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  • Giessbach Waterfall

    around 1860–80

    Description

    Provenance

    Lee Gallery, MA; Baudon LeBon, Paris, France.

    Credit Line

    Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 49 x 39.6 cm (19 5/16 x 15 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.390

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, carbon print

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  • Footbridge, Railroad Station, Milan

    about 1860
    Désiré Michel (French, 19th century French)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, above image, top ctr: Ciment de la Mediterranee On mount, below image, in letterpress, l.l.: Desire Michel & Cie (Marseille) On mount, below image, in letterpress, below ctr: Passarelle de la Gare de Milan (Italie) / Ouverture de l'Arche 25 metres Fleche 1m, 70 c / Epaisseur a la Clef ye compris pavage 0m, 34 c On mount, below image, in letterpress, l.r.: Constructions en ciment

    Provenance

    Bruno Jartarin (private dealer), Paris; Robert Hershkowitz, Susex, England; purchased by MFA, Dec. 18, 2002

    Credit Line

    William E. Nickerson Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 31.4 x 42.8 cm (12 3/8 x 16 7/8 in.) Mount: 48.2 x 66.3 cm (19 x 26 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.669

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • The Castle of Chillon

    about 1867
    Adolphe Braun (French, 1812–1877)

    Description

    Provenance

    Ken Jacobson, Essex, England; purchased June 1982.

    Credit Line

    Lucy Dalbiac Luard Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 36.4 x 47.5 cm (14 5/16 x 18 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1982.322

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Trevi Fountain, Rome

    early 1860s
    Artist Tommaso Cuccioni (Italian, died in 1864 Italian)

    Description

    Provenance

    From Marc Pagneux, Paris; 2001 sold to MFA

    Credit Line

    Charles Amos Cummings Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 37.6 x 27.6 cm (14 13/16 x 10 7/8 in.) Mount: 59.8 x 46.1 cm (23 9/16 x 18 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2001.646

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print from a wet collodion negative

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  • Cour de Rouen

    1915, printed 1978
    Artist Jean-Eugène Auguste Atget (French, 1857–1927)

    Description

    Inscription

    In pencil, l.l.: 41/100; blind stamp, l.r.: MOMA 1978 CAW

    Provenance

    Purchased from Lee Gallery, Winchester, MA or Witkin Gallery, NYC; Richard Germann, Boston, MA; gift June 2001.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Richard Germann

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 23.7 x 17.6 cm (9 5/16 x 6 15/16 in.) Sheet: 27.8 x 22 cm (10 15/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2001.289

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, modern reprint by the Museum of Modern Art

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  • Two stalks of flowering plants

    1890–1920
    Unidentified artist, French, 19th century (French)

    Description

    Inscription

    Recto, in neg, l.r.: 318

    Provenance

    Jose Maria Sert archive; Charles Isaacs, Malvern, PA; gift to MFA, December 2002.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 27.9 x 22.9 cm (11 x 9 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.878

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print, mounted

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  • Description

    Inscription

    Recto, in black ink, l.r.: Orangier/ No 193 / TS or ST Recto, stamped in purple ink, l.r.: copyright reproduction interdite

    Provenance

    Jose Maria Sert archive; Charles Isaacs, Malvern, PA; gift to MFA, December 2002.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 22.9 x 29.2 cm (9 xx 11 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.870

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • The Yosemite Falls

    about 1861, printed 1880-1890
    Carleton E. Watkins (American, 1829–1916), Printed by Taber & Co. (American, active in 1850–1860 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    In negative, l.l. : "54. The Yosemite Falls, 2.550 feet (side view)."; l.r.: "Taber Photo, San Francisco."

    Provenance

    William L. Schaeffer, New York; purchased September 1982.

    Credit Line

    A. Shuman Collection—Abraham Shuman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 39.8 x 51.2 cm (15 11/16 x 20 3/16 in.) Mount: 44.1 x 56.0 cm (17 3/8 x 22 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1982.418

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Bell Flower

    1870–1900
    Scowen & Co. (English, Ceylon, 1860's English)

    Description

    Inscription

    L. l. in negative: "Scowen" verso in pencil: "Bell Flower"

    Provenance

    Ken Jacobson, Essex, England; purchased February 1983.

