Three Eggplants and a PoemArtist(s)Itō JakuchūObject Creation Datecirca 760-1800Medium & Supportink on paperDimensions
11 3/8 in x 20 5/8 in (28.89 cm x 52.39 cm);3 1/8 in x 26 in x 3 5/16 in (7.94 cm x 66.04 cm x 8.41 cm)Credit LineGift of Helmut SternSubject matter
"Itō Jakuchū, son of a greengrocer, used vegetables and plants as a personal iconography that almost always included a moral or religious meaning."
“Bean Vine.” Metmuseum.org, www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/40462.
On the left side of the hanging scroll, there are two eggplants. On the right side of the hanging scroll, there is a poem. There is also a signature and seal by the artist. Surrounding the paper on the hanging scroll is a gold border with a swirl pattern, then a larger blue border with a flower pattern, then a larger solid brown color.Primary Object ClassificationPaintingAdditional Object Classification(s)PaintingCollection AreaAsianRights
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Solanum melongena (species)