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Attendant Bodhisattva

Attendant Bodhisattva

This sculpture of an attendant bodhisattva was most likely part of a colossal triptych showing a Buddha flanked by two such figures. It is made of willow, a material that was often used in the north for the con... more

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in Water Moon Form (Shuiyue Guanyin)

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in Water Moon Form (Shuiyue Guanyin)

After the tenth century, one of the more prominent representations of Avalokiteshvara shows the bodhisattva seated with the right knee raised and the left leg crossed before the body. The posture represents the... more

Buddha, probably Shakyamuni (Shijiamouni)
Bodhisattva Mahasthamaprapta (Dashizhi)
Boating by a Willow Bank

Boating by a Willow Bank

Evoking the scenery of Hangzhou's West Lake, this painting shows a gentleman being paddled across a placid inlet between a profusion of water lilies and a shore lined with willows. The composition recalls that ... more

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in Water Moon Form (Shuiyue Guanyin)

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in Water Moon Form (Shuiyue Guanyin)

This powerful figure belongs to a small group of wooden sculptures that can be securely dated, owing to an inscription that also provides rare information regarding its production and intended use. The inscript... more

Horse and Willow Tree

Horse and Willow Tree

Since the Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220), fine horses have symbolized military power and imperial authority in China. For this reason, powerful steeds were a popular subject at the early Ming court. Frequently... more

Christ Child with an Apple

Christ Child with an Apple

The engaging curly-haired Christ Child stands with welcoming open arms as he holds a red apple in his right hand. In the late Middle Ages, such images often were the focus of altar decoration at Christmas, and ... more

Heron and Willow

Heron and Willow

Attributed to Sesshū Tōyō (Japanese, 1420–1506) Muromachi period (1392–1573)

Arhat (Luohan)

Arhat (Luohan)

This sculpture epitomizes the merging of religious and secular imagery in later Chinese Buddhist sculpture. With his shaven head and elongated earlobes, the figure resembles a luohan (one of the Indian disciple... more

Three Arhats (Luohans)

Three Arhats (Luohans)

With the spread of Chan (Zen) Buddhism in China in the tenth century, louhans, enlightened Buddhist sages, were often represented as monks performing spiritual exercises. Sitting on roughly hewn rocks, these th... more

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Cherry, Plum and Willow Trees

Cherry, Plum and Willow Trees

Originally the right half of a pair, this screen depicts flowering trees and a budding willow that convey the joyous spirit of spring. It includes three large cherry trees near the center and a slender branch l... more

Pine and Camellia with Hawks and Willow and Camellia with Small Birds

Pine and Camellia with Hawks and Willow and Camellia with Small Birds

The simple contrast of two impressive trees—a thin, supple willow and a mighty pine—dominates this composition. The artist has skillfully utilized the two trees to evoke their symbolic associations: purity (the... more

Piece from a Noh Costume (Nuihaku) with Egret (Sagi) and Willow Tree

Piece from a Noh Costume (Nuihaku) with Egret (Sagi) and Willow Tree

A white bird stands on the sinuous trunk of a willow tree above the waters that surge below. Egrets and herons are grouped together under the Japanese term sagi. In literature, they figure in an episode in the ... more

Landscape with Willow Trees

Landscape with Willow Trees

Ryūryūkyo Shinsai (Japanese, active ca. 1799–1823) Edo period (1615–1868)

Case (Inrō) with Design of Weeping Willow and Cherry Blossoms

Case (Inrō) with Design of Weeping Willow and Cherry Blossoms

Nakayama Komin (Japanese, 1808–1870) Edo period (1615–1868)

Ishizara Plate with Design of Willow Branch
St. Jerome beside a Pollard Willow

St. Jerome beside a Pollard Willow

Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)

[St. Jerome beside a pollard willow] / Rembrandt.

[St. Jerome beside a pollard willow] / Rembrandt.

Print shows a bearded St. Jerome seated, at work on his books at the foot of a large tree trunk. A lion looks out from behind the tree.

Woman under a Willow Tree

Woman under a Willow Tree

Lush and sensual, ukiyo-e paintings of the eighteenth century idealized beauty, placing courtesans and young women in indoor and outdoor seasonal settings. Shunshō—an Edo bon vivant, painter, and print designer... more

Buddhist Priest's Robe (Kesa) with Pattern of Swallows among Willow Branches

Buddhist Priest's Robe (Kesa) with Pattern of Swallows among Willow Br...

