Pine Tree and Calligraphy

Ike Taiga Japanese
Calligrapher Minagawa Kien Japanese

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These works are part of a set of nine hanging scrolls and an album that includes four paintings by Ike Taiga along with thirteen colophons and poems. Taiga originally made the four paintings as small sliding-door panels (kobusuma). Some time after Taiga’s death, the four panels were removed from their frames and mounted as leaves of an album.

In the album, also displayed here, the paintings were paired with poems brushed by several well-known calligraphers, including Minagawa Kien (1734–1807), Kameda Bōsai (1752–1826), and nine others. In the mid-twentieth century, Taiga’s four paintings and five of the colophons were removed from the album and remounted as hanging scrolls. Mrs. Burke later acquired all nine scrolls and the album from multiple sources over the course of several years.

Pine Tree and Calligraphy, Ike Taiga (Japanese, 1723–1776), Album leaves mounted as hanging scrolls; ink on paper, Japan

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