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There are two scholars playing the board game Go on a cliffside and by a waterfall. One scholar is facing toward us and wearing blue, while the other scholar is facing away from us and wearing white. There is a stone path leading down, a tree hanging above them, a mountainside in the background from which the waterfall comes from, and mist coming from the waterfall.
Maruyama Ōkyo
Scholars Playing Go by a Waterfall
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Province M. Henry
A scholar in the mountains leans on rocks under a tree and stares into the distance. The pine tree is a metaphor for a man of integrity. He is contemplating over the sound of the waterfall.
Feng Chaoran (Feng Chao-an)
Scholar by a Mountain Stream
1900 – 1949
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
A scholar sits in a relaxed posture at his desk looking at cut plum blossoms in a white vase; before him is an empty sheet of paper and ink stone, and by his side an attendant is boiling water for tea. A crane tucks her head and leg to keep herself warm in the cold winter air. The scholar seems to be contemplating a subject to be drawn or written, perhaps related to the flowers.
Gai Qi
Scholar's Winter Retreat
1815 – 1825
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Four men sit under a canopied arch in a Chinese-style landscape with pine trees and a river in the well of this blue-and-white plate. The figure seated under the center of the arch holds an object on his lap, which the leftmost figure leans forward to inspect more closely. The old man who sits at the right of the group looks off to his right. The paneled border of the rim is decorated with four reserves featuring the figure of a seated Chinese man. The reserves are separated by a pair of narrow panels flanking a larger central panel. The narrow panels contain a stylized flower motif, while the larger panels are decorated with more elaborate floral designs.
Chinoiserie plate with four figures in a landscape
1655 – 1665
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
This large painting of a scholar and two roosters. The scholar sits with books piled behind him, while the roosters below crane their necks to look back at him. The calligraphy on the top right reads:<br />
Would Your Excellency, my dear friend Xiaoting, kindly point out the inadequacies of this work? Ren Yi [a.k.a.] Bonian<br />
There are also two seals of the artist and one collectors seal.
Ren Yi
Scholar with Roosters
1860 – 1896
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Wang in memory of Professor Wang Shang-yi
This painting shows a scholar that is riding with his feet on a sword across waves. There is a seal on the lower right corner of the painting that reads Motonobu, referring to Kan&ocirc; Motonobu.<br />
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Kanō School
A Scholar Riding on a Sword
1650 – 1700
Museum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
Yellow glazed brush rest in the shape of partially unrolled scroll, applique on top, with Wang Bingrong mark on base. It has a custom wood stand.
Brush Rest
1821 – 1850
Promised gift of William C. Weese, M.D., LSA ‘65

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Ivory figure of scholar (snuff bottle?)
1920 – 1950
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
<p>&quot;This&nbsp;landscape&nbsp;is&nbsp;characteristic&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;Unkoku school&nbsp;in&nbsp;its&nbsp;sharp&nbsp;tonal&nbsp;contrasts&nbsp;and&nbsp;dramatic composition. The&nbsp;right&nbsp;side&nbsp;is&nbsp;dominated&nbsp;by&nbsp;a&nbsp;jutting&nbsp;sheer&nbsp;cliff&nbsp;face whose magnitude&nbsp;is&nbsp;suggested&nbsp;by&nbsp;the&nbsp;tall&nbsp;trees&nbsp;emerging&nbsp;from&nbsp;its side.&nbsp;In&nbsp;the&nbsp;far&nbsp;distance&nbsp;are&nbsp;other&nbsp;rugged&nbsp;peaks&nbsp;that&nbsp;tower over&nbsp;unseen&nbsp;valleys.&nbsp;In&nbsp;the&nbsp;foreground&nbsp;stands&nbsp;a&nbsp;scholar with a&nbsp;staff&nbsp;viewing&nbsp;the&nbsp;spectacle&nbsp;before&nbsp;him.&nbsp;His&nbsp;young attendant holds&nbsp;the&nbsp;scholar&#39;s&nbsp;favorite&nbsp;instrument, the&nbsp;Chinese&nbsp;<em>ch&#39;in</em>. In the&nbsp;middleground&nbsp;a&nbsp;small&nbsp;open&nbsp;air&nbsp;pavilion&nbsp;under&nbsp;two&nbsp;pine trees&nbsp;punctuates&nbsp;a&nbsp;flat&nbsp;stretch&nbsp;of&nbsp;peninsula,&nbsp;and&nbsp;beyond,
Unknown artist (formerly attributed to Unkoku T
Scholar Strolling in the Mountains
1700 – 1899
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A figure dressed in a purple robe is playing the flute and another figure dressed to the right is in a yellow robe, wearing a headdress, and holding a fly whisk. They appear to be floating in the clouds. This image seems to be on top of a red paper cutout.&nbsp;
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Hanging Cash: Two Immortals Lü Dongbin and Han Xiangzi
20th century
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle B. Hanna
A scholarly figure dressed in an elaborate floral robe and black headdress is surrounded by five small children, also dressed in elaborate floral robes. The center scholarly figure is holding paper and an instrument, and the children are holding toys and money. There are Chinese characters on the left and right, appearing in a cloud of thought and windchime-like instrument.&nbsp;
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Heavenly Official Confers Joy and Longevity (Come Together)(Pair with 1989/2.156)
20th century
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle B. Hanna
A scholar is riding on horseback on a section of land in the foreground of the bottom left which also has several trees. The middle ground of the painting is water with mountains in the distance. The top of the print has text and stamped seals. 
Gao Cen (Chinese (culture or style))
Horse Riding at Altar of Heaven (Tiantan)
1650 – 1699
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Carter