Texas Collects Asia: Japan

Exhibition open from Fri Jan 18 2008 to Mon Mar 31 2008

Pair of Screens with urban scenesw, Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868), Pair of Four-fold screens, ink, pigments, and gold leaf on paper, wood, silk, and lacque, Each: 67 1/2 x 147 1/2 in., Collection of Mr and Mrs Henry Billingsley, Dallas

Pair of Screens with urban scenesw, Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868), Pair of Four-fold screens, ink, pigments, and gold leaf on paper, wood, silk, and lacque, Each: 67 1/2 x 147 1/2 in., Collection of Mr and Mrs Henry Billingsley, Dallas

As the first part of a series of five exhibitions in 2008 celebrating our ten-year anniversary, The Crow Collection of Asian Art presents a selection of impressive Japanese paintings and works of art from private collections and museums across Texas. This exhibition includes over twenty Japanese paintings of recent centuries that have subjects of animals, nature, humanity, and legends. These paintings reflect the artistic achievements of various schools of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and highlight the experience and emotion of the scenes. A group of lacquer wares illustrate the refined sensibility of the merchant class who heavily patronized this type of artworks in the nineteenth century. This exhibition also showcases fine examples of netsuke, metal wares, screens, and porcelains. They all represent the great interest that Texas collectors have in Japanese art.