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Painting of Yoshida Kenkō by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (c.1840s)



My Studiolo —© Kevin Shau Photography (2021)


Watercolor and Ink picture (by George Munger) of the United States Capitol after the Burning of Washington in 1814


depiction of Kamo no Chōmei by Kikuchi Yōsai (1781–1878)

“So briefly rests the dew upon the bush clover

Even now it scatters in the wind.”

-death poem of Lady Murasaki from the Tale of Genji (c.1010) reflecting on the brevity of her own life


Portrait of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1766), painted by Allan Ramsay


Kangnido Map (1402) — one of the oldest surviving maps of East Asia, produced by by Yi Hoe and Kwon Kun in Korea


Seated Man with a Cane (1918), painted by Amedeo Modigliani


Portrait of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1753), by Maurice Quentin de La Tour

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