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Brewing Tea in a Snow-Covered Hut

Artist:
Tani Bunchō (Japanese, 1763–1840)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1791
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 52 15/16 in. × 11 in. (134.5 × 27.9 cm) Overall with mounting: 81 7/8 × 16 3/16 in. (208 × 41.1 cm) Overall with knobs: 81 7/8 × 18 9/16 in. (208 × 47.1 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:
1975.268.113
Not on view
An intimate scene of two gentlemen sharing tea in a rustic retreat, framed by a grove of trees at the base of towering, snowy peaks, is rendered in coarse, kinetic brushwork reminiscent of Ming-Zhe-school painters. Tani Bunchō, the most influential painter and teacher of his day in Edo (Tokyo), practiced a wide variety of Chinese styles.
[ Harry G. C. Packard , Tokyo, until 1975; donated and sold to MMA].
Auburn. Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center. "The Arts of Japan," September 6, 1986–November 2, 1986.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paintings of the Nanga School," January 27, 1990–May 13, 1990.

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. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Autumn and Winter," June 22, 2006–September 10, 2006.

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