Titmouse with Pomegranate Flowers

Kano Yukinobu 狩野之信 Japanese

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A titmouse prepares to alight on a pomegranate branch. The use of bright green and orange-red pigments is characteristic of Kano artists inspired by bird-and-flower paintings of China’s Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Even the mounting imitates that of Ming bird-and-flower paintings, with ornate textile borders above and below. This work by Kano Yukinobu was part of a set, perhaps once mounted on a small screen.

Titmouse with Pomegranate Flowers, Kano Yukinobu 狩野之信 (Japanese, ca. 1513–1575), Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper, Japan

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