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Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.132/1985_1.132.JPG

Vishnu on Ananta

Artist Unknown, India, Kashmir

Two figures in a landscape; one a reclining blue-skinned figure, the other a seated female

18th century

18th century

1985/1.132

opaque watercolor and gold on paper

rank 5.48926

birds

deity

himalayan

hinduism

kneeling

reclining

seated

trees

vishnu

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.154/1975_2.154.JPG

Ragamala series: Ragini Bilavala

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School

18th century

circa 1750

1975/2.154

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 5.48926

birds

buildings

figures

interiors

mirror

roosters

seated

standing

vessels

Full Record: x-1964-sl-2.62/1964_2.62.JPG

Hawk

Artist Unknown, Japan

In this painting, the hawk perches on the base of a tree, gripping the knotted bark with its talons. Its back is presented to the viewer, bringing attention the impressive patterning and feather detail. Arching its head to the right to reveal a keen awareness of its surroundings coupled with a razor sharp glare, it appears ready to take off after unsuspecting prey.

17th century

17th century (?)

1964/2.62

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 5.48926

birds

hanging scrolls

hawks

japan (nation)

pine trees

rock

Full Record: x-1953-sl-1.72/1953_1.72.JPG

A Mill

David Lucas

1802-1881

19th century

1830

1953/1.72

mezzotint on laid India paper

rank 5.48926

birds

boats

buildings

child

clouds

figures

machine

trees

water

Full Record: x-1953-sl-2.46/1953_2.46.JPG

Orpheus Series. NO. 2: Orpheus Singing

Gerhard Marcks

1889-1981

20th century

1948

1953/2.46

woodblock on paper

rank 5.48926

birds

cats

deer

expressionism

harps

literary

musical instruments

seated

Full Record: x-1964-sl-1.105/1964_1.105.JPG

Bird on a Plum Branch

Maruyama Ôkyo

(Tamba Province, 1733 - 1795)

18th century

2nd half of 18th century

1964/1.105

hanging scroll, ink on silk

rank 5.48926

birds

flower and bird paintings

hanging scroll

japan

plum tree

Full Record: x-1970-sl-2.107/1970_2.107.JPG

Latona and the Lydian Peasants

Francois Verdier

(1651 - 1730)

17th or 18th century

1671-1730

1970/2.107

black and white chalk with gray wash on tan paper

rank 5.48926

apollo

birds

jupiter

lakes

latona

reclining

trees

water

winged

Full Record: x-1986-sl-1.165/1986_1.165.JPG

Magpies and Hibiscus

Yamamoto Baiitsu

Two magpies rest among hibiscus flowers. “Boneless” washes for the hibiscus flowers are contrasted with ink outlines of bamboo.

1783-1856

early to mid-19th century

1831

1986/1.165

Hanging scroll, ink and light color on paper

rank 5.48926

bamboo

birds

flowers

grass (plant)

hanging scrolls

rock

trees

Full Record: x-1930.5/1930.5.JPG

Allegory

Pierre Brébiette

1598 - circa 1650

17th century

1598 - c. 1650

1930.5

etching on paper

rank 5.43265

allegory

birds

creatures

horses

nudes

putti

trees

weaponry

weapons

winged

Full Record: x-1999-sl-1.97/1999_1.97.JPG

Henri Matisse, Vence, France

Henri Cartier-Bresson

(active Chanteloup, France, 1908 - 2004, France)

20th century

1944, printed later

1999/1.97

gelain silver print on paper

rank 5.43265

birds

book

france

glasses

interiors

males

reading

seated

table

window

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.533.3/1997_1.525.3.JPG

Hiroshima Series

Jacob Lawrence

1917 - 2000

20th century

1983

1997/1.533.3

screenprint, printed in eleven colors on Somerset soft-white paper

rank 5.43265

abstraction

birds

figures

hills

rock

rocks

seated

skulls (skeleton components)

