Miscellaneous Paintings and Calligraphy for the Third Year of the Bunsei Era
Tani Bunchō (Japanese, 1763–1840)
Watanabe Kazan (Japanese, 1793–1841)
Sakai Hōitsu (Japanese, 1761–1828)
sixty-six others (Japanese)
Edo period (1615–1868)
Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
Image: 31 3/8 x 23 3/8 in. (79.7 x 59.4 cm)
Overall with mounting: 64 5/8 x 25 3/4 in. (164.1 x 65.4 cm)
Overall with knobs: 64 5/8 x 28 1/8 in. (164.1 x 71.4 cm)
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
Not on view
A playful sampling of works by Edo's leading early nineteenth-century artists and literati is arranged here into irregular "paving stones." The many auspicious motifs and spring-themed poems suggest that this collection was made at the lunar New Year.
[ Harry G. C. Packard , Tokyo, until 1975; donated and sold to MMA].
Portland Art Museum. "The Floating World Revisited," October 26, 1993–December 30, 1993.
Cleveland Museum of Art. "The Floating World Revisited," February 2, 1994–April 3, 1994.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seasonal Pleasures in Japanese Art, Part II," May 1, 1996–September 8, 1996.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Animals, Birds, Insects, and Marine Life in Japanese Art," June 26, 2008–November 30, 2008.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Five Thousand Years of Japanese Art: Treasures from the Packard Collection," December 17, 2009–June 10, 2010.
Princeton University Art Museum. "Multiple Hands: Collective Creativity in Eighteen-Century Japanese Painting," October 8, 2011–January 22, 2012.
New York. Japan Society Gallery. "Silver Winds: the Art of Sakai Hoitsu (1761–1828) and His Circle," September 28, 2012–January 6, 2013.
Tokyo. Suntory Museum. "Suzuki Kiitsu: Standard-bearer of the Edo Rimpa School," September 10, 2016–October 30, 2016.
Artist: Tani Bunchō (Japanese, 1763–1840)Date: early 19th century, before 1829Medium: Woodblock printed book (orihon, accordion-style; bound); ink, color, and metallic pigments on paperAccession: 2013.651On view in:Not on view