    Credit Line

    Francis Welch Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 21.4 x 27.4 cm (8 7/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1983.136

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Gargoyle, Louvre Courtyard

    Gargouille, Cour du Louvre

    August, 1921
    Jean-Eugène Auguste Atget (French, 1857–1927)

    Description

    Inscription

    Titled in photographer's hand and stamped verso.

    Provenance

    Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA; purchased June 1987.

    Credit Line

    Sophie M. Friedman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 22.2 x 17.8 cm (8 3/4 x 7 in.)

    Accession Number

    1987.302

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, printing out paper from glass negative

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  • Roof, Pavillon Sully, Louvre

    about 1855–57
    Édouard-Denis Baldus (French, 1813–1889)

    Description

    Provenance

    Lee Gallery, Winchester, MA; from whom purchased by MFA, March 2000.

    Credit Line

    Charles Amos Cummings Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 22.2 x 39 cm (8 3/4 x 15 3/8 in.) Mount: 37.6 x 54.1 cm (14 13/16 x 21 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.570

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, salt print from a wet-collodion-on-glass negative

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  • Gibbon Falls, Yellowstone Park

    Artist Frank Jay Haynes (American, 1853–1921 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower Left in negative: "No. 3108 Gibbon Fall, (84 feet)."; Lower right in negative: "F. Jay Haynes, Fargo D. T."

    Provenance

    Daniel Wolf, New York; purchased December 1983.

    Credit Line

    A. Shuman Collection—Abraham Shuman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 54.8 x 43 cm (21 9/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1983.505

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Riverside Temples and Marketplace

    1860–70
    Samuel Bourne (English, 1834–1912 English)

    Description

    Inscription

    Signed and numbered, lower left corner

    Provenance

    Charles T. and Alma A. Isaacs; gift November 1983.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Charles T. and Alma A. Issacs

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 23.7 x 28.4 cm (9 5/16 x 11 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1983.429

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Connecticut

    1941
    Edward Weston (American, 1886–1958)

    Description

    Inscription

    Inscribed in pencil on verso in Weston's hand: "Connecticut/Edward Weston"

    Provenance

    James H. Maroney, Jr., New York; gift June 1983.

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift In admiration of William H. Lane and his appreciation for the vision of Charles Sheeler

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 19.2 x 24.1 cm (7 9/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    1983.292

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Mosque Interior

    Samuel Bourne (English, 1834–1912 English)

    Description

    Inscription

    Signed and numbered, lower left corner

    Provenance

    Charles T. and Alma A. Isaacs; gift November 1983.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Charles T. and Alma A. Issacs

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 23.5 x 28.9 cm (9 1/4 x 11 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1983.425

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • From Point Lobos

    1940
    Edward Weston (American, 1886–1958)

    Description

    Inscription

    Signed in pencil on mount: "Edward Weston 1940"; On verso, signed in ink and pencil: various numbers and " - from Point Lobos"

    Provenance

    Mrs. George R. Rowland, Sr., Boston; gift December 1979.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. George R. Rowland, Sr.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 19.05 x 24.13 cm (7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.) Mount: 35.2 x 39.4 cm (13 7/8 x 15 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    1979.774

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Roses at L'Haÿ

    Roses

    about 1921
    Jean-Eugène Auguste Atget (French, 1857–1927)

    Description

    Inscription

    Verso, pencil, top CTR and UR: L'Hay 1190

    Provenance

    Estate of Paul Sieffert, French painter (1874-1958). Probably sold by auction at Millon & Associes, Paris, June 6,2007; Paul M. Hertzmann, Inc., San Francisco, CA; sold to MFA June 25, 2008

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by The Tyche Foundation and the Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 21.6 x 18.2 cm (8 1/2 x 7 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2008.178

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Mer de Glâce, Chamonix

    about 1860
    Édouard-Denis Baldus (French, 1813–1889)

    Description

    Inscription

    Title in graphite, l. l. below image; "E. Baldus" stamped in ink, l. r. below image; "122" in graphite, center below image.

    Provenance

    William L. Schaeffer, Chester, Conn.; purchased by MFA from Schaeffer January 1989.

