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MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

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Major departments in the Museum of Fine Arts vast art collections include Europe, Art of the Ancient World, Art of the Americas, Musical Instruments, Asia, and Prints and Drawings. From gilded icons of the Italian Renaissance to one of the largest collections of Monet’s outside of Paris, the MFA has artwork by Titian, Dürer, Rembrandt, van Gogh, Gauguin, and Renoir, in addition to an impressive holding of 18th and 19th century American artworks by John Singleton Copley, Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent. The Art of the Ancient World collection ranks among the premier encyclopedic collections in the world, with over 83,000 works of art from Egypt, Nubia, the Near East, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, and Anatolia. Also among the finest in the Western world, the MFA’s collection of Asian art covers the creative achievement of more than half the world’s population since 4,000 BC. The collection encompasses Japanese, Chinese, and Indian painting and sculpture; Japanese prints and metalwork; Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese ceramics; and the arts of the Islamic world. Major departments in the Museum of Fine Arts vast art collections include Europe, Art of the Ancient World, Art of the Americas, Musical Instruments, Asia, and Prints and Drawings. From gilded icons o ...

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Don Baltasar Carlos with a Dwarf, 1632 (oil on canvas)
Portrait bust of a man, Late Republican, found at Cumae, Italy, c.50 BC (terracotta)
Mummy mask (gilded and painted cartonnage)
Mr and Mrs Ralph Izard (Alice Delancey) 1775 (oil on canvas)
Lohan Manifesting Himself as an Eleven-Headed Guanyin, Chinese, Southern Song Dynasty, c.1178 (ink and colour on silk)
Handscroll depicting the Night Attack on the Sanjo Palace in 1159, from 'The Illustrated Scrolls of the Events of the Heiji Era' (Heiji monogatari emaki), Kamakura Period, second half of 13th century (ink and colour on paper)
In the Loge, 1879 (oil on canvas)
The Sower, 1850 (oil on canvas)
The Fall of Man (Adam and Eve) 1504 (engraving)
Sons of Liberty Bowl, from Boston, 1768 (silver)
Samuel Quincy, c.1767 (oil on canvas)
Dance at Bougival, 1883 (oil on canvas)