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Celebrating the Legacy of Yinyuan Longqi (Ingen Ryuki) and the Art of Ōbaku

Celebrating the Legacy of Yinyuan Longqi (Ingen Ryuki) and the Art of Ōbaku

Sparrow on a blossoming plum tree

Sparrow on a blossoming plum tree, 1661
Kanō Tan’yū 狩野 探幽 (1602-1674)
Inscribed and dated by Muan Xingtao 木菴性瑫 (Jp. Mokuan Shōtō, 1611-1684)
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
Ink on paper
32.7 × 56.2 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Mr. S. Baillieu Myer AC, Founder Benefactor, 1993, Digital record made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation, AS29-1993

The snow has brought forth the blossoming of the plum branch

— trans. National Gallery of Victoria, 2004, The art of Zen

 

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