Bird on a Plum BranchArtist(s)Maruyama ŌkyoObject Creation Date2nd half of 18th centuryMedium & Supporthanging scroll, ink on silkDimensions
16 in x 22 in (40.64 cm x 55.88 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection FundSubject 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.
There is a plum branch with a bird on it. The branches are really thin with tiny flowers on them. In the bottom right corner, there is a signature and a date. Surrounding the paper is a border with gold flowers for the design.Primary Object Classification Painting Primary Object Typehanging scrollCollection AreaAsianRights
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