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Flemish;French (Flemish (culture or style);French (culture or style))
Illuminated Leaf from Book of Hours
15th century
Gift of Ilene H. Forsyth
2018/1.312

Wang Shang-Yi
Calligraphy sample in Clerical Script
20th century
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
TC2006.20.7
Album leaf in black ink. Left page contains text and the right page depicts a man with a beard and mustache, dressed in robes, and holding a bamboo staff.
Xie Bin
Portrait of Wang Guangan (Wang Kuang-an), Physician
1660 – 1680
Gift of David L. Chambers and John G. Crane
2002/1.232.1
On this page is a simply painted rabbit accompanied by 5 lines of inscriptions. The rabbit has black ears and appears to be sitting on a black platform of some sort. The rabbit is off-center to the left. To the right of the rabbit are three vertical lines of writing and to the left are two vertical lines of writing. Following the last inscription on the far left side is a stamp in red. The lines go in descending order-- the top right starting from the highest point until the last line on the left starts closest to the bottom of the page.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Rabbit, from a collaborative album of 11 pages
1918 – 1928
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. J. Robert Willson
1982/2.7.7
This miniature painting depicts a group of male figures gathered around a coffin draped with a blue cloth. Two pairs of candles set on tall candlesticks are placed at the head and foot of the coffin. To the left of the coffin stand four mourners wearing long gray robes with hoods. Facing them from the other side of the coffin are three tonsured clergymen dressed in white, who look at an open book placed before them. The group stands upon a green tiled floor next to a pink wall. The background is painted red and decorated with an exuberant pattern of gold scrolling foliage motifs.
Gold Scrolls Group
Leaf from a book of hours with a funeral mass
1415 – 1455
Anonymous Gift in memory of Mrs. John Alexander
1993/2.8

Wang Jian (Chinese (culture or style))
Landscape, Lakes and Mountains to the Farthest Distance
1661
Gift of Mr. Chung Mo-nan
1956/2.18
A scene in the life of Mahavira. The composition is designated a narrow strip near the left, while the rest of the page is used for text and red circles. The illustration is divided into two registers, with depictions of two women in each. The infant Mahavira is seen in his mother’s arms, at the upper left.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
The Sixth Night Vigil from a Kalpasutra manuscript (fol. no. 38v), depicting two pairs of queens
1478
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink in memory of Morris Foster
1981/2.162
In this idyllic scene, the goddess Parvati offers her husband Shiva a drink, as they enjoy a quiet moment together. Their children, the elephant-headed Ganesha and Skanda, play inside a tent made from the hide of an elephant demon that Shiva had slain. Both parents are clothed in animal skins, the garb of mountain-dwelling ascetics, while Shiva is further adorned with a long necklace of skulls and a snake.
Artist Unknown, India, Punjab Hills, Kangra School
Shiva and his family
1790 – 1800
Gift of Dr. Walter R. Parker
1942.4
In this fan painting mounted as an album leaf, a fishing boat is moored at shore. Water stretches to the right, and above it calligraphic text recounting the story of Peach Blossom Spring. To the left of the boat, are green riverbanks, blossoming peach trees, and a man in a small cave.
Qiu Ying
Peach Blossom Spring
1542
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1976/1.212
A fan mounted on an album leaf with ink paintings of flowers and plum blossoms and calligraphy.
Qian Juying (Ch'ien Chü-ying)
Flowers and Plum Blossoma
1861
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1969/1.102
This manuscript leaf contains a single column of text in Latin surrounded by generous margins on three sides. Pen-flourished initials elaborated with delicate penwork, colored red and blue alternating with gold and purple, mark the beginning of each verse along the left edge of the text column. Five line-fillers, long linear elements colored blue and gold, complete the closing line of each verse and preserve the regular shape of the text block.
Leaf from a psalter or book of hours (Psalm 26)
1400 – 1450
Museum Purchase
1965/2.81

Gao Fenghan (Kao Fêng-han)
Flowers, Fruit and Trees
1720 – 1748
Museum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1969/2.142
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