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White Heron and Sparrows among Flowers
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White Heron and Sparrows among Flowers

Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description At times in the history of Japanese painting, Chinese styles were copied very closely. In this case, an unknown Japanese painter has produced a version of a work by the naturalistic Chinese painter Shen Quan, who lived in Nagasaki 1731-33. Spurious signature of Shen Quan (active 1725-80)
Date Description Narrative
6/23/1993Treatmentloss compensation
6/19/1995Treatmentstabilized; repaired
6/01/1998Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription]; [Seal]
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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18th century
ink and colors on silk mounted on paper and brocade
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
L: 42 3/4 x W: 20 1/2 in. (108.6 x 52.1 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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