Up until recently, there were only 12 works by celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in American public collections. Now, there’s one more on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia) is the first painting Kahlo ever sold, and it’s been in the same family ever since.
Kahlo is known for her fantastical self-portraits, but Dos Mujeres shows two other women.
“They were her maids [who] worked in her house during her childhood, we believe,” says Rhona MacBeth, conservator of paintings at the MFA. “We’re still finding out more about them.”
Title: Kabuki Actors as Fish (Uo No Kokoro) Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi Date: 1842 Media: Color Woodcut Size: Sheet: 357 x 244 mm (14 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.) Origin: Japan Source:de Young Fine Arts Museums of San Fransico Museums Description: sea bream = Nakamura Utaemon IV octopus = Arashi Kanjuro
blowfish = Onoe Tamizo II