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Works in the Exhibition
Birds in the Art of Japan
February 2–July 28, 2013
Swallows and Kingfisher with Rose Mallows
Utagawa Hiroshige
(Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Date: ca. 1838
Medium: Polychrome woodblock print
Accession Number: JP249
Japanese White-eye and Titmouse on a Camellia Branch
Utagawa Hiroshige
(Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Date: ca. 1840
Medium: Polychrome woodblock print
Accession Number: JP250
“Jūmantsubo Plain at Fukagawa Susaki,” from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei, Fukagawa Susaki Jūmantsubo)
Utagawa Hiroshige
(Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Date: 1856
Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Accession Number: JP2520
“Nihon Embankment at Yoshiwara,” from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei, Yoshiwara, Nihonzutsumi)
Utagawa Hiroshige
(Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Date: 1857
Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Accession Number: JP2514
Cranes on Branch of Snow-covered Pine
Katsushika Hokusai
(Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo))
Date: late 1820s
Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Accession Number: JP660
Basketry Work: By the Craftsman Ichida Shōshichirō of Naniwa (Kagosaiku Naniwa saikujin Ichida Shōshichirō)
Utagawa Kunisada
(Japanese, 1786–1865)
Date: 1819
Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Accession Number: JP212.17
Basketry Work: By the Craftsman Ichida Shōshichirō of Naniwa (Kagosaiku Naniwa saikujin Ichida Shōshichirō)
Utagawa Kunisada
(Japanese, 1786–1865)
Date: 1819
Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Accession Number: JP212.16
“The Tiger of Ryōkoku,” from the series True Scenes by Hirokage
Utagawa Hirokage
(Japanese, active 1860s)
Date: 8th month, 1860
Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and colors on paper
Accession Number: 2007.49.263
Flowers of a Hundred Worlds (Momoyogusa)
Kamisaka Sekka
(Japanese, 1866–1942)
Date: 1909–10
Medium: Set of three woodblock-printed books; ink and color on paper
Accession Number: SL.12.2013.6.1a–c
Myriad Birds:A Playful Poetry Contest (Momo chidori kyōka-awase), 2 vols.
Kitagawa Utamaro
(Japanese, 1753?–1806)
Date: 1790
Medium: Woodblock printed books; ink and color on paper
Accession Number: JIB77
Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 3: Mountain Dove and Peach Flowers
Teisai Hokuba
(Japanese, 1771–1844)
Date: ca. 1820
Medium: Privately published woodblock prints (surimono) mounted in an album; ink and color on paper
Accession Number: JP2365
Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 3: Sparrows and Dandelions
Teisai Hokuba
(Japanese, 1771–1844)
Date: ca. 1820
Medium: Privately published woodblock prints (surimono) mounted in an album; ink and color on paper
Accession Number: JP2364
Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 3: Marsh-tits and Crab Apple Flowers
Teisai Hokuba
(Japanese, 1771–1844)
Date: ca. 1820
Medium: Privately published woodblock prints (surimono) mounted in an album; ink and color on paper
Accession Number: JP2363
Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 3: Swallows and Peonies
Teisai Hokuba
(Japanese, 1771–1844)
Date: ca. 1820
Medium: Privately published woodblock prints (surimono) mounted in an album; ink and color on paper
Accession Number: JP2362
Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 1: Duck and Scallions
Ryūryūkyo Shinsai
(Japanese, active ca. 1799–1823)
Date: 1810s
Medium: Privately published woodblock prints (surimono) mounted in an album; ink and color on paper
Accession Number: JP2040
Roll of Cloth for an Obi and Tortoise-shell Hair Ornaments (“Presents for One’s Beloved”), from the Butterfly Series, from Spring Rain Surimono Album (Harusame surimono-jō, vol. 3)
Ryūryūkyo Shinsai
(Japanese, active ca. 1799–1823)
Date: ca. 1805–10
Medium: Privately published polychrome woodblock prints (surimono) mounted in an album; ink and color on paper
Accession Number: JP2296
Japanese White-eyes with Plum Tree and Willow, from Spring Rain Surimono Album (Harusame surimono-jō, vol. 3)
