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Title

Rural landscape with horses and bulls

17th century

Artist

Kusumi Kusumi Morikage

Japan

circa 1620 - 1690

Alternate image of Rural landscape with horses and bulls by Kusumi Kusumi Morikage
Alternate image of Rural landscape with horses and bulls by Kusumi Kusumi Morikage
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    17th century
    Media categories
    Screen , Painting
    Materials used
    pair of six-panel screens (byobu); ink and gold wash on paper
    Dimensions

    a - right screen - Herd of horses, 152 x 346.6 cm, image

    a - right screen - Herd of horses, 169 x 364 cm, sheet

    b - left screen - Mountain with temple and tower, 152 x 346.6 cm, image

    b - left screen - Mountain with temple and tower, 169 x 364 cm, sheet

    Signature & date

    Signed l.l.[left screen], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Morikage hitsu [drawn by Morikage]" [& artist's seal]. Not dated.
    Signed l.r.[right screen], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Morikage hitsu [drawn by Morikage]" [& artist's seal]. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by Kenneth Myer 1984
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    246.1984.a-b
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Kusumi Kusumi Morikage

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  • About

    This Arcadian landscape has horses and bulls as the main subject; humans and their activities seem to take a secondary role. The top screen is dominated by the freely roaming, gambolling horses. The season moves from spring on the right with the blossoming plum tree to a summery scene of a mare and her colt in a stream. The bottom screen shows bulls working or playing while the village lads frolic in the landscape. The season shifts from autumn, with farmers carrying harvest, to the snowy winter. Morikage was expelled from the Kano school later in his life and moved from Edo to Kaga (present-day Ishikawa) ruled by the Maeda clan.

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.231.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications