Plum BlossomArtist(s)Kanō Tan'yūObject Creation Date17th centuryMedium & Supporthanging scroll, ink on paperDimensions
37 in x 15 1/4 in (93.98 cm x 38.74 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Williams, Austin, TexasSubject matter
"Almost before the Winter snows have melted, the barren landscape welcomes the blooming of the PlumTree, the fragrance and delicacy of whose snowy-white or light pink blossoms share, with the angular tree itself, the older people’s special admiration. The Japanese see the contrast between the knotted trunks and young green shoots as symbolic of age and youth — one bent and crabbed, the other fresh and vigorous, suggesting that in spite of age, the charm and joy of youth can always rise anew."
Koehn, Alfred. Japanese Flower Symbolism
. At the Lotus Court, 1954.Physical Description
There are branches with plum blossoms coming from a tree. There is a signature and stamp on the left side of the hanging scroll. The hanging scroll is bordered with a brown design.Primary Object Classification Painting Primary Object Typehanging scrollCollection AreaAsianRights
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