Peonies and Golden Pheasants

 
Artist
Creation date
Period
Edo
Materials
ink on silk
Mark Descriptions
Signature: Baiitsu Yamamoto Ryo Seal: Yamamoto Ryo Seal: Meikei
Dimensions
50 1/8 x 16 1/4 in. (image) 80 3/4 x 24 3/4 in. (overall)
Credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. Strassman
Accession number
2000.78
Collection
Not Currently On View

花鳥図

The genre that we call “bird and flower” painting affords the artist an excellent opportunity to capture the colors of nature in all their beauty. Here, however, Baiitsu has used no more than various shades of ink to depict gorgeous peonies, magnolias, dandelions, and the variegated feathers of the pheasants.

His expert brushwork and command of his ink result in a rendering imbued with subtlety, grace, and delicacy.

Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. Strassman; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2000
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