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Seasons

Arthur B. Davies
Veils of Spring
lithograph on paper
14 1/16 x 19 1/16 in. (35.6 x 48.3 cm);22 1/8 x 28 1/8 in. (56.04 x 71.28 cm);16 1/8 x 22 7/8 in. (40.8 x 58 cm);13 7/8 x 17 1/2 in. (35.2 x 44.3 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
An abstract painting with red, yellow, and black overlapping patches.
Buffie Johnson
Spring
oil on canvas
40 1/4 in x 60 3/8 in (102.24 cm x 153.35 cm);40 7/8 in x 61 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in (103.82 cm x 155.89 cm x 4.45 cm)
Gift of an Anonymous Donor
Yuan Jiang (Yüan Chiang)
Spring Dawn at the Han Dynasty Palace
ink and color on silk
58 13/16 in x 43 7/16 in (149.38 cm x 110.33 cm);4 3/4 in x 53 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in (12.07 cm x 135.26 cm x 12.07 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
The Rooster is singled out by its expressive outlining brushwork and the vibrant red color of the comb. Its decorative flavor is also enhanced by using a specific type of paper called “cloud-dragon paper” (yunlong zhi), as the pattern of décor resembles motifs of cloud and dragon. Vertical calligraphic text in in the upper left corner.
Chang Ku-nien
Lone Rooster Summons the Spring
hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
54 5/16 in x 32 1/4 in (138 cm x 82 cm);39 in x 26 in (99 cm x 66 cm)
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
Two men rafting in the waves of River Nu.<br />
Chang Ku-nien
Spring Warms River Nu
horizontal hanging scroll, ink on rice paper
36 5/8 in. x 69 11/16 in. ( 93 cm x 177 cm )
Gift of Ted and Syauchen Baker
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 (Ch'iu Ying) [DELETE]
Peach Blossom Spring
ink and color on gold paper
8 ⅛ in x 21 9/16 in (20.64 cm x 54.77 cm);22 1/16 in x 28 1/16 in (56.04 cm x 71.28 cm);13 ⅛ in x 23 4/5 in (33.34 cm x 60.48 cm);8 ⅛ in x 21 9/16 in (20.64 cm x 54.77 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Landscape painting depicting a dirt pathway with steps and a wooden railing cutting through the center of the composition leading to a house on a hill in the distance. On either side of the path are blooming trees bearing pink and white blossoms in a green meadow.
Arthur Wesley Dow
Spring Landscape
oil on canvas
39 in x 32 3/8 in x 3 in (99.06 cm x 82.23 cm x 7.62 cm);39 in x 32 3/8 in x 3 in (99.06 cm x 82.23 cm x 7.62 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
Kenneth Armitage
The Seasons
color powder and wax on white paper
29 ½ in x 21 ⅞ in (74.93 cm x 55.56 cm)
Museum Purchase
Chinese
One of Four-panel Screen Depicting the Seasons
iron with wood frame
38 5/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. ( 98.1 cm x 29.8 cm x 7 cm )
Gift of S.W. Hoobler in memory of his parents, Madge Sibley, BA 1904, and Doctor B. Raymond Hoobler
Ten-panel screen depicting similar mountain scenes over changing seasons. A spring scene begins on the right, gradually changing over the ten images to winter on the left. In an upper corner of each scene is a corresponding seasonal poetic inscription. These images are created using ink and color on paper, which was mounted on the upper two-thirds of each panel of the screen.<br />
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Artist Yi Sangbeom has chosen a traditional theme, &ldquo;Eight Views of Xiao and Xiang Rivers (瀟湘八 景圖),&rdquo; but this painting is infused with a Korean mood by his unique expression and brush strokes. This ten-panel folding screen depicts various landscapes in each of the four seasons (四季山水圖): panels 1 to 3 depict spring landscapes; panels 4 and 5 summer; panels 6 to 8 autumn; and panels 9 and 10 winter. The title (畵題) of each panel is written on its upper corner. Beginning from the first panel on the far right, the titles are as follows: &ldquo;The Joy of Fishing on a Spring River (春江漁樂),&rdquo; &ldquo;Spring Haze in t
Yi Sang-Beom
Landscape of the Seasons
ten-fold screen with ink and color on paper
78 in. x 184 1/4 in. x 13/16 in. ( 198.12 cm x 468 cm x 2 cm )
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Seong H. Chi
Louis Bunce
Summer Windows #2
serigraph on paper
7 in x 11 in (17.78 cm x 27.94 cm)
Museum Purchase
Pierre Daura
Daura House with Snow
watercolor on paper
15 1/16 in. x 22 1/16 in. ( 38.2 cm x 56.1 cm )
Gift of Martha R. Daura

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Part of 3 Learning Collections

American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

38 Collection Object Sources

Veils of Spring (1955/1.102)
Spring (1958/2.63)
Spring Landscape (1954/1.168)
The Seasons (1959/1.85)
My Scotties (1954/2.15)
Winter Landscape (1950/1.205)
Autumn (1958/2.11)
Marshes in Winter (1970/2.173)
The Seasons (2000/2.141.5)
Autumn (1948/2.3)
Oak Leaf (1976/2.152)
Autumnal Scene (1985/2.13)
Summer Cactus (1975/1.75)
Summer Lake (2017/1.597)

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