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Landscape

Artist:
Kushiro Unsen (Japanese, 1759–1811)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
18th–19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink and color on satin
Dimensions:
Image: 58 7/16 x 13 1/4 in. (148.4 x 33.7 cm) Overall: 82 1/2 x 20 3/4in. (209.6 x 52.7cm)
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:
1975.268.100
Not on view
Unzen, a Nanga artist, trained in Nagasaki with Chinese painters who were passing through the port city. Known as an eccentric and solitary figure, he traveled widely in pursuit of artistic influences and was purportedly fond of drink. In this sketchy autumn landscape, a single figure boats up a river overlooked by half-hidden mountain cottages.
[ Harry G. C. Packard , Tokyo, until 1975; donated and sold to MMA].
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Resonant Image: Tradition in Japanese Art (Part Two)," April 27, 1998–September 27, 1998.

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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