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Chinese Children in a Garden

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Kanō Shunko, Chinese Children in a Garden, first quarter of 18th century, pair of two-panel screens; ink, mineral pigments, metallic dust, and gold leaf on paper, Bequest of Margery Hoffman Smith, public domain, 83.38.316A,B

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Title

Chinese Children in a Garden

Artist

Kanō Shunko (Japanese, died 1726)

Date

first quarter of 18th century

Medium

pair of two-panel screens; ink, mineral pigments, metallic dust, and gold leaf on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

each screen: 24 in x 72 in

Collection Area

Asian Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

folding screen

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

Bequest of Margery Hoffman Smith

Accession Number

83.38.316A,B

Copyright

public domain

Terms

folding screens

gardens

gold leaf

ink

inorganic pigment

paintings

paper

Description

In an idyllic setting, complete with cranes, peacocks, and blossoming peonies, rambunctious little boys mimic their elders as they play at the scholarly occupations of painting and music. Young boys at play is a traditionally auspicious theme in Chinese painting, here taken up by a little-known but accomplished master of the Kanō school.

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