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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 5.32873

calligraphy

carts

figures (representations)

fruit

history (discipline)

oranges

taoism

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 5.32873

calligraphy

flowers

hanging scrolls

ink

literati (painters)

plumb tree

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 5.32873

buildings

calligraphy

deity

figures

glass

interiors

seated

sword

vessels

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 5.32873

buffalo

calligraphy

figures

grass

rock

rocks

trees

water

willows

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 5.32873

bridges

calligraphy

hanging scrolls

huts

landscapes

mountains

rocks

trees

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 5.32873

calligraphy

figures in landscape

house

landscapes

mountains

plants

trees

water

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 5.32873

calligraphy

floral decoration and ornament

kimono

stencil (tool)

wax process

Orchids and Rock with Calligraphy

Ike 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.

1728-84

18th century

1750-1784

2006/2.9

ink on silk

rank 5.32873

calligraphy

hanging scroll

landscapes (representations)

literati

orchids

painting

rocks

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 5.32873

calligraphy

face

figures (representations)

head

line drawings

social issues

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.162/1975_2.162.JPG

Ragamala series: Bhairon Raga

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School

18th century

circa 1750

1975/2.162

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 5.27377

buildings

calligraphy

fans (costume accessories)

figures

food

interiors

seated

standing

Full Record: x-1987-sl-1.196.1/1987_1.196.1.JPG

Mountain landscape with waterfall (one of a set of four hanging scrolls)

Kuncan (K'un-ts'an)

(1612 - 1673)

17th century

1661

1987/1.196.1

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

rank 5.27377

boat

bridges

calligraphy

figures in landscape

hills

landscapes

mountains

trees

water

Ali Mountain Based on Sketches - 5

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

2006/1.140

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 5.27377

calligraphy

clouds

hanging scrolls

ink

landscapes (environments)

mountain

sketches

trees

Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.472/1954_1.472.JPG

Sunrise at Susaki Point (New Year's Print)

Katsushika Hokusai

A geisha is shown strolling in the countryside, with her right hand over her forehead--as if looking into the distance--and a basket in her left hand. The backdrop is the rising sun-the give-away that this is a New Year’s print—seen over distant mountains. A poem lies on the left-hand side of the print.

1760 - 1849

19th century

circa 1800-1820

1954/1.472

color woodblock print on paper

rank 5.21993

basket

bridges (built works)

calligraphy

egg

geisha

kimono

sunrise

trees

woman

Full Record: x-1961-sl-2.2/1961_2.2.JPG

Summer

Matsubayashi Keigetsu

Image of a green mountain range that snakes from the lower right of the image to the upper right. The lower right of the image is further embellished with several detailed trees. Slightly lower and to the left of center is a small hut with a white figure standing on the porch.

Yamaguchi Pref., 1876-1963

20th century

Autumn 1922

1961/2.2

hanging scroll, ink and color on silk

rank 5.21993

calligraphy

hanging scrolls

hills

japan (nation)

landscapes (environments)

mountains

summer

trees

Full Record: x-1964-sl-1.96/1964_1.96.JPG

Scholar Seated under a Tree

Tani Bunchô

1763-1840

18-19th century

late 18th century - 1840

1964/1.96

fan painting matted for framing, ink and color on paper

rank 5.21993

album leaf

calligraphy

fans (costume accessories)

figures

japan

pines

seated

trees

Full Record: x-1968-sl-2.20/1968_2.20.JPG

Autumn Retreat amidst Mountains and Valleys

Fujimoto Tetsuseki (Tesseki)

1817-1863

19th century

1862

1968/2.20

hanging scroll, ink on satin

rank 5.21993

calligraphy

hanging scroll

huts

japan

landscapes

mountains

rivers

rocks

trees

waterfalls

Full Record: x-1970-sl-2.155/1970_2.155.JPG

Landscape with a Seated Monk

Yang Jin (Yang Chin)

1644-1728

18th century

1712

1970/2.155

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

rank 5.21993

bamboo

calligraphy

costume

figures in landscape

landscapes

plants

portraits

rocks

streams

trees

Full Record: x-1967-sl-2.39/1967_2.39.JPG

Scholar Viewing a Waterfall from a Bridge

Okada Hankô

1782-1846

19th century

1838

1967/2.39

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 5.16718

bridges

calligraphy

figures in landscape

japan

landscapes

mountains

passes

rivers

temples

trees

waterfalls

Full Record: x-1968-sl-2.22/1968_2.22.JPG

Portrait of the Poet 'Basho'