    Credit Line

    Sophie M. Friedman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 30.9 x 42.5 cm (12 3/16 x 16 3/4 in.) Mount: 47.0 x 61.7 cm (18 1/2 x 24 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1989.23

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print from paper negative, mounted

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  • Poppies

    about 1864
    Charles Hippolyte Aubry (French, 1811–1877 French)

    Description

    Inscription

    Signed in negative, l. r.: ch. aubry; Numbered in brownish-black ink on mount: 87; Numbered in negative, l. l. and concealed with brownish-black ink: 48

    Provenance

    Charles Isaacs, Malvern, PA; purchased December 1990.

    Credit Line

    Sophie M. Friedman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/sheet: 34.3 x 26 cm (13 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.) Mount: 40.4 x 31 cm (15 7/8 x 12 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1990.603

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print from wet-collodion-on-glass negative

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  • Girl in Satin Dress with Roses

    Artist Gertrude Käsebier (American, 1852–1934)

    Description

    Provenance

    Mina Turner, New York; gift June 1973.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mina Turner

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet/Mount: 25.0 x 19.7 cm (9 13/16 x 7 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1973.473

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • St. Paul's Cathedral

    St. Paul's from Ludgate Circus

    1905
    Alvin Langdon Coburn (American, 1882–1966)

    Description

    Provenance

    Gift January 1975.

    Credit Line

    Gift of David Bakalar

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 38.5 x 28.8 cm (15 3/16 x 11 5/16 in.) Sheet: 40.8 x 30.5 cm (16 1/16 x 12 in.)

    Accession Number

    1975.11

    Medium or Technique

    Photogravure

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  • Window Display—Mannequins (Avenue de Gobelins, Paris)

    1920–30
    Jean-Eugène Auguste Atget (French, 1857–1927)

    Description

    Inscription

    On verso: Atget stamp and place

    Provenance

    Galerie Schürmann and Kicken, Aachen, West Germany; purchased June 1978.

    Credit Line

    Sophie M. Friedman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet (slightly variable): 22.4 x 16.8 cm (8 13/16 x 6 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1978.187

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, printing out paper

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  • Frozen Niagara Falls

    1885
    Attributed to Herman F. Nielson (American, active in 1880–1910)

    Description

    Provenance

    W. G. Russell Allen (1882-1955, Boston); bequest October 1978.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 41.8 x 49.0 cm (16 7/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1978.409

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Cascades on the Scinde River, Kasmir

    about 1861
    Samuel Bourne (English, 1834–1912 English)

    Description

    Inscription

    Inscribed on verso in pencil: "Cascades on Scinde River/Cashmere/980"

    Provenance

    Robert Hershkowitz Ltd., London, England; gift January 1979.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Pearl Hershkowitz

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 23.8 x 27.7 cm (9 3/8 x 10 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1979.25

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • The Stairway of the Giants at the Ducal Palace, Venice

    Scala dei Giganti nel Palazzo Ducale - Venezia

    1862
    Carlo Ponti (Italian, about 1823–1893)

    Description

    Inscription

    Printed in lower margin: "N.6. Scola dei Giganti nel Palazzo Ducale - Venezia."

    Provenance

    Temple Bar Bookshop, Cambridge, MA; purchased January 1981.

    Credit Line

    Charles Amos Cummings Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 35.7 x 27.2 cm (14 1/16 x 10 11/16 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 45.7 cm (22 x 18 in.)

    Accession Number

    1981.12

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Door, Queretaro, Mexico

    Edward Weston (American, 1886–1958)

    Description

    Inscription

    On verso in pencil in Weston's hand: Door/Queretaro.

    Provenance

    Artist's sister; Daniel Wolf, New York; from whom purchased by MFA February 11, 1981

    Credit Line

    Charles Amos Cummings Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 7.7 x 9.3 cm (3 1/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1981.28

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Versailles - Vénus Pudique

    1923
    Jean-Eugène Auguste Atget (French, 1857–1927)

    Description

    Inscription

    l.r. in negative: "203". verso: in ink at top "Versailles-Parc" and "1203" in pencil "J.L." (Julien Levy) at center: pencil "Weyhe 1930" and purple Atget/Abbot stamp.

