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One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on paper
Image: 157 x 357.6 cm (61 13/16 x 140 13/16 in.); Overall: 169.6 x 370.2 cm (66 3/4 x 145 3/4 in.); Panel: 169.6 x 61.7 cm (66 3/4 x 24 5/16 in.); with frame: 173.2 x 373.8 cm (68 3/16 x 147 3/16 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1987.40.1
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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