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Bird of Prey and Lotus Pond

Accession Number
1960/2.159

Title
Bird of Prey and Lotus Pond

Artist(s)
Kanō School

Object Creation Date
17th century (?)

Medium & Support
fusuma panel, ink, color, and gold dust on paper

Dimensions
59 7/16 in x 44 1/2 in (150.97 cm x 113.03 cm);68 in x 51 1/8 in (172.72 cm x 129.86 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Joseph U. Seo

Subject matter
"The Kano school was the longest lived and most influential school of painting in Japanese history; its more than 300-year prominence is unique in world art history. Working from the fifteenth century into modern times, this hereditary assemblage of professional, secular painters succeeded in attracting numerous patrons from the most affluent social classes by developing, mastering, and promoting a broad range of painting styles, pictorial themes, and formats."

“The Kano School of Painting.” Metmuseum.org, 2003, www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/kano/hd_kano.htm.



Physical Description
There is a pine tree, we can clearly see the roughness of the bark. Above the tree in s hawk that if flying downwards toward the tree. Behind the tree, there is a lotus pond and stretches until the mountain which if further in the distance. There is a little mist in front of the mountains. Surrounding this picture is a green and gold border.

 

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
panel painting

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form. Keywords
Japan
Landscapes
hawks
hawks (bird)
lotus
lotus (plant, general)
mountains
panels
pines
pond
ponds (water)
trees

2 Related Resources

Ink and Realisms
(Part of: Artist Associations and Art Movements)
Landscape and Nature, Comparative and Historical
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)

& Author Notes

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