left screen, overall Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2017.80
People
Watanabe Kōkan 渡辺公観 (1877 - 1938)
Title
This Morning's Autumn
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 今朝の秋 Kesa no aki
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting, screen
Date
1918 (Taishō 7)
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Taishō era, 1912-1926
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/358128
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink and color on silk
Dimensions
each screen: 172 × 363 cm (67 11/16 × 142 15/16 in.)
Provenance
Private Collection, Japan, (1918-2016), sold. [Art market, Kyoto, (2016-2017)], sold; to [Erik Thomsen Gallery, New York, 2017)], sold; to Harvard Art Museums, 2017.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Acquired with a fund established by Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane for the purchase of Asian art
Accession Year
2017
Object Number
2017.80
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.
Descriptions
Description
Pair of six-panel folding screens painted by Nihonga painter Watanabe Kōkan (1877-1938) depicting a woodswoman (Oharame) tying her headscarf in front of a mill as she prepares for work on an early autumn morning. Exhibited at the 1918 Bunten exhibition.
Related Works

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art at am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu