East Asian Art
OrchidsMade in Japan, Asia
Edo Period (1615-1868), 18th century
Tokuyama Gyokuran, Japanese, 1728 - 1784
Ink on paper, mounted as a hanging scroll
Currently not on view
2004-86-1Purchased with the Hollis Fund for East Asian Art, 2004
LabelGyokuran learned painting in part from printed Chinese books such as the Mustard Seed Garden Painting Manual and Eight Types of Picture Albums. These manuals contained many examples of orchids, and while this painting by Gyokuran reflects her study of such books, she nevertheless went on to develop her own style.