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Chinese Court Ladies and Children

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
  • Description

    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.

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