Landscape

This landscape departs from Hanko’s typical style, which emphasizes rounded mountain forms rendered mainly by wide dots of ink. This example shows unusually refined execution and exceptional brushwork, especially in areas such as the pine at the center of the composition. The composition is also unusual and dramatic, with the high viewpoint creating and emphatic view deep into the gorge where boats pass on the flowing river below. The support for the painting is satin weave silk, which was popular among Japanese artists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Maker(s)
Artist: Okada Hankō 岡田半江 (1782-1846)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, Early 19th century
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 112.6 x 39.3 cm (44 5/16 x 15 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Taka and Victor Hauge
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F2006.1a-e
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
Hauge collection, Japan, landscape, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

This landscape departs from Hanko’s typical style, which emphasizes rounded mountain forms rendered mainly by wide dots of ink. This example shows unusually refined execution and exceptional brushwork, especially in areas such as the pine at the center of the composition. The composition is also unusual and dramatic, with the high viewpoint creating and emphatic view deep into the gorge where boats pass on the flowing river below. The support for the painting is satin weave silk, which was popular among Japanese artists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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