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Art Adoption

Play a key role in the success of the upcoming special exhibition, Masterpieces of Japanese Art by making a one-time gift of $1,000 to “adopt” a masterpiece of your choosing. By doing so, your gift will specifically underwrite the base cost to display the selected work of art.

 

In exchange for your generosity, your name will be listed alongside that of the artist on the wall label corresponding to the adopted masterpiece. Additionally, your support will be recognized at the exhibition’s exclusive VIP opening on February 12, 2015, to which you will receive an invitation.

 

Masterpieces of Japanese Art, selections from the Art Museum's permanent collection, will put the Cincinnati Art Museum, and our city, on the map as a major contributor to Japanese art. We invite you to help us share this important aspect of our collection with the community.

 

For more information on the Art Adoption program, please contact Director of Development, Kirby Neumann at (513) 639.2873 or [email protected].

 

 

Highlights of the Exhibition

 01jmaa 1906 4 detail thumb  

Object No. 1

Ogawa Haritsu (1663–1747) 小川破笠

Animal Story Scroll

Edo period (1615–1868)

Handscroll, ink and colors on paper

Gift of the Robert F. Blum Estate, 1906.4

24.6 × 668.3 cm

Signature: 夢中菴笠翁行年七十七歳画

[painted at age 77]

Seals: 観,尚行

This narrative handscroll illustrates two traditional Japanese folk tales in which the bush warblers and frogs are anthropomorphically portrayed as human poets.

 

  Adopted by Marianne and Snowden Rowe
 02jmaa 1982 6 thumb  

Object No. 2

Presentation of a Prince

Six-Fold Screen

Momoyama period (1573–1615), early 17th century,

color and gold leaf on paper

The Thoms Collection; Given by Mrs. Murat H. Davidson in Honor of her Grandfather, Joseph C. Thoms,1982.6

104.9 × 171cm

This screen has been recognized as a National Treasure of Japan and was restored by the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo. It returned to the Museum in March 2013.

 

  This item has been adopted.
 03jmaa 1911 1371 thumb  

Object No. 3

Model of an Ox Cart

Meiji period (1868–1912), 19th century

Lacquer

Gift of Mrs. Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto

1911.1371

Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto (1872–1950) is the author of the book Daughter of the Samurai, which chronicled the twelve years of her life in Cincinnati.

 

  Adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Ronald G. Joseph
 04jmaa 2007 33ac thumb  

Object No. 4

Mother and Child

Meiji period (1868–1912), early 20th century

Ivory

Gift of Anna Neal Schwarberg in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Mosher and Mr. James Schwarberg

2007.33a–c

Mark: 樂道

In this ivory sculpture, the artist subtly conveys the love between the mother and child with the mother’s tender expression and the way the baby reaches out to her.

 

 

available

 $3,000

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05jmaa x2012 1 thumb  

Object No. 5

Suit of Armor

Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th or early 19th century

Iron, doeskin, and lacquer

x2012.1

Mark: 長次

This suit of armor, purchased by the Museum in 1893, is one of the earliest art objects in CAM collection. It was used to fundraise for the medical school tuition for two young Japanese women, both daughters of samurai, in the early 20th century. They attended Laura Memorial Woman’s Medical College in Cincinnati.

 

  Adopted In Honor of Luke,Charlie, John,William, Andrew and Mac Ragland
 06jmaa 1929 27 thumb  

Object No. 6

Doll with Accessories

Sho-wa period (1926–1989), 1927

Wood, cloth, silk, and cotton

Gift of Committee on World Friendship Among Children

1929.27

Miss Okinawa was given as a Friendship Doll from Japan to the United States in 1927.

 

  Adopted by Ms. Deborah Campbell

 

Paintings

 07jmaa 1906 13 1-2 thumb  

Object No. 7

Flying Cranes

Ozawa Nankoku (1844–?)

大沢南谷

Meiji period (1868–1912)

Hanging scroll, ink on silk

Gift of the Robert F. Blum Estate

1906.13.1–2, 118.3 × 53.3 cm

Signature: 大澤南谷作

 

 

Adopted by Patricia Misrach
 08jmaa full 1906 14 thumb  

Object No. 8

Portrait of an Actor with a Black Mask and Bells

Sasayama Yōi (?–1743)

笹山養意

Edo period (1615–1868)

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

Gift of the Robert F. Blum Estate

1906.14, 91.5 × 28.7 cm

Signature: 養意惟傳画

Seal: 物馬齊

 

  Adopted by Tom and Dee Stegman
 09jmaa full 1964 706 thumb  

Object No. 9

Portrait of Kakinomoto no Hitomaro

Tosa Mitsushige (fl. Late 14th c.)