Full Record: x-1895.88/1895.88.JPG

Summer near Bethel, Maine

Clinton Loveridge

1824-1902

19th century

circa 1844-1895

1895.88

oil on board

rank 5.43265

birds

cowherds

cows

hills

landscapes

maine

rivers

summer

trees

water

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.533.6/1997_1.525.6.JPG

Hiroshima Series

Jacob Lawrence

1917 - 2000

20th century

1983

1997/1.533.6

screenprint, printed in eleven colors on Somerset soft-white paper

rank 5.37719

birds

bowl

chairs

figures

interiors

seated

skulls (skeleton components)

table

window

Full Record: x-1994-sl-2.39/1994_2.39.JPG

Water, from The Four Elements

Jan van de Velde

active 1593-1641

17th century

circa 1620

1994/2.39

etching and engraving on thin, slightly textured, off-white laid paper

rank 5.37719

anchors

birds

boy

dogs

figures

fish

horses

rope

sailboats

standing

workers

Full Record: x-1960-sl-2.24/1960_2.24.JPG

Allegorical Representation of 'America'

Maarten de Vos

1532-1603

16th century

1594-1600

1960/2.24

pen and black ink with ink wash on cream-colored paper

rank 5.37719

allegory

america

americas

birds

fruit

lions

reptiles and amphibians

rhinoceros

staff

trees

Full Record: x-1960-sl-2.143/1960_2.143.JPG

One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: #107 Fukagawa, Susaki and the Jumantsubo Plain

Andô Hiroshige

This vertical print frames a view of a landscape with an up close view of a bird in the upper right corner that takes up about thirty percent of the image.

The viewer is positioned alongside the bird, circling the sky above the twin peaks of a mountain. A crate floats in the water below while smaller birds flocking around it. Snow covers the ground.

The signature and title markings are in the upper right corner, and in the middle along the left side above the landscape.

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1856-1857

1960/2.143

color woodblock print on paper

rank 5.32285

bird's-eye view

birds

crate

kite

mountain

plain

snow

ukiyo-e

water

Full Record: x-1948-sl-1.145/1948_1.145.JPG

Gazing at Snow on Matsuchi Hill (center sheet from triptych, Fûryû Genji Awase)

Andô Hiroshige

The snow scene of a village under the mountain. The house roofs, the bridge over the river, the mountain and trees are all covered by the snow. Three birds fly above the riverbank, lingering around the snow-covered pine branches.

1797-1858

19th century

1853

1948/1.145

color woodblock print on paper

rank 5.32285

birds

bridges (built works)

color woodcuts

houses

landscapes (environments)

snow

trees

villages

Full Record: x-1955-sl-1.212/1955_1.212.JPG

Satin Brocade

Artist Unknown

n.d.

1955/1.212

black, gold, and silver satin brocade

rank 5.32285

birds

butterfly

embroidery

flowers

home

house

mountains

satin

textiles

tower

trees

water

Full Record: x-1956-sl-2.6/1956_2.6.JPG

The Moles

Félix Bracquemond

1833-1914

19th century

circa 1854

1956/2.6

etching on paper

rank 5.32285

birds

bound

clouds

death

figural studies

figures

landscapes

moles

trees

walking

woman

Full Record: x-1987-sl-1.160/1987_1.160VW1.JPG

Janus Bird (Oiseau Janus)

Max Ernst

Standing bronze figure with recto/verso. The silhouette of the body is rectangular in shape. The heads on both side are simply rendered with rounded eyes and a pursed -lip mouth on one, a button nose on the other; bodies are supported by short legs; sides loosely suggest representations of male and female anatomy with side-by-side scallop shells suggesting a breasted chest on one side, an upward facing frog/toad in the phallus area on the reverse side.

