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Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on paper
Overall: 174 x 376 cm (68 1/2 x 148 1/16 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1987.40
The pine and bamboo are defined by ink wash, but the flowers take form through color within contour lines.
White camellias bloom behind a large pine in the right screen and blue morning glories creep through bamboo in the left screen of this composition. The mountains and bridge suggest a continuous landscape, but the paintings actually juxtapose flowers of winter and summer, with time progressing from right to left. Kaihō Yūshō painted similar landscapes for Zen temples in Kyoto.
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