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Top of a waterfall into a sparsely-settled mountain valley.
Ilse Bing (American (North American))
Waterfall
1938
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
2012/2.33
&quot;The&nbsp;composition&nbsp;is&nbsp;classic&nbsp;for&nbsp;Chikuto&nbsp;with&nbsp;a&nbsp;central&nbsp;foreground&nbsp;grouping&nbsp;of&nbsp;trees, a&nbsp;low&nbsp;middle&nbsp;ground&nbsp;area, and&nbsp;a steeply&nbsp;rising&nbsp;series&nbsp;of&nbsp;hills.&nbsp;The&nbsp;large&nbsp;trees&nbsp;have&nbsp;curving trunks&nbsp;outlined&nbsp;by&nbsp;sinuous&nbsp;dry&nbsp;brushwork&nbsp;that&nbsp;is&nbsp;a&nbsp;Chikuto trademark.&nbsp;The&nbsp;varied&nbsp;brushwork&nbsp;in&nbsp;the&nbsp;foliage&nbsp;suggests&nbsp;a wide&nbsp;variety&nbsp;of&nbsp;plants.&nbsp;The&nbsp;soft&nbsp;pastel&nbsp;tints&nbsp;are characteristic&nbsp;of&nbsp;Chikuto&#39;s, reserved&nbsp;palette.&quot;<br />
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<b id="docs-internal-guid-6eefd8f4-7fff-20d5-0596-42dde0727b25">Adams, Celeste, and Paul Berry. <em>Heart, Mountains, and Human Ways: Japanese Landscape and Figure Painting: a Loan Exhibition from the University of Michigan Museum of Art.</em> Museum of Fine Arts, 1983.</b>&nbsp;
Nakabayashi Chikutō
Mountain Landscape in Summer
1800 – 1849
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1982/2.56
This photograph depicts a small river cascade in a pine forest.
William Henry Jackson (American (North American))
Cascade, Middle Fork of the Gallatin, M.T.
1872 – 1877
Museum Purchase
1978/2.29
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
1778
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Province M. Henry
1955/1.265
Two monkeys are seen at the base of a waterfall. They are painted in soft shades of gray and sit among plants. The monkey on the right fidgets with its hands, while the other looks over its shoulder at the waterfall. This is a pair with 1986/2.61.2.
Mori Sosen (Japanese (culture or style))
Monkeys by a Waterfall
1807 – 1821
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
1986/2.61.1
Two men standing at a waterfall, surrounded by foliage.
Gaetano Cottafavi
Grotto volgarmente detta di Nettuno a Tivoli
1834
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
2014/2.203
This is a dense but muted landscape painting. The lines are very well defined. The colors consit of muted greens and browns, with a bid of red in some places. There is a river flowing through the center of the painting, running down the landscape and toward the viewer. There is a figure sitting on a gnarled tree-raft towards the bottom left of the painting, with another figure looking upon the scene from the opposite bank of the river. There are ornate buildings present toward the top of the panting. The viewer can see a lone figure in an interior covered by stylized clouds.
Yu Zhiding (Yü Chih-ting);Yu Zhiding (Yü Chih-ting)
A Han Dynasty Envoy Navigating on a Tree-Raft
1696
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1985/2.30
There is a mountain in the background with a waterfall pouring out of it and flowing into a river. On the opposite shore of the mountains, there are rocks and trees. There is an inscription and seal in the top left corner of the hanging scroll. The hanging scroll is bordered with blue.
Fujimoto Tetsuseki (Tesseki)
Autumn Retreat amidst Mountains and Valleys
1862
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1968/2.20
A waterfall in a valley. Large mountains on the left hand side.
Ilse Bing (American (North American))
Waterfall and Valley
1938
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
2014/2.269
This photograph depicts a close-up view of a small forest stream running down a series of boulders.
Eliot Porter (American (North American))
Running Water, Roaring Fork Road, Gt. Smoky Mts., 10 Oct.1967
1967
Gift of Marilyn and Leon Sokol
1985/1.90.8
This is a vertical format painting surrounded by green and gold fabric. It is painted in tones of black with some areas of pink and blue color. It depicts a landscape scene with a cluster of small houses nestled in a craggy mountainous area. There is a river that runs through the landscape with two figures crossing a small footbridge. Other figures are shown in the open area of the village. The trees and vegetation are painted with short abbreviated brushstriokes.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Mist Clearing Over a Mountain Village, formerly attributed to Hasegawa Nobuharu (Shinshun; later, Tôhaku)
1567 – 1632
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1967/2.5
Two partially dressed men stand hip-deep in water in front of a waterfall. The edge of the cave is visible on the left. The man on the right is covered in elaborate tatoos and wears a sash around his belly and pads on his shoulders. He carries a sword in his left hand and is ringing a bell with his right. The other man is bowed under the waterfall's spray with his hands clasped in front of him. Another man's elbow is visible on the right.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: To, Enhiko (Publisher's seal); i 3 aratame (Censor's seal); Toyokuni hitsu (Signature)<br />
 
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Praying for Hits in the Waterfall of Answered Prayers: Nakamura Shikan IV and Bandō Mitsugorō VI
1863
Gift of Pearl Sellards
1985/1.171A
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