Yokoi Kinkoku

1761-1832

18th century

late 18th century - early 19th century

1968/2.22

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

rank 5.16718

album leaf

calligraphy

full-length

hanging scroll

hats

japan

monks

poetry

seated

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.380/1972_2.380.JPG

Mountain Valley in Autumn

Noro Kaiseki

1747-1828

19th century

1825

1972/2.380

hanging scroll, ink and light color on silk

rank 5.16718

autumn

bridges

calligraphy

hanging scrolls

huts

japan

mountains

rocks

trees

valleys

water

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.26/1985_2.26.JPG

Pavillion in the Woods in Spring

Nakabayashi Chikutô

1776-1853

19th century

1830

1985/2.26

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

rank 5.16718

buildings

calligraphy

hanging scroll

huts

japan

landscapes

mountains

pines

rocks

spring

trees

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 5.11549

bamboo

birds

calligraphy

grass (plant material)

handscroll

handscrolls

japan (nation)

orchids

painting

rocks

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.25/1985_2.25.JPG

Visualization of the poem, 'Lake, Mountain, Willow Tree and Mist'

Nukina Kaioku

(Tokushima, Shikoku, 1778 - 1863, Kyoto)

19th century

early 19th century - mid 19th century

1985/2.25

hanging scroll, ink and color on satin

rank 5.11549

boat

bridges

calligraphy

clouds

hanging scroll

japan

lakes

mountains

rocks

temples

trees

willows

Full Record: x-1974-sl-1.101/1974_1.101.JPG

Twenty-four Japanese Paragons of Filial Piety: Chûjôhime

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

1797 - 1861

19th century

circa 1843

1974/1.101

Medium-size full-color woodblock print (chûban nishiki e)

rank 5.06482

boy

calligraphy

child

clouds

farm

farmers

farmhouse

figures

kimono

shoes

standing

ukiyo e

wind

woman

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.24/1985_2.24.JPG

Blue and Green Landscape, with inscription by Murase Kôtei

Yamaoka Geppô

1760-1839

19th century

late 18th century - early 19th century

1985/2.24

hanging scroll, ink and color on silk

rank 5.06482

boat

bridges

calligraphy

flowers

hanging scroll

hills

japan

landscapes

mountains

rivers

rocks

trees

water

Full Record: x-1998-sl-2.31/1998_2.31.JPG

Untitled [Child with straw leggings]

Saitô Kiyoshi

A child ventures out into the deep snow, holding up his broad leggings which are insulated with straw. Behind him, the house wall is plastered with two messages: "Careful with fire!" and "Felecitations for the Spring Equinox".

(active 1907 - 1997)

20th century

mid 20th century

1998/2.31

color woodblock print on paper

rank 5.06482

calligraphy

children (people by age group)

fences

figures (representations)

leggings

signs

snow

straw work

walking

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 5.01514

birds

boats

buildings

calligraphy

hanging scroll

hills

huts

japan

landscapes

mountains

pavilions

rocks

trees

water

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.265/2008_2_265_1.JPG

Loose Leaf Notebook Drawings - Box 1, Group 12

Richard Tuttle

Suite of 7 watercolor sketches, each with a single calligraphic figure painted in the center of the page, typically in 2-3 colors, ranging from super saturated to a very light wash; landscape orientation with holes at top.

Born 1941

20th century

1980-1982

2008/2.265

watercolor on paper

rank 4.95549

calligraphy

conceptual

gesture drawings

line drawings

notes

writing (processes)

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.266/2008_2_266_1.JPG

Loose Leaf Notebook Drawings - Box 1, Group 13

Richard Tuttle

Suite of 10 watercolor sketches, each with a single calligraphic figure painted in the center of the page, typically in 2-3 colors, ranging from super saturated to a very light wash; landscape orientation with holes at top.

Born 1941

1980-1982

2008/2.266

drawing

rank 4.95549

calligraphy

conceptual

gesture drawings

line drawings

notes

writing (processes)

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.267/2008_2_267_1.JPG

Loose Leaf Notebook Drawings - Box 1, Group 14

Richard Tuttle

Suite of 8 watercolor sketches, each with a single calligraphic figure painted in the center of the page, typically in 2-3 colors, ranging from super saturated to a very light wash; landscape orientation with holes at top.

