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A nude woman with long hair flowing down her back grasps a tree branch with her right hand and bends it downward in order to more easily pluck the green fruit dangling at its tip with her left hand. Her white body contrasts starkly with the darker tones of the surrounding landscape. The less conspicuous figure of a serpent with the head of a bearded man coils about the trunk of the tree next to the woman and fixes her with his stare.
Defendente Ferrari
Eve Tempted by the Serpent
1520 – 1525
Museum Purchase
A colored image depicting a woman lounging in her chambers. She wears a kimono of red and blue with an artistic stylized pattern. Outside is a cherry tree blooming and the woman's young attendant in a grey kimono.
Okumura Masanobu
Courtesan Relaxing with Attendant
1700 – 1749
Museum Purchase
A painting in ink, gouache, and gold pigment on cotton, with considerable damage.
Teacher and adept in a garden, with a yab-yum figure
1700 – 1899
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
A circular ivory snuff dish with a painted ink design of a man in robes sitting on a balcony overlooking trees and mountains.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Ivory snuff dish
1790 – 1860
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
A high contrast black and white photograph of a garden. Large shrubs dominate the lower foreground, situated in front of a white wall with tiled roofing. Beyond the wall, tall trees stand against an atmospheric but clear sky.
Erica Lennard (American (North American))
Shodenji, Japan
Gift of Barry and Lynne Lotenberg
Snuff bottle with overglaze enamel painted scene of a family in a garden standing in front of a house.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Snuff bottle with overglaze enamel painted scene of a family in a garden
1825 – 1900
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
In this two-fold screen, the artist reveals the geometric beauty of the famous fifteenth-century stone garden at the Ryôanji temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Kyoto.
Saitō Kiyoshi (Japanese (culture or style))
Ryôan-ji Stone Garden, Kyoto
Gift of the artist
A broad set of steps leading up to a tree-lined terrace are the main features of this work. Figures on the terrace and a sculpture of putti supporting an urn or pot are visible at the top of the stairs; in the left foreground, a woman and little girl are climbing the stairs.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
The Steps, Luxembourg Gardens
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
Throngs of people appear active in this landscape. Some gather in the house, while others play in the garden. This scene is set among rocks, trees, and mountains.
Wang Yingxiang (Wang Ying-hsiang)
The Three Abundant Blessings
Gift of Mrs. Charles L. Jamison
Paper size: h 37 3/10cm x w 31 3/10cm. Image size: h 25 9/10cm x tw 21 1/5cm & bw 21 3/5cm.
Honoré Victorin Daumier (French (culture or style))
Figures Dressed in High Style
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
Paper trimmed just outside of frame. Paper size: lh 24 3/5cm & rh 24 7/10cm x tw 28 1/2cm & bw 28cm.
Edouard Vuillard
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.