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  • Sheep

    1961
    Jacques Hnizdovsky (American (born in Ukraine), 1915–1985 American)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Lee M. Friedman Fund

    Copyright

    © S. Hnizdovsky

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Tahir 034

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    61.1243

    Medium or Technique

    Woodcut

    Not On View

    Collections

    Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Prints

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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

    Inscription

    Reverse: Sunflower/A Sunflower from Maggie 1937

    Provenance

    The artist; with The Downtown Gallery; Robert Q. Lewis, Los Angeles, California, 1962; with The Downtown Gallery; to the artist, 1962; to estate of the artist, 1986; to MFA, 1987, bequest of the artist.

    Credit Line

    Alfred Stieglitz Collection—Bequest of Georgia O'Keeffe

    Copyright

    © 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

    Details

    Dimensions

    40.64 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

    Accession Number

    1987.542

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

    Collections

    Americas

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    Paintings

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  • New Year's Card: White Rabbit on the Ground (from an unidentified series)

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unidentified, 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

    2002.2994

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Postcards

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  • New Year's Card: Dog Family

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1910
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Kito Cooporation (Kito shokai) (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

    2002.8778

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; embossing; ink on card stock

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Postcards

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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).

    Inscription

    Lower left: F.W. Benson/1904

    Provenance

    About 1905, sold by the artist to Charles A. Coolidge, Sr. (1858-1936), Boston; after 1936, descended in the Coolidge family; 1985, gift of the Charles A. Coolidge Family to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 1986)

    Credit Line

    Gift of the Charles A. Coolidge Family

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    1985.925

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Croll Gallery (Gallery 227)

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    Americas

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    Paintings

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  • The Jewel Box

    English
    Arthur Boyd Houghton (English, 1836–1875)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right in ink: ABH. verso in graphite: Houghton

    Provenance

    Thomas Agnew & Sons, London; from whom purchased November 13, 1963 Mary L. Smith Fund

    Credit Line

    Mary L. Smith Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    63.1630

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

    Not On View

    Collections

    Europe, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Watercolors

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  • Under the Horse-Chestnut Tree

    about 1895
    Mary Stevenson Cassatt (American, 1844–1926)

    Description

    Inscription

    Recto: In graphite, lower left, below plate: no. 1; in graphite, lower right, below plate: Mary Cassatt

    Signed

    Signed

    Markings

    Watermark: Heawood 2749

    Provenance

    W. G. Russell Allen; MFA received by bequest April 10, 1963

    Credit Line

    Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Breeskin 162 (state not in Breeskin); Mathews & Shapiro 20, iii/iii

    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.)

    Accession Number

    63.313

    Medium or Technique

    Drypoint and color aquatint

    Not On View

    Collections

    Americas, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Prints

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  • "Les Premières Roses - Costume Tailleur pour le matin," plate II from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 1, No. 5

    French
    March 1913
    Francisco Javier Gosé (Spanish, 1876–1915), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    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.

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Transferred from the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2004.10.2

    Medium or Technique

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

    Not On View

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    Europe

    Classifications

    Books and manuscripts, Books

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  • "Ah! Mon Beau Chateau...!! - Robe de maison par Doucet," plate VIII from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 1, No. 6

    French
    April 1913
    Drésa (French French), Illustrating design by Jacques Doucet (French, 1853–1929), Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts

    Object Place: Paris, France

    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.

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Transferred from the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2004.11.8

    Medium or Technique

    Photomechanical lithograph with hand-applied color (pochoir)

    Not On View

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    Europe

    Classifications

    Books and manuscripts, Books

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  • Sleeping Cat and Butterflies from the album Birds and Flowers

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

    Description

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-437

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    01.8477.1

    Medium or Technique

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

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    Asia

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    Paintings

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  • Two Cats. Poster for an Exhibition of works drawn and painted by T. A. Steinlen, A. La Bodinière

    Exposition De L'Ouvre Dessiné Et Peint De T.-A. Steinlen

    1894
    Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (French (born in Switzerland), 1859–1923)

    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.

    Provenance

    W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); bequest to MFA June 8, 1960

    Credit Line

    Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    De Crauzat 492, Proof; Bargiel and Zagrodzki 14 A2

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    60.744

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph and watercolor, proof before letters on china paper

    Not On View

    Collections

    Europe, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Prints, Posters

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  • Two Cats Sleeping

    1920
    Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (French (born in Switzerland), 1859–1923)

    Description

    Inscription

    In black chalk, l.r.: Steinlen/Paris 1920; and below: 10 Juillet –20

    Provenance

    January 11, 1967, purchased from the artist's daughter, Madame Pierre Roger Desormière, Paris, by the MFA.

    Credit Line

    Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    67.19

    Medium or Technique

    Black chalk on dark cream laid paper

    Not On View

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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    Drawings

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

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

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1216

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Postcards

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  • Description

    Markings

    Watermark: J. Whatman, Turkey Mill. 1836

    Provenance

    Purchased from The Old Print Shop, New York, for the MFA's M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800-1875; November 13, 1952

    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 1243, cl pl. XX (Folk artists)

    Dimensions

    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.)

    Accession Number

    52.1562

    Medium or Technique

    Stencil and watercolor over graphite on paper

    Not On View

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    Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Watercolors

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  • New Year's Card: Snow Rabbit

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1927
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.8828

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodblock print; ink on card stcok

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Postcards

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  • Zebra

    Indian, Mughal
    Mughal period
    about 1621
    Attributed to Mansur (Indian, active about 1590–1625 Indian)

    Object Place: Northern India

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    14.659

    Medium or Technique

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

    Not On View

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    Asia

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    Books and manuscripts

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  • Elephant

    Persian
    Safavid
    second half of the 16th century

    Object Place: Iran

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    9.8 x 9.2 cm

    Accession Number

    14.571

    Medium or Technique

    Ink, gold, silver, and pale color on paper

    Not On View

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    Asia

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    Books and manuscripts

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  • Monkey from the album Birds and Flowers

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

    Description

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-437

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    01.8477.15

    Medium or Technique

    18-fold album; ink and color on silk

    Not On View

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    Asia

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    Paintings

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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).

