Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Autumn Landscape

Autumn Landscape
from Landscapes of the Four Seasons

School of Sesshū Tōyō, Japan, 1420 - 1506

Made in Japan, Asia

Momoyama Period (1568-1615)

16th century

Ink and colors on silk; mounted as a hanging scroll

57 5/16 x 30 5/16 inches (145.5 x 77 cm) Mount: 8 feet 2 7/16 inches x 34 13/16 inches (250 x 88.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Purchased with Museum funds from the Simkhovitch Collection, 1929

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The theme of this landscape is seasonal, but it also depicts another beloved Chinese subject that Japanese artists employed, the “Eight Views of Xiao and Xiang.” This poetic motif refers to the scenery in present-day Hunan Province where the Xiao and Xiang Rivers converge into West Lake.