“Lingering Rain over Half the Village”

Urakami (Uragami) Gyokudō 浦上玉堂 Japanese

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Although he was born into a family of relatively high-ranking warrior-retainers, from a young age, Uragami Gyokudō expressed more interest in literature, painting, and music. He finally resigned his position at forty-nine and traveled widely for the rest of his life. In this late work executed in short, meticulous strokes with a dry brush, Gyokudō paints a secluded mountain village—barely visible at far right—still enveloped in mist after the rain.

“Lingering Rain over Half the Village”, Urakami (Uragami) Gyokudō 浦上玉堂 (Japanese, 1745–1820), Folding fan mounted as a hanging scroll; ink on paper, Japan

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