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Full Record: x-1987-sl-1.248/1987_1.248.JPG

Iconography series: Saturn, mounted on a tiger

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School

Two figures, Shani and his tiger are depicted centrally in the image. The background is very simple with some grass tufts and a pond near the very bottom of the images.

19th century

circa 1840

1987/1.248

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 1.46445

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Tracks in the Snow

Charles Burchfield

1893-1967

20th century

1947

1972/2.352

watercolor on cream paper

rank 1.46142

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.213/1972_2.213.JPG

Bowl

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Glass bowl-shaped vessel with the suggestion of lobes with a large flared lip and iridescent in color in shades of greens and blues

1848-1933

19th century

circa 1896-1900

1972/2.213

iridescent green glass

rank 1.46116

Full Record: x-1990-sl-2.1/1990_2.1.JPG

The Seven Sages Passing Through a Gate

Sheng Maojun (Sheng Mao-chün)

A temple lies in the not-so-distant background of tree and mountains. Travellors weave their way along the path, some on horseback. They have their heads covered--some with cloth and some with hats.

act. 1600-1645

17th century

early 17th century

1990/2.1

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

rank 1.45640

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 1.44946

Full Record: x-2004-sl-1.313/2004_1_313.JPG

Wedding Chest with Papered Front

Artist Unknown, Korea

A short, long wooden chest with a papered front. The metal fittings on the chest are vert dark, and the front latch is attached to the chest with a circular piece of metal, and the latch itself is a thin piece of metal placed vertically. A small metal handle is located below this. The wood is a dark red color, and the papered front depicts flowers, with the predominant color being yellow. Orange is also used in some of the flowers, and on the circular shapes spaced along the bottom of the image. The outlines of the flowers and other images are painted in black.

19th century

late 19th century

2004/1.313

wood with painted paper on front

rank 1.44528

Full Record: x-2003-sl-1.366/2003_1.366.JPG

Winter in Ann Arbor

Khaled al-Saa'i

b. 1970

21st century

2002

2003/1.366

natural ink, tempera and gouache on paper

rank 1.44365

Full Record: x-1988-sl-1.82/1988_1.82.JPG

Iconography series: Brisha (female monkey, riding a bull)

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School

Two figures, Anjana and a bull are depicted centrally in the image. The background is very simple with some grass tufts and a pond near the very bottom of the images. Near the top of the image in the background there some trees and sky are visible.

19th century

circa 1840

1988/1.82

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 1.43519

Full Record: x-2010-sl-1.205/2010_1_205.JPG

New Hope

Sister Mary Corita

Colorful forms and words arranged on a white background. Block letters display words in a mixed-up format, some upside down, some on their sides. On left side there is a section with smaller writing in yellowish ink.

1918-1986

20th century

1966

2010/1.205

serigraph on paper

rank 1.42822

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.246/1980_2.246.JPG

Two men on a camel

Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Marwar, Jodhpur

Three main figures (two men and the camel they are riding) are brought to the foreground because of the contrast between their light colors against the stark green hill. The hill dominates the background leaving only a little bit of blue sky visible in the top corners. Underneath the main figures a secondary white dog and rabbit are also prominent.

19th century

mid 19th century

1980/2.246

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 1.42775

Full Record: x-2009-sl-1.496/2009_1.496.JPG

Head of an Old Man with a Long Beard

Gaetano Gandolfi

This work is vertically oriented with gray markings. The head of a bald old man with a long, wavy beard dominates the work. His head is slightly turned to our right, and he looks to the lower right corner.

(1728 - 1781)

18th century

2nd half of 18th century

2009/1.496

charcoal, wash on paper

rank 1.42350

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.218/1972_2.218.JPG

Vase

Louis Comfort Tiffany

irridescent gold and yellow cylindrical vessel with wide mouth, slightly flared lip narrowing at base

1848-1933

19th century

circa 1896-1900

1972/2.218

glass with gold luster

rank 1.41478

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.224/1972_2.224.JPG

Vase

Louis Comfort Tiffany

irridescent blue vase with large mouth and large flared foot

1848-1933

19th century

circa 1896-1900

1972/2.224

blue iridescent glass with purple striations

rank 1.41118

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.206/1980_2.206.JPG

Calligraphy (couplet)

Mo Youzhi

This couplet is written in clerical script, an archaic style of Chinese calligraphy originating in the Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE) that became the dominant style of writing in the Han dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE). Like seal script, clerical script is highly legible, but it is more calligraphic, with a pronounced, wavelike flaring of isolated major strokes, especially in rightward or downward diagonal strokes.