Kubo Shunman
(Japanese, 1757–1820)
Date: ca. 1810
Medium: Privately published polychrome woodblock prints (surimono) mounted in an album; ink and color on paper
Accession Number: JP2294
Cock Eyeing a Free-standing Screen Painted with Cock, Hen, and Chicks, from Spring Rain Surimono Album (Harusame surimono-jō), vol. 1
Yanagawa Shigenobu II
(Japanese, 1787–1832)
Date: probably 1813
Medium: Privately published polychrome woodblock prints (surimono) mounted in an album; ink and color on paper
Accession Number: JP1944
Seal-stone and Seal-ink with Peacock Feathers, from Spring Rain Surimono Album (Harusame surimono-jō), vol. 1
Totoya Hokkei
(Japanese, 1780–1850)
Date: probably 1817
Medium: Privately published polychrome woodblock prints (surimono) mounted in an album; ink and color on paper
Accession Number: JP1945
Kimono with Birds in Flight
Date: 1942
Medium: Dye-and pigment-patterned plain-weave silk crepe (chirimen)
Accession Number: 2007.44.1
Outer Robe (Uchikake) for a Wedding
Date: 19th century
Medium: Resist-dyed and painted plain-weave silk with embroidered details
Accession Number: 37.92.10
Inrō with Owl and Crows in Tree
Date: 19th century
Medium: Black lacquer ground with gold and silver togidashi maki-e and e-nashiji Netsuke: seal-shaped with sheaf of rice around peony with pecking bird; ivory Ojime: woven ball; caved and pierced bone
Accession Number: 29.100.804
Inrō with Hawks on Perches
Koma Kōryū
(Japanese, died 1796)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Black lacquer ground with gold and silver togidashi, takamaki-e and hiramaki-e, red lacquer, and applied gold and silver foil Netsuke: gourd; guri lacquer, silver ring and stopper in chrysanthemum shape Ojime: butterfly and flower; cloisonné bead
Accession Number: 29.100.745
Inrō with Cockatoo and Magnolia
Yamada Jōkasai
(Japanese, 1811–1879)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Red lacquer ground with gold maki-e, carved red lacquer, and mother-of-pearl inlay Netsuke: poppy; ivory Ojime: roundels; red and green lacquer in wood
Accession Number: 13.67.34
Inrō with Peacocks and Flowers
Koma Yasutada
(Japanese)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Black lacquer and nashiji ground with gold and silver iroe togidashi and hiramaki-e Netsuke: Kintarō with forest animals on peach stone; ivory, mother-of-pearl, tortoise shell Ojime: melon; red bronze with iron and gilding
Accession Number: 36.100.241
Inrō with Birds, Plum, Chrysanthemum, and Loquat
Date: 19th century
Medium: Gold lacquer ground with mother-of-pearl, coral, and stained ivory inlay in Shibayama style Netsuke: thunder god playing samisen; carved ivory Ojime: cylinder with asters in openwork
Accession Number: 33.40.85
Inrō with Crane and Plum Tree
Style of Ogata Kōrin
(Japanese, 1658–1716)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Gold lacquer ground with mother-of-pearl and pewter inlay Netsuke: fish on wheels; carved wood Ojime: vajra (thunderbolt); metal
Accession Number: 29.82.2
Inrō with Crows on Tree in Moonlight
Date: 18th–19th century
Medium: Silver lacquer ground with black and red togidashi maki-e Netsuke: demon’s head; carved ivory Ojime: silver bead with applied gold family crests
Accession Number: 13.67.56
Inrō with Peacock
Date: 18th–19th century
Medium: Nashiji ground with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, and mother-of-pearl inlay Netsuke: hunter struggling with bear; carved ivory Ojime: carnelian bead
Accession Number: 29.100.759
Inrō with Cranes and Pines
Koma Kyūhaku V
(Japanese, died 1794)
Date: 18th century
Medium: Gold togidashi lacquer ground with gold and silver takamaki-e and hiramaki-e, and black and red lacquer Netsuke: hat and mask; lacquer on wood Ojime: jade bead
Accession Number: 36.100.206
Inrō with Rooster, Hen, and Chicks
Date: 18th–19th century
Medium: Black lacquer ground with white, green, yellow, and red lacquer Netsuke: dancer; carved wood Ojime: yellow and red glass bead
Accession Number: 29.100.743
Inrō with Bird on a Blossoming Plum Tree
Koma Yasutada
