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Asian Art
Calligrapher: Gojō Tamezane, Japanese, 1472–1543

Chinese poem on white plum petals

ca. 1540

Shikishi: ink on gold-flecked and gold-painted paper

sheet: 7 7/8 × 7 1/16 in. (20 × 18 cm)
Gift of Alex Kerr, B.A. 1974
2016.87.29
Geography: 
Japan
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Muromachi period (1336–1573)
Classification: 
Calligraphy
Provenance: 

Alex Kerr collection, Kyoto, Japan. Purchased from Kyoto auction houses and art dealers since the 1970s.

Bibliography: 

Sadako Ohki, “Japanese Calligraphy at Yale: From Sutra to the Avant-Garde,” Arts of Asia (March–April 2018): 91, fig. 7.

“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.