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Poem by Kamo no Chōmei with Underpainting of Cherry Blossoms

Underpainting attributed to Tawaraya Sōtatsu
(Japanese, died ca. 1640)

Calligrapher: Hon'ami Kōetsu (Japanese, 1558–1637)
Period: Momoyama period (1573–1615)
Date: dated 1606
Culture: Japan
Medium: Poem card (shikishi) mounted as a hanging scroll; ink, gold, and silver on paper
Dimensions: Overall: 7 15/16 x 7in. (20.2 x 17.8cm) Overall with mounting: 53 x 14 3/4 in. (134.6 x 37.5 cm) Overall with knobs: 53 x 16 1/2 in. (134.6 x 41.9 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975
Accession Number: 1975.268.59

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