Spring landscape with blossoming cherries

Historical period(s)
Edo period, early 17th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 157 x 350 cm (61 13/16 x 137 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Garnet Hulings
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1984.39
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Screen (six-panel)

Keywords
cherry blossom, cherry tree, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, landscape, spring, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Label

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.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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