FlowersArtist(s)Tsubaki ChinzanObject Creation Date1st half of the 19th centuryMedium & Supporthanging scroll, ink and color on kuzu clothDimensions
43 3/8 in x 13 in (110.2 cm x 33 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection FundSubject matter
At a time when the ukiyo-e tradition was emphasizing scenes of contemporary life in the urban world, nanga or "southern pictures," inspired by Chinese painting of the Ming and Qing dynasties, offered a retreat into the unhurried world of nature and art.
“Small Bird on a Crepe Myrtle Branch.” Metmuseum.org
, www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/49011.Physical Description
There are many flowers and grasses intertwined on the ground. On the left side of the painting, there is a tree trunk with leaves hanging in the air. There are two seals and an inscription in the middle right of the painting. The hanging scroll is bordered with gold.Primary Object Classification Painting Primary Object Typehanging scrollCollection AreaAsianRights
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