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Chinese Court Ladies and Children

Artist:
In the Style of Kano Eitoku (Japanese, 1534–1590)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
17th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Six-panel folding screen; ink and color on gilt paper
Dimensions:
65 1/4 x 146 1/4in. (165.8 x 371.5 cm)
Classification:
Screens
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.495a–f
Not on view
This screen depicts the interior and court garden of a Chinese palace with groups of Chinese ladies, children, and servants enjoying their courtly life. The theme of Chinese court ladies was favored by high-ranking daimyo families and was exclusively depicted by academic painters of the Kano school. Formerly attached incorrectly to two panels with Chinese ladies that were painted by another artist, the paintings were later detached and remounted as a six-panel screen.
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Enlightening Pursuits," February 28, 2001–August 5, 2001.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Great Waves: Chinese Themes in the Arts of Korea and Japan II," March 22, 2003–September 21, 2003.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Spring and Summer," December 17, 2005–June 4, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "No Ordinary Mortals: The Human Figure in Japanese Art," 2007–2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Ukiyo-e Artists' Responses to Romantic Legends of Two Brothers: Narihira and Yukihira," March 27, 2008–June 8, 2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Japanese Mandalas: Emanations and Avatars," June 18, 2009–November 30, 2009.

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