14 UMMA Objects
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Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Herdboy and Buffalo in the Moonlight
1200 – 1399
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
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
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
As the title suggests, this hanging scroll depicts a river landscape in the snow. The painting is suspended in two different shades of blue patterned silk with gold accents. In the foreground of the painting, there are three figures hauling a covered boat. The people are off to the left side while the boat hangs over a small precipice on the right. Just beyond them is the large river. Beyond that are snowy mountaintops partially obscured by mist and clouds. There is a signature on the bottom right followed by two red seals. 
Shiokawa Bunrin
River Landscape in Snow
1840 – 1877
Gift of Helmut Stern
There are mountains with trees and houses dispersed. At the bottom of the mountain is a river, there are boulders dispersed along the shore. In the upper right corner of the hanging scroll, there is an inscription and a signature. There is a blue design for the border.
Ōkura Ryūzan
Landscape after Lan Ying
1800 – 1849
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
This hanging scroll depicts what the title suggests, a spring landscape with willow trees and houses by a shore. The shore snakes up the center of the painting with the land being on the right and the water on the left. The willow trees line the coast and in the center of the painting are four or five roofed buildings, assumed to be houses. As we move up the coast the land becomes to form a hill and rises dramatically in altitude with fewer obviously visible willow trees and no buildings. The coast gets fuzzier as it gets further away suggesting the presence of trees. There are mountains in the distance. On the upper left is a three-line inscription in black followed by two red seals. 
Yamamoto Baiitsu (Japanese (culture or style))
Spring landscape with willow trees and houses by a shore
1810 – 1856
Gift of Helmut Stern
This large hanging scroll depicts a man on a donkey traveling along a mountain pass, accompanied by two other men and surrounded by huge overhanging craggy cliffs on both the left and right sides in the background with several overlapping vertical layers.
Wu Wei (Chinese (culture or style))
Travelers on a Mountain Pass
1490 – 1508
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Clyde Wu

Zhang Qi (Chang Ch'i)
Crane on a Pine Branch
18th century
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
A small gathering of buildings is nestled at the bottom of a tall, rounded mountain range. Slightly above the settlement, two travelers make their way along the mountain path. A few trees crow up out of the mountains. The mountain range near the small village cuts diagonally across the picture plane, from bottom left to middle right. The top left of the image also contains mountains, taller still. Across from these on the top right is calligraphic text and two seals.
Zha Jizuo (Cha Chi-tso)
Conversing Midway up the Mountain in Late Autumn
1667 – 1699
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Description provided in (1974/1.251)
Matsumura Goshun
Life in the Mountains
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A fan mounted as an album leaf. Writing on the mounting is an identification statement of the Song dynasty fan painting. The landscape depicted trees growing from rocks at the lake shore. The waves are whipping the shore due to a rain storm.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Mountain Freshet, Wind and Rain
13th century
Gift of Professor Richard and Vee Ling Edwards
This hanging scroll depicts a mountainous region with a river that runs through the bottom. The crags are adorned with colorful trees. There is a waterfall that starts towards the center of the painting that feeds into the river. On the far right middle is a small dark figure that may be the traveler referenced in the title. Just to the lower left is a small roofed gazebo-type building. There is a two-line vertical inscription on the upper right followed by two read seals just below the second line. The painting is framed in purple patterned silk and a light creme color pattern closest to the upper and lower edges of the painting. 
Hamada Kyōdō
Traveller in a Mountain Landcape with a Waterfall
1790 – 1814
Gift of Helmut Stern
This is a very dense landscape painting. There are waterfalls, clouds, trees and cliffs present in the painting. The colors consist of muted greens and browns. Towards the lower half of the painting, there is a view of an interior with four figures present, three of which are sitting at a low table. There is a staircase on the lower right, with a man standing on it, looking upwards. There is also a house on a cliff towards the upper right of the painting. There is calligraphy in the upper right hand corner, with a red seal. There is another red seal, although a bit faded, in the lower left corner of the image.
Xie Shichen (Hsieh Shih-ch'en)
Summer Retreat
1533 – 1566
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund