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Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.279/1954_1.279.JPG

Laguna, Venice (View of Shipping from the Riva)

Frank Duveneck

1848-1919

19th century

1880

1954/1.279

etching on paper

rank 1.46721

Full Record: x-1968-sl-2.58/1968_2.58.JPG

Plate with Floral Design, one of five

Shibata Zeshin

Autumn flowers are painted in colored lacquer on plates of gold leaf. The quiet, natural plant motifs stand out against the glittering square of gold.

1807-1891

19th century

circa 1879-1890

1968/2.58

clear lacquer over gold leaf and polychrome lacquer painting on paper

rank 1.46170

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.90/1971_2.90.JPG

Vase with "sang de boeuf" glaze

Artist Unknown, China

vase with spherical shaped body and straight, cylinder-like neck, deep red glaze known as Ji-hong, or ox-blood red.

17th-18th century

1662-1722

1971/2.90

Porcelain with copper red glaze

rank 1.44367

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.339/2005_1_339.JPG

Olive Nagoya-style obi with wax-resist dyed floral medallions in white, rose, green, and blue

Artist Unknown, Japan

Olive colored silk with wax-resist dyed (rokutsuzome) floral patterns in white, rose, green, and blue; floral patterns further embellished with embroidery originally in white thread, dyed at the same time as floral patterns. Embroidery thread sometimes shot with some strands of gold.

20th century

circa 1930s-1940s

2005/1.339

olive colored silk with wax resist and embroidered patterns

rank 1.43550

Full Record: x-2006-sl-1.155/2006_1.155.JPG

Balzac, The Silhouette--4 A.M.

Edward Jean Steichen

This photogravure shows a hazy gray and black outdoor scene. There is a dark cloaked figure depicted in silhouette and a suggestion of trees and vegetation. In the background is a misty gray hillside and expansive sky.

(Luxembourg, 1879 - 1973)

October 1908

2006/1.155

photogravure on laid Japan tissue

rank 1.42359

Full Record: x-2002-sl-2.234.2/2002_2_234_2.JPG

Cantley Wherries Waiting for the Turn of the Tide, plate XIV from "Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads"

Peter Emerson

This photograph is horizontally oriented and portrays a marshy shoreline. The foreground is filled with rushes. The horizon line, in the upper portion of the work, depicts homes, a windmill in the distance, and patches of water. Bare trees also dot this outdoor scene.

1856-1936

19th century

1887

2002/2.234.2

platinum print on paper

rank 1.42136

Full Record: x-1968-sl-2.57/1968_2.57.JPG

Plate with Floral Design, one of five

Shibata Zeshin

Autumn flowers are painted in colored lacquer on plates of gold leaf. The quiet, natural plant motifs stand out against the glittering square of gold.

1807-1891

19th century

circa 1879-1890

1968/2.57

clear lacquer over gold leaf and polychrome lacquer painting on paper

rank 1.42120

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.327/2005_1.327.JPG

Mauve-and-gold brocade obi with woven chrysanthemum scroll pattern

Artist Unknown, Japan

One continuous length of cloth, doubled back on itself for lining. The front side has a brocade chysanthemum design woven in gold-wrapped thread in three tones. Lozenge pattern with gold-wrapped threads for weft woven throughout.

20th century

circa 1975

2005/1.327

silk brocade woven in lozenge pattern with gold-wrapped threads

rank 1.41984

Full Record: x-1968-sl-2.56/1968_2.56.JPG

Plate with Floral Design, one of five

Shibata Zeshin

Autumn flowers are painted in colored lacquer on plates of gold leaf. The quiet, natural plant motifs stand out against the glittering square of gold.

1807-1891

19th century

circa 1879-1890

1968/2.56

clear lacquer over gold leaf and polychrome lacquer painting on paper

rank 1.41348

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.328/2005_1_328.JPG

Ivory maru obi with woven pattern of gold paulownia (kiri) flowers

Artist Unknown, Japan

Maru obi with ivory colored sateen weave silk (shusu) with large woven paulownia designs in gold-leafed paper (kinran)

mid-20th century

circa 1975

2005/1.328

ivory colored sateen weave silk with large woven designs in gold-leafed paper

rank 1.40887

Full Record: x-1992-sl-2.1/1992_2.1.JPG

St. Simon

Jacques Bellange

This black and white print has a vertical format with a single standing figure. The figure, shown in profile, has the right arm upraised with palm up. He is wearing voluminous drapery and has a halo and bare feet. There is a long bladed saw on the ground beside him.

