Puppies Under a Maple Branch

Nagasawa Rosetsuca. 1790 (Edo)

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

This hanging scroll depicts five puppies playing beneath an autumn maple branch. When he painted this autumn scene, Nagasawa Rosetsu, the son of a warrior, had become adept at the free brushwork and playful compositions for which he is renowned.

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  • Title: Puppies Under a Maple Branch
  • Date Created: ca. 1790 (Edo)
  • Physical Dimensions: w36.2 x h108 cm
  • Type: kakemonos; scroll paintings
  • Rights: Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
  • External Link: The Walters Art Museum
  • Medium: ink and pigment on silk mounted on paper and brocade
  • Provenance: William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Place of Origin: Kyoto, Japan
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] Rosetsu sha; [Translation] Painted by Rosetsu; [Seal] Nagasawa gyo
  • Artist: Nagasawa Rosetsu


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