mountain landscape with trees: at LL, a figure with straw rain cape crosses a bridge into a grove of trees at R; mountains at center with rooftops emerging from the fog at center R; larger mountain range in background; bands of diagonal, light grey brushstrokes allude to rain

Summer Mountains, Sudden Shower, 1840s

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Nakabayashi Chikutō belonged to a circle of conservative literati painters in the nineteenth century that sought to emulate the techniques of selected masters of China. Here form is built from Mi dots; short, horizontal lines made with the side of the brush. Unpainted areas convey sheets of rain and rising mist. The variation in tone makes the work seem to shimmer, imparting the sense of sunshine breaking though storm clouds on a summer afternoon. The poem is inscribed by the Confucian scholar-poet Hirose Seison (Seison Hanji).

Details
Title
Summer Mountains, Sudden Shower
Artist Life
1776 - 1853
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.29.788
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mountain landscape with trees: at LL, a figure with straw rain cape crosses a bridge into a grove of trees at R; mountains at center with rooftops emerging from the fog at center R; larger mountain range in background; bands of diagonal, light grey brushstrokes allude to rain