(flourished 1602 - 1617)

17th century

1616-1620

1992/2.1

etching on laid paper

rank 1.40319

Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.515a-amp-amp-sem-b/1954_1.515.JPG

Mizusashi (cold water jar for the tea ceremony)

Seifû Yohei III

1854-1914

20th century

circa 1893-1914

1954/1.515A&B

porcelain with celadon glaze and inlaid white slip design

rank 1.39467

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.366/2005_1_366.JPG

Obi-jime (obi cord)

Artist Unknown, Japan

Cord made of thin woven silver metallic thread.

mid-20th century

1960s-1980s

2005/1.366

woven silver mettalic thread

rank 1.39232

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.348/2005_1.348B.JPG

Dark indigo Shibori haori with lining depicting children at play

Artist Unknown, Japan

This haori demponstrates a variety of geometric patterns of repeating white shapes against a dark indigo ground. It also has an inner silk lining.

mid-20th century

1960s-1980s

2005/1.348

white silk tie-dyed dark indigo

rank 1.37556

Full Record: x-1965-sl-2.59/1965_2.59.JPG

Mountain village among pines and white clouds

Artist Unknown, China

This fan painting shows a mountain village teeming with activity. The peaceful scene provides a glimpse at daily life, depicting villagers pushing carts of goods and traveling into and out of town, sometimes on horseback. The eye follows this lively village of white buildings and tan roofs as it weaves its way up the mountain slope to what appears to be a royal dwelling or city center capped with emerald green rooftops and enveloped by rolling white clouds.

1368-1644

1965/2.59

fan mounted as hanging scroll, ink and color on silk

rank 1.37291

Full Record: x-1984-sl-1.289/1984_1.289.JPG

Crouching Venus

Marcantonio Raimondi

A nude woman is seen in profile crouching and turning her head toward the viewer. She is backed up against a short pedestal or wal, on top of which a winged cupid bends towards the woman. On the right side is a slender tree, and behind the figures is an expansive landscape.

ca. 1475-before 1534

16th century

circa 1505-1506

1984/1.289

engraving on laid paper

rank 1.37194

Full Record: x-1965-sl-2.87/1965_2.87.JPG

Yellow and Black

Ellsworth Kelly

born 1923

20th century

1964-1965

1965/2.87

lithograph on paper

rank 1.36958

Full Record: x-2005-sl-2.11/2005_2_11.JPG

Phulkari Shawl with Stylized Bagh Tara (four-part flower) Designs in 45 Squares on central field

India, Eastern Punjab

Embroidery on a plain cotton fabric (khaddar). Red-orange khaddar with neon orange, green, white and red accents which make up the bagh tara (four-part flower) design.

20th century

1st half of 20th century

2005/2.11

homespun cotton cloth with silk embroidery

rank 1.36558

Full Record: x-1968-sl-2.32/1968_2.32.JPG

Le Paysan rentrant du fumier (Man with a Wheelbarrow or Peasant Returning from the Dung Heap)

Jean-François Millet

1814-1875

19th Century

1855-1856

1968/2.32

etching and drypoint on laid paper

rank 1.36048

Full Record: x-1985-sl-1.98/1985_1.98.JPG

Jamaica Bay

Frederic Edwin Church

Horizontal landscape of a misty harbor view with several small boats in distance near center

1826 - 1900

19th century

1865

1985/1.98

oil on paper laid on canvas

rank 1.35979

Full Record: x-1998-sl-2.17/1998_2.17.JPG

Venus and Cupid

Hendrick Goltzius

This black and white print shows a nude woman and young boy with wings within an oval shape.The woman is lounging on a draped surface and has her arm around the boy. He is facing toward her and pushing an arrow against her left breast. Other smaller scenes surround these figures including, a woman in a chariot drawn by swans; a man and a woman conversing in a forest; two figures in a landscape scene and two birds nestled together. Outside the oval in the corners of the work are hearts, flaming arrows and roses . At the bottom is Latin lettering.

