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Fallen Leaves
  • Ōemaru
    active: Japan
  • Fallen Leaves, 1780
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 36.2 x 5.7 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 3/8 x 2 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 36.2 x 5.7 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/4 x 2 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Anonymous gift in honor of Fumiko and Akira Yamamoto
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0011

Long, thin rectangular image with black calligraphy on beige paper. The text extends from upper right to the middle of the image, about three-fourths down. The text gets wider and larger as it moves down. There are horizontal lines spaced over the entire image in light gray.

Two lines of characters in cursive script on grayish brown paper. The first line (right) starts 3 ½ inch from the top; second line occupies only the lower 1/3 of the paper. Horizontal brushstrokes and ink wash decorate the background.