• These European and American paintings and watercolors were once owned by the Reverend William E. Wolcott of Lawrence, Massachusetts. Upon Wolcott’s death in 1911, the works of art became the property of the White Fund, a charitable trust. The White Fund placed most of these paintings on deposit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1912; the rest were lent in 1989 and 1994.

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  • Two Peasant Women in a Meadow (Le Pré)

    1893
    Camille Pissarro (French (born in the Danish West Indies), 1830–1903), Lent by The White Fund (American (Lawrence, MA))

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: C. Pissarro. 1893

    Provenance

    1893, sold by the artist to Durand-Ruel, Paris. Probably by 1899, Senator Edward O. Wolcott, Colorado Springs and Washington DC; to his brother the Rev. William E. Wolcott, Lawrence, MA (d. 1911); bequeathed to the White Fund of Lawrence, MA. On loan to the MFA by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, MA, since November 13, 1912.

    Credit Line

    Deposited by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, Massachusetts

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    Dimensions

    93 x 73.2 cm (36 5/8 x 28 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    L-R 1333.12

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

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

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  • Field of Poppies near Giverny

    1890
    Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926), Lent by The White Fund (American (Lawrence, MA))

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: Claude Monet 90

    Provenance

    October 31, 1890, sold by the artist to Durand-Ruel, Paris; February 29, 1892, sold by Durand-Ruel, New York, to Mr. Potter Palmer, Chicago, IL; November 23, 1894, sold by Mrs. Potter Palmer to Durand-Ruel, New York; March 22, 1899, sold by Durand-Ruel, New York, to G.O. Wolcott; owned by Senator Edward O. Wolcott, Colorado Springs and Washington DC; to his brother the Rev. William E. Wolcott, Lawrence, MA (d. 1911); bequeathed to the White Fund of Lawrence, MA. On loan to the MFA by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, MA, since November 13, 1912.

    Credit Line

    Deposited by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, Massachusetts

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    Dimensions

    60.8 x 101.1 cm (23 15/16 x 39 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    L-R 1328.12

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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  • Landscape

    about 1880–1900
    Hugh Bolton Jones (American, 1848–1927), Lent by The White Fund (American (Lawrence, MA))

    Description

    Provenance

    This painting was once owned by the Reverend William E. Wolcott of Lawrence, Massachusetts. Upon his death in 1911, it became the property of the White Fund, a charitable trust, along with several other works of art. The White Fund placed most of these works on deposit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1912; this one was lent in 1989.

    Credit Line

    Deposited by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, Massachusetts

    Details

    Dimensions

    50.8 x 35.6 cm (20 x 14 in.)

    Accession Number

    L-R 2.1989

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on panel

    Not On View

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  • River View

    Johan Frederik Thaulow (Norwegian, 1847–1906), Lent by The White Fund (American (Lawrence, MA))

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: Fritz Thaulow

    Provenance

    Rev. William E. Wolcott, Lawrence, MA (d. 1911); bequeathed to the White Fund of Lawrence, MA. On loan to the MFA by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, MA, since February 1, 1989.

    Credit Line

    Deposited by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, Massachusetts

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 53.3 x 66 cm (21 x 26 in.) Framed: 69.9 x 82.6 cm (27 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    L-R 3.1989

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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  • Portrait of a Boy

    Jan Albertsz. Rootius (Dutch, 1615–1674), Lent by The White Fund (American (Lawrence, MA))

    Description

    Provenance

    H. I. A. Raedt van Oldenbarnevelt (b. 1828 - d. 1903), The Hague; November 6, 1900, H. I. A. Raedt van Oldenbarnevelt and others sale, Frederik Muller & Cie, Amsterdam, lot 109; Senator Edward O. Wolcott (b. 1848 - d. 1905), Colorado Springs and Washington, DC; by inheritance to his brother, Rev. William E. Wolcott (b. 1887 - d. 1911), Lawrence, MA; 1911, bequeathed by Wolcott to the White Fund of Lawrence, MA; February 1, 1989, placed on loan by the Trustees of the White Fund to the MFA.