1558 - 1617

16th century

circa 1596

1998/2.17

engraving on laid paper

rank 1.35359

Full Record: x-2007-sl-2.101/2007_2_101.JPG

Landscape

Erich Heckel

Ink line drawing of a landscape; gently rolling hills, divided into plots, fill the bottom two-thirds. Brush and/or trees form borders between plots. On the horizon trees, a windmill, and possible buildlings appear. The sky is dotted with clouds.

1883-1970

20th century

1919

2007/2.101

graphite and ink on thin paper

rank 1.35131

Full Record: x-1981-sl-2.132a/1981_2.132A.JPG

Cicada on a Willow Branch

Zhang Wendao (Chang Wen-tao)

A cicada perches on a willow branch.

1764-1814

19th century

1805

1981/2.132A

fan mounted as an album leaf, ink and color on mica-coated paper

rank 1.35002

Full Record: x-1930.18/1930.18.JPG

Two Cows

Jean-François Millet

A shepherdess stands between two cows who are grazing at the center of the image. In the foreground is the indication of a rough track leading towards the distance at left. At the right is a woman bending over beneath a tree.

1814-1875

19th century

1814-1875

1930.18

drypoint and roulette on pale blue laid paper

rank 1.34815

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.371.16/1983_1.371.16.JPG

Laeliocattleya Jacquinetta, from 'A Record of an Orchid Collection'

Ikeda Zuigetsu

Single pink, flowering orchid with leaf on solid green background. Ink on paper, print.

1877-1944

20th century

1958

1983/1.371.16

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.34693

Full Record: x-2004-sl-2.59.3/2004_2_59_3.JPG

Shiprock Triptych #1

Richard Misrach

The lower half of this work depicts a dusty brown landscape with a craggy rock formation rising in the central portion of the horizon. The upper portion depicts a vast, cloudless sky in tones of blue and gray.

born 1949

20th century

1987

2004/2.59.3

cibachrome print on paper

rank 1.34378

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.341/2005_1_341.JPG

Black Nagoya-style obi with appliquéd pathces woven in varied designs

Artist Unknown, Japan

Black plain-weave satin with appliqued patches in abstract geometric shapes, with woven floral, geometric, and landscape designs.

mid-20th century

1930s-1950s

2005/1.341

black satin with appliqued woven patches

rank 1.34302

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.343/2005_1_343.JPG

Black Nagoya -style obi with woven design of decorative spools (itomaki)

Artist Unknown, Japan

Black plain-weave silk (shusu) with woven designs in turquoise, fuschia, white, apricot, red, pink, and gold- and silver- coated paper (kinran, ginran). Lined with black satin.

20th century

1930s-1950s

2005/1.343

black colored silk with gold and silver wrapped thread

rank 1.34299

Full Record: x-1963-sl-2.21/1963_2.21.JPG

Studies of a Peasant Digging (Études d'un paysan bêchant)

Camille Pissarro

This quick pencil study shows five sketches of a man digging; he is not seen in a single pose, but these sketches seen from behind explore a number of actions that are part of the digging.

1830-1903

19th century

1830-1903

1963/2.21

graphite on greenish-yellow wove paper

rank 1.34223

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.371.63/1983_1.371.63.JPG

'Vanda Kimbariana,' from 'A Record of an Orchid Collection'

Ikeda Zuigetsu

Single plant with multiple flowers (white and pink). Flowers concentrated on the left side of the image with leaves on the right.

1877-1944

20th century

1958

1983/1.371.63

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.33734

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.395/2005_1.395B.JPG

Pale yellow silk underkimono with designs of maple leaves

Artist Unknown, Japan

Silk crepe with woven satin maple leaf designs ("crepe-backed satin") enhanced by hand-painted yellow accents. Sleeves are lined and main part of body is not.

second half of 20th century

1960s-1980s

2005/1.395

Silk crepe with woven and painted designs

rank 1.33702

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.371.67/1983_1.371.67.JPG

'Dendrobium Devonianum,' from 'A Record of an Orchid Collection'

Ikeda Zuigetsu

Single plant with multiple flowers (purple, white and yellow). Flowers are slightly right of center with leaves and bulb located to left (lower).

