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<em>… is for Gessho</em>
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… is for Gessho

Cho Gessho (1772-1832)
“Viewing Waterfalls from Pavilion”

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk
33 x 55.2 cm. (12 1/8 x 21 1/2 in.)

Inscription:
“Gessho”

Artist’s seal:
Yukisada

Colophon:
“Grass and thatch bar both sun and moon,
Sleeping and eating differ from Heaven and Earth;
Massed trees number more than a thousand,
Cascading springs diffuse in many paths.”

Signature, illegible, and two seals of the writer.

… Is For Henan
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… is for Henan

Henan Temmoku Jar with Rust-Colored Decor

Jin dynasty
Late 12th-early 13 century

Height: 22.0 cm. (8 3/4 in.)
Width: 28.5 cm. (11 1/4 in.)

<em>… is for Inkstone </em>
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… is for Inkstone

Ceramic Inkstone (1735)
Inscribed, dated & signed by
Gao Fenghan (1683-1748)

Height: 11.0 cm (4 1/4 in.)
Width: 14.5 cm. (5 3/4 in.)
Depth: 3.5 cm. (1 3/8 in.)

<em>… is for Jokei </em>
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… is for Jokei

Yokota Jokei (1765-1842)
“On the Sumida River” 1796

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
27.3 x 44 cm. (10 3/4 x 17 3/8 in.)

Inscription:
“Jokei.”

Artist’s seal:
Jokei

*see colophons below

<em>… is for Kinrande</em>
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… is for Kinrande

Polychrome Kinrande Tripod Censer

Diameter: 15.7 cm. (6 1/8 in.)
Height: 10.5 cm. (4 1/8 in.)

Ming dynasty
16th century

<em>… is for Liao</em>
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… is for Liao

Silver Death Mask

Height: 22.8 cm. (9 in.)
Width: 21.6 cm. (8 1/2 in.)

Liao dynasty
11th-early 12th century

<em>… is for Mokubei </em>
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… is for Mokubei

Aoki Mokubei (1767-1833)
“Landscape” 1821

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
26.8 x 18.9 cm. (10 5/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Inscription:
“During the eleventh lunar month, winter of the year 1821, painted within the Toki Tei (‘potting and moulding pavilion’) at the behest of Kin. Mokubei.”

Artist’s seals: Two, illegible

Published: Sasaki Kozo; Nihon Bijutsu Kaiga Zenshu (Tokyo: Shuisha, 1980), vol. 21: Mokubei to Chikuden, color pl. 2. Bunjinga Suihen (Tokyo: Chuokoronsha, 1979), vol. 16: Chikuden to Mokubei, color pl. 6.

<em>… is for Nude</em>
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… is for Nude

Earthenware Figure of a Nude Male

Height: 58 cm. (22 7/8 in.)
Width: 9 cm. (3 1/2 in.)

Western Han dynasty
2nd-1st century B.C.

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