Art on Tuesday: Maple Tree

MapleTree

This picture of a maple tree with little birds 紅葉小禽図  was painted by Itō Jakuchū 伊藤 若冲 (1716-1800). It is a beautiful scene of a Japanese garden in autumn showing the typical orange-red colors of the maple leaves. Itô Jakuchû was a very talented painter. Being active as an artist in the Edo period, he was well-known and respected for his paintings during his lifetime mostly active in Kyôto.

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