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Asian Art
Calligrapher: Aburakōji Takanori, Japanese, 1684–1746

Poet Yamabe no Akahito from an Album of 36 Immortal Poets (Sanjū-roku kasen)

ca. 1770

Shikishi pasted on album leaf: ink and color on gold paper

sheet (Poem): 8 7/16 × 9 1/4 in. (21.4 × 23.5 cm)
sheet (Painting): 9 1/4 × 11 5/8 in. (23.5 × 29.6 cm)
with mounting: 11 5/8 × 20 1/4 in. (29.6 × 51.5 cm)
Gift of Alex Kerr, B.A. 1974
2016.87.37.2a-b
Geography: 
Japan
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Edo period (1615–1868)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

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

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.