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Bamboo

Accession Number
1958/2.40

Title
Bamboo

Artist(s)
Hanabusa Itchō

Object Creation Date
early 18th century

Medium & Support
hanging scroll, ink on paper

Dimensions
42 1/16 in x 10 in (106.84 cm x 25.4 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Max Loehr

Subject matter
"The "four gentlemen" subjects of bamboo, orchid, plum, and chrysanthemum, subjects favoured by Chinese literati as a fitting exercise in ink-play that was very close to calligraphy. "

Addiss, Stephen. Nanga Paintings. London: R. G. Sawers, 1975.



Physical Description
On this hanging scroll, there is a single stem of bamboo, it's darker at the bottom and then fades as it reaches the top. Surrounding the stem are a few leaves. The border of the paper is solid brown. To the bottom left of the stem is a signature and seal of the artist.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
hanging scroll

Additional Object Classification(s)
Painting

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Japan
bamboo
bamboo (plant)
hanging scroll
hanging scrolls
ink
seals (marks)
signatures (names)

1 Related Resource

Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)

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