Isen'in, Kano / Mount Horai with Cranes / Edo period, c. 1802-1816Isen'in, Kano
Mount Horai with Cranes
Edo period, c. 1802-1816

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Creator Name: Isen'in, Kano
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Japanese; 1775-1828 Asia,East Asia,Japan
Creator Active Place: Asia,East Asia,Japan
Creator Name-CRT: Isen'in, Kano
Title: Mount Horai with Cranes
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1802
Creation End Date: 1816
Creation Date: Edo period, c. 1802-1816
Creation Place: Asia,East Asia,Japan
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Hanging Scroll
Materials and Techniques: Pair of handscrolls with 1932.1032; ink and colors on paper
Dimensions: 27.3 x 251.4 cm.
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1932.1031
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, The Clarence Buckingham Collection
Subject Description: In a scene reminiscent of the Momoyama Period screen compositions by Isen'in's ancestor Kano Eitoku, the detail of one scroll shown here depicts a great pine tree and two cranes. The blue and green coloring of the earthforms symbolizes the sacred groundof a Daoist paradise, and is a convention that can be traced to pre-Tang painting. Here again both the subject and the technique derive from Chinese painting. The combination of sleek execution and richly decorative style is, however, completely Japanese. (S.Little, 1999)
AMICA ID: AIC_.1932.1031
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999

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