    Provenance

    G. W. Einstein, New York; purchased June 1982.

    Credit Line

    Sophie M. Friedman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 17.1 x 21.7 cm (6 3/4 x 8 9/16 in.) Mount: 36.8 x 29.1 cm (14 1/2 x 11 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1982.292

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print or gold toned printing out paper

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  • Sand Dunes, Oceano, California

    1936
    Edward Weston (American, 1886–1958)

    Description

    Edward Weston’s extensive 1936 series of the dunes in Oceano, California, focuses on line and pattern, in this case the sinuous lines and rolling shapes created by the wind and tides on the sand. He and his fellow Bay Area photographers were early proponents of the large-format cameras and small aperture settings that produced maximum image sharpness and great depth of field. As a result, Weston’s contact prints of his Oceano views possess a sparkling clarity in the highlights and a tonal richness in the shadows that transform the flowing topography into a stunning visual puzzle that is at once highly detailed yet very abstract.

    Inscription

    On verso in pencil: title, date photographer's name (in photographer's hand) and 3150

    Provenance

    Stephen T. Rose, Coconut Grove, FL; purchased by MFA April 1983.

    Credit Line

    Sophie M. Friedman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 19.0 x 24.2 cm (7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.) Mount: 35.0 x 40.6 cm (13 3/4 x 16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1983.169

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Cupid and Psyche

    about 1870
    Adolphe Braun (French, 1812–1877)

    Description

    Inscription

    Inscribed on mount below image, lower right, in black ink: Canova. Inscribed on mount, lower right corner, in black ink: Louvre 73.

    Provenance

    Victorian Photography, Essex, England; purchased February 1992.

    Credit Line

    Francis Welch Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 47.0 x 37.5 cm (18 1/2 x 14 3/4 in.) Mount: 62.9 x 47.6 cm (24 3/4 x 18 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1992.27

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, carbon print

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  • Academic Nude Study (Female)

    about 1870
    Gaudenzio Marconi (Italian, 1842–after 1885 Italian)

    Description

    Inscription

    L. R., stratched in negative: 131

    Provenance

    From an album of Marconi photographs; Charles Isaacs, Malvern, PA; purchased September 1996.

    Credit Line

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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 26.5 x 15.2 cm (10 7/16 x 6 in.) Mount: 47 x 32 cm (18 1/2 x 12 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1996.202

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Le Nouvel Opéra de Paris: Bronzes

    The New Opera of Paris: Bronzes

    1879
    Louis-Emile Durandelle (French, 1839–1917 French)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount, below photo, printed in black letterpress: Le Nouvel Opéra de Paris / Bronzes / Ducher et Cie, Editeurs / Durandelle, Photographe.

    Provenance

    Lee Gallery, Winchester, MA; from whom purchased by MFA, March 2000.

    Credit Line

    Charles Amos Cummings Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 37.3 x 24.7 cm (14 11/16 x 9 3/4 in.) Mount: 59.6 x 44 cm (23 7/16 x 17 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.571

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Peach tree

    1890–1920
    Unidentified artist, French, 19th century (French)

    Description

    Inscription

    Verso, in graphite, ctr: peche plein vent (?)

    Provenance

    Jose Maria Sert archive; Charles Isaacs, Malvern, PA; gift to MFA, December 2002.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 14.6 x 9.8 cm (5 3/4 x 3 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.874

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Tuffatore

    1951
    Antonio (Nino) Migliori (Italian, born in 1926 Italian)

    Description

    Inscription

    Verso, LR corner, in graphite: signature of the artist, 1951/il tuffatore

    Provenance

    Keith de Lellis Gallery, New York; from whom purchased by MFA, June 21, 2000.

    Credit Line

    Sophie M. Friedman Fund

    Copyright

    © Nino Migliori

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 29.5 x 39.4 cm (11 5/8 x 15 1/2 in.) Sheet: 30.4 x 40.3 cm (11 15/16 x 15 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.778

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Albino

    1957
    Antonio (Nino) Migliori (Italian, born in 1926 Italian)

    Description

    Inscription

    verso, LR corner in graphite: signature of the artist, 195/albino

    Provenance

    Keith de Lellis Gallery, New York; from whom purchased by MFA, June 2000.

