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Flowers

Accession Number
1968/2.18

Title
Flowers

Artist(s)
Tsubaki Chinzan

Object Creation Date
1st half of the 19th century

Medium & Support
hanging scroll, ink and color on kuzu cloth

Dimensions
43 3/8 in x 13 in (110.2 cm x 33 cm)

Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Subject 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 Type
hanging scroll

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
calligraphy
calligraphy (visual works)
flowers
fruit
fruit (plant components)
grasses
grasses (plants)
hanging scroll
hanging scrolls
trees

3 Related Resources

Ink and Realisms
(Part of: Artist Associations and Art Movements)
Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)
Samurai
(Part of 5 Learning Collections)

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