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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
There is a clump of orchids towards the bottom of the hanging scroll with tall leaves surrounding them. There is a signature and a seal by the artist on the bottom left corner of the hanging scroll.
Nakabayashi Chikutō
Orchids; pair with Bamboo, 1987/1.152.2
1800 – 1849
Gift of The Calvin French Collection
There is a small clump of bamboo rising toward the top of the hanging scroll. There are three stems and a small clump of leaves. In the bottom left corner of the hanging scroll are two seals by the artist.
Nakabayashi Chikutō
1800 – 1849
Gift of the Calvin French Collection
Calligraphy of a poem written in running script and including three artist's seals and the artist's signature.
Shitao (Shih-t'ao)
Ode on a Wanli-era Imperial Brush
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Painted and inscribed on the occasion of Veterans’ Day.  The artist depicts a view of the narrow, winding roadway cutting through a magnificent rocky mountain. <br />In his inscription, Chang claims to use methods of Song masters that were adopted in painting the scene. A small detail on the lower right of the painting represents a couple of tiny figures standing aside the road. One figure is depicted as making life-sketches of the scene.
Chang Ku-nien
Cross-Island Highway Based on Sketches
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
This hanging scroll depicts three white chrysanthemums. The flowers form a dynamic arc, and were executed with powerful, rapid brushstrokes. The contrast between the thin lines of the petals of the flowers and the dark thick strokes made with the side of the brush suggesting the leaves and stalks of the plants creates the main visual drama of the painting. 
Soga Shōhaku
18th century
Museum Purchase
The branches of a plum tree stretch skyward, skillfully utilizing the vertical space of this hanging scroll. Black dots are used as accents along the branches, making them look knotted and full of texture. These heavy features are offset by the delicate depiction of plum blossoms. Calligraphic text is in the upper right corner, with two seals.
Li Jishou (Li Chi-shou)
Plum Blossoms, after Jin Nong
19th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
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
This hanging scroll depicts a chicken executed in rapid brushstrokes, using various shades of black ink. The face of the bird is naturalistically depicted, while its tail feathers are somewhat abstracted. 
Itō Jakuchū
Rooster on a Branch
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
This lightly colored landscape features figures standing on a covered bridge enjoying the distant waterfall. To the left of the painting, there are trees with rocks scattered&nbsp;around on the ground. In the&nbsp;distance, there are mountains that contain a little greenery. The waterfall comes out of these mountains and empties into a river; mist formes from this. In the top left corner of the painting, there is a signature.
Ikeno Taiga [DELETE];Ikeno Gyokuran [DELETE]
Mountain Landscape
1725 – 1775
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A splatter painted bird cage stand with a rounded top cage on top in red, green, orange, white and blue. There is mesh on one side of the bottom of the cage that is also splatter painted. Inside the cage hanging from the top is a small bell, part of an American flag and a replica of a human penis, painted black, hanging upside down.
Tyree Guyton (American (North American))
Untitled (bird cage, re-lynching)
1980 – 2010
Gift of H. David Zucca
<p>&quot;The&nbsp;present&nbsp;painting&nbsp;is&nbsp;somewhat&nbsp;unusual&nbsp;among&nbsp;his works&nbsp;for&nbsp;its&nbsp;use&nbsp;of&nbsp;silk&nbsp;and&nbsp;color...The&nbsp;inscription&nbsp;seems&nbsp;to&nbsp;contain&nbsp;a&nbsp;reference&nbsp;to&nbsp;Okayama prefecture...Entitled&nbsp;Solitary&nbsp;Pleasure&nbsp;of the&nbsp;Noble&nbsp;Recluse, the&nbsp;painting&nbsp;represents&nbsp;a&nbsp;scholar reading&nbsp;by&nbsp;a&nbsp;window&nbsp;above&nbsp;a&nbsp;stream.&quot;<br />
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<b id="docs-internal-guid-6aad52ae-7fff-f5c1-9252-3f519a18ab9b">Adams, Celeste, and Paul Berry. <em>Heart, Mountains, and Human Ways: Japanese Landscape and Figure Painting: a Loan Exhibition from the University of Michigan Museum of Art.</em> Museum of Fine Arts, 1983.</b></p>
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Kushiro Unsen (Unzen) [DELETE]
Solitary Pleasure of the Noble Recluse
Anonymous Gift
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