    Credit Line

    Sophie M. Friedman Fund

    Copyright

    © Nino Migliori

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 29.5 x 39.4 cm (11 5/8 x 15 1/2 in.) Sheet: 30.5 x 40.3 cm (12 x 15 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2000.779

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • House at Isle of Orleans, Quebec

    Artist Alice Austin (American, 1859–1933)

    Description

    Provenance

    1933, gift of Leonora Austin, Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 1, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Leonora Austin

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 14.6 x 19.3 cm (5 3/4 x 7 5/8 in.) Mount (irregular): 18.0 x 21.5 cm (7 1/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    33.522

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, platinum print

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  • The late Mrs. Leslie Stephens

    1872
    Julia Margaret Cameron (English, 1815–1879)

    Description

    Provenance

    Mrs. J. D. Cameron Bradley, Southboro, MA; gift to MFA June 1942.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. J. D. Cameron Bradley

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 32.7 x 25.1 cm (12 7/8 x 9 7/8 in.) Mount: 55.9 x 45.7 cm (22 x 18 in.)

    Accession Number

    42.335

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, carbon print (printed later)

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  • Point Lobos

    1938
    Edward Weston (American, 1886–1958)

    Description

    Inscription

    (Negative number inscribed in pencil on back of mount) L. r. on mount in pencil: EW 1938

    Provenance

    Carl Siembab Gallery, Boston, MA; purchased October 1967.

    Credit Line

    Benajmin Pierce Cheney Donation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 19.3 x 24.3 cm (7 5/8 x 9 9/16 in.) Mount: 33.7 x 38.4 cm (13 1/4 x 15 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    67.923

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Point Lobos

    1941
    Edward Weston (American, 1886–1958)

    Description

    Inscription

    (inscribed on back of mount in pencil) L.r. on mount in pencil: EW 1941

    Provenance

    Carl Siembab Gallery, Boston, MA; purchased October 1967.

    Credit Line

    Benajmin Pierce Cheney Donation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 19.3 x 24.3 cm (7 5/8 x 9 9/16 in.) Mount: 33.5 x 28.0 cm (13 3/16 x 11 in.)

    Accession Number

    67.924

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Eroded Rock

    1930
    Edward Weston (American, 1886–1958)

    Description

    Inscription

    L.r. on mount in pencil: EW 1930

    Provenance

    Carl Siembab Gallery, Boston, MA; purchased October 1967.

    Credit Line

    Benajmin Pierce Cheney Donation

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 24.0 x 19.0 cm (9 7/16 x 7 1/2 in.) Mount: 40.7 x 34.9 cm (16 x 13 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    67.925

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Nude

    1935
    Edward Weston (American, 1886–1958)

    Description

    Inscription

    On verso, in pencil: W 80/220/N/ Edward Weston, Nude 1938, Bk. 3, No. 22/220 N.

    Provenance

    The Witkin Gallery, New York; purchased June 13,1973.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Robert Fields

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 20.1 x 24.7 cm (7 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.) Sheet: 20.5 x 25.4 cm (8 1/16 x 10 in.)

    Accession Number

    1973.303

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Oceano

    1936
    Edward Weston (American, 1886–1958)

    Description

    Inscription

    On verso in pencil: W 204/ 24 SO/ 59/ 2450/ Oceano, 1936/ Book 5, #30.

    Provenance

    The Witkin Gallery, New York; purchased June 1973.

    Credit Line

    Polaroid Foundation Purchase Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 19.9 x 24.6 cm (7 13/16 x 9 11/16 in.) Sheet: 20.3 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 in.)