土佐光重

Nambokucho period (1336–1392)

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Emery

1964.706, 37.4 × 22.5cm

 

 

available

$1,000

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 10jmaa 1978 175 thumb  

Object No. 10

Daruma

Shōshu Shunsō (1752–1835)

紹珠春叢

Edo period (1615–1868)

Hanging scroll, ink on paper

Gift of B. S. Cunningham, by exchange

1978.175, 104.5 × 36.7cm

Signature: 春叢

Seals: 釋紹珠印

 

  Adopted by Stephen and Helen Rindsberg
 11jmaa detail 1982 13 thumb  

Object No. 11

Deer

Azuma Tōyō (1755–1839)

東東洋

Edo period (1615–1868), 1830s

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

The Thoms Collection; Given by Mrs. Murat H. Davidson in honor of her grandfather, Joseph C. Thoms

1982.13, 102.7 × 33.8cm

Signature: 東洋

Seals: 狂叟•衰豪

 

  Adopted by the Lee Cowan Tour Group
 12jmaa 1982 14 thumb  

Object No. 12

Woman Reading a Letter

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849)

葛飾北斎

Edo period (1615–1868)

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk

The Thoms Collection; Given by Mrs. Murat H. Davidson in honor of her grandfather, Joseph C. Thoms

1982.14, Diam. 30.5 cm

Signature: 九々蜃北斎席画

Seal: 龜毛蛇足

 

  Adopted by Tom and Dee Stegman
 13jmaa full 1982 15 thumb  

Object No. 13

Sun Flower

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849)

葛飾北斎

Edo period (1615–1868), dated 1848

Hanging scroll, color on paper

The Thoms Collection; Given by Mrs. Murat H. Davidson in Honor of her Grandfather, Joseph C. Thoms

1982.15, 97.5 × 28.3cm

Signature: 八十八老卍筆

Seal: かつしか

 

  Adopted by Mr. Steven and Dr. Judith Stein
 14jmaa full 1985 thumb  

Object No. 14

Sutra

Heian period (794–1185), 1185

Handscroll, gold and silver on indigo paper

John J. Emery Fund

1985.12, 29.3 × 338.5cm

 

  Adopted by Tom and Dee Stegman
 15jmaa detail 1987 1 thumb  

Object No. 15

Illustration of Hell

Nambokucho- period (1336–92)

Handscroll, ink, watercolor, and gold on paper

Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Leyman Endowment

1987.1, 36.2 cm × 572.2 cm

 

 

available

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 16jmaa detail 1997 35 thumb  

Object No. 16

Daoist Immortals

Kanō Tōun (1625–1694)

狩野洞雲

Edo period (1615–1868)

Handscroll, ink, colors, and gold on silk

John J. Emery Endowment

1997.35, 31.7 × 589.6 cm

Signature: 洞雲筆, Seal: 藤原

 

  unavailable
 17jmaa detail 2004 1130 thumb  

Object No. 17

Amaterasu

Hōen (Taira) Yoshiteru

芳園平吉輝

Meiji period (1868–1912)

Hanging scroll, ink and light color on silk

Gift of Jeanann Gray Dunlap

2004.1130, 140.5 × 49.8cm

Signature: 芳園平吉輝

Seals: 芳園之印; 平吉輝

 

  Adopted by Mr. Steven and Dr. Judith Stein

 

Screens

 18jmaa 1962 568 thumb  

Object No. 18

Fan Decorated Screens

Pair of Six-Fold Screens

Edo period (1615–1868), early 17th century

Brocade and paper

Gift of Mrs. Robert McKay

1962.568a–b, 96 × 306.6cm

 

 

Adopted by the Family of Mrs. Robert McKay
 19jmaa 1962 569 thumb  

Object No. 19

Scenes from the Tales of Ise

Pair of Six-Fold Screens

Edo period (1615–1868), 18th century

Brocade and paper

Gift of Mrs. Robert McKay

1962.569a–b

152 × 353.2cm

 

  Adopted by Mary Ann Meanwell
 20jmaa 1964 192-293 thumb  

Object No. 20

Scenes from the Tale of Genji

Pair of Eight-Fold Screens

Edo period (1615–1868), late 17th century

Painting on paper

The Edwin and Virginia Irwin Memorial

1964.292–3, 100.5 × 368.4cm

 

  unavailable
 21jmaa 1964 721 thumb  

Object No. 21

Ox Carts

Pair of Six-Fold Screens

Edo period (1615–1868), late 17th century

Painting on paper

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Emery

1964.720–1

121.3 × 308.4cm

 

