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Huang Jishui
Album of Calligraphy
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
This is a white piece of paper with black lettering. The words are arranged in six lines down the page.
Mary Reid Kelley
One of the Most Enduring Vooraleerzich Most Enduring Poems Hier Het Gedicht of the First World War
Gift of Jessica and Andrew Freiser
Four segmented images with text, one with a figure and a tree and the other three with houses, hills, and trees. Each image is accompanied by Chinese verses of a poem. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Hand Scroll Landscape Scenes -- Four Scenes with Verse
;1800 – 1999
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
There are four columns of a poem written in calligraphy. There are seals and a signature. The hanging scroll has a blue border.
Shinōzaki Shōchiku
Floating Endlessly
1800 – 1849
Gift of the Shoka Collection
The painting depicts three fishes below a calligraphic poem. The poem goes: "I once painted Three Fish and inscribed it: painting is what I did in the time remaining after work, poetry in the time remaining after sleep, and calligraphy in the time remaining after carving. This is what I call the three remaining." (in Chinese, "fish" and "remaining" are pronounced the same)
Qi Baishi
1920 – 1949
Gift of Katsuizumi Sotokichi
Text of poem on left and two portraits of men on either side of text.
Pablo Picasso (Spanish (culture or style))
Soneto Burlesco. A Licito... from the "Góngora: vight poëmes" by Luis de Góngora y Argote
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
There are two iris flowers surrounded by their leaves coming from the bottom left corner of the hanging scroll. In the top middle section of the hanging scroll is a poem.
Sakaki Hyakusen
Yatsuhashi (iris and haiku poem)
1700 – 1749
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
The sword is long and slightly curved; the metal smith's name is engraved on the metal handle.
Sword (13th century) and scabbard (18th century) with design of samurai writing a poem under cherry tree
1299 – 1301
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic R. Smith
Light green-gold cloth background with a scene of a mountain, a poem and a sailboat.
Tanomura Chokunyū (Japanese (culture or style))
Sailboat and Mountain with Calligraphy Poem, Mt. Fuji
1900 – 1932
Gift of the Estate of Betty I. Monroe, PhD
The kneeling figure in the foreground is grand courtesan Hinatsuru.  Her kamuro (attendant) is arranging a vase of chrysanthemums beside her. The circular inset contains a poet and his poem addressed to the two of them:<br />In its wake<br />The autumn grasses wither.<br />Indeed, the mountain wind<br />Has now become a gale.
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
Courtesans of the Chôjiya: Hinatsuru and Her Attendant
1785 – 1795
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
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
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