Musashi Plain (Primary Title)
武藏野図屏風 江戸時代 六曲一双 紙本金地着色 (Primary Title)
six panel folding screen (Object Name)

Unknown (Artist)

17th century
Works On Paper
One of two six–panel folding screens; ink, color, gold and silver on paper
Overall: 66 1/2 × 149 1/2 in. (168.91 × 379.73 cm)
Storage: 67 × 25 1/2 × 4 1/2 in. (170.18 × 64.77 × 11.43 cm)
Not on view
Pair with "Musashi Plain" (83.135.1)
This pair of screens depicts an autumn view of Musashi Plain in western Tokyo, with Mount Fuji rising above the clouds in the left scene and a full moon falling behind the grasses and wildflowers in the right. Musashi Plain appeared in ancient Japanese poetry of the Heian period, including Collection of Ten Thousands of Leaves and Tale of Ise. In the early Edo period, the Musashi Plain reemerged as a popular subject in art. The original silver has darkened as a result of oxidation over time.
Rinpa School 琳派
Edo period (1615-1868)
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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