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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2013.62.1
People
Unknown Artist
Traditionally attributed to Matsumura Keibun 松村景文, Japanese (1779 - 1843)
Title
Blossoming Cherry Tree
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
screen, painting
Date
late 18th-first half 19th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Edo period, 1615-1868
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/211653
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Right screen from a pair of two-panel folding screens; ink and color on gold paper
Dimensions
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.)
Provenance
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.

Footnotes:
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
2013
Object Number
2013.62.1
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
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.
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