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This hanging scroll depicts three white chrysanthemums. The flowers form a dynamic arc, and were executed with powerful, rapid brushstrokes. The contrast between the thin lines of the petals of the flowers and the dark thick strokes made with the side of the brush suggesting the leaves and stalks of the plants creates the main visual drama of the painting. 
Soga Shōhaku
Chrysanthemums
18th century
Museum Purchase
1960/1.183
This hanging scroll depicts a man walking along a mountainous path overlooking a group of buildings and distant mountains. In the foreground, the figure moves to the left, and is placed before a large tree growing out of the rocks. The middle of the painting is dominated by a diagonal line created by the roofs of various structures leading to three larger mountain peaks, indicated with light gray washes. 
Soga Shōhaku
Strolling in the Mountains
18th century
Museum Purchase
1963/1.97
In this painting, a mischievous demon is depicted in priest’s garb begging for alms.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Ôtsu-e: Demon soliciting alms (Oni no nembutsu)
18th century
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1964/2.102
&quot;On&nbsp;the&nbsp;right&nbsp;side&nbsp;is&nbsp;a&nbsp;drawing&nbsp;of&nbsp;a&nbsp;straw&nbsp;broom&nbsp;accompanied&nbsp;by&nbsp;a&nbsp;single&nbsp;line&nbsp;of&nbsp;verse that reads,<br />
Ippatsu ichiboku&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;One&nbsp;stroke, one&nbsp;line&nbsp;<br />
Soha&nbsp;zokujin&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Sweeps&nbsp;away worldly&nbsp;dust.<br />
In&nbsp;a&nbsp;Zen&nbsp;fashion&nbsp;the&nbsp;poem&nbsp;suggests&nbsp;that&nbsp;one&nbsp;line&nbsp;of&nbsp;ink&nbsp;will clear&nbsp;away&nbsp;the&nbsp;confusion&nbsp;of&nbsp;everyday&nbsp;life. The&nbsp;sweeping action&nbsp;is&nbsp;materialized&nbsp;by&nbsp;the&nbsp;sketch&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;broom.<br />
The&nbsp;next&nbsp;poem&nbsp;plays&nbsp;upon&nbsp;the&nbsp;sweeping&nbsp;action mentioned&nbsp;above,<br />
Yukuharu&nbsp;no &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Departing&nbsp;Spring&#39;s<br />
Shiripeta&nbsp;harau&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Buttocks&nbsp;are&nbsp;brushed
Yosa Buson (Japanese (culture or style))
Broom, Poems, and Poets
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1969/2.24

European
Metallic Ribbon
18th century
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1972/2.326A

European
Metallic Ribbon
18th century
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1972/2.326B

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
1970/2.153

Carl Lespilliez
Two Designs of Ceilings, from a series of 10, 'Nouveau Livre de Plafonds Inventé
1723 – 1796
Museum Purchase
1960/1.114
A woman with a sword looks back to her left. Her right hand is hidden by her long sleeve, just above the sword handle. Her blue outer robe is partially removed and reveals a patterned red and blue robe beneath. The bottom of the outer robe has a spray of flowers, and a crest adorns the left sleeve. A lantern lights up the stage behind her.<br /><br />
Unidentified inscriptions.
Shunshō Katsukawa (Japanese (culture or style))
Iwai Hanshirō IV as an Onnadate
1750 – 1799
Museum Purchase
1960/1.156

Giuseppe Valeriani
Stage Set: A Palace Hall with a Doorway
1751 – 1760
Museum Purchase
1960/2.12

Ubaldo Gandolfi
St. Andrew
18th century
Museum Purchase
1968/2.33

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian (culture or style))
Iscrizione del Mausole della Famiglia de' Plauzi a Ponte Lugano (XI of t. III, L
1756
Gift of Mr. Nick Nicolas
1974/2.45
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