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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
&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
1982/2.56
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
Shack belonging to a group of ragpickers.
Eugène Atget (French (culture or style))
Ragpickers' Hut
1912 – 1974
Museum Purchase
1974/1.118
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
1982/2.7.3
<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
There is a mountain in the background with a waterfall pouring out of it and flowing into a river. On the opposite shore of the mountains, there are rocks and trees. There is an inscription and seal in the top left corner of the hanging scroll. The hanging scroll is bordered with blue.
Fujimoto Tetsuseki (Tesseki)
Autumn Retreat amidst Mountains and Valleys
1862
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1968/2.20
This photograph depicts a uniformed man and a group of children standing in a field, a makeshift hut behind them.
Alen MacWeeney
Chimney Sweep and Children, Ireland
1965 – 1966
Gift of Carl W. Melcher
1981/2.168.2
The painting has a large tree in the forground, behind which is positioned a small hut which has two figures seated inside. Behind the hut are mountains and a small path disappearing in the distance on the bottom left of the image. 
Tanomura Chokunyū (Japanese (culture or style))
Scholars in a Thatched Hut Under an Old Tree
1850 – 1950
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1986/1.162

John Whorf
Shepherds' Huts
1903 – 1954
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.203
This is a drawing of a landscape. On the left are green plants in the distance and a brown hut, near the center there is a tree with green leaves, and on the right there is a yellow sun overhead. This drawing is on tan paper.
John Koch (American (North American))
Place Card (one of eleven)
1918 – 1928
Gift of Augusta M. Dillman in memory of her husband, Theodore Dillman
1987/2.29
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