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Henri Fantin-Latour
The Poet and the Muse
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser

Iranian (Iranian)
Persian poetry anthology manuscript page
1600 – 1632
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton B. Freudenheim in memory of Otto F. Ege

Iranian (Iranian)
Persian poetry anthology manuscript page
17th century
Museum Purchase

Persian poetry and proverbs anthology, manuscript leaf
1767 – 1799
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton B. Freudenheim in memory of Otto F. Ege
This print shows two flying birds, facing each other with their beaks touching encircled in a ring reminiscent of a window.  The birds and ring are a deep purple color.  There are hints of yellow around the birds and an inky mix of soft beiges, browns, and greys makes up the background within the ring.
Georges Braque (French (culture or style))
Soaring Birds
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet
This abstract print has a big Rohrshach-test-like blob in the center of pinkish color with a clear halo around it and black scribbly lines around that.  
André Masson (French (culture or style))
Les Hain-teny
Gift of Herbert Barrows
Lithograph of a landscape with water at the foreground, trees at the water's edge, and mountains rising in the background. Signed (l.r.) "Moore" and numbered (l.l.) "53/150" in pencil.
Henry Moore (British (modern))
Gift of Corrine Lemberg
At the center of the lithograph there is a horizontal like of small, stylized figures. The print is signed (l.r.) "Moore" and numbered (l.l.) "53/150" in pencil.
Henry Moore (British (modern))
Multitude II
Gift of Corrine Lemberg

Khusrau brought before his father Hurmuzd; from the Khamza of Nizami
1460 – 1470
Museum purchase, Acquisition Fund
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

Brian Eno
Oblique Strategies: One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas, The Peter Norton Family Christmas Project 1996
Gift of the Peter Norton Family Foundation