The Poet Taira No Kanemore (died AD 990)

The Poet Taira No Kanemore (died AD 990)

1200s

Section of a handscroll mounted on a hanging scroll, ink, white and slight color on paper

Image: 28.5 x 46.5 cm (11 1/4 x 18 5/16 in.); Overall: 108.5 x 55.9 cm (42 11/16 x 22 in.); with knobs: 108.5 x 60.8 cm (42 11/16 x 23 15/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1951.397

Description

Taira No Kanemore was one of the thirty-six immortal poets of classical Japanese literature. This painting is a fragment of what was once a handscroll depicting all thirty-six poets.

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