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Orchids

Tokuyama Gyokuran, Japanese, 1728 - 1784

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Edo Period (1615-1868)

Date:
18th century

Medium:
Ink on paper, mounted as a hanging scroll

Dimensions:
16 15/16 x 12 3/16 inches (43 x 31 cm) Mount: 39 3/4 x 18 3/8 inches (101 x 46.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2004-86-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Hollis Fund for East Asian Art, 2004

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Gyokuran learned painting in part from printed Chinese books such as the Mustard Seed Garden Painting Manual and Eight Types of Picture Albums. These manuals contained many examples of orchids, and while this painting by Gyokuran reflects her study of such books, she nevertheless went on to develop her own style.

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