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Wang Jian (Chinese (culture or style))
Landscape, Lakes and Mountains to the Farthest Distance
Gift of Mr. Chung Mo-nan
&quot;The&nbsp;composition&nbsp;is&nbsp;classic&nbsp;for&nbsp;Chikuto&nbsp;with&nbsp;a&nbsp;central&nbsp;foreground&nbsp;grouping&nbsp;of&nbsp;trees, a&nbsp;low&nbsp;middle&nbsp;ground&nbsp;area, and&nbsp;a steeply&nbsp;rising&nbsp;series&nbsp;of&nbsp;hills.&nbsp;The&nbsp;large&nbsp;trees&nbsp;have&nbsp;curving trunks&nbsp;outlined&nbsp;by&nbsp;sinuous&nbsp;dry&nbsp;brushwork&nbsp;that&nbsp;is&nbsp;a&nbsp;Chikuto trademark.&nbsp;The&nbsp;varied&nbsp;brushwork&nbsp;in&nbsp;the&nbsp;foliage&nbsp;suggests&nbsp;a wide&nbsp;variety&nbsp;of&nbsp;plants.&nbsp;The&nbsp;soft&nbsp;pastel&nbsp;tints&nbsp;are characteristic&nbsp;of&nbsp;Chikuto&#39;s, reserved&nbsp;palette.&quot;<br />
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<b id="docs-internal-guid-6eefd8f4-7fff-20d5-0596-42dde0727b25">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>&nbsp;
Nakabayashi Chikutō
Mountain Landscape in Summer
1800 – 1849
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
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
Shack belonging to a group of ragpickers.
Eugène Atget (French (culture or style))
Ragpickers' Hut
1912 – 1974
Museum Purchase
This painting depicts two buildings to the left and a tree on the right separated by a trail or road. As the trail curves away from view, there is a big dropoff. The two buildings overlook the dropoff toward a background comprised of blue soft looking mountains that have small brushstrokes to give the effect of trees. The people in the closer building appear to be looking out into the scenery. The buildings are painted in variations of brown pigment while the trees and grass are colored in light and dark greens. To the bottom left is the artist&#39;s signature.&nbsp;
Kubota Kinsen
Enjoying the Scenery from a Mountaintop Tea House, from a collaborative album of 11Sketches
1918 – 1928
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. J. Robert Willson
A view of bearers and attendents walking along the country road with mountains in the distance.
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese (culture or style))
The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Kyoka Edition): #19 Ejiri
Gift of J C Mathes and the Tokyo Center for Language & Culture (TCLC)
This painted hanging scroll depicts a rocky cliff with trees at the base. The trees are around a pavilion at the bottom left. On the upper right is an inscription with three lines in descending order right to left. It is followed by two red stamps.&nbsp;
Nakabayashi Chikutō
Pavillion in the Woods in Spring
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern

Jane C. Stanley
Fisherman's Hut, Libertad, Mexico
1863 – 1940
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
<em>&quot;Lonely Fisherman at Autumn River</em>&nbsp;is oriented horizontally to provide the breadth of the river and emphasizes the softness of the mountains&rsquo; width as opposed to an imposing verticality...The main visual cue of the season in the piece is the seasonal poem of autumn, followed to the left by Itsuun&rsquo;s signature and seal in red in the upper right-hand corner.&nbsp; A more subtle suggestion of autumn are the birds in a migratory formation just above the surface of the lake...&nbsp;The only separation between the sky and the river in the painting is the tall tree just to the right of the center of the painting that provides a focal point, but even then, the void of the water&rsquo;s surface leaks into the edge of the mountain, and even lies within the outlines of the village...&quot;<br />
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Nakamura, Chris. &ldquo;Lonely Fisherman at Autumn River.&rdquo;&nbsp;<i>Japanese Landscapes</i>, 18 Dec. 2009, japaneselandscape.wordpress.com/literati/literati-prints/lonely-fisherman-at-a
Kinoshita Itsuun
Lonely Fisherman at Autumn River
1852 – 1949
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Auguste Louis Lepère (French (culture or style))
L'Ondée (Vendée)
Gift of James B. Shearer, II

Giovanni Grimaldi
Eight Landscapes. 4. Landscape with Two Men on Horseback
1606 – 1680
Museum Purchase