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Fragments of Calligraphy and 55 Small Paintings

latter half of 8th–19th century

Six-panel folding screen: ink and color on paper, gold paper mounting

53 15/16 × 126 3/4 in. (137 × 322 cm)
Gift of Alex Kerr, B.A. 1974
2016.87.9
Geography: 
Japan
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Nara period (710–94 C.E.), 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: 

Sadako Ohki, “Japanese Calligraphy at Yale: From Sutra to the Avant-Garde,” Arts of Asia (March–April 2018): 90, fig. 5.

“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.