Screen painting: Boats arriving at Sumiyoshi Shrine - ROM2004_1205_1


Screen painting: Boats arriving at Sumiyoshi Shrine

Medium:Ink and colour on gold leaf
Geography: Japan
Date: 2nd half 17th century
Ht. 83 x Wt. 175.6 cm
Object number: 2004.42.1
Credit Line: This purchase was made possible by the generous support of the ROM Foundation
Not on view
DescriptionThis screen belongs to the category of genre painting which emerged in the early 16th century from 'yamato-e' painting. The Sumiyoshi Shrine depicted in this screen is located to the south of the port city of Osaka. The shrine offered protection and prosperity to mariners and fishermen and was a place of worship for poets specializing in waka (31 syllable poems). The painter, Kano Eino, was the third-generation head of the Kyoto branch of the Kano school of painting. He is famous as the compiler of "Honcho gashi" (History of Painting in This Realm), c. 1678.
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