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Plum Blossom
  • Japan
  • Plum Blossom
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 30 x 53.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 13/16 x 21 3/16 in
    Mount Dimensions: 128.3 x 74 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 50 1/2 x 29 1/8 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0582

The painting shows a plum bough, from which grow several branches of flowers in bud or full blossom. The bough is formed by broad washes of ink rendered boldly and swiftly. Moist ink dots give a mossy texture to the tree bark.