(Japanese)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Black lacquer and nashiji ground with gold and silver iroe togidashi maki-e Netsuke: box with plovers; red lacquer ground with gold and brown hiramaki-e Ojime: bead with flowers; shibuichi and enamel
Accession Number: 36.100.242
Inrō with Herons among Reeds (obverse); Crow (reverse)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Silver, gold togidashimaki-e, black lacquer, hiramaki-e on gold ground; Netsuke: Chinese scholars and house; ivory; Ojime: flowers; metal
Accession Number: 1982.244.12a–c
Inrō with Crows on Cherry Tree in Moonlight
Date: 18th–19th century
Medium: Gold and silver lacquer ground with black and red togidashi maki-e Netsuke: fox-dancer; carved and lacquered wood, ivory Ojime: butterflies; cloisonné bead
Accession Number: 29.100.767
Inrō with Cranes in Plum, Bamboo and Pine
Date: 19th century
Medium: Carved red lacquer Netsuke: bird and flower; lacquer, tsuishu Ojime: cricket among flowers; pierced and carved silver bead
Accession Number: 31.49.7
Inrō with Treasure Boat
Kajikawa Bunryūsai
(Japanese, ca. 1751–1817)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Gold and black lacquer and nashiji ground with gold and silver hiramaki-e, red lacquer, and mother-of-pearl inlay Netsuke: kingfisher; carved ivory Ojime: Chinese children; porcelain (Kutani ware
Accession Number: 36.100.183
Inrō with Captured Heron
Date: 19th century
Medium: Black lacquer, black, gold, red, and white hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, ivory, and metal wire Netsuke: helmet; metal Ojime: coral bead
Accession Number: 38.25.144
Writing box (Suzuri-bako) with Pines, Hawk, and Sparrows
Date: 18th century; lid probably relacquered in the 19th century
Medium: Lid: black lacquer ground with gold and silver togidashi maki-e and metal inlay Interior: nashiji ground with gold and silver hiramaki-e
Accession Number: 38.25.94a–d
Flight
Nagakura Ken'ichi
(Japanese, born 1952)
Date: 2003
Medium: Bamboo (madake); plaiting with strips of inserted bamboo (awase mutsume-zashi)
Accession Number: SL.12.2013.1.2
"Erimo Cape, 1976", from the series Solitude of Ravens
Fukase Masahisa
(Japanese, 1934–2012)
Date: 1976
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Accession Number: 1993.45.2
"Kanazawa 78", from the series Solitude of Ravens
Fukase Masahisa
(Japanese, 1934–2012)
Date: 1978
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Accession Number: 1993.45.1
Form Remaining in Memory
Tanaka Nobuyuki
(Japanese, born 1959)
Date: 2011
Medium: Lacquer on hemp
Accession Number: 2012.91
Swallows and Kingfisher with Rose Mallows
Utagawa Hiroshige
(Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Date: ca. 1838
Accession Number: JP249
Japanese White-eye and Titmouse on a Camellia Branch
Utagawa Hiroshige
(Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Date: ca. 1840
Accession Number: JP250
“Jūmantsubo Plain at Fukagawa Susaki,” from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei, Fukagawa Susaki Jūmantsubo)
Utagawa Hiroshige
(Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Date: 1856
Accession Number: JP2520
“Nihon Embankment at Yoshiwara,” from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei, Yoshiwara, Nihonzutsumi)
Utagawa Hiroshige
(Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Date: 1857
Accession Number: JP2514
Cranes on Branch of Snow-covered Pine
Katsushika Hokusai
(Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo))
Date: late 1820s
Accession Number: JP660
Basketry Work: By the Craftsman Ichida Shōshichirō of Naniwa (Kagosaiku Naniwa saikujin Ichida Shōshichirō)
Utagawa Kunisada
(Japanese, 1786–1865)
Date: 1819
Accession Number: JP212.17
Basketry Work: By the Craftsman Ichida Shōshichirō of Naniwa (Kagosaiku Naniwa saikujin Ichida Shōshichirō)
Utagawa Kunisada
(Japanese, 1786–1865)
Date: 1819
Accession Number: JP212.16
“The Tiger of Ryōkoku,” from the series True Scenes by Hirokage
Utagawa Hirokage
(Japanese, active 1860s)
Date: 8th month, 1860
Accession Number: 2007.49.263
Flowers of a Hundred Worlds (Momoyogusa)
Kamisaka Sekka
(Japanese, 1866–1942)
Date: 1909–10
Accession Number: SL.12.2013.6.1a–c
Myriad Birds:A Playful Poetry Contest (Momo chidori kyōka-awase), 2 vols.
