Detail View: The AMICA Library: Vase of Flowers with Grasshopper, Marine Life, and Garden Rock

AMICA ID: 
CMA_.1990.68
AMICA Library Year: 
2001
Object Type: 
Paintings
Creator Name: 
Ko, Okabe
Creator Nationality: 
Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Role: 
artist
Creator Dates/Places: 
1849 - 1918
Biography: 

active late 19th century.

Gender: 
M
Creator Name-CRT: 
Okabe Ko
Title: 
Vase of Flowers with Grasshopper, Marine Life, and Garden Rock
Title Type: 
Primary
View: 
Full View
Creation Date: 
late 19th century
Creation Start Date: 
1880
Creation End Date: 
1899
Materials and Techniques: 
hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Classification Term: 
Painting
Dimensions: 
Overall: 170.2cm x 87.65cm, Painting only: 126.4cm x 56cm
AMICA Contributor: 
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 
1990.68
Credit Line: 
John L. Severance Fund
Rights: 
Context: 

A great interest in Western scientific studies developed in Japan during the late Edo period (1615-1868) and into the Meiji era (1868-1912). One outcome of this phenomenon in the visual arts was the detailed portrayal of plant, animal, and marine life. This painting is an assemblage of objects carefully observed from nature, but not usually seen together.

Related Image Identifier Link: 
CMA_.AM20020861.tif