo Airlines

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    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 coated card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.1628

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  • Commemorating the Completion of 5000 Miles of Railroad Track

    1906

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description
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    Dimensions

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

    Medium

    Color lithograph and collotype; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.1633

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  • Airplane for Postal Service

    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    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 and metallic pigments on card stock

    Classification

    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.5589

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