1891-1976

20th century

1973

1987/1.160

bronze

rank 5.32285

birds

bronze (metal)

ducks

figures (representations)

frogs

sculpture

shells

surrealism

surrealist

turtles

Full Record: x-1960-sl-2.4/1960_2.4.JPG

Censer with Maltese crosses, birds, and columns

Artist Unknown, Coptic, Egypt

The body of this cylindrical censer is decorated with eight columns spaced at regular intervals. The lid of the censer consists of an openwork dome divided into sections by eight vertical ribs that converge at its apex. An arched horizontal band intersects the midpoint of the ribs, and these eight junctures are marked with a projecting bird that holds a small bronze ball dangling from its beak. Two segments of the dome are decorated with Maltese crosses while another two feature curved plant forms. The apex is surmounted by a finial comprised of a globe topped by a Maltese cross on which a bird holding a piece of fruit perches.

6th-7th century

500-699

1960/2.4

bronze

rank 5.26960

birds

bronze (metal)

censers

columns (architectural elements)

coptic (christianity)

incense burners

maltese crosses

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.44.9/1972_2.44.9.JPG

One of Four Panels of Textile Fragments: Brocades in Various Traditional Pattern

Artist Unknown, Japan

A checkered gold brocade foregrounds five fragments of textile: a square in the middle surrounded by four cornerpieces. Each textile has a different design, some with butterflies, birds, and other floral motifs.

19th to 20th centuries

1860-1926

1972/2.44.9

silk brocade (nishiki) and silk brocade with gilt paper (kinran)

rank 5.26960

birds

brocade (weaving)

butterfiles

flowers (motifs)

gold (metal)

goldwork

panels (costume components)

textile

Full Record: x-1968-sl-2.25/1968_2.25ALL.JPG

Orchids Room

Unge (Taigan)

Horizontally oriented. Begins with two large characters then a series of folliage imagery proceeded by calligraphy. Ink on paper, hand scroll.

1773-1850

19th century

1823

1968/2.25

handscroll, ink on paper

rank 5.26960

bamboo

birds

calligraphy

grass (plant material)

handscroll

handscrolls

japan (nation)

orchids

painting

rocks

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.246/1983_2.246.JPG

Lonely Fisherman at Autumn River

Kinoshita Itsuun

1799-1866

19th century

Spring 1852

1983/2.246

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 5.21740

autumn

birds

boat

docks

figures

fishing

hanging scroll

hills

huts

japan

landscapes

trees

water

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.247/1983_2.247.JPG

Landscape in Ni Tsan Style

Hine Taizan

A lone pavilion sits among trees in the foreground. Birds flock nearby, and in the background are more trees and rocky formations. Calligraphic texts in in the upper right corner.

1813-1869

19th century

1867

1983/2.247

hanging scroll, ink on silk

rank 5.16623

birds

boats

buildings

calligraphy

hanging scroll

hills

huts

japan

landscapes

mountains

pavilions

rocks

trees

water

Full Record: x-1948-sl-1.432/1948_1.432.JPG

The Lord's Prayer, sheet 10 - For Thine Is the Kingdom (Das Vaterunser - Denn Dein ist das Reich)

Max Pechstein

A man, a woman, and a child facing the viewer with their hands folded in prayer. The man and woman sit on a mattress and look to heaven. The child stands in front of them with his head bowed. Next to the child is a diminutive cow. In the background behind the family are images of fish and birds.

1881 - 1955

20th century

1921

1948/1.432

woodcut with hand-coloring on paper

rank 5.16623

birds

cows

expressionism

expressionist

families

fish

grief

portfolios (groups of works)

prayers

praying

seated

spirituality

woodcuts

Full Record: x-2002-sl-1.195/2002_1.195.JPG

Yellow House

Blanche Ackers

b. 1916

20th century

1990-1999

2002/1.195

crayon on paper

rank 5.10478

birds

figures

figures (representations)

fruit

house

houses

trees

yellow

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.193/1985_1.193.JPG

Anklet with six figures

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Mossi?

