Art of Asia Acquired by North American Museums, 2010–2011
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Art of Asia Acquired by North American Museums, 2010–2011

This section is devoted to works of Asian art recently acquired by public collections in the United States and Canada. These works are reproduced in order to illustrate general trends of acquisition, as well as to present selected objects of outstanding interest; the dating, provenance, and descriptions are those supplied by the owners. Arranged alphabetically by name of museum, this list includes the names of senior curators of staff members responsible for Asian collections. [End Page 105]

The Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Janice Katz, Associate Curator of Japanese Art

Roger L. Weston, Associate Curator of Japanese Art

Dr. Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan and Islamic Art

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1. Izumi Masatoshi. Islands (Shima tachi). Japan. 2000. Japanese Basalt; A: 99.0 × 121.8 × 121.8 cm; B: 99.0 × 91.5 × 101.7 cm; C: 96.6 × 71.0 × 114.3 cm. The Art Institute of Chicago, 2011.47. Restricted gift of Roger L. Weston and Fred Eychaner.

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2. Attributed to the “Stipple Master” (active ca. 1692–ca. 1715). A Monumental Portrait of a Monkey. India, Rajasthan, Mewar, Udaipur. Ca. 1705–1710. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; image: 45 × 56 cm; outermost border: 48.5 × 58.7 cm. The Art Institute of Chicago, 2011.248. Lacy Armour Fund, James and Marilyn Alsdorf Acquisition Fund.

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3. Attributed to Purkhu. Maharaja Sansar Chand of Kangra in Darbar. India, Himachal Pradesh, Punab Hills, Kangra. Ca. 1800. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; image: 31.0 × 43.6 cm; outermost border: 33.0 × 44.8 cm; backing paper: 33.5 × 44.8 cm. The Art Institute of Chicago, 2011.249. James and Marilynn Alsdorf Acquisition Fund.

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4. Artist unknown. Holi Festival in a Walled Garden with Celebrants. India, Uttar Pradesh, Awadh, Lucknow. Ca. 1760–1764. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; 47.0 × 63.5 cm. The Art Institute of Chicago, 2011.250. Restricted gift of Robert C. Gluth in honor of Marilynn Alsdorf, Louise A. Lutz Fund, James and Marilynn Alsdorf Acquisition Fund, Frederick W. Gookin Memorial Fund.

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Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

San Francisco, California

Forrest McGill, Chief Curator and Wattis Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art

Michael Knight, Senior Curator of Chinese Art

Li He, Associate Curator of Chinese Art

Joseph Chang, Senior Research Fellow, Chinese Painting and Calligraphy

Hyonjeoung Kim Han, Associate Curator of Korean Art

Melissa Rinne, Associate Curator of Japanese Art

Qamar Adamjee, Associate Curator of South Asian Art

Natasha Reichle, Associate Curator of Southeast Asian Art

Jeffrey Durham, Assistant Curator of Himalayan Art

Allison Harding, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art

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5. Artist unknown. Christ as the God Shepherd. India, Goa. 1650–1700. Sculpture; ivory; 19.1 × 5.7 × 3.8 cm. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2011.4.A–.B. Requisition made possible by Paul and Kathleen Bissinger.

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6. Artist unknown. Sun and autumn plants (sun over Musashi plain). Japan. Ca. 1650–1750. Six panel folding screen; ink, colors, and gold on paper; 106.7 × 254.0 cm. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2011.7. Gift of the Donald F. and Elizabeth Boardman Ross Family.

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7. Park Dae-sung. Nine Dragon Falls. Korea. 2004. Painting; ink on paper; 250.2 × 283.2 cm. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2011.57. Gift of Bill and Mary Kim.

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8. Artist unknown. White robed Avalokiteshvara (Byakue Kanon). Japan. Muromachi period (1333–1573). Ca. 1350–1425. Painting; hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk; 88.6 × 35.6 cm. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2010.21. Acquisition made possible with funds given in memory of Willis R. Deming with additional funding from members of Connoisseur’s Council, and the assistance of Joseph L. Brotherton...