Mountain landscape

Maker(s)
Artist: Taki Katei 瀧和亭 (1830-1901)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1876
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W: 188 x 48.9 cm (74 x 19 1/4 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Dorothy D. Bray in memory of Richard P. Bray, Jr.
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1993.17
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
Japan, kakemono, landscape, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), mountain, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1944 or 1945 to 1993
Dorothy D. Bray, Alexandria, VA, purchased in Shanghai in 1944 or 1945 [1]

From 1993
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dorothy D. Bray in 1993

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Dorothy D. Bray

Label

The composition and subject matter of this landscape reflect the artist's knowledge of Chinese painting styles. Although the subject is conventional, this painting has a fresh quality, enlivened by color and the lattice of pines that prefigures the eclecticism of Taki Katei's later work.

Katei, whose work was shown in the Vienna World Exposition (Weltausstellung) of 1873, was one of the first Japanese artists exhibited outside Japan. A respected painter and connoisseur, he was appointed an Imperial Household Artist (Teishitsu gigeiin).

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