Peonies and Golden Pheasants
Peonies and Golden Pheasants

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Peonies And Golden Pheasants

Yamamoto Baiitsu (Japanese, 1783-1856)


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

Object Information

artist
Yamamoto Baiitsu (Japanese, 1783-1856)
period
Edo
creation date
1850
materials
ink on silk
dimensions
50 1/8 x 16 1/4 in. (image)
80 3/4 x 24 3/4 in. (overall)
mark descriptions
Signature: Baiitsu Yamamoto Ryo
Seal: Yamamoto Ryo
Seal: Meikei
accession number
2000.78
credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. Strassman
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Asian Art
colors