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An ink image painted on silk, depicting a buffalo and herd boy standing on the grassy ground on the bottom right. There is a house further back behind among several trees. The bottom and left section is water and most of the top space is left blank.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Returning Herder and Water Buffalo, After Rain
13th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
This black and white print depicts a scene with groups of figures separated compositionally by a large wooden post that is placed in the foreground of the composition, just left of center. Four male figures on the left look toward the scene on the right where a woman kneels in prayer before a child accompanied by two angels and a haloed man feeding hay to a donkey.
Nicolaus van Aelst
Adoration of the Shepherds
1604 – 1606
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
A man in humble attire, shown in three-quarter view, is seen kneeling at the left side of the image; his hands are clasped in front of him in prayer. At the lower right is a sleeping lamb nestled into a schematically rendered background.
Luca Giordano (Italian (culture or style))
Kneeling Shepherd
1650 – 1699
Joseph F. McCrindle Collection
Man walking up a small hill to a barn, sheep ahead of him, rock wall to the right.
D. James Galbraith
Will Geer on a Walk, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1955 – 1965
Gift from the D. James Galbraith Family
This ink and chalk drawing features a lamb laying in the left foreground. In the center is a sculpture of a vase on a plinth with a reservoir at its base, from which another lamb drinks. A third lamb lays in the shadow of the statue. In the background, a human figure approaches the lambs with two cows. A large, split tree in background fills the upper left part of the composition, with further landscape and mountains indicated behind it.
Jan van Huysum
Landscape with Animals at a Fountain
1700 – 1749
Joseph F. McCrindle Collection