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Asian Art
Artist: Ōbaku Kōsen, Chinese, active Japan, 1633–1695

Wisteria Staff and Hossu Whisk

ca. 1690

Hanging scroll: ink on paper

with mounting: 70 7/8 × 11 in. (180 × 28 cm)
without mounting: 41 15/16 × 9 13/16 in. (106.5 × 25 cm)
Gift of Alex Kerr, B.A. 1974
2016.87.6
Geography: 
Japan
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Edo period (1615–1868)
Classification: 
Calligraphy
Provenance: 

Alex Kerr Collection, Kyoto, Japan purchase from Kyoto auction houses and art dealers since the 1970s; gift in 2016 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2016.pdf (accessed December 1, 2016).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.