cluster of morning glories, with vines, small pink flowers, and grasses; a few insects perched on grasses

Autumn Flowers [left of a pair], mid 19th century

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In this painting celebrating autumn, a dragonfly, grasshopper, and several other insects fly and jump among the fringed pink petals of dianthus, pink bushclover, and other flowering grasses. The painter, Oki Ichiga, served the lords of the Tottori Domain but lived in Japan’s capital Edo (now Tokyo), where he was known for his eclectic style combining elements of other well-known painters. In this work, you can see the minutely detailed plants and insects in the vein of academic painters. To that, he added the “dripped pigment” (tarashikomi) technique learned from the decorative painters of the Rinpa school, enhancing the suggestion of light and three-dimensionality.

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Title
Autumn Flowers [left of a pair]
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.79.77.1
Catalogue Raisonne
Murase, Art through a Lifetime, no. 169
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cluster of morning glories, with vines, small pink flowers, and grasses; a few insects perched on grasses