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Artist: Yamamoto Soken, Japanese, died 1706

Birds and Flowers of the Twelve Months

1691–92

Pair of six-panel folding screens: ink, color, gold and silver flecks on paper

unframed (each Screen): 63 × 144 in. (160 × 365.8 cm)
Director’s Fund; Archer M. Huntington, M.A. (Hon.) 1897, Fund, Charles Stetson, B.A. 1900, Fund; and Wilson P. Foss, Jr., Ph.B. 1937, Fund
1986.5.1.1-.2
Geography: 
Japan
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Edo period (1615–1868)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Leighton R. Longhi, New York; purchased in 1986 by the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Carolyn Wheelwright, ed., Word in Flower: The Visualization of Classical Literature in Seventeenth-Century Japan, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1989), 6, 32–33, 38, 40–41, 43, 48, 110, no. 6, fig. 16; 2, 18; 10.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 305, ill.

Sadako Ohki, “Japanese Art at Yale,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007): 38.

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