Permanent Collection

Pastoral Landscape
Pastoral Landscape

Pastoral Landscape

Claude Lorrain
French (c. 1604/5–1682)
17th century
1677
Oil on canvas
22 1/2 x 32 3/8 in. (57.2 x 82.2 cm) Framed: 32 x 41 5/8 x 3 1/2 in. (81.3 x 105.7 x 8.9 cm)
APx 1967.04
This is one of at least nine paintings that Claude created for Prince Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna, a great connoisseur and collector, between 1663 and 1682.
Ragamala Painting of Dhanasri Ragini
Ragamala Painting of Dhanasri Ragini

Ragamala Painting of Dhanasri Ragini

India, Rajasthan
Rajput period
c. 1690
Gouache on paper
10 1/8 x 8 1/2 in. (25.7 x 21.6 cm)
AG 1975.03
Ragmala paintings represent a confluence of three Indian artistic traditions—classical music, poetry, and miniature painting. Consisting of an album of between thirty-six and forty-two painted folio sheets, Ragmalas are organized according to families.
Mizusashi
Mizusashi

Mizusashi

Japan
Edo period (1615–1868)
c. 1700
Stoneware with brownish black and creamy white glazes (Karatsu ware)
7 5/16 x 4 3/4 in. (18.5 x 12.1 cm)
AG 1971.02
The subdued quality of Karatsu wares has been much appreciated by devotees of the tea ceremony. A mizusashi is a jar with a lid used to hold fresh water for pouring into the kama (kettle) or for rinsing the tea bowls and tea whisk.
Bowl with Bamboo Leaf Design
Bowl with Bamboo Leaf Design

Bowl with Bamboo Leaf Design

Ogata Kenzan
Japanese (1663–1743)
Edo period (1615–1868)
early 18th century
Stoneware with underglaze iron oxide and transparent glaze
2 7/16 x 4 3/4 in. (6.2 x 12 cm)
AP 1969.09
Ogata Kenzan, one of the great masters of painted ceramics in the Edo period (1615–1868), produced a distinctive style of freely brushed grasses, blossoms, and birds as decorative motifs for pottery. His pieces were noted for their perfect relation between design and shape.
Bowl with Pampas Grass Design
Bowl with Pampas Grass Design

Bowl with Pampas Grass Design

Ogata Kenzan
Japanese (1663–1743)
Edo period (1615–1868)
early 18th century
Stoneware with iron oxide, colored enamels, and transparent glaze
3 3/8 x 4 in. (8.5 x 10.2 cm)
AP 1971.10
Ogata Kenzan, one of the great masters of painted ceramics in the Edo period (1615–1868), produced a distinctive style of freely brushed grasses, blossoms, and birds as decorative motifs for pottery. Kenzan’s famous workshop in Kyoto introduced innovative uses of pigments and glazes to pottery.
Footed Dish
Footed Dish

Footed Dish

Japan
Edo period (1615–1868)
early 18th century
Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze colored enamels (Nabeshima ware)
2 5/16 x 8 11/16 in. (5.8 x 22.1 cm)
AP 1968.12
Nabeshima was among the several porcelain wares made in the Arita region during the Edo period. The Nabeshima style conformed to the demanding taste of the Japanese noble families who were its principal patrons. This porcelain was not exported.
Shoki Ensnaring a Demon in a Spider Web
Shoki Ensnaring a Demon in a Spider Web

Shoki Ensnaring a Demon in a Spider Web

Soga Shohaku
Japanese (1730–1781)
Edo period (1615–1868)
18th century
Two-fold screen; ink on paper
62 1/2 x 68 1/16 in. (158.7 x 172.8 cm)
AP 1987.07
Soga Shohaku was one of the Three Eccentrics of the Edo period (1615–1868). Accounts of Shohaku’s life are full of anecdotes about his bizarre behavior, and stories about him took on a legendary character.
Spring and Autumn Flowers, Fruits, and Grasses
Spring and Autumn Flowers, Fruits, and Grasses

Spring and Autumn Flowers, Fruits, and Grasses

Japan
Edo period (1615–1868)
18th century
Pair of six-fold screens; mineral pigments on gold leaf
a: 61 3/8 x 142 5/8 in. (155.9 x 362.3 cm) b: 61 3/8 x 142 7/8 in. (155.9 x 362.9 cm)
AP 1983.02 a,b
The Rinpa school represents the fullest expression of the highly decorative approach to nature painting in Japan. This pair of six-fold screens depicts seasonal plants and flowers rendered in typically bright colors on a brilliant gold background.
Seiobo
Seiobo

