Mynah birds in a plum tree

Artist: Yosa Buson 与謝θ•ͺ村 (1716-1783)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1776
Ink and slight color on silk
H x W (image): 105.9 x 43.2 cm (41 11/16 x 17 in)
Credit Line
Purchase β€” Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Freer Gallery 07: Feathered Ink

Hanging scroll

Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, kakemono, mynah bird, tree
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Zaigai hiho [(Japanese Paintings in Western Collections]. 3 vols., Tokyo. vol. 1: pt. II, p. 113.
  • John M. Rosenfield. Mynah Birds and Flying Rocks: Word and Image in the Art of Yosa Buson. Franklin D. Murphy Lextures, no. 18 Lawrence, KS. pl. 1.
  • Buson hitsu yashoku rotai-zu: onore ga jinsei no hyosho [Night Scenes of houses by Buson: Itself a Symbol of Humanity]. E wa kataru (Cultural Memory in Art), vol. 12 Tokyo. cat. 51.
  • Haga Toru, Hayakawa Monta. Buson. Suibokuga no Kyosho (Giant Figures of Ink Painting), vol. 12 Tokyo. pls. 45-46.
  • Yosa Buson, Ogata Tsutomu, Johei Sasaki, Okada Akiko. "θ•ͺ村全集." Buson zenshu [Compendium of Buson's works]. vols. 1-4, 6-8, Tokyo. cat. 299, vol. 6.
  • Yamamoto Kenkichi, Hayakawa Monta. Buson gafu. Tokyo. cat. 16.
  • Buson jiten [Buson Dictionary]. Tokyo. p. 404.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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