Landscape paintings

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Artist: Nakabayashi Chikkei 中林竹渓 (1816-1867)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 19th century
Ink and colors on paper with brocade covers
H x W (album): 29.2 x 21.6 cm (11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in)
Credit Line
In memory of Janet Gaylord Moore, from her nieces and nephews
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Painting


Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, landscape, WWII-era provenance

To 1995
The Estate of Janet G. Moore, to 1995 [1]

From 1995
Freer Gallery of Art, given by the family of Janet G. Moore in 1995


[1] This object was most likely acquired in Japan (according to Curatorial Note 3, Ann Yonemura, June 22, 1995, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Estate of Janet G. Moore


This small album contains twelve paintings of landscapes alternating with sheets of decorated paper that may have been intended for inscribing poems. The artist has painted in a style learned from his father Nakabayashi Chikuto and from Yamamoto Baiitsu, the leading artists of their time in the Nanga school of painters. Nanga artists followed Chinese techniques and subjects. In this painting titled Summer Mountains Wanting Rain, the artist has painted an expressive landscape without reference to a specific place, using a rapid brush technique combining wet and dry brushstrokes.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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