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<em>… is for Obun</em>
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… is for Obun

Kunii Obun (1833-1887)
“Skulls Amidst Grass”

Hanging scroll, ink on paper
101.6 x 32 cm. (40 x 12 5/8 in.)

Artist’s signature:
“Painted by Obun”

Artist seal: Obun

Colophon by Gessho (1813-1858)
“One skin-container for the soul (i.e. skull) encases one soul. (This is) an expression of the ancients.”

Additional seals: Gessho; Tenku tou nakare, and one other.

<em>… is for Plum</em>
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… is for Plum

Zhou Zhimian (1550-1610)
“Blossoming Plum”

Fan painting, ink on gold paper
44.4 x 14.8 cm. (17 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.)

Artist’s signature with two seals;
seven inscriptions with seals

<em>… is for Qingbai</em>
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… is for Qingbai

Pair of Qingbai-Glazed Pocelanous Covered Funerary Jars

Heights:
Tiger urn: 55.9 cm. (22 in.)
Dragon urn: 57.8 cm. (22 3/4 in.)

Southern Song period
13th century

<em>…is for Reitan</em>
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…is for Reitan

Suzuki Reitan (1782-1817)
“Herdboy on Water Buffalo”

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk
133.5 x 34 cm. (52 1/2 x 13 3/8 in.)

Inscription:
“Reitan.”

Artist’s seal:
Jo Kimin in

<em>…is for Shen</em>
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…is for Shen

Shen Feng ((1686-1756)
“Landscape after Wang Meng”

Hanging scroll, ink on paper
142 x 62 cm. (55 x 24 1/2 in.)

Artist’s seals:
Fanmin; Feng

Collector’s seal:
Monan jingjianquan pingshang xinshang

*see inscription below

<em>…is for Tower</em>
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…is for Tower

Green-glazed Earthenware Shooting Tower

Height: 72.4 cm. (28 1/2 in.)

Eastern Han dynasty
1st-3rd century

<em>…is for Utagawa </em>
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…is for Utagawa

Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864)
“Archer with Hunting Falcon”

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk
99.5 x 34 cm. (39 1/8 x 13 3/8 in.)

Inscription: “Painted by Ichiyosai Sushi Toyokuni.”

Artist’s seal: Painted red cipher

<em>…is for Vietnamese </em>
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…is for Vietnamese

Vietnamese Jar with Figural Decoration

Height: 40.4 cm. (15 7/8 in.)
Ly (1009-1225) -Tran (1225-1400) dynasty

12th-14th century

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