Work Record Linked to Concept Authority [Figure 18]

Work Record

Class [controlled] paintings • Asian art
*Work Type [link] screen
*Title Eight-Planked Bridge (Yatsuhashi) | Title Type: preferred
*Creator display Ogata Korin (Japanese, 1658-1716)
*Role [link]: painter | [link]: Ogata Korin
*Creation Date probably done sometime between 1711 and 1716
[controlled]: Earliest: 1711; Latest: 1716
*Subject [links to authorities] landscape • bridge • irises • love • longing • journeying • Ise Monogatari (Japanese literature, poems)
*Current Location [link] Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York, United States) | ID: 53.7.1-2
*Measurements pair of six-panel folding screens; each 179.1 x 371.5 cm (5 feet 10 1/2 inches x 12 feet 2 1/4 inches)
[controlled]: Extent: parts; Value: 2; Type: count | Extent: each
part; Value: 179.1; Unit: cm; Type: height | Value: 371.5; Unit:
cm; Type: width | Extent: components; Value: 2; Type: count
*Materials and Techniques ink, color, and gold-leaf on paper, using tarashikomi (color blending technique)
Material [link]: ink • paint • gold leaf • paper | Technique [link]:
Inscriptions right hand screen: Korin's signature with honorary title
hokkyo; round seals read Masatoki
Style [link]: Edo (Japanese)
Description Represents a popular episode in the 10th-century Ise Monogatari (The Tales of Ise) series of poems on love and journeying; in this episode, a young aristocrat comes to a place called Eight Bridges (Yatsuhashi) where a river branched into eight channels, each spanned by a bridge. He writes a poem of five lines about irises growing there. The poem expresses his longing for his wife left behind in the capital city.
Description Source [link]: Metropolitan Museum of Art online. (accessed February 1, 2005).

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Concept Authority Record

*Term tarashikomi (preferred)
*Note A technique involving the pooling of pigments to create distinctive blurred effects. Color is applied with a wet brush and a second color is then applied before the first has dried. It was most often seen in Japanese Rimpa-style painting.
*Hierarchical position [link] Activities Facet
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*Source [link] Art & Architecture Thesaurus (1988-).

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CREDIT: Eight-Planked Bridge (Yatsuhashi). Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century; Korin (Japanese,
1658-1716); Japan; Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold-leaf on paper; Each 70 1/2 x
12 ft. 2 1/4 in. (179.1 x 371.5 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Louisa Eldridge
McBurney Gift, 1953; (53.7.1-2); Photograph © 1993 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.