Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

Poem on Peonies
  • Kōno Tettō
    1825–1867
    active: Japan
  • Poem on Peonies, mid 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 133.4 x 54 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 52 1/2 x 21 1/4 in
  • Gift from the Shoka Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1977.0123
Description
Label Text
Literature

Translation of poem: Planted modestly by the Minister's house,
They shine in ranks of pale and deep reds.
Among glowers, they are like Meng Chih-fan,
And so not boast that they are the last to fade
at the end of spring.