- Place where the work was made
- Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
- 19th century
- Media category
- Materials used
- hanging scroll; ink on paper
- 131.0 x 46.0 cm image; 215.0 x 62.0 x 69.0 cm
- Signature & date
Signed u.r., in Japanese, black ink "[Japanese characters]". Not dated.
Signed u.r., in Japanese, red ink "[3 x artist's seals]". Not dated.
- Gift of Klaus Naumann 1998
- Not on display
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
The son of a government-employed calligrapher, Beian excelled in the 'scribe's style' and 'square style' of calligraphy. He is said to have possessed over 5000 examples of Chinese painting and calligraphy from the Ming and Qing periods. The Chinese poem is by a Song dynasty poet called Zhang Ci. It can be translated as:
'The scent of happiness fills the pavilion;
Spring shows itself in a grove of pine trees and bamboo'
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.238.
Where the work was made
Referenced in 2 publications
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Edo Painting Schools', Sydney, 2003, 238 (colour illus.).
Editor Unknown (Editor), Poems and Calligraphy - Japanese ways of artistic refinement, Tokyo, 1993. cat.no. 232