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Painting, hanging scroll. Two quails (one with white plumage) and bamboo, with stalks of wheat in background. Ink and colour on silk. Signed and sealed.
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Height: 97 centimetres
Width: 34.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hizo Nihon bijutsu taikan Vol 3
Pictures of quails seem to have been a speciality of the Tosa school, and large numbers of specimens by its members survive. The present work, by Tosa Mitsusada (1738-1806), is a product of the same long tradition, though it tries hard to create a fresh touch by adding in the background stalks of wheat and including a quail with white plumage. It is interesting to note that in depicting the leaves of the wheat and the bamboo in the foreground the artist uses two shades 'rokusho' (verdigris), one dark and one light.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- The collection of Japanese and Chinese paintings belonging to Arthur Morrison was purchased by Sir William Gwynne-Evans, who presented it to the British Museum in 1913.
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Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.264 (Japanese Painting Number)