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Painting, hanging scroll. Visit to hermitage in autumn; two scholars on mountain path. Ink and colour on silk, with ivory jikusaki. Signed and sealed. With original storage box.
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Height: 189 centimetres (mount)
Height: 109.70 centimetres
Width: 62 centimetres (mount)
Width: 42.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hizo Nihon bijutsu taikan Vol 3
In both Edo and Kyoto, in the years from the end of the Edo period on into the Meiji period, the artistic world was dominated by the Nanga (Southern School) style. Most of the men who were to create the new age in Japan were originally lower-ranking samurai whose education and background were firmly rooted in things Chinese, and among whom the Nanga - which was relatively easy, even for the amateur - was immensely popular as a polite accomplishment. In such a social climate, Nanga-type themes must have been, in some form or other, a convenient artistic standby for the artists of the Shijo school who looked up to Yosa-no-Buson as their founder along with Goshun. Bunrin in particular is said to have been strongly influenced by Buson in his last years. Works such as that shown here, which depict landscapes from a close vantage point, can be seen as influenced by the Buson style. The signature shows that the work was painted during a stay by Lake Biwa in late 1865.
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Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.Add.617 (Japanese Painting Additional Number)