Kitagawa Utamaro
(Japanese, 1753?–1806)
Date: 1790
Accession Number: JIB77
Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 3: Mountain Dove and Peach Flowers
Teisai Hokuba
(Japanese, 1771–1844)
Date: ca. 1820
Accession Number: JP2365
Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 3: Sparrows and Dandelions
Teisai Hokuba
(Japanese, 1771–1844)
Date: ca. 1820
Accession Number: JP2364
Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 3: Marsh-tits and Crab Apple Flowers
Teisai Hokuba
(Japanese, 1771–1844)
Date: ca. 1820
Accession Number: JP2363
Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 3: Swallows and Peonies
Teisai Hokuba
(Japanese, 1771–1844)
Date: ca. 1820
Accession Number: JP2362
Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 1: Duck and Scallions
Ryūryūkyo Shinsai
(Japanese, active ca. 1799–1823)
Date: 1810s
Accession Number: JP2040
Japanese White-eyes with Plum Tree and Willow, from Spring Rain Surimono Album (Harusame surimono-jō, vol. 3)
Kubo Shunman
(Japanese, 1757–1820)
Date: ca. 1810
Accession Number: JP2294
Seal-stone and Seal-ink with Peacock Feathers, from Spring Rain Surimono Album (Harusame surimono-jō), vol. 1
Totoya Hokkei
(Japanese, 1780–1850)
Date: probably 1817
Accession Number: JP1945
Kimono with Birds in Flight
Date: 1942
Accession Number: 2007.44.1
Outer Robe (Uchikake) for a Wedding
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 37.92.10
Inrō with Owl and Crows in Tree
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 29.100.804
Inrō with Hawks on Perches
Koma Kōryū
(Japanese, died 1796)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 29.100.745
Inrō with Cockatoo and Magnolia
Yamada Jōkasai
(Japanese, 1811–1879)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 13.67.34
Inrō with Peacocks and Flowers
Koma Yasutada
(Japanese)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 36.100.241
Inrō with Birds, Plum, Chrysanthemum, and Loquat
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 33.40.85
Inrō with Crane and Plum Tree
Style of Ogata Kōrin
(Japanese, 1658–1716)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 29.82.2
Inrō with Crows on Tree in Moonlight
Date: 18th–19th century
Accession Number: 13.67.56
Inrō with Peacock
Date: 18th–19th century
Accession Number: 29.100.759
Inrō with Cranes and Pines
Koma Kyūhaku V
(Japanese, died 1794)
Date: 18th century
Accession Number: 36.100.206
Inrō with Rooster, Hen, and Chicks
Date: 18th–19th century
Accession Number: 29.100.743
Inrō with Bird on a Blossoming Plum Tree
Koma Yasutada
(Japanese)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 36.100.242
Inrō with Herons among Reeds (obverse); Crow (reverse)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 1982.244.12a–c
Inrō with Crows on Cherry Tree in Moonlight
Date: 18th–19th century
Accession Number: 29.100.767
Inrō with Cranes in Plum, Bamboo and Pine
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 31.49.7
Inrō with Treasure Boat
Kajikawa Bunryūsai
(Japanese, ca. 1751–1817)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 36.100.183
Inrō with Captured Heron
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 38.25.144
Writing box (Suzuri-bako) with Pines, Hawk, and Sparrows
Date: 18th century; lid probably relacquered in the 19th century
Accession Number: 38.25.94a–d
Flight
Nagakura Ken'ichi
(Japanese, born 1952)
Date: 2003
Accession Number: SL.12.2013.1.2
"Erimo Cape, 1976", from the series Solitude of Ravens
Fukase Masahisa
(Japanese, 1934–2012)
Date: 1976
Accession Number: 1993.45.2
"Kanazawa 78", from the series Solitude of Ravens
Fukase Masahisa
(Japanese, 1934–2012)
Date: 1978
Accession Number: 1993.45.1
Form Remaining in Memory
Tanaka Nobuyuki
(Japanese, born 1959)
Date: 2011
Accession Number: 2012.91

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