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Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Three-panel Folding Screen
1867 – 1899
Gift of S.W. Hoobler in memory of his parents, Madge Sibley, BA 1904, and Doctor B. Raymond Hoobler
A monochrome print depicting two standing women and a reclining man in a room. The taller woman, a courtesan, wears an elaborate kimono of butterfly design and under-kimono of geometric patterns; her hair is tied on the back, wearing tortoise shell comb and hairpin. She is holding skirts of kimono and under-kimono with her right hand and is hiding her left hand under the kimono. The second woman, an attendant, is standing behind the courtesan, holding a doll of a boy and her face turning away. She wears a plain kimono with pine tree design and obi (sash) with striped patterns. The man is reclining and looking toward the courtesan. They seem to engage in conversation. The man wears kimono with design of coins and short jacket with plaid patterns. His hair is shaved on top and tied on the back. There is a folded screen behind him, depicting a plum tree by river. In front of him, there are a sake pitcher, sake cup and its stand, and a bowl with food accompanied by a tray and chopsticks. There is a title of the p
Okumura Masanobu
Courtesan and client: parody of the Kiritsubo Chapter of the Tale of Genji (Mitate Genji Kiritsubo)
1711 – 1716
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker, through Dr. Walter R. Parker
A series of ink dots, placed over six staffs of music notation, form a pair of spectacles, an eye, a nose, and lips.
Paul Rand (American (North American))
Gift of Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo and Maria Phillips
A six panel folding screen depicting pairs of carp on each of the lower portions of each panel, and lotus blossoms.
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Lotus and Carp
19th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Director's Acquisition Committee, 2014
Firescreen consists of a rectangular metal frame with glass and metal elements set in rectangular (largely geometric) framing patterns around a central panel of white and purple vertical glass rods. Along the bottom is a border of white, amber, and green glass circular elements in a more naturalistic pattern evoking grapes.
Louis Comfort Tiffany
Firescreen from the entrance hall of the Henry O. Havemeyer house, New York
1890 – 1891
University purchase 1930, transferred to the Museum of Art
An abstract print featuring two black undefined lines crossing the top and bottom connected by another undefined line which extends to the edge of the left side.
Robert Motherwell (American (North American))
Africa 1
Bequest of Gertrude Kasle
This four panel folding screen depicts eight crows flying through a rain shower. The birds themselves are naturalistcally depicted, while the rain is suggested through Yosa Buson's use of diagonal strokes of various shades of lighter ink washes. Buson makes use of the three-dimensionality of the screen's folds in his placement of the crows, creating a sense of depth and movement to his subject. 
Yosa Buson (Japanese (culture or style))
Crows Flying Through Rain
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
The animals are presented in zodiac sequence, from right to left: mouse, ox, tiger, hare, dragon, serpent, horse, goat, monkey, chicken, dog, and boar. The eight-fold screen allows the animals to seem to walk across the space. Negative space plays a significant role in the screen, creating a place for the animals to exist and at the same time extending into the room.
Yoshikawa Kôkei
Animals of the Zodiac (One of pair)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
This work is a square, abstract composition with thick, overlapping yellow and gray lines in a labyrinthine pattern. The print is signed and dated (l.r.) "Anni Albers 1970." and titled and numbered (l.l.) "Yellow Meander 51/75" in pencil.
Anni Albers (American (North American))
Yellow Meander
Gift of the Estate of Richard H. Shackson
This screenprint has bands of black with white circles, squares, and triangles along top and bottom edge. A large yellow triangle takes up most of the right side, and other green, red, and pink shapes are throughout. The print has a studio stamp in black ink (l.r.) "herbin" and is numbered in pencil (l.l.) "148/150".
Auguste Herbin (French (culture or style))
1940 – 1950
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick
Photograph of a portable tripod screen with projection of airplane in an interior living space. 
Joel Meyerowitz (American (North American))
New Jersey Interior
Gift of Selma & Gerald Lotenberg