1811-1871

19th century

1811-1871

1980/2.206

ink on paper

rank 1.40287

Full Record: x-1994-sl-1.76/1994_1_76.JPG

Vase

Louis Comfort Tiffany

irridescent neutral-colored glass vessel with wide body, narrow neck and thick lip

1848-1933

20th century

1848-1933

1994/1.76

hand-blown iridescent glass

rank 1.40253

Full Record: x-1980-sl-2.205/1980_2.205.JPG

Calligraphy (couplet)

Mo Youzhi

This couplet is written in clerical script, an archaic style of Chinese calligraphy originating in the Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE) that became the dominant style of writing in the Han dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE). Like seal script, clerical script is highly legible, but it is more calligraphic, with a pronounced, wavelike flaring of isolated major strokes, especially in rightward or downward diagonal strokes.

1811-1871

19th century

1811-1871

1980/2.205

ink on paper

rank 1.39676

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.60/1978_2.60.JPG

Reading "The Book of Changes" at a Pavilion in Autumn

Zhang Hong [Chang Hung]

Inscription: … painted at Mr. Zhu’s Plum Hut Studio in the winter of 1639. Zhang Hong of Suzhou

Two seals of the artist

One collector’s seal

A solitary scholar, dwarfed by the surrounding autumnal landscape, seated inside a pavilion as he contemplates the ancient classic, The Book of Changes.

1577 - after 1668

17th century

1639

1978/2.60

hanging scroll, ink and color on silk

rank 1.38475

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 1.38088

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.211/1972_2.211.JPG

Vase

Louis Comfort Tiffany

irridescent green and blue teadrop-shaped vessel with vertical ribbing

1848-1933

Late 19th-Early 20th century

circa 1900

1972/2.211

iridescent blue and green glass

rank 1.37948

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 1.37819

Full Record: x-1983-sl-2.111/1983_2.111.JPG

Bilvamangala series: Krishna Venerated by People and Animals (fol. no. 8)

India, Rajasthan, Mewar School

Ink, watercolor and gold on paper. Central figure, Vishnu with devotees on his right and left. Male figures are located on the left side of Vishnu and the female figures on the right. The animals are depicted on the lower half of the portrait which goes with traditional hierarchical beliefs. The tiger is on the left and the elephant on the right.

late 17th - early 18th century

circa 1700

1983/2.111

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 1.37050

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.212/1972_2.212.JPG

Vase

Louis Comfort Tiffany

irridescent orange, yellow and blue teardrop-shaped vessel with vertical ribbing

1848-1933

Late 19th-Early 20th century

circa 1900

1972/2.212

iridescent orange, yellow and blue glass

rank 1.36544

Full Record: x-1959-sl-2.34/1959_2.34.JPG

Corner Decoration of a Painted Ceiling

Flaminio Innocenzo Minozzi

Seen from below, the drawing shows an illusionistic painted corner of a ceiling. A balustrade below which are architectural details including putti, swags, and acanthus leaves.

1735-1817

18th-19th century

1735-1817

1959/2.34

pen and black ink with ink wash

rank 1.35154

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 1.34564

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.214/1972_2.214.JPG

Vase

Louis Comfort Tiffany

1848-1933

19th century

circa 1896-1910

1972/2.214

opalescent glass with gold and red oxide

rank 1.34086

Picchvai

Artist Unknown, India

The piece portrays a central god, with many milkmaids surrounding him. There are louts flowers present, as well as hills and buildings at the top of the painting. There are also various incarnations of gods, which are the blue-skinned figures.

1700-1850

2008/2.289

ink, opaque watercolor and gold on cloth

rank 1.33547

Full Record: x-2009-sl-1.501/2009_1_501.JPG

Kneeling Shepherd

Luca Giordano

A man, shown in three-quarter view, is seen kneeling at the left side of the image, his hands are clasped in front of him in prayer. At the lower right is a sleeping lamb nestled into a roughly indicated background.

