Art Through a Lifetime

The Mary Griggs Burke Collection

Miyeko Murase, Soyoung Lee, and David Ake Sensabaugh

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  • Published: 2013
  • Subject Listing: Art History
  • Bibliographic information: 784 pp., over 1500 color illus., 9.50 x 12 in.
  • Distributed for: Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation
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This two-volume publication represents the only comprehensive documentation of one of the finest private collections of Asian art in the world. More than 1,000 works of art are shown in exquisite color reproductions, along with a special reference section of illustrated and translated texts, signatures, and seals. Since the collection will be dispersed for public use, Art Through a Lifetime provides the only opportunity for scholars, students, and admirers of Asian art to enjoy it in its entirety.

The first volume of this boxed set presents Japanese paintings, printed works, and calligraphy that date from the Nara period to the late 20th century. The second volume presents the remainder of the Japanese works - ceramics, lacquer, metalwork, sculpture, and textiles - along with an extensive array of Korean and Chinese works of art.
Miyeko Murase is professor emerita of Japanese art at Columbia University and special consultant to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Soyoung Lee is associate curator for Korean art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. David Ake Sensabaugh is the Ruth and Bruce Dayton Curator of Asian Art, Yale University Art Gallery. Shi-yee Liu, senior research associate in the Department of Asian Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, provided translations.
Volume 1

Dedication to Mary Griggs Burke by Miyeko Murase
An Appreciation by James Ulak
History of the Collection by Mary Griggs Burke
Note to the Reader

Japanese Painting

1. Buddhist Painting: Shinto Painting
2. Yamato-e; Illustrations of The Tale of Genji
3. Ink Painting of the Muromachi and Momoyama Periods
4. Kano School of the Edo Period
5. Rinpa
6. Screens by Unidentified Artists of the Momoyama and Edo Periods
7. Ukiyo-e
8. Nanga
9. Maruyama-Shijo School
10. Independents and Various Schools of the Edo and Later Periods
11. Printed Works
12. Calligraphy

Recent Acquisition

Record of Ownership
Translation Sources
Photography Credits

Volume 2


Japanese Objects
-Lacquer and Netsuke
-Textiles and Dolls
-Bamboo Baskets and Wood Objects

Korean Art

Chinese Art


Index of Artists
Record of Ownership
Translation Sources
Photography Credits