Maruyama Okyo / Heron on a Tree Trunk / 2nd half 18th CenturyMaruyama Okyo
Heron on a Tree Trunk
2nd half 18th Century

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Creator Name: Okyo, Maruyama
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1733 - 1795
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Maruyama Okyo
Title: Heron on a Tree Trunk
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1750
Creation End Date: 1795
Creation Date: 2nd half 18th Century
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: two-fold screen; ink, color, and gold leaf on paper
Dimensions: Overall: 69.4cm x 185cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1997.108
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry
Context: Okyo was the most influential painter and teacher of his time in Kyoto. His mastery of brush and ink found expression in a variety of Chinese and Japanese subjects, painting styles, and formats. This depiction of a heron on a willow tree branch is done in a classical Japanese painting (yamato-e) style, utilizing flat areas of colorful pigments set against an expansive background with little or no spatial depth.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1997.108
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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