Born 1941

20th century

1980-1982

2008/2.267

watercolor on paper

rank 4.95549

calligraphy

conceptual

gesture drawings

line drawings

notes

writing (processes)

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.268/2008_2_268_1.JPG

Loose Leaf Notebook Drawings - Box 1, Group 15

Richard Tuttle

Suite of 12 watercolor sketches, each with a single calligraphic figure painted in the center of the page, typically in 2-3 colors, ranging from super saturated to a very light wash; landscape orientation with holes at top.

Born 1941

20th century

1980-1982

2008/2.268

watercolor on paper

rank 4.95549

calligraphy

conceptual

gesture drawings

line drawings

notes

writing (processes)

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.269/2008_2_269_1.JPG

Loose Leaf Notebook Drawings - Box 1, Group 8

Richard Tuttle

Suite of 4 watercolor sketches, each with a single calligraphic figure painted in the center of the page, typically in 2-3 colors, ranging from super saturated to a very light wash; landscape orientation with holes at top.

Born 1941

20th century

1980-1982

2008/2.269

watercolor on paper

rank 4.95549

calligraphy

conceptual

gesture drawings

line drawings

notes

writing (processes)

Full Record: x-1982-sl-2.4/1982_2.4.JPG

Ode to the Goddess of the Luo River

Fei Danxu (Fei Tan-hsü)

1802-1850

19th century

1847

1982/2.4

hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

rank 4.95182

calligraphy

figures

goddesses

gods

legendary figures

rivers

woman

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 4.95182

album leaf

birds

calligraphy

flowers (plants)

painting

plants

Full Record: x-1998-sl-2.1/1998_2.1.JPG

The Hermit Lin P'u Accompanied by a Crane and Young Servant

Artist Unknown, China

1368-1644

1998/2.1

hanging scroll, ink and light color on silk

rank 4.95182

bamboo

calligraphy

crane

figures in landscape

historical figures

landscapes

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.312/2010_1.312.JPG

Calligraphy

He Bingwu

Four kanji are written across the top of three lines, in a large size. The bottom two lines are roughly one-eighth the size of the top characters and stretch across the same width. Ink is black, ground is white paper. Calligraphy dedicated to the Universtiy of Michigan Museum of Art.

Chinese, born 1962

21st century

2010

2010/1.312

ink on paper

rank 4.95182

calligraphy

ideographic scripts

ideographic writing

ink

text figures

Full Record: x-2011-sl-1.103/2011_1_103.JPG

Martin Luther King

Ben Shahn

A black and white wood engraving of Martin Luther King Jr. His mouth is open wide as if giving one of his famous speeches. Underneath his image is a quote of King's and his signature.

1898-1969

1965

2011/1.103

wood engraving on paper

rank 4.95182

calligraphy

political concepts

political ideologies and attitudes

social issues

Full Record: x-1970-sl-2.5/1970_2.5.JPG

Red Trees on a Blue Lofty Peak

Pu Ru (P'u Ju)

A blue and green mountain looms over a lake, taking up the right portion of the picture. Above and to the left is calligraphic text and three red seals. In the lake below is a boat.

1896-1963

20th century

circa 1951

1970/2.5

ink and color on paper

rank 4.94768

autumn

boats

calligraphy

ink

mountains

painting

painting (image-making)

rocks

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.144/1985_2.144S1.JPG

Oriya manuscript (unidentified), leaf: A Meeting in the Forest (pair with 1997/2.40)

India, Orissa

The inherently small scale of a manuscript page requires a simplified style with figures and plant forms against a plain background. This scene represents the meeting of a man and a woman (accompanied by attendants) in the forest.