20th century

circa 1950

1985/1.193

brass

rank 5.10100

anklet

anklets

birds

boat

figures

figures (illustrations)

mossi

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.177/1983_2.177.JPG

Puppet in the form of a bird

Artist Unknown, African, Mali

20th century

circa 1960

1983/2.177

carved wood, paint, cloth and synthetic hair

rank 5.10100

birds

entertaining

entertainment

puppets

toys

toys (recreational artifacts)

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.7/2002_2.7.JPG

Shaving bowl with design of long-tail bird and flowers

Artist Unknown, Imari ware, Japan

A medium size, shallow bowl with a semi-circular cut out on the rim. The bowl has flat surface on the rim and is concaved in the middle like a soup bowl. It has two holes on the opposite side of the cut out and a short foot. There is a blue band around the rim. There are two long-tailed birds in red, pale orange and yellow, perched on a blue pine tree which grows underneath the birds. Behind the pine tree trunk, there is a cherry tree in full blossom, its brunches extends in circle around the rim. The cherry tree and blossoms are in red, pale orange and yellow. More cherry flowers adorn the background of the birds. There are also red peonies on the left side of the pine tree; peony flowers also appear as spray on the four sides of the rim, backed by blue cloud design.

Mid-17th century

mid 17th century

2002/2.7

porcelain, blue underglaze, and enamel overglaze painting

rank 5.10100

birds

bowl (vessel)

cherry tree

peonies

pine tree

Full Record: x-1996-sl-2.29/1996_2.29.JPG

Day Lily, one of a pair of album leaves

Jin Nong (Chin Nung)

Ink on paper. Foliage and calligraphy.

1687 - 1764

18th century

circa 1754-1756

1996/2.29

album leaf, ink and color on paper

rank 5.10100

album leaf

birds

calligraphy

flowers (plants)

painting

plants

Full Record: x-1975-sl-1.69/1975_1.69FULL.JPG

Ritual Staff

Artist Unknown, African, Mali, Dogon

Probably 20th century

probably 20th century

1975/1.69

carved wood

rank 5.09673

artists

birds

ceremonial staffs

figures

figures (representations)

men

portraits

staff

Holy Family

Anonymous

Three figures, one woman with two children, one is holding a bird.

16th century - 17th century

1895.38

oil on canvas

rank 5.07960

birds

christ child

jesus christ

mary

necklace

Full Record: x-2002-sl-1.211/2002_1.211.JPG

Red Devil Bird

Sherman Lambdin

born 1948

late 20th century

1970-1991

2002/1.211

painted wood twig

rank 5.03065

birds

figures

figures (representations)

red

standing

Full Record: x-2010-sl-2.48.1/2010_2_48_1.JPG

Calendar

Serizawa Keisuke

This print of a calendar for the month of January, 1964, is dominated by red. Blues and purples round out the composition. Sundays are indicated with red numbers and purple boxes, while the rest of the calendar days sit in red boxes with the numbered date showing as paper through negative space. The year 1963 is printed at top center in a rounded and pointed red rectangular shape. Birds, flowers, and kanji are used to decorate the upper register.

1895-1984

20th century

1962

2010/2.48.1

color print (kataezome) on handmade mulberry paper

rank 5.03065

birds

calendars

flowers

folk prints

prints

Full Record: x-2000-sl-1.35/2000_1.35.JPG

Bird Mask

Artist Unknown, African, Burkina Faso, Bobo

20th century

20th century

2000/1.35

wood

rank 4.93572

birds

masks

masks (costume)

woodwork

Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.448/1954_1.448.JPG

The Terrace, Luxembourg

James McNeill Whistler

Six figures, women and girls, sit or stand in front of a balustrade. On the left side is an urn holding a plant; the upper portion of a young tree projects above the balustrade at center; in the distance on the right appears the upper portion of a building with a mansard roof

