'Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology' exhibition at National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, until 3 Jan 2016
'The Sultan's World: The Ottoman Orient in Renaissance Art' at Bozar Center for Fine Art, Brussels, 27 Feb-31 May 2015
Image taken from: Charles E. Beale, Gately's World's Progress. A general history of the earth's construction and of the advancement of mankind ... Edited by C. E. Beale. Édition de luxe, vol. 1, page 463 (Gately & Co.: Boston, 1886). From British Library flikr.
Celebrating 100 years of Asian art at the Met, NY--'Discovering Japanese Art American Collectors and the Met,' 14 Feb–27 Sept 2015
The Met website states: 'The 2015 centennial of the Department of Asian Art offers an ideal opportunity to explore the history of the Museum's collection of Japanese art. Showcasing more than two hundred masterworks of every medium, this exhibition tells the story of how the Museum built its comprehensive collection of Japanese art beginning in the early 1880s, when it owned just a small, eclectic array of Japanese decorative arts.'
Katsushika Hokusai, Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), also known as the Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei), ca. 1830–32. Edo Period (1615–1868). Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper; 10 1/8 x 14 15/16 in. (25.7 x 37.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, H.O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H.O. Havemeyer, 1929 (JP1847). From metmuseum.com.
Ogata Kōrin, Irises at Yatsuhashi (Eight Bridges), after 1709, pair of six-panel folding screens; ink and color on gold leaf on paper, Image (each screen): 64 7/16 in. x 11ft. 6 3/4 in. (163.7 x 352.4 cm) Overall (each screen): 70 1/2 in. x 12 ft. 2 1/4 in. (179.1 x 371.5 cm). Met, NY. From metmuseum.com.
Suzuki Kiitsu, Morning Glories, early 19th century, Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold leaf on paper, Image (each screen): 70 3/16 x 12 ft. 5 1/2 in. (178.3 x 379.7 cm). Met, NY. From metmuseum.com.
James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room & 'Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre,' Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 16 May 2015–2 January 2017
William Page, A Mamluk from Aleppo, c. 1816-24, watercolor over pencil, touched with white. Victoria & Albert Museum, London. From vam.ac.uk.
William Page, Turkish Lady in Walking Dress, c. 1828-50 (printed), etching, stipple and aquatint, colored by hand, published by Ackermann & Co., London. Victoria & Albert Museum, London. From vam.ac.uk.
William Page, Janissary at the English Palace Constantinople, c. 18-24 (painted), watercolor over pencil on paper, stuck down on brown card. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. From vam.ac.uk.
William Page, Persian, c. 1816-24, watercolor over pencil, stuck down on brown card. Victoria & Albert Museum, London. From vam.ac.uk.
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