moon at top with diagonal space outlined by ink washes jutting into lower edge of the moon; area immediately below moon demarcated by abstract washes of clouds

Strange Mountain in a Moonlit Night, second half 18th century

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Rosetsu’s skillful use of ink wash poignantly evokes a hazy moonlit autumn sky. Reaching toward the sky are curlicues of what may be mist or ocean waves or even obscured mountain cliffs. While studying under Maruyama Ōkyo, whose Monkey Hanging from a Tree is also in this exhibition, Rosetsu developed an eccentric painting style and is highly regarded in Japan today.

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Title
Strange Mountain in a Moonlit Night
Artist Life
1754 - 1799
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.31.35
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moon at top with diagonal space outlined by ink washes jutting into lower edge of the moon; area immediately below moon demarcated by abstract washes of clouds