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Bamboo and Chicks
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Bamboo and Chicks

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Description Through careful variation of the tone of his ink, Rosetsu conveys the segmented and bristling nature of a young stand of bamboo. The bare paper becomes the air and the ground upon which his tiny chicks play. Like its companion image of "Rooster, Hen, and Pines," (Walters 35.212) this work uses a few simple strokes of ink to convey a complex view of the world.
Date Description Narrative
9/14/2000Treatmentstabilized; examined for exhibition
1/14/2004Examinationexamined for exhibition
  • Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014.
Provenance Owned by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Feinberg, Bethesda, Maryland; given to Walters Art Museum, 1997.
Credit Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Feinberg, 1997

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1797 (Edo)
ink and color on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 78 1/4 x W: 15 1/2 in. (198.7 x 39.3 cm); Image H: 50 1/8 x W: 11 1/8 in. (127.3 x 28.2 cm); Roller W: 17 1/2 x Diam: 1 in. (44.5 x 2.5 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
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Not On View


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