- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Traditionally attributed to Matsumura Keibun 松村景文, Japanese (1779 - 1843)
- Blossoming Cherry Tree
- Work Type
- screen, painting
- late 18th-first half 19th century
- Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
- Edo period, 1615-1868
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Right screen from a pair of two-panel folding screens; ink and color on gold paper
- painting proper: H. 33.7 x W. 122.7 cm (13 1/4 x 48 5/16 in.)
frame: H. 52 x W. 146 cm (20 1/2 x 57 1/2 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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- This is the left, two-panel screen from a pair intended to be viewed together as a single composition. Its imagery continues the arc of a branch depicted on the other (right) screen and culminates in a scene of two sparrows perched on branches with clusters of cherry blossoms and leaves. The imagery is painted in ink, color, and white pigments over a gold paper ground. It lacks an artist's signature and seal. The pair of screens originated as a set of sliding cabinet doors, as indicated by traces of circular damage at the midpoints of the left and right edges of each screen panel, where the handling implement to slide each door once existed.
- Related Works
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