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A list of all the works which Sister Wendy features in the program on the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Portrait of Paul Revere
John Singleton Copley, American (1738-1815)
1768
Oil on canvas
85 1/8 x 28 1/2 in. (89.2 x 72.4 cm)
Gift of Joseh W. Revere, William B. Revere, and Edward H. R. Revere
Acquired in 1930

Sons of Liberty Bowl
Paul Revere II, American (1735-1818)
1768
Silver
Height 5 1/2 in. (14 cm), diameter of lip 11 in. (27.9 cm)
Gift by Subscription and Francis Bartlett Fund
Acquired in 1949

Mimbres Bowl
Mogollon culture; American, southwestern New Mexico, Mimbres River Valley
A.D. 1000-1150
Mimbres classic black-on-white style II, painted earthenware
Height: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); diameter: 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm)
Seth K. Sweetser Fund No. 1 and Gift of the Supporters of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Acquired in 1990

Mimbres Pot
Pablita Concho, American (c. 1900-c. 1990)
1985
Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico
Painted earthenware
Height: 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Gift of a Friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Acquired in 1985

Scholar's Table Screen with the Image of a Rock
Qing dynasty; Chinese
18th century
Dali marble with wood stand
On loan from Richard Rosenblum
Acquired in 1997

Spirit Rock
Qing dynasty; Chinese
18th-19th century
White-veined lingbi rock with wood stand
Private Collection

Ink Stone

Water Dropper in the Shape of a Peach with a Parrot
Southern Song dynasty; Chinese
13th century
Qingbai ware, porcelain with "white" glaze and molded decoration
Edward S. Morse Memorial Collection
Acquired in 1976

Ink Cake with carved Landscape

Brush Holder
Qing dynasty, Yonghzhen period; Chinese
1723-1735
Carved glass with auspicious symbols in red
4 3/4 x 4 5/8 in. (12 x 11.9 cm)
Gift of Paul and Helen Bernat
Acquired in 1986

Brush Washer

"Rock" Album
Hankei, Japanese
1893
Ink on paper
Private Collection
Acquired in 1997

Settee
Wendell Castle, American (1932- )
1979
Cherry
58 x 36 x 24 in. (147.3 x 91.4 x 61 cm)
Purchased through funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Gillette Corporation
Acquired in 1979

Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (D'oú venons-nous? Que sommes-nous? Oú allons-nous?)
Paul Gauguin, French (1848-1903)
1897
Oil on canvas
54 3/4 x 147 1/2 in. (139.1 x 374.6 cm)
Tompkins Collection
Acquired in 1936

Yakshi (Torso of a Fertility Goddess)
Central Indian, Madya Pradesh, Sanchi, from a gateway of the Great Stupa (Stupa 1)
c. 25 B.C.- A.D. 25
Sandstone
Height: 28 3/8 in. (72 cm )
Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Acquired in 1929

Grand Piano
Piano designed by John Broadwood and Son, English, active 1795-1808
Cameos and medallions designed by Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795)
Case decoration by Thomas Sheraton (1751-1806)
1796
Veneered case of satinwood, tulipwood, and purpleheart with Wedgwood cameos and medallions
Piano: 97 7/8 x 43 7/8 x 35 7/8 in. (248.7 x 111.5 x 91.2 cm)
Detail of lilac Wedgwood medallion: c. 3 in. across (7.6 cm)
George Alfred Cluett Collection, given by Florence Cluett Chambers
Acquired in 1985

The Oak Hill Parlor
Elizabeth Derby West's Home in Danvers, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
1800-1801
Acquired in 1922

White Rose with Larkspur, No. 2
Georgia O'Keeffe, American (1887-1986)
1927
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Henry H. and Zoë Oliver Sherman Fund
Acquired in 1980

A Portrait -- Georgia O'Keeffe
Alfred Stieglitz, American (1864-1946)
1918
Palladium print
9 1/8 x 7 1/2 in. (23.3 x 19.1 cm)
Gift of Alfred Stieglitz

The Garden Tenshin-en (The Garden of the Heart of Heaven)
Dedicated on October 24, 1988, to the memory of Okakuru Kakuzo
Donated by the Nippon Television Network Corporation, Chairman of the Board, Mr. Yosoji Kobayashi

Approaching Storm: Beach Near Newport
Martin Johnson Heade, American (1819-1904)
1867
Oil on canvas
28 x 58 1 /4 in. (71.1 x 148 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Maxim Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815-1865
Acquired in 1945

Seven Forms
Dale Chihuly, American (1941- )
1982
Glass
Basket Form 2 x 7 in. (5.1 x 17.8 cm); Four Basket Forms, large basket: 6 1/8 x 23 x 24 1/2 in. (15.5 x 58.4 x 62.2 cm), three baskets within: 8 x 4 x 3 5/8 in. (20.3 x 10.1 x 14.3 cm), 8 1/2 x 14 x 10 in. (21.6 x 35.5 x 25.4 cm), 7 x 14 x 10 1/2 in. (17.8 x 35.5 x 26.6 cm); Pouch Form 6 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (15.2 x 14 x 11.4 cm); Sea Urchin Form 2 x 7 in. (5.1 x 17.8 cm)
Gift of Michael J. Bove III
Acquired in 1983

Glass V
Roy Lichtenstein, American (1923-1997)
1978
Painted and patinated bronze
69 3/4 x 26 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. (177.2 x 67.3 x 45.1 cm)
Private Collection
Acquired in 1986

Bowl
Northern Qi dynasty; Chinese
Late 6th century
Stoneware with light yellow glaze over white slip
Height 5 3/8 in. (13.5 cm), diameter of mouth 5 1 /8 in. (13 cm)
Helen S. Coolidge Fund
Acquired in 1990

Jar
Tang dynasty; Chinese
A.D. 700-750
Glazed earthenware with geometric decoration in cobalt blue and copper green
Height 11 in. (28.2 cm), diameter 10 1/4 in. (26.9 cm)
Charles B. Hoyt Collection
Acquired c. 1950

Tea Bowl
Southern Song dynasty; Chinese
Late 12th century
Jizhou stoneware with mottled black and brown glazes, and reserved decoration of bird and flower
Diameter of mouth 5 78 in. (14.9 cm)
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Fray Hortensio Félix Paravicino
El Greco, Greek (1541-1614)
1609
Oil on canvas
44 1/8 x 33 7/8 in. (112 x 86.1 cm)
Isaac Sweetser Fund
Acquired in 1904

The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit
John Singer Sargent, American (1856-1925)
1882
Oil on canvas
87 3/8 x 87 5/8 in. (221.9 x 222.6 cm)
Gift of Mary Louisa Boit, Julia Overing Boit, Jane Hubbard Boit, and Florence D. Boit in memory of their father, Edward Darley Boit
Acquired in 1919

Chest-on-Chest
John Cogswell, American (1738-1818)
1782
Mahogany and white pine
89 1/2 x 43 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. (227.3 x 110.5 x 59.7 cm)
William Francis Warden Fund
Acquired in 1973


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