The textile used for the body of this seven-sectioned kesa features a lively design of swallows among willow branches on a reverse-swastika fret background (the reverse-swastika is a symbol of infinity in Buddh... more

Summer Willow in the Breeze

Summer Willow in the Breeze

Ishikawa Toyonobu (Japanese, 1711–1785) Edo period (1615–1868)

Young Lovers under a Drooping Willow, Their Hands Clasped, Their Heads Bent

Young Lovers under a Drooping Willow, Their Hands Clasped, Their Heads...

Torii Kiyohiro (Japanese, active ca. 1737–1766) Edo period (1615–1868)

The First Nakamura Nakazo as a Samurai Standing Near a Willow Tree

The First Nakamura Nakazo as a Samurai Standing Near a Willow Tree

Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, 1726–1792) Edo period (1615–1868)

The Third Otani Hiroemon as an Outlaw Standing Near a Willow Tree

The Third Otani Hiroemon as an Outlaw Standing Near a Willow Tree

Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, 1726–1792) Edo period (1615–1868)

Japanese White-eyes with Plum Tree and Willow, from Spring Rain Surimono Album (Harusame surimono-jō, vol. 3)

Japanese White-eyes with Plum Tree and Willow, from Spring Rain Surimo...

Surimono are privately published woodblock prints, usually commissioned by poets or poetry groups as a form of New Year’s greeting card. The poems, most commonly kyōka (witty thirty-one syllable verse), inscrib... more

Courtesan and her Attendants under a Willow Tree

Courtesan and her Attendants under a Willow Tree

A high-ranking courtesan (oiran), accompanied by her teenage apprentice (shinzō) and two child attendants (kamuro), promenade beneath a weeping willow in the spring. While the identity of the artist who signs h... more

Kingfisher, Cicada, and Willow Tree

Kingfisher, Cicada, and Willow Tree

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

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Ono no Tofu Standing on the Bank of a Stream and Watching a Frog Leap to Catch a Willow Branch

Ono no Tofu Standing on the Bank of a Stream and Watching a Frog Leap ...

Classical subjects, from both literature and history, often attracted the surimono artists. Strolling by a stream, Ono no Tofu (894–964), a court calligrapher, dejectedly thinks about resigning from the court. ... more

Lacquer Paintings of Various Subjects: Bird and Willow in Snow

Lacquer Paintings of Various Subjects: Bird and Willow in Snow

The strong color effect seen in this album is achieved by using lacquer as a painting medium. Painting with lacquer on paper was one of the techniques Zeshin developed into his own style. Despite the heavy mate... more

Tea-house at the Willow Bridge

Tea-house at the Willow Bridge

Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Small Birds on a Willow Branch and Hibiscus Blossoms

Small Birds on a Willow Branch and Hibiscus Blossoms

Chinzan was raised in Edo in a samurai family. He trained under the Nanga painters Tani Bunchō (1763–1840) and Watanabe Kazan (1793–1841) and favored Chinese literati artists of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Sp... more

The Willow

The Willow

Samuel Palmer (British, London 1805–1881 Redhill, Surrey)

Second street museum of living animals now exhibiting at 281 North 2d St., between Callowhill and Willow streets / Scott, Printer, 12 Hudson's Alley, Philadelphia.

Second street museum of living animals now exhibiting at 281 North 2d ...

Print shows an advertisement for the Second Street Museum of Living Animals depicting "Romulus, the fighting California grizzly bear" in a fight against "Napoleon 4th", a large bull, on April 8, 1853. The adver... more

Willow Tree, Harlem Creek, New York

Willow Tree, Harlem Creek, New York

William Rickarby Miller (American (born England), County Durham 1818–1893 Bronx, New York)

Yanagi - willow / by Megata Morikaga.

Yanagi - willow / by Megata Morikaga.

Drawing shows a branch of an yanagi, or willow tree, with leaves, flowers or racemes, and bark.

Willow Grouse from "[A Spring and Summer in Lapland: with notes on the fauna of Luleä Lapmark. [By H. W. Wheelwright.]]"

Willow Grouse from "[A Spring and Summer in Lapland: with notes on the...

This image has been taken from scan 000167 from "[A Spring and Summer in Lapland: with notes on the fauna of Luleä Lapmark. [By H. W. Wheelwright.]]". The title and subject terms of this image have been genera... more

Willow

Willow

William Morris (British, Walthamstow, London 1834–1896 Hammersmith, London)

willow herb from "[The book of the Thames.]"

willow herb from "[The book of the Thames.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000255 from "[The book of the Thames.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.