Sep 24, 2010
Sep 24, 2010
Sep 24, 2010
Sep 24, 2010

Landscape of the Four Seasons

Landscape of the Four Seasons

early 1500s

Part of a set. See all set records

Yi Sumun

(Korean, b. c. 1404)

One of a pair of six-panel screens; ink and slight color on paper

Overall: 108 x 361.3 cm (42 1/2 x 142 1/4 in.); Painting only: 92.7 x 348.7 cm (36 1/2 x 137 5/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1976.92.1


Did you know?

Yi Sumun is believed to have been a 15th-century Korean man who moved to Japan at age 20 and became an influential landscape painter in Japan.


Yi Sumun is believed to have been a Korean painter who migrated to Japan in 1424 at the age of 20. This pair of screens is the artist’s most important composition in this format. Viewed from right to left, the screens show the passage of the four seasons, a popular theme in medieval Japanese ink painting.

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