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Bird and Plum Branch
  • Kanō Chikanobu
    born: Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture, Saitama prefecture, and Kanagawa prefecture), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Bird and Plum Branch, late 1600s–early 1700s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on silk
  • Mount Dimensions: 188.6 x 56.6 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 74 1/4 x 22 5/16 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0579

The hanging scroll depicts a few blossoms and leaves on the branch of a plum tree, which rises from the right side. A sparrow resting on the tree turns its head slightly to the left and looks out into the distance.