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Winter and Summer Flowers

Winter and Summer Flowers

c. 1600
(Japanese, 1533–1615)
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.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

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.
  • ?-1987
    (Eastern Fine Arts, New York, NY, ?-1987, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1987-present
  • Chiba-shi Bijutsukan. Shugyoku no Nihon bijutsu: Hosomi korekushon no zenbō to Bosuton, Kurīburando, Sakkurā no wadaisaku : kaikan isshūnen kinen. Chiba-shi: Chiba-shi Bijutsukan, 1996. Reproduced: cat. no. 140, p. 166
    Monet, Claude, and David Bromfield. Monet & Japan. Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, 2001. Reproduced: cat. no. 121
    Cunningham, Michael. "Two Exhibitions of Japanese Painting." Orientations, vol 32, number 6 (June 2001): pp. 63-68. Reproduced: pp. 66-67, fig. 6
    Cuningham, Michael R. Unfolding Beauty: Japanese Screens from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2001. Reproduced: pp. 22-23
    Admired from afar: masterworks of Japanese painting from the Cleveland Museum of Art [クリーブランド美術館展 : 名画でたどる日本の美 Kurīburando Bijutsukan ten: meiga de tadoru Nihon no bi ]. Tokyo: Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan, 2014 Reproduced: cat. no. 30, 94 and 95
  • Japanese art rotation. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (August 19, 2019-January 5, 2020).
    Admired from Afar: Masterworks of Japanese Painting from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, Japan (January 15-February 23, 2014); Kyushu National Museum, Fukuoka, Japan (July 8-August 31, 2014).
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Main Asian Rotation (Gallery 121).The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (March 12, 2004-July 13, 2004).
    Monet & Japan. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia (organizer) (March 10-June 11, 2001).
    The Legacy of Japanese Art. Chiba City Museum of Art (organizer) (October 1-November 10, 1996).
    The Triumph of Japanese Style: 16th Century Art in Japan. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 19-December 1, 1991).
    Autumn Grasses: Arts of the Momoyama Period (1573-1615). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 4-December 11, 1988).
    The Year in Review for 1987. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 24-April 17, 1988).
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