"Like a Jade Tree Facing the Wind," from Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup (Inchû hassen)
Artist Unknown, Japanese
Horizontal koban (half aiban); 15.6 x 21.8 cm (6 1/8 x 8 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The partial line of poetry quoted is from the poem “Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup” by the eighth-century Chinese poet Du Fu; see 21.4362 for three full lines from the poem, including this quotation.
The ancient Chinese poem is illustrated by a scene of modern Japanese enjoying a drinking party on an upstairs balcony, watching a tree in the wind.
Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection