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Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.197.3/1985_1.197.3.JPG

Genre Scenes

Su Liupeng (aka Su Liu-p'eng)

1821-1861

19th century

1821-1861

1985/1.197.3

hanging scroll, ink and color on silk

rank 5.45712

calligraphy

figures

mountains

musical instruments

plants

trees

Full Record: x-1961-sl-2.14/1961_2.14.JPG

Panel fragment with inscribed text

Artist Unknown, Syria

18th century

1762-1763

1961/2.14

wood, gesso, and polychrome

rank 5.45712

calligraphy

islamic

middle east

wood (plant material)

Full Record: x-1980-sl-1.227/1980_1.227SD1.JPG

Side 1: Landscape; Side 2: Calligraphy

Di Tang

20th century

1918

1980/1.227

folding fan, ink and color on paper

rank 5.45712

boat

calligraphy

figures in landscape

landscapes

mountains

water

Full Record: x-1978-sl-1.165/1978_1.165.JPG

Plate with painted design of a covered jar, 'Fragrant Orchid'

Tomimoto Kenkichi

Porcelain plate with raised brown rim. The inner circle uses blue underglaze painting to illustrate a jar with a lid that reads in kanji "fragrant orchid"

1886-1963

20th century

1900-1963

1978/1.165

Porcelain with blue underglaze painting and iron glaze

rank 5.45712

calligraphy

jar

orchid

plate (dish)

porcelain, opaque

Full Record: x-1956-sl-2.15/1956_2.15.JPG

Landscape Painted on New Year's Day, 1661

Wang Jian

1598-1677

17th century

1661

1956/2.15

album leaf, ink and color on gold-flecked paper

rank 5.45712

calligraphy

landscapes

mountains

rocks

trees

villages

water

Full Record: x-1956-sl-2.17/1956_2.17.JPG

Landscape in the Style of Ju Ran (active 960-980)

Wang Jian

1598-1677

17th century

1661

1956/2.17

album leaf, ink and color on gold-flecked paper

rank 5.45712

calligraphy

landscapes

mountains

rocks

trees

valleys

water

Full Record: x-1984-sl-2.45/1984_2.45.JPG

Beauty (Taifu)

Yokoi Kinkoku

A colored image of a single woman at the center of the scroll. She appears to be seated though there is nothing beneath her. Her kimono is grey with green grass designs and her under kimono is white. Her obi is a red and green stylized design. Above her head is an inscription.

1761-1832

19th century

late 18th century - early 19th century

1984/2.45

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

rank 5.45712

calligraphy

courtesans

figures

hanging scroll

japan

kimono

Full Record: x-1991-sl-1.67/1991_1.67.JPG

Lotus Blossom

Zhang Daqian (Chang Ta-ch'ien)

Blue, gray and black ink washes are used to depict lotus blossoms rising out of and partially hidden by plants and muddy waters. A poem is written above, alluding to the lotus blossoms below.

(Neijiang, Szechuan, 1899 - 1983)

20th century

circa 1965-1975

1991/1.67

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

rank 5.45712

calligraphy

ink

lotus

mud

plants

swamp

water

Full Record: x-2006-sl-1.104.1/2006_1.104.1.JPG

Taiwan Cross-Island Highway (Section 1)

Chang Ku-nien

A panoramic view of the highway cutting across the Tarako Gorges, laid out in four connecting hanging scrolls.

Inscription: “sublime and bright--what opens in this enormous curtain (the connected hanging scrolls).”

(Shanghai, China, 1906 - 1987, Flint, Michigan)

20th century

1967

2006/1.104.1

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

rank 5.39965

calligraphy

hanging scrolls

ink

landscape (environment)

mountains

road

Ali Mountain Based on Sketches - 1

Chang Ku-nien

One of six hanging scrolls in a series depicting the landscape of Ali Mountain, trees and hillside are shown below calligraphic text. The artist uses alternating wet ink washes for the misty clouds and dry flying-brushes for the large pine trees.

