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Cranes on a beach

Cranes on a beach
(Tsunahama ni tsuru 砂浜に鶴)
(early 19th century)

two panel folding screen: ink and pigments on silk, gold thread, silk, wood, metal
43.7 × 144.2 cm (image)
Place/s of Execution
inscribed in brush and ink (in image) l.r.: 徹山
stamped in red ink (in image) l.r.: (artist’s seal)
Accession Number
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of The Marjory and Alexander Lynch Endowment, Governors, 1994
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Mori Tetsuzan, a highly talented but quirky artist with a penchant for painting animals, was adopted by his uncle, the celebrated painter Mori Sosen. One of Maruyama Ōkyo’s ten best pupils, he moved to Edo (current day Tokyo) from Kyoto bringing the Maruyama style to the Kanto region. This screen that would be used as a small room divider, depicts the rare sight of cranes gathering on a beach instead of in their usual wetland habitat.