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Still life with fish, peach blossoms and birds

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 19th-early 20th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink and colors on silk with ivory jiku
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 123.3 x 51.1 cm (48 9/16 x 20 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Taki Katei 瀧和亭 (1830-1901)
  • Description

    A cornucopia-of-the-sea and still-life study of fresh catch arranged with flora in which fish and feather cavort around the axis of the flowering peach branch.
  • Inscriptions

    1. (Jim Ulak, 20 June 1995) Signed: Painted at Kokosodo by Katei
    Sealed: Shichoku Katei (round relief)
  • Provenance

    To 1995
    Andreas Leisinger, Zushi, Japan, to 1995
    From 1995
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Andreas Leisinger in 1995
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    The Arts of Japan (July 14, 2012 to January 13, 2013)
    Seasons: Arts of Japan (February 5, 2011 to January 13, 2013)
    Games, Contests and Artful Play in Japan (March 19 to October 23, 2005)
    Japanese Art of the Meiji Era (September 20, 1997 to April 26, 1998)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Andreas Leisinger
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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