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Plum Blossoms in Moonlight, 1768
Ikeno Taiga

Japan
ink and color and paper, L: 75.5 in, W: 19.5 in
Purchase 1968 Membership Endowment Fund  68.9
Not On View
Inscriptions:
Taiga's inscription: "Since my literary brother of Osaka requested an ink painting of plum, I took up my brush. Following the poem by Choshi I add a verse: 'From the hues of spring of Chian Nan, I learned many things: The song of a stranger was my teacher of knowledge both old and new / How few are they who can sketch well from nature!'"

Exhibition History:
"Masters of the Brush: Ike Taiga and Tokuyama Gyokuran", The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (April 28 - July 22, 2007).

Keywords: Floral, Painting