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Plum Branch
  • Fujisawa Nangaku, calligrapher
    active: Japan
    Japan, artist
  • Plum Branch, 1916, Taisho period (1912–1926)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 128.5 x 41.3 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 50 9/16 x 16 1/4 in
    Mount Dimensions: 203.7 x 65.5 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 80 3/16 x 25 13/16 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0610
Label Text

The branch of a plum tree stretches from the right corner to the other side of the painting. A higher portion from the same branch appears from the upper left corner, curving itself downward to frame the inscription written in the center.