The Splendor of Spring

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ―Pablo Neruda
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Cephas Giovanni Thompson (1809–1888). Spring, 1838. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Madeleine Thompson Edmonds, 1971 (1971.244) #spring

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Jean Marc Nattier (French, 1685–1766). The Spring (La Source), 1738. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Jessie Woolworth Donahue, 1956 (56.100.2)

Jean Marc Nattier | The Spring (La Source)

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House of Dior (French, founded 1947). Designed by Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). "Tourterelle", fall/winter 1948–49. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Pierre David-Weill, 1975. (1975.176.2a, b) #spring

House of Dior |

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Lu Guang (Chinese, ca. 1300–after 1371). Spring Dawn Over the Elixir Terrace, ca. 1369. China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Ex coll.: C. C. Wang Family, Edward Elliott Family Collection, Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1982 (1982.2.2) #spring

Lu Guang | Spring Dawn Over the Elixir Terrace | China | Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

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Etched by Stefano della Bella (Italian, 1610–1664). Spring, ca. 1641. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1960 (60.623.34(1))

Etched by Stefano della Bella | Spring

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Yōshū (Hashimoto) Chikanobu (Japanese, 1838–1912). Blossoming Cherry Trees in Ueno Park (Ueno kōen kaika zu), 1888. Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1959 (JP3199) #spring

Yōshū (Hashimoto) Chikanobu | Blossoming Cherry Trees in Ueno Park (Ueno kōen kaika zu) | Japan | Meiji period (1868–1912)

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Neale & Co. Spring (part of a set of four), ca. 1780. British. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1950 (50.211.45) #spring

Neale & Co. | Spring (part of a set of four) | British, Hanley, Staffordshire

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Allegory of Spring, after Sébastien Leclerc, 18th century. France. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1963 (63.223.2)

Anonymous, French, 18th century | Allegory of Spring, after Sébastien Leclerc

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Vase with Plum Blossoms and Birds, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). late 19th century. China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913 (14.40.399) #spring

Vase with Plum Blossoms and Birds | China | Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

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William Henry Rinehart (American, 1825–1874). Spring, 1856; carved 1874. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Ronald E. Fritz, 1985 (1985.350)

William Henry Rinehart | Spring

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Evening dress, ca. 1925. French. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Howard B. and Mary Bavetta Hanning, 1976 (2009.300.1358)

Evening dress | French

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Robert Frederick Blum (American, 1857–1903). Spring Landscape. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Susan Vanderpoel Clark, 1967 (67.155.6) #spring

Robert Frederick Blum | Spring Landscape

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Charles Joseph Natoire (French, 1700–1777). Spring. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953 (53.600.2452)

Charles Joseph Natoire | Spring

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Elizabeth Hawes (American, 1903–1971). "Serena Blandish," 1933. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Preston Wade, 1987 (2009.300.1036)

Elizabeth Hawes |

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Charles Demuth (American, 1883–1935). Narcissi, 1917. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949 (49.70.71) #spring

Charles Demuth | Narcissi

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Camille Pissarro (French, 1830–1903). Poplars, Éragny, 1895. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967 (67.187.93)

Camille Pissarro | Poplars, Éragny

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Arthur B. Davies (American, 1862–1928). Spring Beauties, 1895. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of A. W. Bahr, 1958 (58.21.60)

Arthur B. Davies | Spring Beauties

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Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Evening dress, fall 1938. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Millicent Huttleston Rogers, 1951 (2009.300.1166a, b)

Elsa Schiaparelli | Evening dress | French

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Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). Poppy Fields near Argenteuil, 1875. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection, Gift of Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg, 2001, Bequest of Walter H. Annenberg, 2002 (2001.202.5)

Claude Monet | Poppy Fields near Argenteuil

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Camille Pissarro, (French,1830–1903). The Garden of the Tuileries on a Spring Morning, 1899. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Partial and Promised Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Dillon, 1992 (1992.103.3) #paris

Camille Pissarro | The Garden of the Tuileries on a Spring Morning

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Claude Augustin Duflos le jeune (French, 1700–1786). Spring. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953 (53.600.1038)

Claude Augustin Duflos le jeune | Spring

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Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827–1875). Crouching Flora, ca. 1863. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Assunta Sommella Peluso, Ignazio Peluso, Ada Peluso and Romano I. Peluso Gift, 2010 (2010.71)

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux | Crouching Flora | French, Paris

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Vase with Peaches and Pomegranates. Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong mark and period (1736–95). 18th century. China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917 (17.120.194) #spring

Vase with Peaches and Pomegranates | China | Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong mark and period (1736–95)

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Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935). Spring Morning in the Heart of the City, 1890, reworked 1895–99. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Ethelyn McKinney, in memory of her brother, Glenn Ford McKinney, 1943 (43.116.1) #newyork #nyc

Childe Hassam | Spring Morning in the Heart of the City

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Imao Keinen (Japanese, 1845–1924). Keinen kachō gafu 景年花鳥畫譜 Two Birds and Crysanthemums, from Keinen kachō gafu (Keinen’s Flower-and-Bird Painting Manual), 1891. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Grace M. Pugh, 1985 (JP3702)

Imao Keinen | Two Birds and Crysanthemums, from Keinen kachō gafu (Keinen’s Flower-and-Bird Painting Manual) | Japan

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