Sesshu Toyo / Landscape of the Four Seasons / Muromachi period,16th century (?)Sesshu Toyo
Landscape of the Four Seasons
Muromachi period,16th century (?)

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Creator Name: Sesshu, Toyo
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Japanese; 1420-1506 Asia,East Asia,Japan
Creator Active Place: Asia,East Asia,Japan
Creator Name-CRT: Sesshu Toyo
Title: Landscape of the Four Seasons
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1501
Creation End Date: 1600
Creation Date: Muromachi period,16th century (?)
Creation Place: Asia,East Asia,Japan
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Screen
Materials and Techniques: One of a pair of screens of the fours seasons with 1958.403. Ink on paper
Dimensions: 167.6 x 358.1 cm. (each screen)66" h. x 23 1/2" w. (each panel)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1958.403
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Kate S. Buckingham Endowment Fund
Subject Description: Gallery Label:Sesshu Toyo was one of the leading painters of the Muromachi period (1392-1568). A Buddhist priest of the Zen sect, Sesshu became famous for his unique transformation of classical Chinese painting styles of the southern Song dynasty (1127-1275). This pair of screens depicts a river landscape that subtly incorporates a gradual seasonal change form spring (far right ) to winter (left background).
AMICA ID: AIC_.1958.403
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999

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