large moon behind waves at bottom; some splatters of white paint near waves to show spray; at top, sky-blue color around center right behind the moon and top large wave; color gradually turns into ochre at top

Moon and Waves, first half 19th century

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Kiitsu, from a family of dyers, had been adopted into the family of Suzuki Reitan (1782–1817), one of Sakai Hōitsu’s students. Kiitsu began to study under Hōitsu in 1813 and served him until his death in 1828. He eventually became head of the family after marrying Reitan’s sister. While his predecessors followed a rather formalized style, Kiitsu created tension in his works by playing with the contrast between flat, decorative shapes and naturalistic depictions.

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Title
Moon and Waves
Artist Life
1796 - 1858
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.30.13
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large moon behind waves at bottom; some splatters of white paint near waves to show spray; at top, sky-blue color around center right behind the moon and top large wave; color gradually turns into ochre at top