    Inscription

    Lower right: George Luks

    Provenance

    The artist; Mr. and Mrs. Quincy Adams Shaw McKean, Boston, about 1923; to MFA, 1960, purchase.

    Credit Line

    Emily L. Ainsley Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    60.538

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

    Collections

    Americas

    Classifications

    Object accessories, Pedestals

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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).

    Inscription

    Lower right: Edmund C. Tarbell/1892

    Provenance

    By 1893, Clara Bertram Kimball (died 1920), Boston; 1920, by inheritance to her husband, David P. Kimball (1833-1923), Boston [1]; 1923, bequest of David P. Kimball to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 1, 1923) [1] In 1923 David P. Kimball bequeathed forty paintings to the MFA in memory of his wife, Clara Bertram Kimball. He noted in his will that these were "from the collection made by her and bequeathed to me."

    Credit Line

    Bequest of David P. Kimball in memory of his wife Clara Bertram Kimball

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    23.532

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

    Croll Gallery (Gallery 227)

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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.

    Inscription

    Lower left: Claude Monet 75

    Provenance

    October 1875, possibly sold by the artist to Clément Courtois, Mulhouse [see note 1]. Julius Oehme, Paris. 1900, with Durand-Ruel, Paris and New York. By 1905, Desmond FitzGerald (b. 1846 - d. 1926), Brookline, MA [see note 2]; April 21, 1927, FitzGerald sale, American Art Association, New York, lot 187, sold for $12,000 to Edwin Sibley Webster (b. 1867 - d. 1950) and Jane Hovey Webster (b. 1870 - d. 1969), Newton, MA; by descent to an anonymous donor, New York; 1976, year-end, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 12, 1977) NOTES: [1] The provenance given here (to 1927) is taken from Daniel Wildenstein, "Monet: Catalogue Raisonné" (1996), vol. 2, p. 157, cat. no. 382. [2] He lent the painting to the exhibition "Loan Collection of Paintings by Claude Monet and Eleven Sculptures by Auguste Rodin," Copley Society, Boston, March 1905, cat. no. 29.

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Webster

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    1976.833

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

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    Europe

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  • Kôrin gafu (The Kôrin Picture Album)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1826 (Bunsei 9)
    Artist Nakamura Hôchû (Japanese, active about 1799–1818), After Ogata Kôrin (Japanese, 1658–1716), Author of preface Tachibana Chikage (1735–1808), Publisher Izumiya Shôjirô (Japanese Japanese)

    Description

    Inscription

    Signed

    Artist signature: Hôchû kore wo utsusen

    Markings

    Artist seal: Kakihan

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Saunders, Le Japon Artistique (MFA, 2010), selected images from this impression, pp. 31-35; Keyes, Ehon (2006), pp. 148-151; Hillier (1987), pp. 654-60; Toda, Ryerson Library cat. (1931), p. 359

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    1997.533.1-2

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper

    Not On View

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Illustrated Books

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  • Textile sample

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    late 19th century

    Object Place: Japan

    Description

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

    Provenance

    Gift to MFA in August, 1898

    Credit Line

    William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    98.330

    Medium or Technique

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

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

    Classifications

    Textiles

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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.

    Inscription

    Lower left: degas

    Provenance

    1901, sold by the artist to Durand-Ruel, Paris; by 1912, sold by Durand-Ruel to Joseph Flanagan, Boston; January 14, 1920, sold by Flanagan at American Art Association, New York, no. 58, and bought by Durand-Ruel for the MFA for $6800. (Accession Date: January 22, 1920)

    Credit Line

    Seth K. Sweetser Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    20.164

    Medium or Technique

    Pastel on paper

    Not On View

    Collections

    Europe, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Pastels

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  • Dancer with Clown

    Japanese
    Taisho- early Showa era
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Tanaka & Co. (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

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

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

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

    Accession Number

    2002.1473

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Postcards

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  • The End Men

    about 1914
    Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American (born in Canada), 1858–1924)

    Description

    Inscription

    l. l. in red watercolor: Prendergast On the verso is a seascape in watercolor and graphite pencil, unfinished and unsigned.

    Provenance

    The artist; to Charles Prendergast, 1924; to Mrs. Charles Prendergast, 1948; to Kraushaar Galleries, New York; purchased by MFA, October 9, 1958.

    Credit Line

    The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Clark, Matthews, Owens 1217

    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.)

    Accession Number

    58.980

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor over graphite pencil on paper

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    Collections

    Americas, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Watercolors

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  • Commemorating the Formation of the Youth League of Shinkyo Airlines

    "Nobiyo wakodo ozora e!" - Shinkyo koku shonendan ketsudan kinen

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Manchuria Airline Association (Manshu hiko kyokai)

    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

    2002.1628

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on coated card stock

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    Collections

    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Postcards

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  • Commemorating the Completion of 5000 Miles of Railroad Track

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1906
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Printed by Tokyo Printing Company (Tokyo insatsu kabushiki kaisha) (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

    2002.1633

    Medium or Technique

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

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Postcards

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  • Airplane for Postal Service

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Teishin kyokai, Printer Toppan Printing Company (Toppan insatsu kabushiki gaisha) (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

    2002.5589

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigments on card stock

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Postcards

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