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Item Details
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Culture
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
Title
Narihira Viewing the Cherry Blossoms
Work Type
Painting
Date
late 1800s
Material
Two-panel folding screen; ink, color, lacquer, and gold on silk
Measurements
Image: 175.3 x 190.5 cm (69 x 75 in.); Each side: 162.8 x 88.6 cm (64 1/8 x 34 7/8 in.)
Description
The principal figure, Ariwara no Narihira, sits on a tatami mat, leaning on a wooden shoulder rest of a type frequently shown in classical poet portraits. To his left sit a boy-attendant and an older retainer whose respective roles are to serve sake and food and to provide paper, ink, and brush to Narihira who is contemplating the cherry blossoms across a stream. Narihira is one of Japan's most esteemed poets. Although he died in the 9th century, idealized representations of what he may have looked like continued to be painted into the 19th century.
signed: Tairyuko Zeshin sei; sealed: Furumitsu.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: ASIAN - Folding screen
Department: Japanese Art
Provenance: Chester Dale Carter; Sotheby's sale, 12/18/1980, lot 131).
Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1981.2_full.tif
SSID
24616242

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