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Birds and Flowers

Attributed to Kano Shôei

Asian Art

MEDIUM Ink, color, gold leaf and gold fleck on paper
  • Place Made: Japan
  • DATES late 16th century
    PERIOD Muromachi Period
    DIMENSIONS (folded): 69 x 25 1/2 in. (175.3 x 64.8 cm) Image (outer panel): 62 5/16 x 21 5/8 in. (158.3 x 54.9 cm) Image (Inner panel): 62 3/8 x 24 3/8 in. (158.4 x 61.9 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 83.183.2
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John Fleming
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Attributed to Kano Shôei (Japanese, 1519-1592). Birds and Flowers, late 16th century. Ink, color, gold leaf and gold fleck on paper, (folded): 69 x 25 1/2 in. (175.3 x 64.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John Fleming, 83.183.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 83.183.2_right.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 83.183.2_right.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Birds and Flowers. Pair of 6-panel screens; ink, color, gold leaf, and gold fleck on paper. From left to right (.1-.2): 1. Pine Tree, Woodpecker, Azaleas, Roses, Rapids. 2. Pine tree, small birds, female pheasant, rocks, rapids. 3. Male pheasant on rock below pine branch, rapids. 4. Small birds, Chinese bellflowers, ayu (sweetfish). 5. Wild goose, lotus, female mandarin duck. 6. Lotus, river grass, small bird, mandarin duck, rocks. 7. Cucumber Vine, squash vine, small birds, rocks. 8. Swallow, squash vine, white heron. 9. Swallow, willow, bird on rock. 10. Willow, eggplant bush, small birds. 11. Two white herons on a willow tree, tiger lilies. 12. Willow tree, small birds, rocks. Blue and gold brocade borders, black lacquer wood frame with bronze fittings, stencil printing paper back.
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    Attributed to Kano Shôei (Japanese, 1519-1592). <em>Birds and Flowers</em>, late 16th century. Ink, color, gold leaf and gold fleck on paper, (folded): 69 x 25 1/2 in. (175.3 x 64.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John Fleming, 83.183.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 83.183.2_right.jpg)