Description Bunrin traced his artistic ancestry back to Maruyama Okyo (1733-95), famous for his efforts to create a Japanese counterpart to European realism. Bunrin also worked in the manner of Chinese literati painters. In this hanging scroll (and in "Fireflies among Reeds" [35.77]), painted toward the end of his life, there is a delight in atmospheric qualities, perhaps stimulated by recent exposure to the contrasting lights and darks of European paintings and prints.
|3/01/1998||Examination||examined for condition|
|7/02/2001||Examination||examined for exhibition|
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown] (?); Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters (?)
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