(1634 - 1705)

2nd half of 17th century

2009/1.501

graphite and pen and ink on laid brown paper

rank 1.33392

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.209/1972_2.209.JPG

Miniature vase

Louis Comfort Tiffany

1848-1933

19th century

circa 1896-1900

1972/2.209

iridescent red and gold glass

rank 1.33012

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 1.32938

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.371.5/1983_1.371.5.JPG

Cymbidium No. 351, from 'A Record of an Orchid Collection'

Ikeda Zuigetsu

Several pink and white buds dominate the center of the image. The flowers are arranged in a curved form that goes counterclockwise from top to bottom. They are on a dark green backgound.

1877-1944

20th century

1958

1983/1.371.5

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.32322

Purple haori with supplementary weft brocade woven bird-and-flowers designs

Artist Unknown, Japan

Purple silk damask (rinzu) in T-paper pattern (sayagata), bokashi dyed so that the shoulders are a darker purple than the lower half of the haori. Woven designs of phoenixes, paulownia, cranes, chysanthemums, etc., incorporate metallic threads. Lining is orange and white silk. There are purple and white kumihimo (a kind of cord) with tassels.

mid-20th century

circa 1930-1939

2005/1.355

purple silk damask with woven designs

rank 1.32089

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.202/1972_2.202.JPG

Vase

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Iridescent blue, silver and yellowish-green glass vessel with tear-drop shaped body with vertical ribs, slight swell at neck and slightly flared lip.

1848-1933

Late 19th-Early 20th century

circa 1900

1972/2.202

iridescent blue, silver and yellowish-green glass

rank 1.32083

Full Record: x-1965-sl-1.177/1965_1.177.JPG

Crows Flying Through Rain

Yosa Buson

(1716 - 1783, Kyoto)

18th century

18th century

1965/1.177

one of a pair of 6-fold screens, ink and color on paper

rank 1.32061

Full Record: x-1948-sl-1.174/1948_1.174.JPG

Recovering a Shuttlecock: A New Year's Scene

Utagawa Toyokuni I

1769 - 1825

18th century

mid 1780

1948/1.174

pillar-format full-color woodblock print (nishiki e) on paper, pillar-format (hashira e)

rank 1.31301

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.371.6/1983_1.371.6.JPG

Cymbidium Okagami, from 'A Record of an Orchid Collection'

Ikeda Zuigetsu

Pink and yellow orchids on a light green background. The flowers are arranged so that the descend from the upper right corner to the lower left. There are three long grass-like leaves in the background in the lower half of the image.

1877-1944

20th century

1958

1983/1.371.6

color woodblock print on paper

rank 1.30825

Full Record: x-2004-sl-1.197/2004_1_197.JPG

Roof Tile

Artist Unknown, Korea

This lotus medallion design on this round tile-end consists of eight petals. The outer rim is decorated with eighteen round dents. The seedpod contains six peripheral seeds.

7th century - 8th century

2004/1.197

earthenware

rank 1.30790

Full Record: x-2001-sl-2.133/2001_2.133.JPG

Lakshmi lustrated by elephants (Gaja Lakshmi (Goddess))

India, Rajasthan, Bundi School

The white elephants, which draw the eye into the image, face toward the center leading the viewer to Lakshmi who is the central figure in the frame. The image is bordered by a red colored frame. And below the figures, in the background is a dark banded representing a pond.

19th century

19th century

2001/2.133

ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

rank 1.30512

Full Record: x-2009-sl-1.521/2009_1_521.JPG

A Group of Peasants Eating

Jacopo Bassano

A group of figures are seen kneeling at the lower left in preparation of eating an al fresco meal. The figures consist of two women, two men, and a child, accompanied by a dog, curled up at the bottom right and two lambs or sheep at the right side. Two standing men and a cow are visible, as is the landscape behind the figures that include trees and a house.

Throughout, the work is unified by the consistent fluid and dense pen strokes that describe the figures and animals as well as the distant landscape and sky.

c.1510-c.1592

2nd half of 16th century

2009/1.521

pen and ink on laid paper

rank 1.29925

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 1.29877

Full Record: x-1955-sl-2.12/1955_2.12.JPG

Orchid and Colophon

Shitao (Shih-t'ao)

The painting depicts an orchid on the left, with calligraphical texts on the right-hand half. Paper is faded, and ink is black.

