36 UMMA Objects
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Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Emperor Ming-huang and Yang Kuei-fei(?) Journey to Shu
1644 – 1912
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Carter
Photograph of a group of brick buildings, cropped to accentuate the building materials and other geometric details such as a window and door.
André Kertész (American (North American))
Brick Walls
Gift of Maxine and Lawrence K. Snider
Frontal view of an altar space surrounded by draped fabrics with different patterns and materials. A staircase ascends out of the frame on the left-hand side of the image.
Felix Bonfils (French (culture or style))
Grotte de la Nativité—Cave of the Nativity
1867 – 1885
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
Teeming with meticulously recorded detail, this print depicts a massive construction site in the midst of a city. The large hole of the site consumes the majority of the lower two-thirds of the image; the upper portion consists of roads and buildings. Scaffolding and building materials extrude from the site into the air. <br />
Signed on plate, recto, l.r.: "Muirhead Bone"<br />
Signed below platemark, recto, in pencil: "Muirhead Bone".
Sir Muirhead Bone (British (modern))
Manhattan Excavation
1923 – 1928
Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
A print of tavelers in the mountains. Some are walking, some resting in the tent, some looking into the distance at the mountains across the canyon.
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese (culture or style))
Hôeido Tôkaidô Series: Sakanoshita, Fudesute-mine (Toss-away-the-brush Mountain)
1833 – 1834
Gift of Sarah and Otto Graf
Two men smoking long-stem pipes are seen sitting on a balcony. Behind them are visible the masts of ships along the bank, and further behind them in the distance a river sweeps towards the left. Buildings crowd the shore and boats are shown moored or in the river.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Rotherhithe, one of the "Sixteen Etchings," or the "Thames Set"
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
This photograph depicts a view of the construction site of a large building. There are piles of materials, two towering cranes and a view of other buildings in the background.
Garry Winogrand (American (North American))
Gift of Stanley T. Lesser, A.B. 1951, J.D. 1953
This work portrays a view across a river, whose surface is dotted with shipping. Drawn from a very high vantage point, a roadway is seen through a screen of nearly leafless trees at the bottom of the image; in the distance the far bank of the shore is congested with buildings, some towers--particularly a large one to the right of center--and smoke blowing away and to the right from the viewer can be seen.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
The Thames
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
A small, thin, earthenware molded plaque with a bas-relief architectural scene of a Chinese three-bay building on a dais. There are two slat windows and a hipped roof. A figure stands in the central doorway. The plaque is covered in a white slip.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Temple with Buddha Votive Plaque
550 – 650
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
The foreground is trees which frame, in the distance, a church-like structure.  On the right are two tree trunks with little foliage. The left side from the bottom and halfway up is darkened area.  There are 3 distinguishable trees near the center of the image that are full of foliage. Just to the right of those trees is a tree just as big as the church-like structure.;
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Near Rome (Environs de Rome)
Museum Purchase
A church spire rises in the center of the strongly vertical composition, flanked by a group of tall, thin trees on the left, and a pair of the same trees on the right. Gently rounded mountains rise in the background against a soft blue sky. A stretch of bright green grass dominates the foreground of the composition, and church-goers leave the rustic stone church via a tan-colored path in the middleground.
Henri Martin
La Bastide-du-Vert au Printemps
1833 – 1966
Bequest from the Estate and Trust of Elise Reeder Olton
A photograph of an oblique view of a plaster mill in Los Angeles, California. 
Edward Weston (American (North American))
Plaster Works, Los Angeles
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952