Apr 20, 2015
Apr 20, 2015
Apr 20, 2015

Heron on a Willow Branch

Heron on a Willow Branch

late 1700s

Maruyama Ōkyo 丸山応挙

(Japanese, 1733-1795)

Two-panel folding screen; ink, color, lacquer, and gold on silk

Image: 69.4 x 185 cm (27 5/16 x 72 13/16 in.)

Bequest of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1997.108



Okyo was the most influential painter and teacher of his time in Kyoto. His mastery of brush and ink found expression in a variety of Chinese and Japanese subjects, painting styles, and formats. This depiction of a heron on a willow branch is done in a classical Japanese painting (yamato-e) style, utilizing flat areas of colorful pigments set against an expansive background with little or no spatial depth.

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