(Shanghai, China, 1906 - 1987, Flint, Michigan)

20th century

1965

2006/1.136

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 5.39965

calligraphy

hanging scrolls

ink

mountain

roads

sketches

trees

Ali Mountain Based on Sketches - 2

Chang Ku-nien

One of six hanging scrolls in a series depicting the landscape of Ali Mountain, trees and hillside are shown below calligraphic text. The artist uses alternating wet ink washes for the misty clouds and dry flying-brushes for the large pine trees

(Shanghai, China, 1906 - 1987, Flint, Michigan)

20th century

1965

2006/1.137

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 5.39965

calligraphy

hanging scrolls

ink

mountain

roads

sketches

trees

Ali Mountain Based on Sketches - 3

Chang Ku-nien

One of six hanging scrolls in a series depicting the landscape of Ali Mountain, trees and hillside are shown below calligraphic text. The artist uses alternating wet ink washes for the misty clouds and dry flying-brushes for the large pine trees

(Shanghai, China, 1906 - 1987, Flint, Michigan)

20th century

1965

2006/1.138

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 5.39965

calligraphy

hanging scrolls

ink

mountain

roads

sketches

trees

Full Record: x-1984-sl-2.44/1984_2.44.JPG

Autumn Landscape

Hidaka Tetsuô

1791-1871

19th century

19th century

1984/2.44

hanging scroll, ink on silk

rank 5.39965

calligraphy

huts

japan

landscapes

mountains

rocks

trees

water

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.159/1975_2.159.JPG

Ragamala series: Lalit Ragini

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School

18th century

circa 1750

1975/2.159

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 5.39965

buildings

calligraphy

doorways

figures

horses

interiors

reclining

walking

Full Record: x-1981-sl-2.45/1981_2.45.JPG

Ragamala: Kedar Ragini

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School

19th century

circa 1800

1981/2.45

ink and color on paper

rank 5.39965

calligraphy

courtyards

deity

hinduism

named gods and goddesses

woman

Full Record: x-1981-sl-2.48/1981_2.48.JPG

Khambhavati Ragini:

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School

19th century

circa 1800

1981/2.48

ink and color on paper

rank 5.39965

calligraphy

courtyards

deity

hinduism

named gods and goddesses

woman

Dragonfly and lotus leaves, from a collaborative album of 11 pages

Japan, Signature and/or Seal Unread

20th century?

circa 1923

1982/2.7.2

album leaf, ink and light color on paper

rank 5.39965

album leaf

calligraphy

frogs

insects

japan

plants

trees

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.55/1978_2.55.JPG

Nishiki Hyakunin Isshu Azuma Ori [Eastern Brocade Collection of 100 Poems by 100 Poets]: Harumichi no Tsuraki

Katsukawa Shunshô

1726 - 1792

18th century

1774

1978/2.55

color woodblock print on paper, page of book

rank 5.39965

calligraphy

fans (costume accessories)

figures

males

ukiyo e

walking

Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.471/1954_1.471.JPG

Sunrise at Benten Shrine, Suzaki Cape

Katsushika Hokusai

Two geisha (itinerant musicians) are shown strolling in the countryside, with the roof of Benten Shintô shrine in the distance. The backdrop is the rising sun—the give-away that this is a New Year’s print—seen over distant mountains and a calm bay. One woman stoops to empty the ashes from her pipe, while the other draws her kimono closely about her. A poem lies just above the rising sun in the top left register of the morning sky.

1760 - 1849

19th century

1800-1820

1954/1.471

koban surimono (privately published) color woodblock print (nishiki e) on paper

rank 5.39965

calligraphy

geishas

kimonos

poems

river

riverbanks

sunrise

women

Full Record: x-1987-sl-1.196.2/1987_1.196.2.JPG

Reading sutras in the mountains (one of a set of four hanging scrolls)

Kuncan (K'un-ts'an)

(1612 - 1673)

17th century

1661

1987/1.196.2

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

rank 5.39965

bridges

calligraphy

figures in landscape

landscapes

mountains

trees

water

Full Record: x-1987-sl-1.196.3/1987_1.196.3.JPG

Summer Landscape (one of a set of four hanging scrolls)

