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A scholar sits under a thatched hut in the mountains. He strokes his long beard as a kettle warms. The colophon indicated that the scholar the the famous Song dynasty recluse Lin Bu. In his thatch hut in the Solitary Mountain, he is composing a poem in light smoke from the faint fireplace.
Feng Chaoran (Feng Chao-an)
Scholar in a Thatched Hut
1909
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.118
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
1830
Gift of J C Mathes and the Tokyo Center for Language & Culture (TCLC)
2008/2.331
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
1909
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1981/1.308

John Whorf
Shepherds' Huts
1903 – 1954
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.203
Shack belonging to a group of ragpickers.
Eugène Atget (French (culture or style))
Ragpickers' Hut
1912 – 1974
Museum Purchase
1974/1.118
Small group of figures with a palanquin and horse along with shops and a rounded hill in the distance.
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese (culture or style))
The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Kichizo Edition): #13 Numazu
1845 – 1855
Gift of J C Mathes and the Tokyo Center for Language & Culture (TCLC)
2008/2.319
This is a delicate landscape.  There are mountain crags, dispersed trees and bushes, and some houses/huts depicted.  There is calligraphy on the upper right hand corner with one red seal, and towards the upper left corner with a red seal.  There is also another red seal on the lower left hand corner.  The colors are muted and are barely discernable from one another.  There is a central jutting rock in the center of the painting that takes up a lot of horizontal space, and encourages the eye to travel upwards.
Sun Yi
Picture of the Cinnabar Peak
1657
Gift of Professor Richard and Vee Ling Edwards
1987/1.155
<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)
Solitary Pleasure of the Noble Recluse
1791
Anonymous Gift
1981/1.313
<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
1983/2.246
<p>&quot;The&nbsp;present&nbsp;screens&nbsp;present&nbsp;similar&nbsp;but&nbsp;separate landscape compositions. In&nbsp;the&nbsp;first&nbsp;panel&nbsp;on&nbsp;the&nbsp;right&nbsp;side, a&nbsp;path emerges&nbsp;and&nbsp;passes&nbsp;an&nbsp;empty&nbsp;roadside&nbsp;pavilion.&nbsp;Farther along, three&nbsp;men&nbsp;are&nbsp;strolling, two&nbsp;of&nbsp;them&nbsp;with&nbsp;hoes,&nbsp;as they return&nbsp;from&nbsp;work&nbsp;in&nbsp;the&nbsp;fields.&nbsp;Just&nbsp;ahead&nbsp;is&nbsp;a&nbsp;house&nbsp;where several&nbsp;people&nbsp;converse.&nbsp;Beyond&nbsp;is&nbsp;a&nbsp;valley&nbsp;with&nbsp;several homes&nbsp;and&nbsp;rice&nbsp;paddies.&nbsp;The&nbsp;scene&nbsp;ends&nbsp;with&nbsp;the&nbsp;path crossing&nbsp;over&nbsp;a&nbsp;small&nbsp;bridge&nbsp;by&nbsp;more&nbsp;rice&nbsp;paddies.&nbsp;These drained&nbsp;fields&nbsp;indicate&nbsp;that&nbsp;the&nbsp;season&nbsp;is&nbsp;early&nbsp;autumn after&nbsp;the&nbsp;rice&nbsp;has&nbsp;been&nbsp;harvested&nbsp;and&nbsp;the&nbsp;earth&nbsp;prepared for&nbsp;winter.<br />
Matsumura Goshun
Life in the Mountains
1781
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1974/1.251
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