- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Traditionally attributed to Kano Sansetsu 狩野山雪, Japanese (Hizen province 1590 - 1651)
- Two White Herons in Snow-Covered Willow
- Work Type
- screen, painting
- 17th-18th century
- Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
- Edo period, 1615-1868
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Two-panel folding screen: ink and colors on gold paper
- painting proper: H. 51.7 x W. 167 cm (20 3/8 x 65 3/4 in.)
frame: H. 54.6 x W. 171 cm (21 1/2 x 67 5/16 in.)
- Louis V. Ledoux Collection, New York (by 1948), by descent; to his son L. Pierre Ledoux, New York (1948-2001), by inheritance; to his widow Joan F. Ledoux, New York, (2001-2013), gift; to Harvard Art Museums, 2013.
1. Louis V. Ledoux (1880-1948)
2. L. Pierre Ledoux (1912-2001)
3. On long term loan to Harvard Art Museums from 1981 to 2013.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Louis V. Ledoux Collection; Gift of Mrs. L. Pierre Ledoux in memory of her husband
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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- In this two-panel folding screen a pair of white herons stands huddled together atop the thick trunk of a snow-laden willow tree. Executed in ink and white pigments on an otherwise unembellished gold ground, one heron bends its neck downward, while the other gazes far into the distance. The painted imagery is concentrated on the screen’s left panel, with only a few willow branches stretching into the visual field of the right panel. The work is unsigned.
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