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Calligraphy and Autumn Moon on Wood Plate
  • Ōtagaki Rengetsu, calligrapher
    1791–1875
    born: Tajima province (present-day Hyogo prefecture), Japan ; died: Kyoto, Japan
    Tomioka Tessai, painter
    1836–1924
    born: Kyoto, Japan ; died: Kyoto, Japan
  • Calligraphy and Autumn Moon on Wood Plate, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, staining, Kiri wood
  • Object Length/Width: 22.7 x 22.6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 1979.0131
Description

Wooden plate with calligraphy by Rengetsu and painting by Tessai. The plate is square shaped with a circular indention in the center. The painted images are of a flowering plum blossom, another bud, and a line and a few dots to suggest a weathered twig.