Attributed to Kano Yukinobu (Japanese, ca. 1513–1575)
Muromachi period (1392–1573)
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
39 1/8 x 16 3/4 in. (99.4 x 42.5 cm)
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Not on view
The lively depiction of birds in natural settings with seasonal trees and flowers was a favorite theme in early ink painting and a hallmark of the Kano school of painters led by Kano Motonobu (ca. 1476–1559). This rendition by Motonobu's brother, Yukinobu, is in the ink-wash style inspired by the Southern Song painter Muqi (late 13th–early 14th century), which uses tonal variations of ink instead of outlines to define the soft forms of feathers and flowers.
Artist: Attributed to Kano Yukinobu (Japanese, ca. 1513–1575)Date: 16th centuryMedium: Originally a fan mounted as a hanging scroll; ink, color, and silver on gilded paperAccession: 1997.140On view in:Not on view