- Provenance research underway.
This painting and its pair (F1974.36) now mounted on these screens were once mounted on the front and back of a single two-panel screen. The painting of white camellias against a gold background was mounted on the front, while the painting in monochromatic ink and silver was mounted on the back of the original screen. Double-sided screens were popular during the late Edo period (1615-1868). When paintings are mounted on both sides of a screen, however, the painting on the back sustains considerable wear and damage when it is handled and stored. For this reason, many double-sided screens have had their paintings remounted as conventional screens with paintings on one side only.
This pair of paintings exhibits the highly simplified style that was made popular by painters of the Rimpa school, beginning with Sotatsu, who was active in Kyoto in the seventeenth century. Rimpa paintings are often distinguished by innovative design and technical finesse.
See also F1974.36
- Published References
- Zaigai Nihon no Shiho [Japanese Art: Selections from Western Collections]. 10 vols., Tokyo, 1979 - 1980. vol. 5: pl. 107.
- Yuko Ikeda. Rinpa no tanoshimi [Favorites of Rinpa]. Tokyo. .
- Keiko Kawamoto. Nihon byobue shusei. 18 vols., Tokyo, 1977-1982. vol. 1: pl. 59, vol. 6: pl. 117, p. 104, vol. 7: pls. 71, 117.
- Nakamura Tanio. Hoitsu ha kacho gashu. vol. 3, Kyoto. vol. 3: pls. 44-1, 44-2.
- Kasetto Nihon no bi. 18 vols., Tokyo. vol. 16.
- Kachoga no sekai [Flower and Bird Paintings of Japan]. 11 vols., Tokyo, 1981-1983. vol. 8: p. 137, 157, pl. 5.
- Genshoku Nihon no Bijutsu [A Kaleidoscope of Japanese Art]. 30 vols., Tokyo, 1966-1980. vol. 27: pl. 101.
- "小原流挿花." Ikebana ohara. no. 809 Tokyo, April 2018. p. 36.
- Silver Wind: The Arts of Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828). p. 41.
- Kobayashi Tadashi. Edo-no-Kaiga [A Kaleidoscope of Painting Styles: Essays on Edo Period Paintings]. Tokyo. p. 65, fig. 37.
- Julia Murray. A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions 1970-1980. Exh. cat. Washington, 1979. cat. 55, p. 73.
- Suiboku bijutsu taikei. 17 vols., Tokyo, 1973-1977. p. 162, pl. 109.
- Akigusa. Kyoto. p. 194, pl. 136.
- Boton, tsubaki. Kyoto. p. 196.
- Penelope Mason, (Revised by) Donald Dinwiddie. History of Japanese Art., 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. p. 318, fig. 369.
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