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The piece includes a large title section, landscape image of the garden,<br />
two seals of the artist, and a portion of calligraphic text.<br />
The text reads: &quot;The Small Cloud Dwelling occupies a corner of Mr. Dingfu&#39;s Green Surrounded Mountain Villa in Nanxun. His respected wife, Lady Pang, used to meditate and chant sutras there&hellip; In the 8th month, fall of 1909, Lu Hui completed this painting &hellip;&quot;
Lu Hui
The Small Cloud Dwelling
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A scene in the life of Mahavira. The composition is designated a narrow strip near the left, while the rest of the page is used for text and red circles. The illustration is divided into two registers, with depictions of two women in each. The infant Mahavira is seen in his mother’s arms, at the upper left.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
The Sixth Night Vigil from a Kalpasutra manuscript (fol. no. 38v), depicting two pairs of queens
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink in memory of Morris Foster
The painting depicts an orchid on the left, with calligraphical texts on the right-hand half. Paper is faded, and ink is black.
Shitao (Shih-t'ao)
Orchid and Colophon
1644 – 1707
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
The painting depicts bamboo plants and pine trees, with a calligraphic inscription on the right bottom.
Qi Baishi
Pine and Bamboo
1925 – 1935
Gift of Katsuizumi Sotokichi
A landscape of mountains with a boat at the bottom. A calligraphical poem lies above the mountain.
Totoki Baigai
Mountain Landscape with Boat
19th century
Gift of the Estate of Betty I. Monroe, PhD
This calligraphy is executed in ink on paper. There are a total of three red seals present in the piece, one in the upper right hand corner, and two towards the left center of the piece. The calligraphy is very strong and forceful, with broad, well defined strokes. The work is mounted on golden silk.
Murase Taiitsu
Poem in Running Script
19th century
Gift of Dr. Kurt A. Gitter in memory of Dr. Harold P. Stern
Various sketches of fruits and flowers each with accompanying calligraphy.<br />
Image 1: Large white flower in the upper left balanced by a large gray rock in the lower right. A smaller pink flower completes the visual triangle.<br />
Image 2: A branch bearing two clusters of small orange fruits begins in the upper left and ends lower, center.<br />
Image 3: A branch of white and pink flowers starts center right and moves off the page at upper center.<br />
Image 4: A branch bearing three large green fruits starts and the upper left corner and ends just right of center. Two fruits centrally located and the third is in the upper left.<br />
Image 5: Rock-mass in the upper right with green grass-like plants and light green orchids.<br />
Image 6: Fruit-bearing vine moves across the top of the page and crosses over the lower right corner.<br />
Image 7: Two large orange blooms are located slightly left of center and near the top. Opposite those the lower right half is dominated by a large rock formation.
Yong-chin Kim
Fourteen Fruit and Flower Sketches
Museum Purchase
Ink painting on paper of footed vase or jar with design.  Calligraphic text is to the right of the image, most likely a signature.
Hamada Shōji
Drawing of a jar
Gift of the Ann Arbor Potters Guild
This vertical composition consists of tall, thin trees in the foreground, with a lone boatman floating beneath and behind them. As the scene stretches upwars, mountains take up a dominant position in the picture, stretching toward the sky. Above them is calligraphic text.
Zha Shibiao (Cha Shih-piao)
Cloudy Mountains and Misty Trees, after Dong Yuan
1650 – 1699
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
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.
Qiu Ying
Peach Blossom Spring
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
In this monumental scroll, Nukina Kaioku has brushed a Chinese poem of his own composition, on the enduring theme of nature as refreshment for the spirit.  Note his masterful variation of thick and thin strokes, wet and dry ink, stately and rapid movement.<br />The verses may be tentatively rendered into English as follows:<br />   Mandarin ducks enjoy the fresh water; their graceful forms glow as they pass through channels in the reeds.<br />   Pushing beyond the thickets [to the open pond], they call to one another again and again in the dawn.<br />   A crimson mist breaks through gaps in the glade, its glow warming hidden nests.<br />   Waking up with nothing to do, [I came here] to playfully row among the spring waves.
Nukina Kaioku
Calligraphy: Watching Ducks on a Spring Morning
1840 – 1863
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Chang Chi's poem lies in the upper right corner, just above a distant castle or other elegant building.  In the foreground, mountains and trees arch over a wandering blue river and stretches of wispy clouds.
Dong Gao
Landscape: Illustrating a poem of the T'ang period by Chang Chi (Zhang Ji )
Gift of Mrs. Esson M. Gale presented in memory of her husband, Dr. Esson M. Gale