  Adopted by Gates and Margy Richards
 22jmaa full 1982 4 thumb  

Object No. 22

Scholars in a Garden

Pair of Six-Fold Screens

Kanō school

Edo period (1615–1868), 17th–early 18th century

Ink, color, and gold on paper

Gift of Mrs. Harold J. Kersten

1982.4, 157.5 × 358.2cm

 

  Adopted by Mr. Steven and Dr. Judith Stein

 

Ceramics

 23jmaa front NN106 thumb  

Object No. 23

Plate depicting the Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Meiji period (1868–1912)

Ceramic, Kutani ware

NN106

Mark: 九谷北山堂製

 

 

available

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 24jmaa 1898 18 thumb  

Object No. 24

Teapot

Meiji period (1868–1912), 19th century

Ceramic, Hozen ware

Gift of the Rookwood Pottery

1898.18

Mark: 寶山

 

 

available

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 25jmaa full 1898 208 thumb  

Object No. 25

Teapot

Meiji period (1868–1912), late 19th century

Ceramic, Banko ware

Gift of the Rookwood Pottery

1898.208

Mark: 萬古

 

 

available

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 26jmaa 1900 373 thumb  

Object No. 26

Incense Burner and Cover

Meiji period (1868–1912), 19th century

Ceramic

Gift of the Rookwood Pottery

1900.373

Mark: 大日本帶山制

 

 

Adopted by Amy and Forrest Goodwin

 27jmaa 1924 51 thumb  

Object No. 27

Vase

Meiji period (1868–1912), 19th century

Ceramic

Gift of Alfred T. and Eugenia I. Goshorn

1924.51

Mark: 錦光山造

 

  Adopted by the Office of the President, University of Cincinnati
 28jmaa front 1977 189 thumb  

Object No. 28

Large Plate Depicting the Eight Views of Lake Biwa

Edo period (1615–1868), mid-19th century

Ceramic, Kutani ware

Gift of the Martin Family in memory of Colonel Robert J. Martin

1977.189

Marks: 大日本加賀國九谷造 西村画

 

  Adopted by Margaret M. Reid
 29jmaa 2011 26 thumb  

Object No. 29

Large Kutani Vase Depicting Japanese Poets

Meiji period (1868–1912), late 19th century

Ceramic, Kutani ware

Gift of I. Arthur and Betty Jane Michaelson

2011.26

 

 

available

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Lacquer

 30jmaa 1889 310 thumb  

Object No. 30

Writing Box

Meiji period (1868–1912), 19th century

Lacquer

Museum Purchase

1889.310

 

 

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 31jmaa full L483 1891 thumb  

Object No. 31

Decorated Gourd

Meiji period (1868–1912), 19th century

Natural gourd with shells, coral, and silk

Lent by Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Hinkle

L483.1891

 

  Adopted In Honor of Polly Stein
 32jmaa full 1891 2956 thumb  

Object No. 32

Koto

Meiji period (1868–1912), late 19th century or earlier

Wood, lacquer, ivory, and gold

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Hinkle

1891.2956

 

 

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 33jmaa full 1898 253 thumb  

Object No. 33

Boxes

Meiji period (1868–1912), 19th century

Lacquer

Gift of Eugene F. Bliss

1898.253

 

 

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 34jmaa 1913 706-707 thumb  

Object No. 34

Admonition Drum

Meiji period (1868–1912), 19th century

Lacquer

Gift of W. W. Taylor

1913.706–707

 

 

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 35jmaa inside 1961 282 thumb  

Object No. 35

Buddhist Pocket Shrine

Edo period (1615–1868), 17th century

Wood, lacquer

Gift of Mrs. Robert McKay

1961.282

 

  ON HOLD
 36jmaa full 1964 709 thumb  

Object No. 36

Buddhist Pocket Shrine

Edo period (1615–1868)

Wood, lacquer

Gift of John J. Emery

1964.709

 

 

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Ivory

 37jmaa 1888 107 thumb  

Object No. 37

Carved Tusks

Meiji period (1868–1912), 19th century

Ivory

Gift of Mrs. Harriet S. Muscroft and C. S. Muscroft, Jr.

