Plum Blossoms

Ike Taiga, Japanese, 1723 - 1776

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Edo Period (1615-1868)

Date:
c. 1760

Medium:
Ink and color on paper; mounted as a hanging scroll

Dimensions:
Image: 52 3/16 x 11 inches (132.6 x 27.9 cm) Mount: 80 3/4 x 16 inches (205.1 x 40.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2004-109-2

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Hollis Fund for East Asian Art Acquisitions and the Edward and Althea Budd Fund, 2004

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Ike Taiga was one of the representative painters and calligraphers of the Edo period. When the Joseon missions came to Japan in 1764, Taiga and other Japanese scholars and literati artists attended meetings with the ambassador and the envoys in Kyoto. It is believed that Taiga sent a letter inquiring about painting methods to Korean court painter Kim Yusong, who was one of the envoys. Plums were admired in East Asian countries for their symbolism and aesthetic beauty.