Japanese - Flowers and Birds, 18th century

Japanese

Flowers and Birds, 18th century

Watercolor on gilded paper; six fold screen, 167 x 419 cm (65 3/4 x 164 15/16 in.) overall

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Object details

Accession number

P20w1

Provenance

Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the Matsuki sale at Leonard & Co., Boston for $72 on 30 March 1901, lot 413.

Bibliography

Leonard & Co. Exhibition and Sale by Auction of Wonderful Collection of Silk Screens and Fabrics and Ancient Wood Carvings from Buddhist Temples... (Boston, 27-30 March 1901), p. 47, lot 413. (as by Kano Motonobu, 1520)
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), pp. 171-72. (as Japanese, Kano school, 17th century)
Yasuko Horioka et al. Oriental and Islamic Art: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1975), pp. 70-71, no. 29. (as Japanese, Kano school, 18th century)


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