Kuncan (K'un-ts'an)

(1612 - 1673)

17th century

1661

1987/1.196.3

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

rank 5.39965

calligraphy

figures in landscape

landscapes

mountains

rocks

streams

trees

Full Record: x-1964-sl-1.98/1964_1.98.JPG

Eggplant and Calligraphy

Ôtagaki Rengetsu

(Tajima Province, 1791 - 1875)

19th century

19th century

1964/1.98

fan painting matted for framing, ink on paper

rank 5.39965

album leaf

calligraphy

fans (costume accessories)

still lifes

vegetables

Full Record: x-2006-sl-2.15/2006_2.15.JPG

Nuwa Repairing the Columns that Support the Earth

Ren Yi (Jen I)

1840 - 1896

19th century

1877

2006/2.15

ink and color on paper

rank 5.39965

calligraphy

figures (representations)

goddesses

mythology (literary genre)

women

Full Record: x-2011-sl-1.102/2011_1_102.JPG

Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By

Ben Shahn

A colored print of a white hand holding onto a brown hand. Above their grasp is both Hebrew block and English lettering that translates/reads: "'Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By...". The painting illustrates the need for diversity during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's.

1898-1969

1965

2011/1.102

photo-offset reproduction on paper

rank 5.39965

calligraphy

hands

judaica

political ideologies and attitudes

social issues

Full Record: x-2011-sl-1.106/2011_1_106.JPG

Michael Schwerner

Ben Shahn

A portrait of Michael Schwerner. His head is oval-shaped and facial features off-center. His eyes sit unevenly on his face and his brow slightly furrowed. His hair is made of many thick brush strokes. Above his potrait is his name written in brown-orange ink.

1898-1969

1965

2011/1.106

offset photolithograph on paper

rank 5.39965

calligraphy

men

political ideologies and attitudes

portraits

social issues

Full Record: x-2011-sl-1.114/2011_1_114.JPG

Cover Print for "Ben Shahn on Human Rights"

Ben Shahn

This piece involves numerous handwritting styles including Hebrew block in red ink, cursive in black ink, and stylized print in black with red accents. This is the cover page for "Ben Shan on Human Rights."

1960

2011/1.114

serigraph on paper

rank 5.39965

calligraphy

color print

lettering (layout features)

title page

Full Record: x-1956-sl-2.13/1956_2.13.JPG

Landscape in the style of Bai Shiweng (a pseudonym of Shen Zhou, 1427-1509)

Wang Jian

1598-1677

17th century

1661

1956/2.13

album leaf, ink and color on gold-flecked paper

rank 5.39965

buildings

calligraphy

cliffs

huts

landscapes

rocks

trees

water

Full Record: x-1956-sl-2.18/1956_2.18.JPG

Landscape, Lakes and Mountains to the Farthest Distance

Wang Jian

1598-1677

17th century

1661

1956/2.18

album leaf, ink and color on gold-flecked paper

rank 5.39965

calligraphy

cliffs

huts

landscapes

rocks

trees

villages

water

Full Record: x-2011-sl-2.189/2011_2_189.JPG

Pair of Mandarin Ducks (Fan)

Wang Mengbai

Chinese ink painting on a fan with drawings on the front and a poem on the back.

1888-1934

circa 1920

2011/2.189

ink and color on on paper

rank 5.39965

calligraphy

chinese

ducks

fans (costume accessories)

ink

poems

Full Record: x-1969-sl-2.24/1969_2.24.JPG

Broom, Poems, and Poets

Yosa Buson

(1716 - 1783, Kyoto)

18th century

18th century

1969/2.24

album leaf mounted as hanging scroll, ink and light color on paper

rank 5.39965

album leaf

calligraphy

figures

hanging scroll

japan

poem

Full Record: x-1975-sl-1.73/1975_1.73.JPG

Cloudy Mountains and Misty Trees, after Dong Yuan

Zha Shibiao (Cha Shih-piao)

This vertical composition consists of tall, thin trees in the foreground, with a lone boatman floating beneath and behind them. As the scene stretches upwars, mountains take up a dominant position in the picture, stretching toward the sky. Above them is calligraphic text.

