Ekkei Reikaku (Japanese, d. 1609)
hanging scroll; ink on paper, Mounted: 115 x 51.6 cm (45 1/4 x 20 5/16 in.). Gift from the Collection of George Gund III 2015.457
Shiken SeidÅ¨, whose style name was Zean, was a Zen monk who trained at ShÅ¨kokuji temple in Kyoto, and designed the garden of Reiunā€™in at MyÅ¨shinji temple. He painted landscapes in the style of painter and art advisor to the shogun, SÅ¨ami (died 1525), as well as bird-and-flower compositions. A poetic inscription by the monk Ekkei Reikaku accompanies this gentle composition of two sparrows perched on bamboo.
The Cleveland Museum of Art, "Reeds and Geese: Japanese Art from the Collection of George Gund III" (May 21- September 3 2017)
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