1642-1707

17th-18th century

1644-1707

1955/2.12

ink on paper

rank 1.29417

Full Record: x-1991-sl-2.78/1991_2.78.JPG

St. Jerome Reading in an Italian Landscape

Rembrandt van Rijn

1606-1669

17th century

1653

1991/2.78

etching, drypoint and burin with gray wash on paper

rank 1.29140

Full Record: x-1986-sl-2.80/1986_2.80.JPG

Napoleon at the St. Bernard Pass (Passage de Mont St. Bernard)

Théodore Géricault

This black and white print shows a winter mountain scene with steep snow covered peaks and a compound of buildings in the pass between them. There is a large crowd of soldiers, some on foot and some on horseback, who are gathered around their commander. He stands on a snowy rise and points to a friar who holds a basket of bread. Other friars walk among the foot soldiers to distribute bread. There is French writing below the scene that identifies the title, artist and publisher of the print.

1791-1824

19th century

1822

1986/2.80

lithograph on cream wove paper

rank 1.28850

Full Record: x-1949-sl-1.191/1949_1.191.JPG

Pine and Bamboo

Qi Baishi (Ch'i Pai-shih)

The painting depicts bamboo plants and pine trees, with a calligraphic inscription on the right bottom.

(1864 - 1957)

20th century

circa 1930

1949/1.191

ink on paper

rank 1.28572

Full Record: x-1976-sl-2.134/1976_2.134.STDREZ.JPG

The Break-up of the Ice (La Débâcle or Les Glaçons)

Claude Monet

A sweeping winter river scene opens up from the foreground and sweeps away towards the left. Ice floes dot the river surface and snowy hills frame trees that stand along the riverbank in the middle distance. The palette of this painting is restricted to mauves, blues, greens, and whites.

1840-1926

19th century

1880

1976/2.134

oil on canvas

rank 1.28547

Full Record: x-1980-sl-1.232/1980_1.232A.JPG

Calligraphy on Folding Fan

Shen Meisou

Both Shen Meisou and Zhu Zumou had been scholar-official for the late Qing government. What Zhu Zumou inscribed is a colophon he wrote for his brother’s painting; Shen Meisou inscribed in standard script (Kaishu) on the other side of the fan two poems his friend had come across.

20th century

1919-1920

1980/1.232

ink on paper

rank 1.28293

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.200/1972_2.200.JPG

Vase

Louis Comfort Tiffany

This vase in iridescent glass consists of a large swelling shoulder that tapers towards a narrow base. The decoration in mauve, pink, blue and brown includes feather designs, including peacock tail "eye" design.

1848-1933

late 19th century

circa 1896-1900

1972/2.200

iridescent green, blue and purple glass

rank 1.28164

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.203/1972_2.203.JPG

Vase

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Iridescent blue, silver and yellowish-green glass vessel with egg-shaped body and the suggestion of lobes near the bottom half of the vessel tapering into eight flat sides towards the upper half. Vessel is topped by a soft-edged open-ended cube-like form.

1848-1933

Late 19th-Early 20th century

circa 1900

1972/2.203

iridescent blue, silver and yellowish-green glass

rank 1.28099

Full Record: x-2004-sl-1.202/2004_1.202.JPG

Roof Tile

Artist Unknown, Korea

The decoration of this tile-end consists of lotus medallion with eight petals in the center surrounded by eight heart-shaped bosanghwa(Buddhist floral pattern) just inside the rim. The rim is decorated with a chain of beads.

9th century

2004/1.202

earthenware

rank 1.28026

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.205/1972_2.205.JPG

Bottle

Louis Comfort Tiffany

This small bottle consists of iridescent glass with mirror-like surfaces and swirling desigsn in green and brown that evoke agate. The dark designs are in bands that grow up from the base and along the shoulder.

1848-1933

19th century

circa 1896-1900

1972/2.205

glass with federzeichnung decoration in silver luster with amber and green stria

rank 1.27914

Full Record: x-2009-sl-1.516/2009_1.516.JPG

A River Landscape with a Boat Landing below a Bluff

Herman Saftleven, II

This oil painting is horizontally oriented with gray markings. It is surrounded with rose, gold, and mint matting, with a scroll that reads “H. Saftleven”. The actual work depicts a river scene, with a cliff on the shore of a river to the right. On the cliff are buildings, including what looks like the ruins of a castle tower. A tree leans to the right over the edge of the cliff. Ships populate the river, including one at the shoreline.

(1609 - 1685)

1630-1685

2009/1.516

ink, graphite on paper

rank 1.27320