(Haiyang, Anhui, 1615 - 1698)

17th century

2nd half of 17th century

1975/1.73

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

rank 5.39965

calligraphy

hanging scrolls

ink

landscapes (environments)

mountains

trees

Pine and Hibiscus

Shen Zhou

Horizontally long. Ink on paper. Mostly calligraphy with a foliage imagery at the beginning.

1427-1509

15th century

1489

1961/1.173

handscroll, ink and color on paper

rank 5.39965

birds

calligraphy

flowers (plants)

hand scrolls

handscroll

painting

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.157/1983_2.157.JPG

Figures from Chinese History: The Taoist Luo Gongyuan

Huang Shen

Paper mounted on aqua silk. There are three figures present in the image. The focal point is a cart full of fruit. There is calligraphy on the upper left hand side of the image, complete with two red seals. There is a Christies sticker on the bottom left corner of the mounting.

1687-1766

18th century

1687-1766

1983/2.157

album leaf, ink and color on paper

rank 5.34338

calligraphy

carts

figures (representations)

fruit

history (discipline)

oranges

taoism

Orchids and Rock with Calligraphy

Ikeno Gyokuran

Hanging scroll with calligraphy and landscape imagery. Three lines of calligraphy adorn the upper left side while opposite is imagery of orchids, grass and a rock.

1728-1884

18th century

1750-1784

2006/2.9

ink on silk

rank 5.34338

calligraphy

hanging scroll

landscapes (representations)

literati

orchids

painting

rocks

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.157/1975_2.157.JPG

Ragamala series: Ragini Gujari

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School

18th century

circa 1750

1975/2.157

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 5.34338

buildings

calligraphy

flowers

musical instruments

peacocks

seated

torch

vessels

Full Record: x-1981-sl-2.42/1981_2.42.JPG

Ragamala: Setmalar Ragini

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School

19th century

circa 1800

1981/2.42

ink and opaque watercolor on paper

rank 5.34338

calligraphy

courtyards

hinduism

musical instruments

musicians

named gods and goddesses

Full Record: x-1981-sl-2.43/1981_2.43.JPG

Ragamala: Devgandhar Ragini

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School

19th century

circa 1800

1981/2.43

ink and color on paper

rank 5.34338

calligraphy

courtyards

deer

deity

hinduism

named gods and goddesses

tigers

Full Record: x-1981-sl-2.47/1981_2.47.JPG

Ragamala: Asavari Ragini

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School

19th century

circa 1800

1981/2.47

ink and color on paper

rank 5.34338

calligraphy

cobras

courtyards

deity

hinduism

named gods and goddesses

woman

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.139/1985_2.139.JPG

Devimahatmya manuscript: A Demon Warrior Worships Devi (fol. no. 44r)

Artist Unknown, India, Sirohi School

18th century

18th century

1985/2.139

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 5.34338

buildings

calligraphy

deity

figures

glass

interiors

seated

sword

vessels

Black crepe haori with kotobuki designs in several colors

Artist Unknown, Japan

Black crepe silk with wax-resist design in several colors, touch of gold paint. White silk damask lining with stenciled (katztome) (?) designs of large, abstract flowers (design of white flowers on red ground)

20th century

1940s-1950s

2005/1.352

black crepe silk with wax resist design with red and white silk twill lining

rank 5.34338

calligraphy

floral decoration and ornament

kimono

stencil (tool)

wax process

Full Record: x-1986-sl-2.100/1986_2.100.JPG

Water Buffalo and Herd Boy under Willow Tree

Rong Jin

1885-1928

20th century

1885-1928

1986/2.100

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

rank 5.34338

buffalo

calligraphy

figures

grass

rock

rocks

trees

water

willows

Full Record: x-1948-sl-1.152/1948_1.152.JPG

Surimono: The Lover in the Snow

Katsushika Hokusai

The print depicts a figure in black walking in the snow with an umbrella. The snow covers the road, the well and the trees. Inscriptions of two poems appear on the upper right-hand corner, and the artist's signature can be found on the bottom edge of the print.

