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An empty large basin filled in with grass and trees.
Dick Arentz (American (North American))
Aspen, Echo Basin
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond

M.C. Escher
Eugene & Willy Strens/Felicitas 1956 (Water: No.4 of 'The Four Elements'; Water:
Gift of Hugh and Margaret Cooper
A boat in the water without the sail, slightly cloudy sky above, trimmed in black.
M. Johnston
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
The print depicts a fisherman standing on a seaside cliff perfoming loneline fishing. There are great waves below him striking the cliff and there is a mountain in the background. The print mainly applies the color of white and shades of blue. The artist inscribed the title of the work along with his signature on the upper left-hand corner.
Katsushika Hokusai
A Solitary Fisherman at Kajikasawa, Kai Province (Kajikasawa, Kai)
1823 – 1829
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
This work consists of seven photographic prints on semi-transparent fabric, gradually increasing in length, that hang from the sloping ceiling of a stairway in the Frankel Wing. Each panel of fabric has a different image including, craggy rocks, tree branches against the sky, sunlight reflecting on water and marshland, flames of fire and cloud like formations. Four are black and white images and the three others are color prints.
Ernestine Ruben
Museum commission made possible with support of the artist
Head and shoulders of a girl in the shower, water streaming down her face.
Brandon Herman
Untitled (Zoe Shower)
2006 – 2007
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
A fence next to a beach with the sun shining on the water.
Ilse Bing (American (North American))
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
This colored etching with aquatint depicts a night scene of a large illuminated cascade of fountains. A raised architectural structure with three arches is placed in the center left of the composition. A series of cascades descend from this structure and lead into a pool of water decorated with a series of geyser fountains spouting water upward. Many small groups of figures in elegant costumes are gathered around the water. Their costumes appear to be hand painted in pink, blue, white and black wash. The upper third of the image is devoted to the dark night sky.<br />
Philbert-Louis Debucourt
Illumination de la Grande Cascade de Saint Cloud
1808 – 1818
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
A village of black and gray houses in front of a row of pines by the water. Several sailboats appear in the distance in front of the mountains.
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese (culture or style))
The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Kyoka Edition): #9 Oiso
Gift of J C Mathes and the Tokyo Center for Language & Culture (TCLC)
Clothed reclining figure on a rock. Swirling mist on the left of the image blends into the deep blue background above the figure and to the right.
William Blake
Figure on Rock
1757 – 1827
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
This is an unglazed stoneware bizen jar fired in a wood-burning kiln.<br />
It has a hard, smooth surface with decorative incisions near the top of the jar. The lower portion has effect of color gradation of reds and browns. The lid seems to dip into the jar, and has a know handle. The entire piece is not perfectly formed, but has an organic aesthetic.
Kaneshige Tôyô
Bizen ware water jar with lid (mizusashi)
1950 – 1963
Museum Purchase
This graphite and wash piece has two sailboats in the foreground with multiple sailboats in the background. They are situated at the drawing’s horizon and float on a large body of water. A signature is on the upper left corner. <br />
1625 – 1750
Joseph F. McCrindle Collection