Portrait of Toyotomi Hideyoshi

  • Denver Art Museum 100 West 14th Avenue Denver, CO, 80204 United States
Image credit: Portrait of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, 1599. Ink and colors on silk. Courtesy of Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Gift and Purchase from the Harry G.C. Packard Collection Charitable Trust in honor of Dr. Shujiro Shimada; The Avery Brundage Collection, 1991.61. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Image credit: Portrait of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, 1599. Ink and colors on silk. Courtesy of Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Gift and Purchase from the Harry G.C. Packard Collection Charitable Trust in honor of Dr. Shujiro Shimada; The Avery Brundage Collection, 1991.61. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Lecture - Curator's Circle of Denver Art Museum's Asian Art Association welcomes Yuki Morishima - Assistant Curator of Japanese Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Focusing on the commemorative function of Japanese portraits, this lecture explores the great warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537-98). The portrait of Hideyoshi at the Asian Art Museum is important and rare both as a work of art and as an invaluable document, as it contains the inscription, the date, and the names of those who commissioned and inscribed it. Scholars have, in the main, overlooked the subject of Japanese portraits. Yuki Morishima, Assistant Curator at Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, leads us into this fascinating world.

Lecture will be followed by a reception and chance to meet the speaker.

Doors open at 6 pm.

Program is free but reservations are requested.

For details, email Blittle@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0040.

Event sponsored by the William Sharpless Jackson Jr. Endowment.