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Asian Art
Calligrapher: Ichikawa Beian, Japanese, 1779–1858

Recitation on Warbler

1850

Hanging scroll: ink on paper

with mounting: 170 × 110 cm (66 15/16 × 43 5/16 in.)
without mounting: 22 7/16 × 36 5/8 in. (57 × 93 cm)
with rollers: wodth 119 cm (each knob is 4.5 cm length)
Gift of Alex Kerr, B.A. 1974
2016.87.22
Geography: 
Japan
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Edo period (1615–1868)
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): 95, fig. 13.

“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.