    Credit Line

    Deposited by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, Massachusetts

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 127 x 101.6 cm (50 x 40 in.) Framed: 136.5 x 102.9 cm (53 3/4 x 40 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    L-R 4.1989

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on panel

    Not On View

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  • Dunes in Holland

    Bernardus Johannes Blommers (Dutch, 1845–1914), Lent by The White Fund (American (Lawrence, MA))

    Description

    FRAME in Loan Bin 119

    Inscription

    L.r. in watercolor: Blommers

    Signed

    signed

    Provenance

    Rev. William E. Wolcott, Lawrence, MA (d. 1911); bequeathed to the White Fund of Lawrence, MA. On loan to the MFA by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, MA since February 13, 1989

    Credit Line

    Deposited by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, Massachusetts

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 28.5 x 46.5 cm (11 1/4 x 18 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    L-R 5.1989

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor on paper

    Not On View

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  • Portrait of a Woman (said to be Mary Bentinck, Countess of Essex)

    Studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller (English, 1646–1723), Lent by The White Fund (American (Lawrence, MA))

    Description

    Provenance

    Rev. William E. Wolcott, Lawrence, MA (d. 1911); bequeathed to the White Fund of Lawrence, MA. On loan to the MFA by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, MA, since November 13, 1912.

    Credit Line

    Deposited by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, Massachusetts

    Details

    Dimensions

    126.5 x 101.2 cm (49 13/16 x 39 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    L-R 1332.12

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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  • Oasis

    about 1857
    Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824–1904), Lent by The White Fund (American (Lawrence, MA))

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left: J. L. GEROME

    Provenance

    1901, sold by the artist to Boussod, Valadon et Cie., Paris and New York (stock no. 27404); October 30, 1901, sold by Boussod, Valadon et Cie. to Senator Edward O. Wolcott (b. 1848 - d. 1905), Colorado Springs and Washington, DC [see note]; by inheritance to his brother, Rev. William E. Wolcott (b. 1887 - d. 1911), Lawrence, MA; 1911, bequeathed by Wolcott to the White Fund of Lawrence, MA; November 13, 1912, placed on loan by the Trustees of the White Fund to the MFA. NOTE: Getty Provenance Index, Goupil et Cie. records, PI Record no. G-38829 (stock book 14, no. 27404, p. 299). As "Chameaux buvant."

    Credit Line

    Deposited by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, Massachusetts

    Details

    Dimensions

    65.1 x 82 cm (25 5/8 x 32 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    L-R 1324.12

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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  • Windmill on a Bluff

    Georges Michel (French, 1763–1843), Lent by The White Fund (American (Lawrence, MA))

    Description

    Provenance

    Senator Edward O. Wolcott, Colorado Springs and Washington DC; to his brother the Rev. William E. Wolcott, Lawrence, MA (d. 1911); bequeathed to the White Fund of Lawrence, MA. On loan to the MFA by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, MA, since November 13, 1912.

    Credit Line

    Deposited by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, Massachusetts

    Details

    Dimensions

    55 x 45.7 cm (21 5/8 x 18 in.)

    Accession Number

    L-R 1325.12

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on paper mounted on canvas

    Not On View

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  • Quay at Villefranche

    1892
    Eugène Louis Boudin (French, 1824–1898), Lent by The White Fund (American (Lawrence, MA))

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: E. Boudin 92. / Villefranche 27 fev. 92.

    Provenance

    May 10, 1892, sold by the artist to Durand-Ruel, Paris; by 1898, with Durand-Ruel, New York; March 22, 1899, sold by Durand-Ruel, New York, to Senator Edward O. Wolcott, Colorado Springs and Washington DC; to his brother the Rev. William E. Wolcott, Lawrence, MA (d. 1911); bequeathed to the White Fund of Lawrence, MA. On loan to the MFA by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, MA, since November 13, 1912.

    Credit Line

    Deposited by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, Massachusetts

    Details

    Dimensions

    50.7 x 74.6 cm (19 15/16 x 29 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    L-R 1322.12

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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  • Spring Pasture

    1889
    Camille Pissarro (French (born in the Danish West Indies), 1830–1903), Lent by The White Fund (American (Lawrence, MA))

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower left: C. Pissarro. 1889

    Provenance

    July 26, 1889, sold by the artist to Boussod, Valadon et Cie., Paris and New York (stock no. 20004); March 14, 1892, sold by Boussod, Valadon et Cie. to Senator Edward O. Wolcott (b. 1848 - d. 1905), Colorado Springs and Washington DC [see note]; by inheritance to his brother, Rev. William E. Wolcott (b. 1887 - d. 1911), Lawrence, MA; 1911, bequeathed by Wolcott to the White Fund of Lawrence, MA; November 13, 1912, placed on loan by the Trustees of the White Fund to the MFA. NOTE: Getty Provenance Index, Goupil et Cie. records, PI Record no. G-31453 (stock book 13, no. 20004, p. 21). As "Matin d'automne."

