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Drying Fishnets in the Four Seasons

Yusho Kaiho

Asian Art

MEDIUM Ink, color and gold on paper
  • Place Made: Japan
  • DATES ca. 1610
    PERIOD Momoyama Period
    DIMENSIONS Overall: 66 1/6 x 148 1/2 in. (168.1 x 377.2 cm) Image: 59 3/16 x 141 3/4 in. (150.3 x 360.0 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Carll H. de Silver Fund and Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Yusho Kaiho (Japanese, 1533-1615). Drying Fishnets in the Four Seasons, ca. 1610. Ink, color and gold on paper, Overall: 66 1/6 x 148 1/2 in. (168.1 x 377.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Carll H. de Silver Fund and Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 59.7.1. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE detail, 59.7.1_detail01_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One of a pair of six-panel screens, the other half being 59.7.2. The screens depict fishnets draped across posts, among grasses along a sandy shoreline. The shore and clouds are represented in gold. The screens trace the four seasons, running from right to left, with short green grasses marking spring, taller grasses marking summer, browning grasses gone to seed indicating autumn, and snow indicating winter.
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