Asian Art

When the Huntington Museum of Art opened in 1952, one of the core collections of the new institution was a group of Asian decorative objects of jade, silver and porcelain that had been gathered by founder Herbert Fitzpatrick. As the museum has grown, this small collection has expanded to include representative examples of Asian prints, textiles, paintings, and sculpture.

Asian Paintings

Untitled

Hsiao Chung (Chinese), Untitled, nd. Watercolor on silk, Image: 37 1/8” x 17 1/8”; Overall scroll:  97” x 27 ¾”. Gift of the estate of Miss Virginia Cavendish, 1952.428

Asian Decorative Arts

Carved figures

Carved figures. Jade. Gift of Herbert Fitzpatrick, 1952.265, 1952.266, 1952.267

Asian Prints & Drawings

The Actor Nakamura Fukusuke I in the Role of Tomo yakko Fukuhei from the series Imayo Oshie Kagami

Utagawa Kunisada (Tokoyuni III), (1786-1864, Japanese), The Actor Nakamura Fukusuke I in the Role of Tomo yakko Fukuhei from the series Imayo Oshie Kagami, c. 1850-1860. Woodblock print, 14 ¼” x 9 ¾”.

Gift of Mrs. Francis Scott, 1978.18

The Actor Miuranosuke

Utagawa Kunisada (Tokoyuni III), (1786-1864, Japanese), The Actor Miuranosuke, c. 1875. Woodblock print, 14 ½” x 9 ¾”. Gift of Mrs. Francis Scott, 1978.20

Asian Sculpture

Tomb Guardian

Tomb Guardian, China, Tang, ca. 618-907 A.D. Glazed and painted earthenware; Overall: 28" x 12 1/2" x 9 3/4". Funds provided by Employees of Standard Ultramarine Color Company in memory of Jean Dourif, 1954.28.