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VTS: Wars across time and place in art

  • Attack on Jiuliancheng in China

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    Title: Attack on Jiuliancheng in China (Seikoku Kyûrenjô kôgeki no zu) 「清國九連城攻撃之啚」Date: 1894 (Meiji 27), October

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    Artist: Nakamura Shûkô (中村 秋香)

    Japanese, active 1894

    Publisher: Sekiguchi Masajirô

    Japanese

    Blockcutter: Umezawa Minokichi

    Japanese

    Object Number: RES.23.291-3

    Status: Not On View

    Dimensions: Vertical ôban triptychMedium: Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paperCredit Line: Anonymous giftObject Place:Descriptions:

    Triptych: RES.23.291 (left), RES.23.292 (center), RES.23.293 (right)

     

    Provenance: Anonymous gift in memory of Horatio G. Curtis

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  • The More Women at Work, the Sooner...

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    Title: The More Women at Work, The Sooner We Win!Date: 1943

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    By: Unidentified artist, American, 20th century

     

    Printer: U.S. Government Printing Office

     

    Object Number: 2009.2241

    Status: Not On View

    Dimensions: Sheet: 55.9 x 35.6 cm (22 x 14 in.)Medium: Poster, color lithographCredit Line: Leonard A. Lauder CollectionProvenance: Leonard A. Lauder Collection, 1944 (New York, NY); by whom given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Accession Date: March 25, 2009)

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  • The Mississippi in Time of War

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    The Mississippi in Time of War

    1862

    Fanny Palmer, American (born in England), 1812–1876

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 45.9 x 71.4 cm (18 1/16 x 28 1/8 in.)

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    Opaque watercolor and colored crayons over graphite on gray wove paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    53.2450

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    Prints and Drawings More Info

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  • 6, BIG DAMAGE OF THE RUSSIAN FLEET...

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    6, Big Damage of the Russian Fleet at Port Arthur

    1904–05

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Dimensions

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

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    Lithograph with hand coloring; ink on card stock

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    Postcards

    Accession Number

    2002.3302

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  • The Great War

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    Title: The Great WarDate: early 20th century

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    By: Kay Nielsen

    Danish, 1886–1957

    Object Number: 48.831

    Status: Not On View

    Dimensions: Sheet: 32.8 x 25.8 cm (12 15/16 x 10 3/16 in.)Medium: India ink and watercolorCredit Line: Bequest of John T. SpauldingProvenance: John T. Spaulding (1870-1948, Boston); acquired by bequest June 1948

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  • The War Office Telegram

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    Title: The war office telegram

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    By: Capt. Gerald Spencer-Pryse

    English, 1881–1956

    Object Number: 37.1269

    Status: Not On View

    Medium: Lithograph in colorCredit Line: Gift of John T. SpauldingProvenance: PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 12/9/1937

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  • To Battle Field From Poor Home

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    Title: To Battle Field from Poor HomeDate: inscribed 1904

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    By: Artist Unknown, Japanese (作者不詳)

     

    Object Number: 2002.3378

    Status: Not On View

    Dimensions: Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)Medium: Collotype with hand coloring; ink on card stockCredit Line: Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese PostcardsPlace of Creation: JapanDescriptions:

    Front: message in English; inscribed 'March 17th, 1904' Back: undivided back; address in English; undivided back; stamped; cancellation '18 Mar, 04'

     

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    Printed on card: To Battle Field from Poor Home. Written on card: Yokohama, March 17th 1904, Regards, Sigmund Schopfloda <sic>
    Provenance: ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

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  • Firdawsi's "Shahnama...

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      Title: Firdawsi's "Shahnama": The Guardians of the Frontier of Iran Set by Rustam at the Command of KaikausDate: late 15th centuryObject Number: 15.9

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    Dimensions: 22.6 x 21.1 cm (8 7/8 x 8 5/16 in.)Medium: Opaque watercolor an gold on paperCredit Line: Denman Waldo Ross CollectionObject Place: Northern IndiaDescriptions:

    (obverse) Five horsemen in full armor ride through a golden, hilly landscape. Helmeted soldiers, one of them carrying an umbrella, look on from behind a hill. (reverse) Four columns of text, cut off and repaired at the bottom.

     

    Provenance: Given to the MFA by Denman Waldo Ross in 1915.

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  • THE FIELD HOSPITAL

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    The Field Hospital

    1867

    Eastman Johnson, American, 1824–1906

    Dimensions

    56.2 x 67.31 cm (22 1/8 x 26 1/2 in.)

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    Oil on paperboard

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    48.434

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