Detail View

Hills and Clouds
Date: 1826
Culture: Japanese
Dimensions: image: 14 in. x 21 3/8 in. (35.6 x 54.3 cm) mount: 49 1/2 x 27 3/4 in. (125.7 x 70.5 cm)
Medium: ink on silk
Credit Line: Joy Light East Asian Art Acquisition and Exhibition Fund
Label Text: Tani Buncho (1763-1841) studied first with a master of the Kano school, stressing Chinese themes and techniques. He also came under the influence of Nanga (Literati Painting) as well as of Yamato-e (traditional Japanese painting). He founded a new school of painting called Nanboku goitsu, or the South and East school, and he introduced the use of Western perspective, a technique further refined by his most famous pupil, Watanabe Kazan.
Object Number: 2011.6
Currently not on view