Description Taking as his models Chinese bird-and-flower paintings, Baiitsu turned out countless variations, never lacking fresh inspiration. He was seventy when he painted this hanging scroll.
Provenance Ishinosuke Mizutani, Oriental Art Sekisen, Kyoto [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1986, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Signature] Baiitsuryo; [Seal] Baiitsu; [Seal] Ryo-in; [Inscription] The name of the artist's painting studio where he painted this in the summer of 1853; [Signature] On box: Chikka Sanjin (the painter Hirao Chikka) in 1937
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the Ambassador and Mrs. William J. Sebald Fund, 1986
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