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Collection Online as of April 22, 2018

The Beach at Sumiyoshi from the "Tales of Ise" ("Ise Monogatari"), 1600-1640

album leaf, ink, color, and gold on paper, Image: 24.5 x 20.9 cm (9 5/8 x 8 3/16 in.); Overall: 40.6 x 33.2 x 1.6 cm (15 15/16 x 13 1/16 x 5/8 in.). John L. Severance Fund 1951.398

The poem written on the painting comes from The Tales of Ise, a 10th-century poetic narrative of love:
In autumn the wild geese cry
And chrysanthemums are in flower,
Yet how pleasant to dwell
By the sea in spring
On the Beach of Sumiyoshi.

Nara National Museum, Japan (2/21-3/29/98); Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo (4/28-6/21/98) "Highlights of Asian Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art" p.125, cat. no. 82 Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer). Tokyo National Museum (1/15/2014 - 2/23/2014) and Kyushu National Museum (7/8/2014 - 8/31/2014): "Admired from Afar: Masterworks of Japanese Painting from the Cleveland Museum of Art", cat. no. 38, p. 120. Freer Gallery of Art. Smithsonian Institution, Washingtonian, DC. (10/24/2015 - 1/31/2016) "Sotatsu: Making Waves", cat. no. 19, p. 189.

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