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.
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. 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
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.