Seiobo

Ogata Korin
Japanese (1658–1716)
Edo period (1615–1868)
c. 1705
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk over paper
37 1/2 x 14 5/8 in. (95.2 x 37.1 cm)
AP 1967.08
Seiobo is the Japanese name for the Chinese Taoist immortal, Xiwangmu, the Queen Mother of the West.
Beauty in a Black Kimono
Beauty in a Black Kimono

Beauty in a Black Kimono

Torii Kiyonobu
Japanese (1664–1729)
Edo period (1615–1868)
c. 1710–20
Hanging scroll; ink, colors, and gold on paper
23 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. (60.7 x 27.7 cm)
AP 1988.02
This painting of a young woman dressed in an eye-catching, boldly patterned black kimono is a rare work by the early ukiyo-e artist Torii Kiyonobu, the son of a kabuki actor and theatrical design painter.
Heureux age! Age d'or (Happy Age! Golden Age)
Heureux age! Age d'or (Happy Age! Golden Age)

Heureux age! Age d'or (Happy Age! Golden Age)

Jean-Antoine Watteau
French (1684–1721)
18th century
c. 1716–20
Oil on panel
8 x 9 5/16 in. (20.3 x 23.6 cm) Framed: 14 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (37.5 x 41.9 x 7 cm)
AP 1981.05
As a young man, Watteau came to Paris from Valenciennes, a Flemish town that had recently come under French rule.
Courtesan in a Procession
Courtesan in a Procession

Courtesan in a Procession

Baioken Eishun
Japanese (fl. 1704–1763)
Edo period (1615–1868)
c. 1720–30
Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gofun on paper
35 3/16 x 17 5/16 in. (89.3 x 44 cm)
AP 1970.10
Ukiyo-e paintings are perceptive reflections of life in the entertainment quarters of Japanese cities during the Edo period.
Box with Courtiers, Carts, and Blossoms
Box with Courtiers, Carts, and Blossoms

Box with Courtiers, Carts, and Blossoms

Japan
Edo period (1615–1868)
mid-18th century
Black lacquer with gold and lead designs, mother-of-pearl, and shell inlays
5 1/8 x 8 1/16 x 4 3/4 in. (13 x 20.5 x 12 cm)
AP 1976.01
The decorative potential of lacquer has been exploited in Japan since the sixth century, in a variety of styles and techniques. Long admired for their durability and excellent finish, beautifully decorated lacquer objects were used as votive offerings in temples and as luxury items by the nobility.
Jupiter Among the Corybantes
Jupiter Among the Corybantes

Jupiter Among the Corybantes

Giuseppe Maria Crespi
Italian (1664–1747)
18th century
c. 1730
Oil on copper
26 1/4 x 26 1/4 in. (66.7 x 66.7 cm) Framed: 32 1/2 x 32 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (82.6 x 83.2 x 7 cm)
AP 1984.17
Giuseppe Maria Crespi, the most innovative Bolognese painter of his day, was especially acclaimed for his intimate genre scenes. His fresh approach also infuses his more traditional subjects, such as Jupiter Among the Corybantes.
The Molo, Venice
The Molo, Venice

The Molo, Venice

Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canale)
Italian (1697–1768)
18th century
c. 1735
Oil on canvas
24 1/2 x 39 7/8 in. (62.3 x 101.3 cm) Framed: 33 3/4 x 49 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. (85.7 x 124.8 x 7 cm)
AP 1969.22
Trained by his father as a painter of theatrical scenery, Canaletto gained international renown painting scenes of his native Venice. These vivid and compelling cityscapes were much sought after by British aristocrats who traveled to Italy on the Grand Tour.
Young Student Drawing
Young Student Drawing

Young Student Drawing

Jean Siméon Chardin
French (1699–1779)
18th century
c. 1738
Oil on panel
8 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (21 x 17.1 cm) Framed: 15 1/4 x 13 7/8 x 3 in. (38.7 x 35.2 x 7.6 cm)
AP 1982.07
Adapting the subjects of Dutch cabinet pictures and still lifes of the previous century to French taste, Chardin elevated these genres to the very highest level. His works are exceptional in their sentient depiction of everyday experience and observed reality.

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