    Accession Number

    1973.304

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Major Daniel's Chateau Lorraine, France

    1905 or 1907
    Artist Gertrude Käsebier (American, 1852–1934)

    Description

    Provenance

    Mina Turner, New York; gift June 1973.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mina Turner

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 32.4 x 24.4 cm (12 3/4 x 9 5/8 in.) Mount: 34.6 x 26.6 cm (13 5/8 x 10 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    1973.471

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, palladium and platinum print

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  • Grand Canyon, Colorado River, No. 5

    1872
    Timothy H. O'Sullivan (American (born in Ireland), 1840–1882 American)

    Description

    Inscription

    Printed on sheet above image: "War Department, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army/ geographic exporations and surveys West of the 100th Meridian/Espeditiin of 1872./ Under command of Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engrs." Below image: "T. H. O'Sullivan, Phot/ No. 5/ Grand Canyon/ Colorado RIver./ Near Paria Creek, looking West."

    Provenance

    The Witkin Gallery, New York; purchased February 1974.

    Credit Line

    Gift of David Bakalar

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 27 x 20 cm (10 5/8 x 7 7/8 in.) Sheet: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1974.49

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • 353. Rue Darb-el-Taraqua (prés El-Azhbar)

    J. P. Sébah (Turkish, 1838-1890)

    Description

    Inscription

    L. l. in negative; title; l. r. in negative: J. P. Sebah.

    Provenance

    Stephen T. Rose, Boston; gift to MFA June 1974.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Stephen T. Rose

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 27 x 21 cm (10 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1974.433

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Girl at Cottage Doorway

    Francis Bedford (English, 1816–1894 English)

    Description

    Inscription

    Upper border: "2335".

    Provenance

    Stephen T. Rose, Boston; purchased March 1977.

    Credit Line

    Funds made available by Clifford Ackley

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 11 x 15.1 cm (4 5/16 x 5 15/16 in.) Sheet (slightly variable): 11.7 x 15.5 cm (4 5/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1977.27

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Melrose Abbey (From S.)

    James Valentine (Scottish, 1815–1880)

    Description

    Inscription

    On verso in pencil: "4". From negative: "MELROSE ABBEY, (FROM S.) 625. u.v."

    Provenance

    Stephen T. Rose, Boston; purchased March 1977.

    Credit Line

    Funds made available by Clifford Ackley

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 19.1 x 28 cm (7 1/2 x 11 in.)

    Accession Number

    1977.28

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • General view of the Tombs of the Caliphs and the Citadel of Cairo

    Vue générale des tombeaux des Califes et citadelle du Caire

    Félix Bonfils (French, 1831–1885 French)

    Description

    Inscription

    From negative: title and signature verso, in pen: "Tombs of the Caliphes/Cairo".

    Provenance

    Mr. Richmond Wight, Duxbury, MA; gift March 1977.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Richmond Wight

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 19.9 x 28.1 cm (7 13/16 x 11 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1977.36

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • 181 "Phylae 1er Pylône du Temple Isis/Egypte"

    Félix Bonfils (French, 1831–1885 French)

    Description

    Inscription

    From negative: title and signature verso in pen: "Pylon of Temple of Isis/at Philâe,/on the Nile".

    Provenance

    Mr. Richmond Wight, Duxbury, MA; gift March 1977.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Richmond Wight

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 20.4 x 27.8 cm (8 1/16 x 10 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1977.37

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Minarets on Mosque

    Constantine and George Zangaki (Greek, active in 1860–1890)

    Description

    Inscription

    From negative: signature, and title (faded beyond legibility) verso in pen: "Minarets on Mosque".

    Provenance

    Mr. Richmond Wight, Duxbury, MA; by whom given to MFA March 9, 1977

    Credit Line

    Gift of Richmond Wight

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 28.2 x 20.8 cm (11 1/8 x 8 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1977.42

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Vue générale de la Place de la Concorde

    General view of the Place de la Concorde

    before 1899
    Ed. H. (French, 19th century French)

    Description

    Provenance

    Clifford S. Ackley, Boston; gift April 1977.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Clifford S. Ackley

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 20.9 x 27.4 cm (8 1/4 x 10 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1977.163

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    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Place de la Concorde

    Achille Quinet (French, 1831–1900 French)

    Description

    Inscription

    Photographer's stamped signature in red on mount.

    Provenance

    The Photographic Eye, Inc., Cambridge, MA; purchased September 1977.