1834-1903

19th century

1894

1954/1.448

transfer lithograph with stumping on laid paper

rank 4.76181

birds

buildings

chairs

gardens

luxembourg gardens

paris

paris (inhabited place)

plants

seated

sitting

standing

vessels

Full Record: x-1979-sl-1.148/1979_1.148.JPG

Descent of the River Ganges

Artist Unknown, India, Central India, Bundelkhand

In this intensely lyrical painting from Bundelkhand in Central India, the great river is shown tumbling from the night sky. Ascetics sit cross-legged on the mountainside, offering their austerities to Shiva, while women come to venerate Ganga. The river teems with life—crocodiles, turtles, fish, and birds—while lions, leopards, jackals, monkeys, and rabbits cavort on its banks.

18th century

circa 1775

1979/1.148

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 4.69947

album leaf

animals

ascetic

birds

deity

figures

lions

monk

monks

night

nudes

painting

river

river banks

river bed

rivers

seated

women

Full Record: x-2000-sl-1.39/2000_1.39.JPG

Hunping (spirit jar)

Artist Unknown, China

Jar with grey-green celadon glaze; top half of vessel is filled with an assortment of figures, birds, and architectural elements in a tiered arrangement.

3rd century

3rd century

2000/1.39

stoneware with celadon glaze

rank 4.63133

birds

building

buildings

ceramics

flower (plant)

flowers

funerary object

funerary urns

funerary vessels

vessel

vessels

Full Record: x-1965-sl-1.179/1965_1.179.JPG

One of a pair of six-fold screens

Attributed Kanô Tan'yû

These panels represent six of the twelve months. The panels each have calligraphy and a red seal in one corner. In each panel there is a bird and a type of plant, which are suggestive of particular months. On the top left panel there is bamboo, the bow of the boat with a small lamp attached to it, and a type of water fowl. In the bottom middle panel is a blooming sakura tree and a pheasant. In the bottom left panel is blue and white wisteria ans small sparrows. In the bottom right panel there is a willow slowly coming back to life after winter over a thatched building.

(Kyoto, 1604 - 1674, Edo)

19th century?

19th century

1965/1.179

ink and light color on paper, one of pair of Six fold screens

rank 4.57785

autumn

bamboo

boats

chickens

cranes (birds)

crows

ducks

flowers (plants)

houses

japanese painting styles

mountains

pheasants

rivers

screens (furniture)

spring

summer

trees

willow trees

winter

wisteria

Full Record: x-1968-sl-2.55/1968_2.55COV.JPG

Album of Letters and Sketches, with Poet Portrait as frontispiece (28 pages)

Sakai Hôitsu

An album of 28 pages. Cover is brown with a faded image at the center, possibly of leaves on an off-white background. The inside of the album primarily contains hand-written text, though some of the text has faded images in the background, and some of the pages are completely images. The first page depicts a seated man in formal attire. and across from him is a seperate painting of a landscape with green mountains. Other images contained within are of various topics with various colors and styles.

1761-1828

19th century

circa 1800-1828

1968/2.55

album, ink, color and gold leaf on paper

rank 4.54248

album leaf

albums

bamboo

birds

calligraphy

cherry tree

deer

designs

fans (costume accessories)

figures

flowers

gold

grasses

japan

lutes

mount fuji

mountains

ocean

pines

poetry

rocks

trees

waves

willows

Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.437/1954_1.437.JPG

The Steps, Luxembourg Gardens

James McNeill Whistler

A broad set of steps leading up to a tree-lined terrace are the main features of this work. Figures on the terrace and a sculpture of putti supporting an urn or pot are visible at the top of the stairs; in the left foreground, a woman and little girl are climbing the stairs.

1834-1903

19th century

1893

1954/1.437

transfer lithograph with stumping on wove paper

rank 4.53723

birds

farm

farms

gardens

luxembourg gardens

miners

paris

paris (inhabited place)

standing

statue

statues

steps

steps and step components