Image: 37 13/16 x 10 11/16 in. (96 x 27.2 cm)
Overall with mounting: 67 3/8 x 15 3/4 in. (171.1 x 40 cm)
Overall with knobs: 67 3/8 x 17 7/8 in. (171.1 x 45.4 cm)
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
Not on view
Taiga was one of the most prolific artists of the Nanga school, which was inspired by Chinese literati painting. This intimate landscape was painted with the artist's fingers rather than with a brush. Manipulating the effects of ink to create an almost abstract presentation, Taiga employed a technique known as tarashikomi, in which ink is applied over a still-wet surface.
[ Harry G. C. Packard , Tokyo, until 1975; donated and sold to MMA].
Amsterdam. Rijksmuseum. "Discarding the Brush: Gao Qipei and the Chinese Art of Finger Painting," December 12, 1992–March 3, 1993.
Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Masters of the Brush: Ike Taiga and Tokuyama Gyokuran," April 28, 2007–July 22, 2007.