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Winter Wonderland

“Sleigh bells ring / Are you listening / In the lane / Snow is glistening / A beautiful sight / We're happy tonight / Walking in a winter wonderland.” ‘Tis the season of snowy landscapes, snuggly sweaters, celebrating the holidays, and staying warm by the fire—all depicted in these works from the Met’s collections.

Kano Sanboku (Japanese, 17th–early 18th century). Flowers and Birds of the Four Seasons, late 17th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 1999 (1999.204.1, .2) | The left screen depicts autumn and winter, represented by hibiscus and snow-dotted bamboo; a kingfisher and pheasants herald these seasons. #snow

Valentine Sandberg. Card 316, Skating Girl, from the series "Artistic Pictures" (T32), issued by Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company to promote Richmond Straight Cut Cigarettes, 1913-14. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick (Burdick 242, T32.10) #snow #iceskating

Gustave Courbet (French, 1819–1877). The Deer, ca. 1865. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1929 (29.160.34) | The presence of deer in a number of Courbet's snowscapes signifies the remoteness of the settings, although man’s presence is often suggested: the buck in this picture seems to look directly back at the viewer. #snow

Shi Zhong (Chinese, 1438–ca. 1517). Winter Landscape with Fisherman, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Ex coll.: C. C. Wang Family, Gift of C. C. Wang, in honor of Wen C. Fong, 2000 (2000.664) #snow

Maxwell Ashby Armfield (British, 1881–1972). Design for a Rug: "Skating Pool, Winter," 1900–1972.TThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1970 (1970.684.1) #snow #iceskating

Issued by Allen & Ginter (American). Snow Bird, from the Birds of America series (N4) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands, 1888. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick (63.350.201.4.7) #snow

Currier & Ives (American, 1837–1907). A Home in the Wilderness, 1870. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Adele S. Colgate, 1962 (63.550.204) #snow

Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (Dutch, 1803–1862). Winter Landscape, Holland, 1833. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Bequest of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, 1887 (87.15.30) #snow

Collar, late 17th and late 19th century elements. Italian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Nuttall Collection, Gift of Mrs. Magdalena Nuttall, 1908 (08.180.701) | The name point de neige refers to the resemblance of the delicate buttonholed loops and projecting picots to snowflakes (neige being the French word for snow). #snow

Hannah Robinson. "Winter" Needlework Picture, 1819. American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Elizabeth B. Dater and Wm. Mitchell Jennings Jr. Gift, in honor of Morrison H. Heckscher and Amelia Peck, 2013 (2013.113) #snow

Currier & Ives (American, active New York, 1837–1907). Central Park in Winter, 1877–94. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Adele S. Colgate, 1962 (63.550.337) #snow

Doccia manufactory. Winter, ca. 1760–70. Italian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund, 1972 (1972.46) #snow

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770). Lovers Walking in the Snow (Crow and Heron), 1764–72. Edo period (1615–1868). Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936 (JP2453) #snow

Théodore Rousseau (French, 1812–1867). The Forest in Winter at Sunset, ca. 1846–67. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of P. A. B. Widener, 1911 (11.4)

Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858). The Kiso Mountains in Snow, dated 8th month of the Snake year, 1857. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1914 (JP66) | This landscape was executed by Hiroshige just one year before his death as part of a set of three triptychs on the theme known as setsugetsuka (a compound term made up of the words for snow, moon, and flowers). #snow

Alvin Langdon Coburn (British, 1882–1966). The Octopus, 1912. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987 (1987.1100.13) | Couched in the soft velvety nap of the platinum paper, composed in the languid lines of Art Nouveau, and softly focused, this photograph of New York's Madison Square employs many elements of Pictorialism at its best. #newyork #photography #snow

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Mannikin in the Snow, ca. 1891–93. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950 (50.130.12) #snow

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, 1753?–1806). Geisha Walking through the Snow at Night, ca. 1797. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (JP1665) | A geisha walks with an umbrella in a snowstorm, accompanied by a male attendant carrying a lantern and a lacquered black box containing her musical instrument, a shamisen. It is a dreamlike scene. The snow is falling thick and fast, but there is no indication of snow on the ground. #snow

John Mackie Falconer (American, 1820–1903). Plaque, 1878. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis, 1997 (1997.57)

Currier & Ives (American, active New York, 1837–1907). A Ride to School, 1857–1907. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Adele S. Colgate, 1962 (63.550.356) #snow

Shannon Rodgers. Evening coat, ca. 1968. American. 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 Jerry Silverman, Inc., 1969 (2009.300.481a, b)

Wilson Alwyn Bentley (American, 1865–1931). [Snow Crystal], ca. 1910. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Josh Rosenthal Fund, 2005 (2005.55.1) #snowflake

Camille Pissarro (French, 1830–1903). The Garden of the Tuileries on a Winter Afternoon, 1899. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Katrin S. Vietor, in loving memory of Ernest G. Vietor, 1966 (66.36)

Bone Figure of Standing Man in Parka, 1951. Canada, Baffin Island, Nunavut. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of James A. Houston, 1969 (69.269.50)

Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858). Sumida River in the Snow, from the series, 1834. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936 (JP2503) | Snow falls all over the surface of the print, effectively sealing off the world in the picture. The dreamlike impression also extends to the indefinite border between the river and sky. #snow