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Triptych
  • Kishi Renzan
    1804–1859
    born: Kyoto, Japan ; died: Kyoto, Japan ; active: Japan
    Nakajima Raishō
    1796–1871
    born: Ottsu, Japan ; died: Japan ; active: Japan
    Okamoto Shigehiko
    1808–1844
    born: Kyoto, Japan ; died: Japan ; active: Japan
  • Triptych, 1800s
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper (with one box)
  • Mount Dimensions: a 197.5 x 45.8 cm
    Mount Dimensions: a 77 3/4 x 18 1/16 in
    Mount Dimensions: b 198.2 x 45.8 cm
    Mount Dimensions: b 78 1/16 x 18 1/16 in
    Mount Dimensions: c 198.5 x 45.6 cm
    Mount Dimensions: c 78 1/8 x 17 15/16 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0585.a,b,c
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Description

The painting by Kishi Renzan depicts a crow resting on a rock with a mountain in the distance. The painting by Raishō depicts an iris rendered in light gray ink. The scroll by Shigehiko features a figure viewed from behind carrying a broom. His image is outlined with quick, rough brushstrokes. Gray ink washes define the shape and color of his garment.