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Bowl with Sparklers
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Bowl with Sparklers

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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.
Date Description Narrative
4/08/1991Treatmentmounted; other
3/01/1998Examinationexamined for condition
7/02/2001Examinationexamined for exhibition
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown] (?); Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters (?)

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1808-1877 (Edi-Meiji)
ink and gold on silk mounted on paper and brocade
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 42 x W: 17 in. (106.7 x 43.2 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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