    Credit Line

    Charles Cummings Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/sheet (Slightly variable): 19.5 x 24.9 cm (7 11/16 x 9 13/16 in.) Mount (slightly variable): 30.2 x 45.2 cm (11 7/8 x 17 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1977.628

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • Coconuts

    James Stack Lauder (English, 1853–1923), Attributed to W. H. L. Skeen & Co. (English, 19th century)

    Description

    Inscription

    On Verso in pencil: Coconut with its various stages

    Provenance

    Stephen Rose, Boston; purchased January 1978.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Clifford S. Ackley

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 27.8 x 21.5 cm (10 15/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1978.7

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Breadfruit

    James Stack Lauder (English, 1853–1923), Attributed to W. H. L. Skeen & Co. (English, 19th century)

    Description

    Inscription

    On Verso in pencil: title

    Provenance

    Stephen Rose, Boston; purchased January 1978.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Clifford S. Ackley

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 27.8 x 21.6 cm (10 15/16 x 8 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    1978.8

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Children on Fish Weir

    about 1860–80
    Carlo Naya (Italian (Venice (?)), 1816–1882)

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1978, with Stephen T. Rose, Boston, MA; purchased by the MFA. (Accession date: May 1978)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Clifford S. Ackley

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 23.9 x 18.4 cm (9 7/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1978.173

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • River Landsacape: Inkstand; Harriet and John Bennett in a Canoe, Nellie on Shore

    about 1890 (?)
    Henry Hamilton Bennett (American, 1843–1908 American)

    Description

    Provenance

    David Bakalar, Wakefield, MA; gift June 1978.

    Credit Line

    Gift of David Bakalar

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 44.5 x 54.0 cm (17 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1978.211

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Lilles Hall

    1850–60
    R. H. Cheney (English, about 1800–1866 English), Printer Colonel Alfred Capel-Cure

    Description

    Inscription

    Inscribed in ink, on mount: "Lilles Hall"

    Provenance

    Stephen Rose Gallery, Boston; purchased October 1978.

    Credit Line

    Sophie M. Friedman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 22.7 x 18.5 cm (8 15/16 x 7 5/16 in.) Mount (slightly variable): 30.3 x 25.5 cm (11 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1978.390

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print from a paper negative

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  • Clovelly from the Hobby (Devonshire)

    Francis Bedford (English, 1816–1894 English)

    Description

    Provenance

    Stephen Rose, Boston; purchased November 1978.

    Credit Line

    Abbott Lawrence Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 19.7 x 28.7 cm (7 3/4 x 11 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1978.425

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Aqua Claudia (Roman Campagna)

    Artist Unidentified artist, 19th century

    Description

    Provenance

    Stephen Rose Gallery, Boston; purchased March 1979.

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Charles W. Millard III

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 27.5 x 37.9 cm (10 13/16 x 14 15/16 in.) Mount: 50.1 x 67.0 cm (19 3/4 x 26 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1979.131

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Statue d'Etienne Dolet, Place Maubert, Paris

    Statue of Etienne Dolet, Place Maubert, Paris

    1880–90
    Artist Unidentified artist, French, 19th century (French)

    Description

    Provenance

    Stephen Rose, Boston; purchased May 1979.

    Credit Line

    Charles Amos Cummings Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 20.8 x 27.4 cm (8 3/16 x 10 13/16 in.) Mount: 31.8 x 37.8 cm (12 1/2 x 14 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1979.213

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Jardin Mabille

    1870s
    Artist Unidentified artist, French, 19th century (French)

    Description

    Provenance

    Stephen Rose, Boston; purchased May 1979.

    Credit Line

    Charles Amos Cummings Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 20.9 x 16.1 cm (8 1/4 x 6 5/16 in.) Mount: 35.4 x 27.8 cm (13 15/16 x 10 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1979.214

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Singhalese Woman, Ceylon

    W. H. L. Skeen & Co. (English, 19th century)

    Description

    Inscription

    On verso in pencil: Singhalese woman and 68 twice.

    Markings

    PDP Watermark Type: Fragment "Rives"

    Provenance

    David Bakalar, Wakefield, MA; gift September 1979.

