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At A Glance

  • Period

    eighteenth century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink on cat skin
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 27.3 x 16.8 cm (10 3/4 x 6 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Fuka'e Roshu (1699-1757)
  • Description

    A clearly silhouetted form of a plum branch is executed in ink on a leather ground (cat skin of the Japanese three-stringed instrument, shamisen), the surface of which is greatly yellowed. The branch stretches from right to left and upward of the leather square.
    Mounted on panel, in a modern black frame with a light green needlepoint-decorated mat. Wrapped in a yellow muslin bakg, in a new blue cloth slip cover.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Willard G. Clark
  • Type

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