1760-1849

19th century

circa 1817-1849

1948/1.152

color woodblock print on paper

rank 5.34338

calligraphy

figures (representations)

poems

snow

trees

umbrellas and parasols

winter

Full Record: x-1987-sl-1.196.4/1987_1.196.4.JPG

Mountain Studio

Kuncan (K'un-ts'an)

(1612 - 1673)

17th century

1661

1987/1.196.4

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

rank 5.34338

calligraphy

figures in landscape

house

landscapes

mountains

plants

trees

water

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.28/1985_2.28.JPG

Plum Blossoms, after Jin Nong

Li Jishou (Li Chi-shou)

The branches of a plum tree stretch skyward, skillfully utilizing the vertical space of this hanging scroll. Black dots are used as accents along the branches, making them look knotted and full of texture. These heavy features are offset by the delicate depiction of plum blossoms. Calligraphic text is in the upper right corner, with two seals.

active 19th century

19th century

19th century

1985/2.28

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 5.34338

calligraphy

flowers

hanging scrolls

ink

literati (painters)

plumb tree

Full Record: x-1967-sl-2.38/1967_2.38.JPG

Waterside Landscape

Okada Hankô

1782-1846

19th century

1838

1967/2.38

hanging scroll, ink and light color on paper

rank 5.34338

calligraphy

hanging scroll

japan

landscapes

mountains

trees

water

waterscapes

Full Record: x-1964-sl-1.95/1964_1.95.JPG

Moonlight and calligraphy

Sakai Hôitsu

(Edo, 1761 - 1828, Edo)

18th century

1798-1828

1964/1.95

fan painting, ink on paper

rank 5.34338

album leaf

calligraphy

clouds

fans (costume accessories)

japan

moonlight

Full Record: x-2011-sl-1.104/2011_1_104.JPG

We Shall Overcome

Ben Shahn

Black line representation of a human head and face, facing the viewer. The head is oval-shaped with vertical parallel lines. The short hair of the person is represented by thick dots and fine curved lines. The nose is formed by straight, vertical lines. Eyebrows are drawn with thick, black lines. "We shall Overcome" is printed in a brown-orange ink across the top of the sheet.

Lithuania, 1898-1969

1965

2011/1.104

offset photolithograph on paper

rank 5.34338

calligraphy

face

figures (representations)

head

line drawings

social issues

Full Record: x-1987-sl-1.155/1987_1.155.JPG

Picture of the Cinnabar Peak

Sun Yi (Sun I)

This is a delicate landscape. There are mountain crags, dispersed trees and bushes, and some houses/huts depicted. There is calligraphy on the upper right hand corner with one red seal, and towards the upper left corner with a red seal. There is also another red seal on the lower left hand corner. The colors are muted and are barely discernable from one another. There is a central jutting rock in the center of the painting that takes up a lot of horizontal space, and encourages the eye to travel upwards.

active mid-17th century

17th century

1657

1987/1.155

hanging scroll, ink and light color on paper

rank 5.34338

bridges

calligraphy

hanging scrolls

huts

landscapes

mountains

rocks

trees

Full Record: x-1968-sl-2.18/1968_2.18.JPG

Flowers

Tsubaki Chinzan

1801-1854

19th century

1st half of the 19th century

1968/2.18

hanging scroll, ink and color on kuzu cloth

rank 5.34338

calligraphy

flowers

fruit

grasses

hanging scroll

japan

rocks

trees

Full Record: x-1956-sl-2.16/1956_2.16.JPG

Landscape in the Style of Beiyuan (a pseudonym of Tung Yüan of the Five Dynasties (907-960); Fourth page of a six-leaf album

Wang Jian

1598-1677

17th century

1661

1956/2.16

album leaf, ink and color on gold-flecked paper

rank 5.34338

bridges

calligraphy

cliffs

huts

landscapes

mountains

rocks

trees

water