IU

Indiana University Bloomington IU Bloomington IUB

East Asia

The museum’s East Asian art collection includes works of art primarily from China and Japan with fewer works representing Korea. The museum’s collection features a range of objects including paintings, woodblock prints, sculptures, and ceramics. The paintings in particular showcase the infusion of shared religions and cultures across East Asia as well as mutual artistic practices. Before developing their own scripts, Koreans and Japanese used the Chinese language for their written communications and the Chinese traditions of painting with a brush on paper or silk.

Donkyō (signed Unkei)
Japanese, died 1810
Plum Branches
18th century
Ink on paper
26 7/16 x 11 ¼ in. (67.1 x 28.5 cm)
26 ¼ x 11 ¼ in. (66.6 x 28.5 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gifts of Charles Page, 69.31.1 and .2

Soga Shōhaku (signed Kiyō)
Japanese (active Kyoto), 1730–1781
Palm
18th century
Ink on paper
83 x 26 1/4 in. (210.8 x 66.6 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 72.71.1

Sadaoka Gakutei
Japanese, 1786 (?)–1868
First Companion of the Writing Chamber, Ink
ca. 1827
Surimono; ink, metallic powders, and color on paper
8 1/4 x 7 1/4 (20.9 x 18.4 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 70.4.73

Tōshūsai Sharaku
Japanese, active 1794–1795
The Actor Osagawa Tsuneyo II as Kojima
1794
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
12 x 6 1/8 in. (30.4 x 15.5 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 70.4.68

Suzuki Harunobu
Japanese 1724–1770
Woman Holding a Crayfish
1770s
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
10 11/16 x 7 13/16 in. (27.14 x 19.84 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Charles Page, 68.204

Kano School
Japanese, Edo period (1615–1868)
Tale of Genji
Late 17th century
Pair of six-fold screens; ink, colors, and gold on paper
64 ¾ x 146 ½ in. (164.46 x 372.10 cm) each
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 66.11, 66.12

Kiyoshi Saitō
Japanese, 1907–1997
Oku no Hosomichi, Matsushima, Sendai Prefecture
1965
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
15 x 20 ¾ in. (38.09 x 52.70 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Robert R. Sturgeon, 2005.26

Kawase Hasui
Japanese, 1883–1957
Rain at Nissaka near Shizuoka, from the series Selection of Views of the Hokkaido
1942
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
9 5/8 x 14 3/16 in. (24.4 x 36.0 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Tina Slapar Jernigan in memory of Anna Potochnik, 2005.30

Natori Shunsen
Japanese, 1886–1960
Sawada Shōjirō as Hayashi Buhei, from the series Collection of Shunsen Portraits
1927
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
15 5/8 x 14 7/8 in. (39.7 x 27.0 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Museum purchase with funds from the Thomas T. Solley Endowed Fund for the Curator of Asian Art, 2007.2

Yoshida Hiroshi
Japanese, 1876–1950
The Acropolis Ruins
1925
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
9 9/16 x 14 9/16 in. (24.3 x 37.0 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Museum purchase with funds from the Thomas T. Solley Endowed Fund for the Curator of Asian Art, 2007.1

Yoshida Hiroshi
Japanese, 1876–1950
Evening in a Hot Spring
1939
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
10 11/16 x 15 ¾ in. (27.1 x 40.0 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 79.114.93

Saitō Kiyoshi
Japanese, 1907–1999
Winter in Aizu
ca. 1950
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
9 7/8 x 15 ¼ in. (25.1 x 38.7 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Robert R. Sturgeon, 2005.24

Hishikawa Moronobu
Japanese, d. 1694
Wheelwright, from the book Occupations of Japan
1685
Ink on paper
10 ¼ x 6 7/16 in. (26.1 x 16.4 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 75.96.44

Tsuchiya Rakusan
Japanese, 1896‒1976
Early Autumn: Birds on Pepper Tree
20th century
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
16 7/8 x 23 7/8 in. (42.9 x 60.6 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wahl, 76.41.7

Matsui Kōsei
Japanese, b. 1927
Neriage Bowl
1970–79
Stoneware
3 ½ x 4 15/16 in. (8.9 x 12.5 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 81.66

Shimaoka Tatsuzo
Japanese, 1919–2007
Jar with Bamboo Decoration
Stoneware with glaze and white slip
20th century
H. 7 ½ in. (19.0 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 72.54.1

Andō Hiroshige
Japanese, 1797–1858
The Road through the Ivy at Mt. Utsu near Okabe, from the series Fifty-Three Stations of the Hokkaido
1831–34
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
13 9/16 x 8 13/16 in. (34.4 x 22.4 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Purchased with funds from the Thomas T. Solley Endowed Fund for the Curator of Asian Art, 2012.65

Andō Hiroshige
Japanese, 1797–1858
The Ayasegawa River and Kanegafuchi, from the series One Hundred Views of Edo
1856­–1858
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
13 ¾ x 9 ¼ in. (34.9 x 23.5 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Purchased with funds from the Thomas T. Solley Endowed Fund for the Curator of Asian Art, 2013.157

Andō Hiroshige
Japanese, 1797–1858
Travelers and Hostesses at an Inn at Akasaka, from the series Fifty-Three Stations of the Hokkaido Road
1831–34
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
9 ¼ x 13 7/8 in. (23.2 x 35.2 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Purchased with funds from the Thomas T. Solley Endowed Fund for the Curator of Asian Art, 2014.30

Kunisada I/Toyokuni III
Japanese, 1786-1865
Abe Sadatō, Abe Munetō, Hachimantarō in the Scene Sodehagi Saimon from the play Ōshū Adachi-ga-Hara
ca. 1850–53
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
9 ¾ x 14 1/8 in. (24.8 x 35.9 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 79.114.57