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A black crow is seated on a plum branch above calligraphic text and cascades of open blossoms.
Qi Baishi
Plum Blossoms and Bird
ink on paper
83 in x 21 ½ in (210.82 cm x 54.61 cm)
Gift of Katsuizumi Sotokichi
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
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
Calligraphy of a poem written in running script and including three artist's seals and the artist's signature.
Shitao (Shih-t'ao)
Ode on a Wanli-era Imperial Brush
ink on paper
43 in. x 15 3/8 in. ( 109.2 cm x 39 cm )
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
The large character for snow in block script is juxtaposed with lines of smaller characters in running script. The large character is drawn with unhurried, thick, even strokes in dense, unbroken black ink with blunt contours, while the smaller characters are brushed rapidly, with strokes of varying thickness, a pronounced diagonal tilt, and sharp edges.
Muan Xingtao
Snow: calligraphy scroll
ink on paper
11 1/4 x 26 1/4 in. (28.42 x 66.52 cm);x 37 13/16 x 2 3/8 in. x 96 x 6 cm
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A blue and green mountain looms over a lake, taking up the right portion of the picture. Above and to the left is calligraphic text and three red seals. In the lake below is a boat.
Pu Ru (P'u Ju)
Red Trees on a Blue Lofty Peak
ink and color on paper
23 ¾ in x 11 ¼ in (60.33 cm x 28.58 cm)
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
Blue, gray and black ink washes are used to depict lotus blossoms rising out of and partially hidden by plants and muddy waters. A poem is written above, alluding to the lotus blossoms below.
Zhang Daqian (Chang Ta-ch'ien)
Lotus Blossom
hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
56 3/8 in x 25 13/16 in (143.19 cm x 65.56 cm)
Gift of Richard and Vee Ling Edwards In Memory of Li Ch'i, Scholar, Poet, Friend
Vertical hanging scroll of calligraphic text consisting of five Chinese characters in black ink. One of a pair.
Chen Shu-chen
Calligraphy, One of a Pair
hanging scroll, ink on paper
52 3/8 in. x 13 3/8 in. ( 133 cm x 34 cm )
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
Vertical hanging scroll of calligraphic text consisting of five Chinese characters in black ink, with artist signature and seal.  One of a pair.
Chen Shu-chen
Calligraphy, One of a Pair
hanging scroll, ink on paper
52 3/8 in. x 13 3/8 in. ( 133 cm x 34 cm )
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
Du Weizhi
Calligraphy
folding fan, ink on gold paper
7 ⅛ in x 21 ⅛ in (18.1 cm x 53.66 cm);13 3/16 in x 23 ⅞ in (33.5 cm x 60.64 cm);26 ⅜ in x 23 ⅞ in (66.99 cm x 60.64 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by the Richard K. Beardsley Memorial Fund, supplemented by the Friends of the Museum of Art
Wang Jian
Text Page of a six-leaf album
album leaf, ink on gold-flecked paper
6 13/16 x 4 13/16 in. (17.3 x 12.22 cm);10 5/16 in. (26.04 cm);7 3/8 in. (18.73 cm)
Gift of Mr. Chung Mo-nan
The painting depicts several daylily flowers in pale yellow leaning over to the left with their long, dark green leaves curled toward the ground. An inscription runs three lines along the right side of the painting. <br /><br />
This work is a pair of album leaves with 1996/2.28.
Jin Nong
Daylilies
ink and color on paper
11 3/8 in x 12 1/4 in (28.89 cm x 31.12 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Charles C.S. Ling, in memory of Vee Ling Edwards
Horizontally long. Ink on paper. Mostly calligraphy with a foliage imagery at the beginning.
Shen Zhou
Pine and Hibiscus
handscroll, ink and color on paper
9 5/16 x 32 5/16 in. (23.6 x 82 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

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