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Blossoming Cherry Trees
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Blossoming Cherry Trees

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Description Gold-leaf clouds partly cover and partly reveal the trunks and branches of three ancient cherry trees. When such trees bloom in the spring, they attract visitors and remind us of the beauty, dignity, and brevity of life. Folding screens with large amounts of gold leaf reflected light and made rooms-within-rooms in the large spaces of late 16th- and early 17th-century Japanese castles.
  • Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014.
Provenance Mathias Komor, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1973, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1973

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ca. 1600-1650 (Momoyama or Edo)
ink, color, and gold leaf on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 69 × W: 147 3/8 in. (175.26 × 374.33 cm); H open with proper spread: 69 × W: 109 in. (175.26 × 276.86 cm); H of each of two outer panels: 69 × W: 25 3/16 in. (175.26 × 63.98 cm); H of each of four inner panels: 69 × W: 24 1/4 in. (175.26 × 61.6 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
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