Takahashi Hiroaki, The Yōmei Gate at Nikkō, c.1929–32

Takahashi Hiroaki, The Yōmei Gate at Nikkō, c.1929–32, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Juda, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

Collection Highlights for the Winter Solstice

December 19, 2019

This Saturday, December 21 is the winter solstice—the shortest day of the year and the beginning of the new season.

We gathered some wintery works from the permanent collection to set the mood for this Longest Night.

Samuel Bourne, Simla in Winter, View from the Bowler, c. 1868, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
Samuel Bourne, Simla in Winter, View from the Bowler, c. 1868, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

Left: Rudolph Ackermann, Fashion Plate, ‘Promenade Dress’ for ‘The Repository of Arts’, February 1, 1825, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Charles LeMaire, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA; Right: Ann Frankland Lewis, Collection of English Original Watercolour Drawings: Morning Dress, December 1800, 1800, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Costume Council Fund, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
Left: Rudolph Ackermann, Fashion Plate, ‘Promenade Dress’ for ‘The Repository of Arts’, February 1, 1825, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Charles LeMaire, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA; Right: Ann Frankland Lewis, Collection of English Original Watercolour Drawings: Morning Dress, December 1800, 1800, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Costume Council Fund, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, The Star of Kings: A Night Piece, c. 1651, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Michael Forman in honor of the museum's 40th anniversary, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, The Star of Kings: A Night Piece, c. 1651, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Michael Forman in honor of the museum's 40th anniversary, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

(All three images) Toyohara (Yōshū) Chikanobu, Warriors in a Blizzard, 1896, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Beverly and Stuart Denenberg, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
(All three images) Toyohara (Yōshū) Chikanobu, Warriors in a Blizzard, 1896, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Beverly and Stuart Denenberg, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

Peter Behrens, Winter landscape, c. 1900, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies, purchased with funds provided by Anna Bing Arnold, Museum Associates Acquisition Fund, and deaccession funds, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
Peter Behrens, Winter landscape, c. 1900, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies, purchased with funds provided by Anna Bing Arnold, Museum Associates Acquisition Fund, and deaccession funds, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

Hendrick Avercamp, Winter Scene on a Frozen Canal, c. 1620, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, partial gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Carter and purchased with funds provided by The Ahmanson Foundation, the Paul Rodman Mabury Collection, the William Randolph Hearst Collection, the Michael J. Connell Foundation, the Marion Davies Collection, Mr. and Mrs. Lauritz Melchior, Mr. and Mrs. R. Stanton Avery, the Estate of Anita M. Baldwin by exchange, and Hannah L. Carter, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
Hendrick Avercamp, Winter Scene on a Frozen Canal, c. 1620, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, partial gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Carter and purchased with funds provided by The Ahmanson Foundation, the Paul Rodman Mabury Collection, the William Randolph Hearst Collection, the Michael J. Connell Foundation, the Marion Davies Collection, Mr. and Mrs. Lauritz Melchior, Mr. and Mrs. R. Stanton Avery, the Estate of Anita M. Baldwin by exchange, and Hannah L. Carter, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

Wilson Alwyn Bentley, Untitled, c. 1920, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ralph M. Parsons Fund, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
Wilson Alwyn Bentley, Untitled, c. 1920, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ralph M. Parsons Fund, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

Left: Ohara Shōson, Snow on Willow Bridge, 1927, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Carl Holmes, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA; Right: Ohara Shōson, Nandina and Flycatchers in Snow, 1929, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Chuck Bowdlear, PhD, and John Borozan, MA, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
Left: Ohara Shōson, Snow on Willow Bridge, 1927, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Carl Holmes, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA; Right: Ohara Shōson, Nandina and Flycatchers in Snow, 1929, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Chuck Bowdlear, PhD, and John Borozan, MA, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

Honoré Daumier, O Lune!...inspire-moi ce soir quelque petite pensée..., 1844, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Mrs. Florence Victor from The David and Florence Victor Collection, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
Honoré Daumier, O Lune!...inspire-moi ce soir quelque petite pensée..., 1844, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Mrs. Florence Victor from The David and Florence Victor Collection, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA