Description Fireflies illuminate the surrounding reeds and flowing stream below. Bunrin's rendering of a humid atmosphere captures the serenity of a summer evening. Bunrin traced his artistic ancestry back to Maruyama Okyo (1733-95), famous for his efforts to create a Japanese counterpart to European realism. Bunrin also worked in the manner of Chinese literati painters. In this hanging scroll (and in "Bowl with Sparklers" [35.79]), painted toward the end of his life, there is a delight in atmospheric qualities, perhaps stimulated by recent exposure to the contrasting lights and darks of European paintings and prints.
|3/01/1998||Examination||examined for condition|
|6/27/2001||Examination||examined for exhibition|
- Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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