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Painting, hanging scroll. Landscape: view of bridge over river, with buildings amid trees to left and distant mountains. Gabled stains on top. Ink and colour on silk. Signed and sealed.
- Production date
- 1854-1860 (?)
Height: 44.70 centimetres
Width: 60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The location of this view of a bridge over a river, with buildings amid trees to the left and distant mountains, has not been identified. The technique and style, however, follow Hiroshige I (though not quite matching his level of accomplishment) in the convincing depiction of deep space and the atmospheric combination of soft washes and dark accents for the trees; the pine trees, in particular, are drawn with the characteristic mannerism of piling up rounded horizontal strokes.
Though recorded as a pupil of Hiroshige I, nothing else is known concerning the biography of Shigetoshi.
Anderson, William, 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum'. London, Trustees of the British Museum, 1886, no. 1897.
'Painted by Chō-sai (not Jun-sei) 重歳' (unattributed annotation in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).
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- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.1680 (Japanese Painting Number)