    Credit Line

    Gift of David Bakalar

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 27.8 x 21.4 cm (10 15/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1979.470

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Porte St. Martin, Paris

    1865
    Achille Quinet (French, 1831–1900 French)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount: Achille Quinet (stamped in red); title (in pencil)

    Provenance

    Janet Lehr, New York; purchased November 1979.

    Credit Line

    Charles Amos Cummings Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 24.6 x 19.1 cm (9 11/16 x 7 1/2 in.) Mount: 40.7 x 31.2 cm (16 x 12 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1979.534

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Heidelberg Castle, Clock Tower

    before 1873
    Franz Richard (German, active in 1870–1880 German)

    Description

    Inscription

    Blind stamp: Franz Richard/ Hof Photograph/ Heidelberg. On verso in pen: title, Oct. 10, 1873/ Will Bridge

    Provenance

    Stephen T. Rose, Boston; purchased December 1979.

    Credit Line

    Charles Amos Cummings Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet (slightly variable): 27.2 x 20.7 cm (10 11/16 x 8 1/8 in.) Mount: 39.8 x 31.9 cm (15 11/16 x 12 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1979.646

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Westminster Abbey, from the North

    George Washington Wilson (Scottish, 1823–1893)

    Description

    Provenance

    Stephen T. Rose, Boston; gift February 1980.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Stephen T. Rose

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 19.5 x 29.3 cm (7 11/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1980.61

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Fountain, Holland House

    R. H. Cheney (English, about 1800–1866 English)

    Description

    Inscription

    On mount in pen: "Holland Ho-"

    Provenance

    Stephen T. Rose, Boston; purchased March 1980.

    Credit Line

    Charles Amos Cummings Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 18.3 x 22.3 cm (7 3/16 x 8 3/4 in.) Mount: 25.3 x 30.5 cm (9 15/16 x 12 in.)

    Accession Number

    1980.79

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print from waxed paper negative

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  • Au Siège de Sebastopol (Rue de la Monnaie from the Rue de Rivoli)

    1865–66
    Charles Marville (born Charles François Bossu) (French, 1813–about 1879 French)

    Description

    Charles Marville is known for his photographs of Paris. He was named “photographer of the city of Paris” in 1862, and recorded the city both before and after Baron Haussmann’s massive urban renewal projects of the 1860s. The visual drama that characterizes Marville’s depiction of the rue de la Monnaie is typical of his photographs of old Paris. The converging lines of architecture, sky, and road highlight the tight narrowness of the street, an aspect of old Paris that would soon be swept away by Haussmann’s wide boulevards. Signs and figures animate the surface of the corner building, contrasting with the empty street and the stillness of the delivery wagons waiting there.

    Inscription

    With Louvre blind stamp.

    Provenance

    Robert Hershkowitz, London, England; purchased June 1980.

    Credit Line

    Charles Amos Cummings Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 27.1 x 26.8 cm (10 11/16 x 10 9/16 in.) Mount: 33.2 x 31.9 cm (13 1/16 x 12 9/16 in.) Mount: 60.2 x 41.4 cm (23 11/16 x 16 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1980.217

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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  • Skull and Rock-Arrangement

    1931
    Edward Weston (American, 1886–1958)

    Description

    Inscription

    recto l.r. in pencil: "Edward Weston, 1931"; e.e. "1/50". verso upper r.: "18B 1931 $15.00 ? : upper center: "Skull and Rock-/Arrangement"

    Provenance

    Penelope Dixon, High Falls, NY; purchased March 1982.

    Credit Line

    Sophie M. Friedman Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    19.4 x 23.8 cm (7 5/8 x 9 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1982.191

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, gelatin silver print

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  • India-Rubber Tree ("Manihot Glaziovii/Ceara India-Rubber")

    Scowen (English, active in 1870s–1890s English)

    Description

    Inscription

    In negative l.l.: "Scowen & Co./Ceylon"; in negative l.c.: above classification of tree.

    Provenance

    William Schaeffer, New York; purchased April 1982.

    Credit Line

    Abbott Lawrence Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image/Sheet: 27.9 x 21.7 cm (11 x 8 9/16 in.) Mount: 33.4 x 28 cm (13 1/8 x 11 in.)

    Accession Number

    1982.239

    Medium or Technique

    Photograph, albumen print

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