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Diptych of Bird and Flowers
  • Kanō Hidenobu (Terunobu)
    born: born Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Diptych of Bird and Flowers, 1700s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, color on silk (with one box)
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 67.3 x 30.7 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 26 1/2 x 12 1/16 in
    Mount Dimensions: 180.3 x 50.2 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 71 x 19 3/4 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0570.b

A diptych of hanging scrolls respectively depicting branches of lychee and persimmon trees sticking. Realistic birds perch on the branches in different postures. Colors applied illustrating the branches and birds are vivid, showing a range of tonality that suggests light and shadow.