1877-1944

20th century

1958

1983/1.371.67

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.33572

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.368/2005_1_368.JPG

Obidome (obi brooch) in shape of dancing lion

Artist Unknown, Japan

Metal lion with flowing mane and tail. Gold inlaid spits decorate his body and color his eyes. The lion's head is thrown impossibly backwards, allowing a view of the head as if from above. The golden eyes look upwards.

Second half of 20th century

circa 1950-1975

2005/1.368

metal with gold inlay

rank 1.33498

Full Record: x-2004-sl-2.59.2/2004_2_59_2.JPG

Shiprock Triptych #1

Richard Misrach

The lower portion of this work depicts a dusty brown landscape with a craggy rock formation rising in the central portion of the horizon. A dirt road is shown in the foreground. The upper portion depicts a vast, cloudless sky in tones of blue and pink.

born 1949

20th century

1987

2004/2.59.2

cibachrome print on paper

rank 1.33463

Full Record: x-2004-sl-2.59.1/2004_2_59_1.JPG

Shiprock Triptych #1

Richard Misrach

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Richard Misrach first began to photograph western landscapes as an undergraduate at Berkeley. Beginning in the late 1970s, he traveled extensively in the American West, using a large-format camera and color film to make beautiful and technically precise photographs of the often-disastrous effects mankind has had on the environment. For Shiprock Triptych #1, Misrach traveled to the Navajo and Chuska volcanic fields that stretch between northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico, where Shiprock, the unique natural monument sacred to the Navajo, sits in close proximity to uranium mines and mill tailings (the radioactive waste resulting from the extraction and processing of uranium) that contaminate drinking and irrigation water and diffuse carcinogenic radon gas. Created from a volcanic eruption that occurred over 30 million years ago, Shiprock is shown in Misrach’s images as a majestic if distant presence, alone in the center of a sparse landscape. The three photographs—taken at intervals over the course of the day—emphasize both the actual passage of time and the sense of timelessness conjured by such natural monuments.

born 1949

20th century

1987

2004/2.59.1

cibachrome print on paper

rank 1.33134

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.534/1997_1.526.JPG

Corselet Bearers

Giulio Campagnola

This print shows a procession of men walking from right to left across the foregound of the picture.They are dressed in short tunics and have laurel wreaths on their heads and some have swords.Some carry poles on which there are breast plates and helmets and some are holding litters piled with furniture, vessels and cups. There is an elephant that is partially shown at the far left.The background area is blank.

There are traces of additional diagonal hatching marks that had been added at a later date; those lines have been removed.

ca.1482-1515

15th century

circa 1498

1997/1.534

engraving on laid paper

rank 1.32793

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.371.75/1983_1.371.75.JPG

'Coelogyne Dayana var. Grandifola,' from 'A Record of an Orchid Collection'

Ikeda Zuigetsu

Single plant with mulitple flowers (red, cream and yellow). Flowers located left and center in the frame with leaves concentrated on the right.

1877-1944

20th century

1958

1983/1.371.75

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.32375

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.264/2008_2_264.JPG

Summer Watercolor #5

Richard Tuttle

Watercolor of wavy lines in blue, green, pink, purple and orange on a sheet of paper, which is attached at top by two pieces of masking tape to a strip of Styrofoam, making the drawing “float,” “hang.”

Born 1941

20th century

1986

2008/2.264

watercolor, Styrofoam, graphite and tape on paper

rank 1.32033

Full Record: x-2005-sl-1.336/2005_1_336.JPG

Tatsumura brocade fukuro obi with woven pattern of Central Asian paired ducks

Tatsumura Silk Studio

Terracotta-colored plain weave silk with woven pattern of paired ducks within lozenge-shaped floral scrolls; brocade done in thick white, light blue, and apricot silk floss; turquoise and purple-metallic-wrapped threads; and kinran (metallic coated paper) in two shades of gold.

