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One of Eight Views of Xiao and Xiang Rivers
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Item Details
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Culture
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
Title
One of Eight Views of Xiao and Xiang Rivers
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Work Type
Painting
Date
1788
Material
sections of a handscroll mounted as hanging scrolls; ink and color on paper
Measurements
Image: 29.5 x 49 cm (11 5/8 x 19 5/16 in.); Overall: 129 x 67 cm (50 13/16 x 26 3/8 in.)
Description
By the early age of 25, Tani Buncho had already mastered the literati painting style of the Ming dynasty Wu school. His 1788 paintings of the Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers clearly show a style that differs from not only the Southern Song-inspired mode of Muromachi ink painting but also the Kano school. Inscriptions by the Confucian scholar Ichigawa Kansai (1749–1820) on Returning Sails Off a Distant Coast, and the inscriptions by other elites on the remaining sections, suggest that these Wu school-style paintings were possibly ordered by newly prominent Edo period Confucian scholars. Buncho’s original set of eight paintings seems to have been initially made as album leaves that were later remounted as hanging scrolls.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: ASIAN - Hanging scroll
Department: Japanese Art
Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund
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Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1980.188.1_full.tif
SSID
24615992

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