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: Spring landscape with blossoming cherries

Spring landscape with blossoming cherries

Screen (six-panel)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, early 17th century
Ink, color, and gold on paper
H x W: 157 x 350 cm (61 13/16 x 137 13/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Garnet Hulings
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
The spring scene with blossoming cherry trees set off against a deep green background of pines is painted in a style typical of the Kano school of professional painters. Kano painters were expertly trained in Japanese and Chinese painting techniques and were capable of painting in formats ranging from fans and handscrolls to folding screens and murals. Their highly organized workshop system and elite patronage centered in the politically dominant warrior class ensured the continuity of the Kano school from the late fifteenth to the beginning of the twentieth century.
Provenance information is currently unavailable
On View Location
Currently not on view
cherry blossom, cherry tree, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, landscape, pine, spring
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

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