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Man in Bamboo Grove
  • Kaihō Yūshō
    1533–1615
    born: Omi province, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Man in Bamboo Grove, mid-late 1500s, Muromachi period (1338–1573) or Momoyama period (1573–1615)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 1070 x 451 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 42 1/8 x 17 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0048
Description

Painted scene on a hanging scroll depicting a man wearing a large monk's hat that is tied around his chin. He is wearing long robes and stands facing to the right. A bamboo grove grows out from the right side of the piece, the tallest stalks arching over his head toward the right.