"Like a Jade Tree Facing the Wind," from Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup (Inchû hassen)

「如玉樹臨風 飲中八仙」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

Horizontal koban (half aiban); 15.6 x 21.8 cm (6 1/8 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5704

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection