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Birds on a Plum Branch
  • Hine Taizan
    born: Hine (present-day Osaka prefecture), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Birds on a Plum Branch, mid 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, color on silk
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 138.5 x 58.3 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 189.2 x 71.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 54 1/2 x 22 15/16 in
    Mount Dimensions: 74 1/2 x 28 1/8 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 1979.0129

Three small birds perch on thin plum branches that stem from a thicker branch growing from the right of the piece. Small plum blossoms are on all the branches. Calligraphy in the top left.