19th century

19th century

1985/2.144

charcoal dust and washes of color on incised palm leaf

rank 4.94768

calligraphy

figures

leaf

leaf (object component)

males, human

manuscripts

woman

Full Record: x-1963-sl-1.96/1963_1.96.JPG

Crossing the Yangtze on a Sword

Soga Shôhaku

(Ise , 1730 - 1781)

18th century

18th century

1963/1.96

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 4.93192

buddhism

calligraphy

figures

hanging scroll

japan

rivers

sword

zen

zen masters

Full Record: x-1976-sl-1.224/1976_1.224.JPG

Boating on a River in Autumn

Chen Huan (Ch'en Huan)

A lone boatman appears from behing the rocks, looking forward. Above him and slightl foregrounded arches a tree, and behind him lay a series of trees and rocks. Black dots are used to accent the rocks, and repeating patterns indicate leaves on trees. Red seals are in the lower left and lower right corners, and a third is at the end of the block of calligraphic text at top right.

early 17th century

16th century

1596

1976/1.224

album leaf matted to frame, ink on gold paper

rank 4.93192

autumn

boats

calligraphy

landscapes (environments)

painting

painting (image-making)

paintings

rocks

Full Record: x-2011-sl-1.107/2011_1_107.JPG

Andrew Goodman

Ben Shahn

A portrait of Andrew Goodman. His face is oval-shaped and expression slightly worried. His hair looks swept to the side via a series of long brush strokes. Above his portrait is his name written in orange-brown ink.

1898-1969

1965

2011/1.107

serigraph on paper

rank 4.93192

calligraphy

ink

man

political concepts

political ideologies and attitudes

portraits

social issues

Full Record: x-1949-sl-1.192/1949_1.192.JPG

Plum Blossoms and Bird

Qi Baishi (Ch'i Pai-shih)

A black crow is seated on a plum branch above calligraphic text and cascades of open blossoms.

(1864 - 1957)

20th century

circa 1930

1949/1.192

ink on paper

rank 4.93105

bird

calligraphy

flowers

plumb blossoms

plumb trees

Full Record: x-1975-sl-2.182/1975_2.182.JPG

Bodhidharma, from triptych of Three Zen Masters: Linji, Bodhidharma and Deshan

Yiran Xingrong (J. Itsunen)

1601-1668

17th century

1658

1975/2.182

hanging scroll, ink and light color on paper

rank 4.93105

buddhism

calligraphy

portraits

triptych

zen

zen masters

Full Record: x-1980-sl-1.225/1980_1.225SD1.JPG

Recto: Drinking Tea in Mt. Lu; Verso: Calligraphy in running style

Guo Lanzhi (Kuo Lan-chih) and Zekai Tan (Tse-k'ai T'an)

20th century

1912-1980

1980/1.225

folding fan, ink on paper

rank 4.93105

calligraphy

figures

figures in landscape

huts

landscapes

teapot

Full Record: x-2006-sl-1.130.1/2006_1_130_1.JPG

Calligraphy, One of a Pair

Chen Shu-chen

Vertical hanging scroll of calligraphic text consisting of five Chinese characters in black ink. One of a pair.

(1908 - 2000)

20th century

last quarter of 20th century

2006/1.130.1

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 4.93105

calligraphy

hanging scroll

hanging scrolls

ink

painting

Full Record: x-1985-sl-2.21/1985_2.21.JPG

Gazing at a Waterfall

Yamanaka Shinten'ô

1822-1885

19th century

19th century

1985/2.21

hanging scroll, ink on silk

rank 4.91050

calligraphy

figures

figures in landscape

hanging scroll

huts

japan

mountains

seated

trees

waterfalls

Full Record: x-1986-sl-1.162/1986_1.162.JPG

Scholars in a Thathed Hut Under an Old Tree

Tanomura Chokunyû

1814-1907

late 18th-early 19th century

late 18th century - early 19th century

1986/1.162

album leaf mounted as a hanging scroll, ink and color on silk

rank 4.91050

autumn

calligraphy

figures

figures in landscape

gates

hills

landscapes

mountains

rivers

thatched

trees

Full Record: x-1976-sl-1.212/1976_1.212.JPG

Peach Blossom Spring

Qiu Ying (Ch'iu Ying)

In this fan painting mounted as an album leaf, a fishing boat is moored at shore. Water stretches to the right, and above it calligraphic text recounting the story of Peach Blossom Spring. To the left of the boat, are green riverbanks, blossoming peach trees, and a man in a small cave.

c.1495-1552

16th century

1542

1976/1.212

ink and color on gold paper

rank 4.88501

boats

calligraphy

fans (costume accessories)

mythology (literary genre)

peach blossoms

peach trees

spring

Full Record: x-1949-sl-1.152/1949_1.152.JPG

Broadway Melody

Mark Tobey

abstract painting, tempera on board

1890-1976

20th century

1945

1949/1.152

tempera on board

rank 4.88352

abstraction

calligraphy

city

cityscapes

new york city