Chest-of-drawers

DATE:
1868–1912
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Bronze, gold lacquer
CLASSIFICATION:
Containers
DIMENSIONS:
9 5/8 × 11 3/8 × 7 in. (24.45 × 28.89 × 17.78 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Arts of Asia
LOCATION:
Arts of Asia - Japan, Level 3
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, The John R. Young Collection, Mrs. John B. O'Hara Fund
COPYRIGHT:
Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
OBJECT NUMBER:
1995.197.A-E.FA

General Description

This gold lacquer chest bears motifs that are familiar to earlier painting traditions. The landscape scenes on the outside have rivers and plum trees that appear to come from paintings by the great Rimpa artist Ogata Korin (1658-1716). When the two doors are opened, the scene that sweeps across from left to right is the willow bridge that spans the Uji River near Kyoto. The Willow Bridge is a famous classical poem that inspired screen painting of this subject in the Momoyama (1568-1600) and early Edo (1600-1868) periods.

Excerpt from

  • DMA Label text, John R. Young Collection, 2018.