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Identification and Creation
Object Number
TL42323.9
People
Ueshima Hōzan 上島鳳山, Japanese (1875 - 1920)
Okamoto Taikō 岡本大更 (1879 - 1945)
Title
Crows Fighting in Snow
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting, hanging scroll
Date
early 20th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Meiji era, 1868-1912
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/340432
Location
Level 2, Room 2600, East Asian Art, East Asian Painting and Decorative Arts
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Hanging scroll; ink, color on silk.
Dimensions
painting proper: H. 120.7 × W. 42 cm (47 1/2 × 16 9/16 in.)
overall mounting, including roller ends and suspension cord: H. 233 × W. 63 cm (91 3/4 × 24 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • signature: 鳳山 [Hōzan]
  • seal: painting, upper; square, intaglio: 辻壽 [Tsuji ju]
  • seal: painting, lower, square, relief : 鳳山 [Hōzan]
  • signature: 大更筆 [Taikō hitsu]
  • seal: mounting, upper; square, relief: 直道 [Naomichi]
  • seal: mounting, lower; square, intaglio: 大更 [Taikō]
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg
Object Number
TL42323.9
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Two crows battling in snow-filled air under a large, snowy pine tree painted on the mounting by Okamoto Taiko, Hozan's friend.
Publication History

Wai Yee Chiong, "A Medley of Brushes: Collaborative Paintings in the Feinberg Collection", Orientations, Orientations Magazine (Hong Kong, January/February 2020), vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 52-59, p. 53, fig. 1; p. 55, fig. 3

Rachel Saunders, ed., Catalogue of the Feinberg Collection of Japanese Art, brochure, Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2021), pp. 89, 92, cat. 82

Exhibition History

32Q: 2600 East Asian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/29/2021 - 07/17/2022

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