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Autumn Grass

Type
Screen (two-panel)
Maker(s)
Artist: Suzuki Kiitsu 鈴木其一 (1796-1858)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
Medium
Ink and silver on paper
Dimension(s)
H x W: 152 x 167.6 cm (59 13/16 x 66 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1974.35
Label
This painting and its pair (F1974.36) now mounted on these screens were once mounted on the front and back of a single two-panel screen. The painting of white camellias against a gold background was mounted on the front, while the painting in monochromatic ink and silver was mounted on the back of the original screen. Double-sided screens were popular during the late Edo period (1615-1868). When paintings are mounted on both sides of a screen, however, the painting on the back sustains considerable wear and damage when it is handled and stored. For this reason, many double-sided screens have had their paintings remounted as conventional screens with paintings on one side only. This pair of paintings exhibits the highly simplified style that was made popular by painters of the Rimpa school, beginning with Sotatsu, who was active in Kyoto in the seventeenth century. Rimpa paintings are often distinguished by innovative design and technical finesse.See also F1974.36
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Keyword(s)
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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