    Credit Line

    Deposited by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, Massachusetts

    Details

    Dimensions

    60 x 73.7 cm (23 5/8 x 29 in.)

    Accession Number

    L-R 1323.12

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    On View

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

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  • Garden Wall

    1892
    George Morren (Belgian, 1868–1941), Lent by The White Fund (American (Lawrence, MA))

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: George Morren / Octo - 92

    Provenance

    Rev. William E. Wolcott, Lawrence, MA (d. 1911); bequeathed to the White Fund of Lawrence, MA. On loan to the MFA by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, MA, since November 13, 1912.

    Credit Line

    Deposited by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, Massachusetts

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Tony Calabrese, "George Morren, 1868-1941", Antwerp, 2000, n.24;

    Dimensions

    54 x 67 cm (21 1/4 x 26 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    L-R 1326.12

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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  • A Windmill in Holland

    Moulin: effet du soir

    1890
    Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch (Dutch, 1824–1903), Lent by The White Fund (American (Lawrence, MA))

    Description

    Inscription

    L.l. in watercolor: J. H. Weissenbruch '90; verso in ink: J.H. Weissenbruch Moulin: effet du soir

    Provenance

    Rev. William E. Wolcott, Lawrence, MA (d.1911); bequeathed to the White Fund of Lawrence, MA. On loan to the MFA by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, MA since November 13, 1912

    Credit Line

    Deposited by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, Massachusetts

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 31 x 53.3 cm (12 3/16 x 21 in.)

    Accession Number

    L-R 1327.12

    Medium or Technique

    Watercolor

    Not On View

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  • Abbeville

    Johan Frederik Thaulow (Norwegian, 1847–1906), Lent by The White Fund (American (Lawrence, MA))

    Description

    Inscription

    Lower right: Frits Thaulow

    Provenance

    February 6, 1899, sold by the Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, to Boussod, Valadon et Cie., Paris and New York (stock no 25756); March 21, 1899, sold by Boussod, Valadon et Cie. to Senator Edward O. Wolcott (b. 1848 - d. 1905), Colorado Springs and Washington, DC [see note]; by inheritance to his brother, Rev. William E. Wolcott (b. 1887 - d. 1911), Lawrence, MA; 1911, bequeathed by Wolcott to the White Fund of Lawrence, MA; November 13, 1912, placed on loan by the Trustees of the White Fund to the MFA. NOTE: Getty Provenance Index, Goupil et Cie. records, PI Record no. G-37181 (stock book 14, no. 25756, p. 189).

    Credit Line

    Deposited by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, Massachusetts

    Details

    Dimensions

    73.5 x 92.5 cm (28 15/16 x 36 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    L-R 1329.12

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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  • A Heath

    Follower of John Constable (English, 1776–1837), Lent by The White Fund (American (Lawrence, MA))

    Description

    Provenance

    Rev. William E. Wolcott, Lawrence, MA (d. 1911); bequeathed to the White Fund of Lawrence, MA. On loan to the MFA by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, MA, since November 13, 1912.

    Credit Line

    Deposited by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, Massachusetts

    Details

    Dimensions

    82 x 95.5 cm (32 5/16 x 37 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    L-R 1330.12

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    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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  • Cottage with Cows and Cowherds by a River

    Unidentified artist, British, 19th century (British), Lent by The White Fund (American (Lawrence, MA))

    Description

    Provenance

    Rev. William E. Wolcott, Lawrence, MA (d. 1911); bequeathed to the White Fund of Lawrence, MA. On loan to the MFA by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, MA, since November 13, 1912.

    Credit Line

    Deposited by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, Massachusetts

    Details

    Dimensions

    99 x 75 cm (39 x 29 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    L-R 1331.12

    Medium or Technique

    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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  • Landscape with Tree

    mid-19th to early 20th century
    Alexander Lawrie (American, 1828–1917), Lent by The White Fund (American (Lawrence, MA))

    Description

    Provenance

    This painting was once owned by the Reverend William E. Wolcott of Lawrence, Massachusetts. Upon his death in 1911, it became the property of the White Fund, a charitable trust, along with several other works of art. The White Fund placed most of these works on deposit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1912; this one was lent in 1994.

    Credit Line

    Deposited by the Trustees of the White Fund, Lawrence, Massachusetts

    Details

    Dimensions

    27.9 x 40.6 cm (11 x 16 in.)

    Accession Number

    L-T 411.1.1994

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    Oil on canvas

    Not On View

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