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At A Glance

  • Period

    eighteenth century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink, color, and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 59 x 180.6 cm (23 1/4 x 71 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Ito Jakuchu 伊藤若冲 (1716-1800)
  • Description

    A low screen depicting chrysanthemums in full bloom, the plant's stem curving from right to left, on gold-leafed ground. The silent silhouettes of the white blossoms are contrasted with the variegated leaf shapes, rich in greens above and touched with brown below.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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