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Painting, hanging scroll. Chinese landscape with rocky mountains; houses on bank; boat on river. Broken ink ('hatsuboku' 破墨) technique. Ink on paper. Sealed.
- Production date
Height: 63.50 centimetres
Width: 31.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hizo Nihon bijutsu taikan Vol 3
This picture manages to render mountains, trees, rocks, and the like with economy and artistic faithfulness by eschewing outlines and instead relying chiefly on areas of ink wash, a landscape technique known in Japanese as 'hatsuboku' (splashed ink, 溌墨) or 'haboku' (broken ink, 破墨) . Both the brush-work and the composition strongly resemble the 'Haboku sansui zu' with a square seal reading "Sesso" in the collection of the Masaki Art Gallery. The name Sesso Toyo is believed to have been used by the celebrated Sesshu Toyo during the first half of his life, so that it seems certain that we have here another, invaluable example of that master's work.
- On display (G93/dc4/sC)
- Exhibition history
2001, 30 Jan-8 Apr, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Arts of Japan: Recently repaired paintings, Ukiyo-e IV'
2006 Oct 13-2007 Feb 11, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
2009 Oct 27-2010 Feb 14, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
2010 Jun-Oct, BM Japanese Galleries, ‘Japan from prehistory to the present’
2014 Sep-2015 Jan, BM WCEC, 'Ming: 50 years that changed China'
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- Acquisition notes
- The collection of Japanese and Chinese paintings belonging to Arthur Morrison was purchased by Sir William Gwynne-Evans, who presented it to the British Museum in 1913.
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- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.352 (Japanese Painting Number)