Description This painting is intended to evoke the sorrowful bliss of lovers' separation: at dawn, morning glories bloom, the cock crows, and lovers must part. The subject matter was traditional, but Watanabe Seitei--one of the first Japanese artists to visit Europe--traveled to Paris in 1878 and was influenced by the way European watercolorists used color.
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- Industry of Perfection: The Refined Beauty of Japanese Cloisonne Enamels. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2009-2010.
- Japanese Cloisonne Enamels from the Stephen W. Fisher Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
Provenance T. Yamazoe, Kyoto [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1986, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Signature] Seitei; [Seal] Seitei; [Seal] Two of the artist's seals woven into the fabric design used in the fabric mounts at top and bottom
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the Ambassador and Mrs. William J. Sebald Fund, 1986
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