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山水図
Landscape

Artist:
Maejima Sōyū (active mid-16th century)
Period:
Muromachi period (1392–1573)
Date:
16th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 20 1/4 × 13 5/8 in. (51.4 × 34.6 cm) Overall with mounting: 55 3/4 × 18 3/4 in. (141.6 × 47.6 cm) Overall with knobs: 55 3/4 × 20 3/4 in. (141.6 × 52.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.268.41
Not on view
On a moonlit night, a small boat carries its passengers toward a thatched lakeside pavilion as a bank of mist rolls through the craggy mountains. The faint traces of two seals on the lower left side of the scroll enable an attribution to Maejima Sōyū, a professional painter active in the castle-town of Odawara in eastern Japan and affiliated with a local branch of the influential Kano school. Sōyū may have studied directly under Kano Motonobu (1476–1559).
Tokyo Metropolitan Tein Art Museum. "Exhibition to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Founding of Edo Castle (Ohta Dokan Kinen Bijutsuten)," October 5, 1986–November 9, 1986.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," November 5, 1991–December 15, 1992.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seasonal Pleasures in Japanese Art (Part One)," October 12, 1995–April 28, 1996.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Mighty Kano School: Orthodoxy and Iconoclasm," December 18, 2004–June 5, 2005.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Five Thousand Years of Japanese Art: Treasures from the Packard Collection," December 17, 2009–June 10, 2010.

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