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This is a collection of various flower studies in ink and color on paper. There is a variety of subjects ranging from ferns, Japanese morning glories, cherry blossoms, persimmons, and Japanese poppies. Some have no color and are outlined in black ink while others are completely colored in. Many of the drawings also have descriptions of the subject and are written in the traditional vertical form. The front page of the handscroll has blue ink coming from above and purple ink below in a cloud-like, mound-shaped two-layer design.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Sketches of Flowers: 25 compositions
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Emperor Ming-huang and Yang Kuei-fei(?) Journey to Shu
1644 – 1912
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Carter
The piece includes a large title section, landscape image of the garden,<br />
two seals of the artist, and a portion of calligraphic text.<br />
The text reads: &quot;The Small Cloud Dwelling occupies a corner of Mr. Dingfu&#39;s Green Surrounded Mountain Villa in Nanxun. His respected wife, Lady Pang, used to meditate and chant sutras there&hellip; In the 8th month, fall of 1909, Lu Hui completed this painting &hellip;&quot;
Lu Hui
The Small Cloud Dwelling
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Chinese ink painting on scroll with poem, ducks and flowers.
Wang Mengbai
Pair of Mandarin Ducks (Scroll)
1915 – 1925
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
This is a long horizontal scroll with several calligraphic inscriptions on the right portion of the paper. On the left are 3 figural scenes. The one closest to the writing shows a male figure wearing a large headdress seated in the lotus position within a circle. Next there is a figure with four arms who stands on the back of a dragon. Two people stand on either side- one a short blue-skinned man who holds a bowl and the other a smaller figure who holds a brush and paper. The third scene shows a male figure, seated in the lotus position, who holds a sword, a wheel, a brush and paper in his four hands.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Suiten kyo (Sutra of Varuna, Deity of the Waters)
1300 – 1335
Gift of Harold Phillip Stern, presented in memory of Archibald Gibson Wenley
Horizontally long. Ink on paper. Mostly calligraphy with a foliage imagery at the beginning.
Shen Zhou
Pine and Hibiscus
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
An illustration of the bodhisattva Jokaishō, the divine figure is seated on a lotus blossom venerating a reliquary. The figure sits cross-legged on a red lotus blossom, while beneath the figure is a blue sutra box on a green and yellow lotus. The image is depicted with largely even "iron-wire" lines typical of Heian period Buddhist painting. 
Takuma Tametō
Bodhisattva (Jokaisho Bosatsu): esoteric Buddhist iconographic drawing
1133 – 1166
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Among the rolling green mountains, figures in this scroll go about their lives, leading cattle to drink along the riverside and dangling fishing lines over the edge of small boats in hopes of catching something for dinner. Highlights of red pigment add brilliance to a grove of trees near the middle of the scroll. The detail work in the trees is spectacular, with twisted and knotted trunks that seem to refuse to stand upright, but bend against gravity, in some cases revealing networks of tangled roots.
Tao Cheng
Blue-and-green landscape handscroll
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Handscroll with multiple calligraphies on light brown backgrounds, one featuring gold flecks. The mounting is cream, peach, and light-blue. The exterior is green with cream, orange, and blue accents and a medallion design with an orange ribbon.&nbsp;
Fu Shan
1606 – 1684
Gift of Jiu-Fong Lo Chang and Kuei-sheng Chang
In this long narrative landscape, our eyes trace the journey of the fisherman, who may be standing in the distance on the left.  His boat can be seen tucked behing a rock, and the mouth of a small cave.  Pink petals of peach blossoms adorn the trees along to shore of a stream.
Chen Shaomei (aka Ch'en Shao-mei)
Peach Blossom Spring
1930 – 1954
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
Handscroll depicting figures (42 men and 6 boys) in a landscape, most of whom are sitting along the banks of a stream as cups on lotus leaves float by. A small cluster of figures sits in a shelter over the water examining a handscroll. The painting includes an inscription, six artist&rsquo;s seals and one collector&rsquo;s seal.
Sheng Maoye
The Orchid Pavilion Gathering
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Hares in a landscape
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund