The Gallery will close on Mondays once again beginning Monday, September 14, 2015 for the Fall/Winter seasons.
The Gallery is home to one of the most comprehensive collections of Japanese art in Canada, historical collections featuring Canadian and international works, and exceptional contemporary art.
pale green jade belt hook or girdle hook
brown, black; wide mouthed, grooved neck and reeded handle
A small leaf shaped bowl - green glaze. On the bottom is a relief image of a lion dog which is painted red overglaze. The dish is on a carved wooden stand.
Ornately painted figure of a foppish man dressed in green tricorn hat & buttoned gilt frock coat.
Large cake basket sides has repousse floral decorations with geometric & foliate pierced work. In the bottom of the basket is an incised lion with the words: ESPER ANCE. ENDIEU (Trust in God).
From behind a yellow screen, on which is a painting of a bamboo, signed Foko-an, Tonase watches her daughter as she diffidently approaches Rikiya to receive his message; through the open side of the r
Bowl has tripod dragon legs, bowl is decorated with birds & flowers with a band of dragons close to the rim.
portrait of a young boy, Robert Jackson, son of the donor
blue on white;oval; lid has single blue border pattern & 2 crests on either side of a pine-cone(?) finial; tureen has 2 vegetate handles & a crest on each intervening exterior surface; blue bo
long s-shaped agate belt hook with a flat circular knob at the back, a dragon's head at the top & a dragon along the front
a nude woman is reclining among some plants; in the background there is a man in a rowboat
Three-legged jar with domed lid; lid has a bronze? finial; floral & butterfly design in blue, green, red, rose, yellow & emerald green enamel
Lute has keys for tightening strings, neck has two inlayed pieces (one white, one black) with five holes in each. Body is like a pinched gourd cut in half.
seated female nude with material draped over her right knee; brown wash tones
sketch shows 2 circus performers; on is a tightrope walker (woman), the other is on a unicycle
Rough buff stoneware body with dark glaze.
Painted in blue, mixed green & red on a bluish white ground with a continuous Oriental landscape, rocks, house, boat & fishermen, within formal borders.
6 B&W photos showing small-scale fires
polychrome; globular body; simple handle; small spout; lid is circular & flat with a ball finial; red & gild floral motifs; 2 blue, red, white, gold rosette motifs on either side of body &
white body with creamy glaze; rounded everted lip; tooled & bevelled foot rim; five spur marks in bottom
white, purple, red, gold
an oval portrait of Francis Bacon shown in a 3/4 view; there is a small scene in a rectangular format directly below the oval portrait; the scene depicts a man sitting in a chair by a globe, attended
Landscape with tree stumps and trees in the foreground and treed hills in background.
a colour relief print from woodblocks and metal plates as described by George Wallace
A hare sitting up on its haunches. Large ears flattened back, red glass eyes.
This lady was the mother of the Emperor Napoleon
persimmon shape; dark brown trailing nine decoration, bands; areas of blue glaze; frog? knob; concentric circles; scalloped inner form, lid
The knob is shaped into a male animal figure
Large dish with flanged lip & fluted sides, flower spray impress in the center. Grey stoneware body, celadon green glaze. Inverted foot ring, unglazed ring on base.
Painted in blue, green, yellow & orange red on a white ground with a squirrel in the center of the well within several bands of formal motifs.