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Pastoral Landscape is an ideal landscape view by Claude Lorrain's with classical ruins and carefully calibrated landscape elements.
Pastoral Landscape
Pastoral Landscape
Pastoral Landscape is an ideal landscape view by Claude Lorrain's with classical ruins and carefully calibrated landscape elements.

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.
In this folio from a Ragmala album, a Ragini, longing for her lover, paints his portrait in the belief that the image of something real can conjure up the subject of the image.
Ragamala Painting of Dhanasri Ragini
Ragamala Painting of Dhanasri Ragini
In this folio from a Ragmala album, a Ragini, longing for her lover, paints his portrait in the belief that the image of something real can conjure up the subject of the image.

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.
A mizusashi is a jar with a lid. This mizusashi is combination of two different glazes—a white, straw-ash glaze and an iron oxide glaze that fires to a glossy dark brown—which streak and blur when they meet.
Mizusashi
Mizusashi
A mizusashi is a jar with a lid. This mizusashi is combination of two different glazes—a white, straw-ash glaze and an iron oxide glaze that fires to a glossy dark brown—which streak and blur when they meet.

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 is a ceramic bowl from Japan.
Bowl with Bamboo Leaf Design
Bowl with Bamboo Leaf Design
Bowl with Bamboo Leaf Design is a ceramic bowl from Japan.

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 is a ceramic bowl from Japan.
Bowl with Pampas Grass Design
Bowl with Pampas Grass Design
Bowl with Pampas Grass Design is a ceramic bowl from Japan.

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 is a porcelain dish with circular motifs framed by cherry blossoms, which are unidentified family crests.
Footed Dish
Footed Dish
Footed Dish is a porcelain dish with circular motifs framed by cherry blossoms, which are unidentified family crests.

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 is a two-fold paper screen depicting of a Chinese popular hero, Zhong Kui, whose spirit dedicated itself to protecting the empire from demons.
Shoki Ensnaring a Demon in a Spider Web
Shoki Ensnaring a Demon in a Spider Web
Shoki Ensnaring a Demon in a Spider Web is a two-fold paper screen depicting of a Chinese popular hero, Zhong Kui, whose spirit dedicated itself to protecting the empire from demons.

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 is a pair of six-fold screens depicting seasonal plants and flowers rendered in typically bright colors on a brilliant gold background.
Spring and Autumn Flowers, Fruits, and Grasses
Spring and Autumn Flowers, Fruits, and Grasses
Spring and Autumn Flowers, Fruits, and Grasses is a pair of six-fold screens depicting seasonal plants and flowers rendered in typically bright colors on a brilliant gold background.

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 is a painting on a hanging scroll of a young woman dressed in an eye-catching, boldly patterned black kimono.
Beauty in a Black Kimono
Beauty in a Black Kimono
Beauty in a Black Kimono is a painting on a hanging scroll of a young woman dressed in an eye-catching, boldly patterned 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) is a painting of a poignantly painted little boy dressed in the cream costume, seated at the center of the painting. The boy’s unfocused gaze contrasts with the animated figures around him—who may all be girls with a tambourine and slapstick, objects of folly.
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) is a painting of a poignantly painted little boy dressed in the cream costume, seated at the center of the painting. The boy’s unfocused gaze contrasts with the animated figures around him—who may all be girls with a tambourine and slapstick, objects of folly.

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 is a  scroll depicting a scene enacted daily of a stately courtesan proceeding proudly through the streets with attendants. The umbrella held by the male retainer proclaims her rank.
Courtesan in a Procession
Courtesan in a Procession
Courtesan in a Procession is a  scroll depicting a scene enacted daily of a stately courtesan proceeding proudly through the streets with attendants. The umbrella held by the male retainer proclaims her rank.

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 is a box with decorative use of gold, lead, and mother-of-pearl and shell inlay in the scene of courtiers, carts, and blossoms.
Box with Courtiers, Carts, and Blossoms
Box with Courtiers, Carts, and Blossoms
Box with Courtiers, Carts, and Blossoms is a box with decorative use of gold, lead, and mother-of-pearl and shell inlay in the scene of 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 is Crespi's painting of the classical subject the upbringing of the god Jupiter.
Jupiter Among the Corybantes
Jupiter Among the Corybantes
Jupiter Among the Corybantes is Crespi's painting of the classical subject the upbringing of the god Jupiter.

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.
In The Molo, Venice Canaletto depicts one of his most popular views of Venice––the Molo, a wharf just west of the Doge’s Palace.
The Molo, Venice
The Molo, Venice
In The Molo, Venice Canaletto depicts one of his most popular views of Venice––the Molo, a wharf just west of the Doge’s Palace.

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.
Although small in size, Young Student Drawing was one of Chardin’s most famous works, in which seems to have been making a comment on the arduous process of artistic training followed by the French Academy.
Young Student Drawing
Young Student Drawing
Although small in size, Young Student Drawing was one of Chardin’s most famous works, in which seems to have been making a comment on the arduous process of artistic training followed by the French Academy.

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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