Winter and Summer Flowers

Winter and Summer Flowers

冬夏花図

c. 1600

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Kaihō Yūshō 海北友松

(Japanese, 1533-1615)

One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on paper

Image: 157 x 358.2 cm (61 13/16 x 141 in.); Overall: 169.6 x 370.8 cm (66 3/4 x 146 in.); Panel: 169.6 x 61.6 cm (66 3/4 x 24 1/4 in.); with frame: 173.2 x 374.4 cm (68 3/16 x 147 3/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1987.40.2

Description

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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