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Mandarin Duck

Mandarin Duck

1500s

Sesson Shūkei

(Japanese, 1504-1589)

Hanging scroll; ink on paper

Painting only: 30 x 41.4 cm (11 13/16 x 16 5/16 in.); Including mounting: 110 x 58.4 cm (43 5/16 x 23 in.)

The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.246

Description

In this painting, the artist depicted a scene of a solitary duck floating by reeds in a subtle arrangement of dry and wet, light and dark ink tones which conveys the tranquility of the moment.

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