Important Art Object Flowering Plants in Autumn

Ogata KōrinEdo period (18th century)

Suntory Museum of Art

Suntory Museum of Art
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Flowering plants in autumn are a familiar and emotionally evocative theme, often used in Japanese literature and art. In this pair of screens, autumn-blooming plants, including chrysanthemums, pampas grasses, bush clover, bellflowers, and fringed pinks, vie in their beauty. While reproducing the vivid freshness of nature, this screen also shows the quest for bold abstraction and decorative qualities characteristic of Rimpa-school screens.


  • Title: Important Art Object Flowering Plants in Autumn
  • Creator: Attributed to Ogata Korin
  • Date Created: Edo period (18th century)
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: w1730 x h1541 cm
  • Object Work Material (English): Pair of bi-fold screens
  • Object Title (Japanese): 重要美術品 秋草図屏風
  • Object Date (English): Edo period (18th century)
  • Category (Japanese): 絵画
  • Artist Name (Japanese): 伝 尾形光琳
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Suntory Museum of Art, Suntory Museum of Art

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