三樹坡曉色图 View of the Kamo River from Sanbogi at Dawn
Oda Kaisen (Japanese, 1785–1862)
Edo period (1615–1868)
Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
Image: 26 x 9 1/8 in. (66 x 23.2 cm)
Overall with mounting: 43 5/8 x 28 3/4 in. (110.8 x 73 cm)
Overall with rollers: 32 1/2 in. (82.6 cm)
Purchase, Bequest of John L. Cadwalader, Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, and Charles Sewart Smith Collection, Gift of Mrs. Charles Stewart Smith, Charles Stewart Smith Jr., and Howard Caswell Smith, in memory of Charles Stewart Smith, by exchange, 1984
Not on view
Painted at New Year's for a visiting friend, this quiet scene shows two companions enjoying a view of Kyoto's hills and the Kamo River. The tiny scale of the men in contrast to the wide, horizontal sweep of the landscape delightfully emphasizes the intimacy they have shared during their visit. Kaisen was first trained in the realistic Shijō style of painting under Matsumura Goshun (1752–1811) but later switched to nanga, studying with Rai San'yō (1780–1832).
Marking: Seal: Ruio
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seasonal Pleasures in Japanese Art, Part II," May 1, 1996–September 8, 1996.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Flowing Streams: Scenes from Japanese Arts and Life," December 21, 2006–June 3, 2007.