1888.102, 1888.107

 

 

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 38jmaa 1951 271 thumb  

Object No. 38

Pleasure Boat

Meiji period (1868–1912), 19th century

Ivory

Gift of Anthony D. Bullock

1951.271

Mark: 民玉

 

  ON HOLD
 39jmaa 2007 43 thumb  

Object No. 39

Male Figure

Meiji period (1868–1912), early 20th century

Ivory

Gift of Anna Neal Schwarberg in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Mosher and Mr. James Schwarberg

2007.43

Mark: 靜

 

 

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 40jmaa 2007 50 thumb  

Object No. 40

Pair of Shells with Fishing Scenes

Meiji period (1868–1912), late 19th or early 20th century

Ivory

Gift of Anna Neal Schwarberg in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Mosher and Mr. James Schwarberg

2007.49–50

Mark: 清月; 實雅

 

 

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Cloisonné

 41jmaa 1887 54 thumb  

Object No. 41

Vase

Meiji period (1868–1912), 19th century

Cloisonné enamel

Museum Purchase

1887.54

 

 

available

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Metal

 42jmaa 1887 52 thumb  

Object No. 42

Covered Vase

Meiji period (1868–1912), c. 1880

Bronze with overlaid copper, silver, and gold

Museum Purchase

1887.52

Marks: 行宗鐫; 起立工商會社製

 

  Adopted by Valerie Newell and Timothy Smith
 43jmaa 1982 122 thumb  

Object No. 43

Temple Gong (Kei)

Edo period (1615–1868), early 17th century

Bronze

Bequest of Mary M. Emery, by exchange

1982.122

 

 

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Arms and Armor

 44jmaa L501 1891 thumb  

Object No. 44

Long Sword with Dragon on Blade

Momoyama period (1573–1615), late 16th or early 17th century

Steel, wood, and lacquer

Lent by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hinkle

L501.1891

Mark: 越中守正俊 (handle); 愛宕八幡 (reverse blade)

 

  Adopted by Francie and John Pepper
 45jmaa NN108 thumb  

Object No. 45

Dagger with Lotus Sutra Inscribed on Blade

Meiji period (1868–1912), 19th century

Steel, wood, and lacquer

NN108

 

 

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Masks, Dolls and Costumes

 46jmaa 1921 251 thumb  

Object No. 46

Nō Mask, Old Man

Edo period (1615–1868), 17th century

Wood

Gift of the Robert F. Blum Estate

1921.251

 

 

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 47jmaa 1921 253 thumb  

Object No. 47

Kyōgen Mask, Female Character

Edo period (1615–1868), 17th century

Wood

Gift of Robert F. Blum Estate

1921.253

 

 

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 48jmaa 1921 254 thumb  

Object No. 48

Nō Mask, Male Ghost

Edo period (1615–1868), early 17th century

Wood

Gift of Robert F. Blum Estate

1921.254

Marks: 出目是閑,天下一是閒; 滿猶

 

 

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49jmaa 1911 1356 thumb  

Object No. 49

Doll

Meiji period (1868–1912)

Gofun, silk crepe, and glass eyes

Gift of Mrs. Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto

1911.1356

 

  Adopted by The Muellers
 50jmaa 1964 783 thumb  

Object No. 50

Kimono

Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th or early 19th century

Silk, metallic thread, and cotton

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Emery

1964.783

 

  Adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Applegate
 51jmaa L496 1891 thumb  

Object No. 51

Sumo Apron (Mawashi)

Meiji period (1868–1912), late 19th century

Embroidered silk

Lent by Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Hinkle

L496.1891

 

 

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Additional Works

 52jmaa detail 1906 18 thumb  

Object No. 52

God of Wind

Hasegawa Settan (1778–1843)

85.51 x 24.02 in.

(217.2 x 61cm)

Hanging scroll, ink on paper

Gift of the Robert F. Blum Estate

1906.18

 

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 53jmaa detail 1956 458 thumb    

Object No. 53

Farm House in Snowy Landscape

Oda Kaisen (1747–1819) 小田海仙

Hanging ink/silk

72.83 x 25.79 in.

(185 x 65.5cm)

Bequest of Virginia H. Irwin

1956.458

 

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 54jmaa tassel 1986 981 thumb    

Object No. 54

Japanese fan

Ivory folding fan

W Open: 15.5 in. (39.4 cm)

H w/o Loop or Tassel: 9.25 in. (23.5cm)

Gift of Mrs. Murat Halstead Davidson

1986.981
 

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 55jmaa 1898 63 thumb  

Object No. 55

 

Teapot

Meiji period (1868–1912), late 19th century

Ceramic

Gift of the Rookwood Pottery

1898.63

Marks: 若山[Jakuzan]; 大[Dai]

 

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