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&quot;On&nbsp;the&nbsp;right&nbsp;side&nbsp;is&nbsp;a&nbsp;drawing&nbsp;of&nbsp;a&nbsp;straw&nbsp;broom&nbsp;accompanied&nbsp;by&nbsp;a&nbsp;single&nbsp;line&nbsp;of&nbsp;verse that reads,<br />
Ippatsu ichiboku&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;One&nbsp;stroke, one&nbsp;line&nbsp;<br />
Soha&nbsp;zokujin&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Sweeps&nbsp;away worldly&nbsp;dust.<br />
In&nbsp;a&nbsp;Zen&nbsp;fashion&nbsp;the&nbsp;poem&nbsp;suggests&nbsp;that&nbsp;one&nbsp;line&nbsp;of&nbsp;ink&nbsp;will clear&nbsp;away&nbsp;the&nbsp;confusion&nbsp;of&nbsp;everyday&nbsp;life. The&nbsp;sweeping action&nbsp;is&nbsp;materialized&nbsp;by&nbsp;the&nbsp;sketch&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;broom.<br />
The&nbsp;next&nbsp;poem&nbsp;plays&nbsp;upon&nbsp;the&nbsp;sweeping&nbsp;action mentioned&nbsp;above,<br />
Yukuharu&nbsp;no &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Departing&nbsp;Spring&#39;s<br />
Shiripeta&nbsp;harau&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Buttocks&nbsp;are&nbsp;brushed
Yosa Buson (Japanese (culture or style))
Broom, Poems, and Poets
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Bust portrait of Paris of Troy. He looks off to the upper left. He is shown with a helmet that is toped with a sphynx-like figure and long feathers.
Guido Reni
Head of Paris [Testa di Paride]
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
On this page is a simply painted rabbit accompanied by 5 lines of inscriptions. The rabbit has black ears and appears to be sitting on a black platform of some sort. The rabbit is off-center to the left. To the right of the rabbit are three vertical lines of writing and to the left are two vertical lines of writing. Following the last inscription on the far left side is a stamp in red. The lines go in descending order-- the top right starting from the highest point until the last line on the left starts closest to the bottom of the page.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Rabbit, from a collaborative album of 11 pages
1918 – 1928
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. J. Robert Willson

Jim Hodges
Untitled, The Peter Norton Family Christmas Project 1998
Gift of The Peter Norton Family Foundation
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
In this monumental scroll, Nukina Kaioku has brushed a Chinese poem of his own composition, on the enduring theme of nature as refreshment for the spirit.  Note his masterful variation of thick and thin strokes, wet and dry ink, stately and rapid movement.<br />The verses may be tentatively rendered into English as follows:<br />   Mandarin ducks enjoy the fresh water; their graceful forms glow as they pass through channels in the reeds.<br />   Pushing beyond the thickets [to the open pond], they call to one another again and again in the dawn.<br />   A crimson mist breaks through gaps in the glade, its glow warming hidden nests.<br />   Waking up with nothing to do, [I came here] to playfully row among the spring waves.
Nukina Kaioku
Calligraphy: Watching Ducks on a Spring Morning
1840 – 1863
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Chang Chi's poem lies in the upper right corner, just above a distant castle or other elegant building.  In the foreground, mountains and trees arch over a wandering blue river and stretches of wispy clouds.
Dong Gao
Landscape: Illustrating a poem of the T'ang period by Chang Chi (Zhang Ji )
Gift of Mrs. Esson M. Gale presented in memory of her husband, Dr. Esson M. Gale
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

American (American (North American))
Christmas Poem
Bequest of Jean Paul Slusser
Chinese ink painting on scroll with poem, ducks and flowers.
Wang Mengbai
Pair of Mandarin Ducks (Scroll)
1915 – 1925
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
Chinese ink painting on a fan with drawings on the front and a poem on the back.
Wang Mengbai
Pair of Mandarin Ducks (Fan)
1915 – 1925
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
A portrait of a woman is encircled by a black frame decorated with gold crests. Pieces of fabric around the frame give the appearance of depth. The woman is dressed in layers of colourful robes with her hands clasped in front of her. Long pins decorate her black hair. Lines of calligraphy decorate the background along with cartouches and texture.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Imayō oshi-e kagami (Title); Shōrindō (Publisher's seal); Toyokuni ga (Artist's signature); Hitsuji 9, aratame (Censors' seal)
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style: Sawamura Tanosuke III as Shinzō Nakoso
Gift of Dr. James Hayes