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This is a portrait of courtesan and her attendant. The courtesan wears a kimono with overall cherry blossom patterns and a darker color cloak with fan, plover and wave design lining with overall cherry blossom design silk; the cloak is slipping from her right shoulder. Her obi is draped in front; it has overall hollyhock pattern. Her face is white; Her hair is sculpted like a balloon on the top and has broad wings to the side. Tortoise-shell comb and multiple hairpins adorn the hair. She is strolling toward the right. Her attendant is walking behind her, her face and body partially hidden by the courtesan. She wears the matching kimono with plover and wave design; her kimono has long sleeves (furisode), whose openings are tied with ribbons. Her obi, with peony and geometric design, is tied at the back. Her hair is in the similar shape as the courtesan but not too exaggerated. But she wears an enormous hair accessory consisting of cherry blossoms and tassels, made of silver. Her face is also in white. The pain
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
Courtesan in procession
1793 – 1795
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
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
A banana plant is shown with long and lush leaves. Behind it is a rock with grass growing from it. Three birds rest on the rock and the leaves of the banana tree. On the right-hand top lies the calligraphic inscription wrtten by the artist, along with his signature and seals.
Xu Wei (Hs
Birds in a Banana Tree
1521 – 1593
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Carter
Two shrimps are shown in the middle of the print. The artist inscribed "Baishi at the age of ninty-five" on the upper left-hand corner with seal.
Qi Baishi
Gift of Marty Webster
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
According to the colophon, the figures depicted in the lower part of the print are two samurai of Aizu; the large figure in the front is Isamu Sôkichirô, who has challenged the figure in the rear, Rokuya Ongun Taiyu, to a vendetta.
Utagawa Hiroshige III
Ogura-sen Hyakunin Isshu: Murasaki Shikibu (Kano'en Gundaiyu? and Isamu Rokichirô?, two Samurai of Aizu)
1843 – 1846
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. J.E. Val-Mejias, M.D.
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
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 bamboo plants and pine trees, with a calligraphic inscription on the right bottom.
Qi Baishi
Pine and Bamboo
1925 – 1935
Gift of Katsuizumi Sotokichi
There is a frog on the left bottom of the painting, and on the right the artist inscribed &quot;to make a voice&quot; with his signature and seal.
Qi Baishi
Gift of Katsuizumi Sotokichi

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Metal enamelled snuff bottle decorated with the character "Shou" [Longevity]
1912 – 1949
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan