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Maple Viewing at Kai'anji Temple

Artist:
Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891)
Period:
Late Edo (1615–1868) or Meiji (1868–1912) period
Date:
second half of the 19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
Image: 35 1/2 x 13 in. (90.2 x 33 cm) Overall with knobs: 70 1/4 x 19 3/4 in. (178.4 x 50.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gifts, Bequests, and Funds from various donors, by exchange, 1952
Accession Number:
52.160.1
Not on view
Kai’anji temple was a spot in Edo famous for its autumn foliage. The temple is shown at bottom right, and the hill within the temple site, depicted at left, is lent color by tall maples with red leaves. Visitors rest at the top of the hill, from where one can see distant ships in the sea near Shinagawa.
Signature: In black, lower corner; seal in red
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese Art," June 24, 2011–October 23, 2011.

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