15 UMMA Objects
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Chinese ink painting on scroll with poem, ducks and flowers.
Wang Mengbai
Pair of Mandarin Ducks (Scroll)
1915 – 1925
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi

Ren Xun (Jen Hsün)
Tea Blossoms, Pine Branches and Mynah Bird
1835 – 1857
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A lark stands inside the curving vine of a morning glory growing on the grass. Both the bird and the flowers are naturalistically depicted, while the grass is indicated with subtle brushstrokes mostly grouped in the bottom left corner of the painting.  
Yūki Masaaki
Lark and Morning Glory
1867 – 1932
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
The lower section of the fan has rocks and grasses with mushrooms and several daffodils in bloom. A bird white bird with black face and blue head sits on a thin branch that is coming down from the upper left section of the fan. 
Giuseppe Castiglione (Italian (culture or style))
Bird on a Bamboo Branch
1731 – 1771
Gift of Mr. Alfred L. Aydelott
Horizontally long. Ink on paper. Mostly calligraphy with a foliage imagery at the beginning.
Shen Zhou
Pine and Hibiscus
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A bird (probably a sparrow) perches among peach blossoms, while singing to welcome the spring.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Bird on a branch
1420 – 1435
Gift of Dorothy Dunlap Cahill
This painting inculdes the seal of the artist Ren Xun. A crane stands in the foreground, with it's head and beak turned toward the viewer, revealing a patch of orangish red on its face. A pine tree arches across the background above.
Ren Xun (Jen Hsün)
Crane, Pine and Bamboo
1860 – 1887
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
These panels represent six of the twelve months. The panels each have calligraphy and a red seal in one corner. In each panel there is a bird and a type of plant, which are suggestive of particular months. On the top left panel there is bamboo, the bow of the boat with a small lamp attached to it, and a type of water fowl. In the bottom middle panel is a blooming sakura tree and a pheasant. In the bottom left panel is blue and white wisteria ans small sparrows. In the bottom right panel there is a willow slowly coming back to life after winter over a thatched building.
One of a pair of six-fold screens
19th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Cloisonné Vase
19th century
Bequest of Cora E. Shoecraft
Two magpies rest among hibiscus flowers.  “Boneless” washes for the hibiscus flowers are contrasted with ink outlines of bamboo.
Yamamoto Baiitsu (Japanese (culture or style))
Magpies and Hibiscus
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
There is a plum branch with a bird on it. The branches are really thin with tiny flowers on them. In the bottom right corner, there is a signature and a date. Surrounding the paper is a border with gold flowers for the design.
Maruyama Ōkyo
Bird on a Plum Branch
1750 – 1799
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Hanging scroll depicting two birds at the center perched on branches. One bird has its tail pointed straight up while the other bird appears to be looking down. Small blossoms adorn some of the branches. An inscription is located in the upper right corner. The painting is framed by strips of silk attached to its edge.<br />
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This painting depicts two birds sitting on flowering plum branches on a spring day. The tail of the bird on the vertically standing plum branch sits upright in parallel with the branch. The lower part of the painting shows drooping tree branches and willow leaves upon which the second bird sits, looking downwards. The plum flowers which evoke a sense of spring and the birds with their splendid feathers, echo the inscription on the upper-right corner: &ldquo;Welcome spring with its myriad colors (迎春滿色).&rdquo; The work features diverse colors in the style of the nineteenth-century folk paintings. It is currently framed by strips of silk attached to its edges.
<p>[Korean Collection
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Birds and Flowers
19th century
Gift and partial purchase from Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp, purchase with funds from Elder and Mrs Sang-Yong Nam