Landscape

Steep mountains are painted with swift, dry brush strokes. On bank in foreground, a pair of cranes, emblems of longevity, are offered food from a basket. A bridge disappears behind a cliff to the right, and a path leads back toward a secluded residence at the base of the distant mountains.

In box, inscription on outside of lid.

Maker(s)
Artist: Hoashi Kyōu 帆足杏雨 (1810-1884)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1863
Medium
Ink and light color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 129.2 x 51.4 cm (50 7/8 x 20 1/4 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1978.5
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
bridge, crane, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, kakemono, landscape, man, mountain, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Steep mountains are painted with swift, dry brush strokes. On bank in foreground, a pair of cranes, emblems of longevity, are offered food from a basket. A bridge disappears behind a cliff to the right, and a path leads back toward a secluded residence at the base of the distant mountains.

In box, inscription on outside of lid.

Inscription(s)

1. (Ann Yonemura, excerpted from exhibition label, "Japanese Scholar-Painters," 1985) The painter, Hoashi Kyou, has written a brief inscription in the upper left corner of the painting, giving a date corresponding to the second month of 1863.

2. Inscription outside lid of box.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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