20th century

1960s-1970s

2005/1.336

silk with woven patterns in silk floss, metallic wrapped threads and kinran

rank 1.31750

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.371.27.2/1983_1.371.27.2.JPG

Cypripedium Euphrasia var. Oyamazaki M.S.K., from 'A Record of an Orchid Collection'

Ikeda Zuigetsu

Single, white, dark red, and yellow orchid on stem with six leaves at the base. Ink on paper, print.

1877-1944

20th century

1958

1983/1.371.27.2

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.31220

Full Record: x-1980-sl-1.220a/1980_1.220A.JPG

Butterflies and Peach Blossoms

Artist Unknown, China

19th century

1832

1980/1.220A

fan mounted as an album leaf, ink and color on paper

rank 1.31180

Full Record: x-1960-sl-2.130/1960_2.130.JPG

Landscape with Venus and Cupid Riding on a Car

Giulio di Antonio Bonasone

Venus and Cupid are seen sitting in a chariot pulled by two swans that are embraced by two putti. Behind is a landscape with towns and houses.

(active 1531 - 1574)

16th century

1531-1574

1960/2.130

etching and engraving on paper

rank 1.30139

Full Record: x-1994-sl-1.82/1994_1.82.JPG

Raffia Square

Artist Unknown, African, Congo (Zaire), Kuba

n.d.

1994/1.82

knotted, dyed and woven raffia

rank 1.29856

Full Record: x-1948-sl-1.134/1948_1.134.JPG

Eight Views of Ômi: Evening Snow on Mount Hira (Hira no bosetu)

Andô Hiroshige

The snowy mass of Mount Hira rises behind a snow-covered village and clumps of bamboo by an inlet of Lake Biwa. The attendant poem:

He who would see the beauty of the evening on the peaks of

Hira must behold it after the snows have fallen and before the

flowers are fully blown.

1797-1858

19th century

circa 1834

1948/1.134

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.29789

Full Record: x-1948-sl-1.181/1948_1_180-82.JPG

Sode ga ura, the Bay of Sleeves, part of triptych

Utagawa Toyokuni I

1769 - 1825

18th century

early 1790s - mid 1790s

1948/1.181

Large full-color woodblock print (ôban nishiki e), triptych

rank 1.29624

Full Record: x-1954-sl-1.537/1954_1.537.JPG

Red Raku ware teabowl with imprinted leaf designs

Raku Tan'nyû

This rustic, earth tone ceramic tea bowl has a rough, natural feeling texture. Impressed into the outer sides of the tea bowl are the imprints of pine needles.

1795 - 1854

19th century

circa 1820 - circa 1840

1954/1.537

earthenware with red and gray glaze

rank 1.29449

Full Record: x-1955-sl-1.120/1955_1.120.JPG

La Cardeuse (The Wool Carder)

Jean-François Millet

A woman is shown seated in a simple interior. She is holding carding combs and is seated next to a pile of uncarded wool on one side and skeins of yarn on the other. Behind her is the wheel of a spinning wheel.

1814-1875

19th Century

1855-1856

1955/1.120

etching and drypoint on laid paper

rank 1.29271

Full Record: x-1960-sl-2.133/1960_2.133.JPG

Upright Ornament with Bull and Satyrs

Agostino Musi

This decorative image is organized along a vertical axis wtih fanciful creatures, grotesque heads, depictions of carved gems and harpies.

Active 1514-1536

16th century

circa 1520

1960/2.133

engraving on paper

rank 1.29259

Full Record: x-1962-sl-1.101a-amp-amp-sem-b/1962_1.101.JPG

Longquan ware covered jar with peony scroll design

Artist Unknown, China

Covered jar of celadon glaze, body decorated with peony scroll, with base decorated with lotus petals. The circular contours of a peony scroll have been slightly compressed to complement the squat belly of the jar.

14th century

14th century

1962/1.101A&B

Porcelaneous stoneware with molded decoration under celadon glaze

rank 1.29031

Full Record: x-2006-sl-1.143/2006_1.143.JPG

Waterfall at Milky Way Cave

Chang Ku-nien

An intricate ecology of plants grows up this mountainside landscape. Two men walk in a clearing below a building. A waterfall flows downward on the upper left, below calligraphic text.

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

20th century

1970-1990

2006/1.143

hanging scroll, ink on paper

rank 1.28961