Summer Landscape

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese. School of Tensh? Sh?bun, Japanese.

Made in Japan, Asia

Muromachi Period (1392-1573)

15th century

Ink on paper; mounted as one of a pair of hanging scrolls

35 1/16 x 12 13/16 inches (89.1 x 32.5 cm) Mount: 70 1/2 x 13 3/8 inches (179 x 34 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 241, Asian Art, second floor

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Purchased with Museum funds from the Simkhovitch Collection, 1929

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The angular brushstrokes, misty atmosphere, and the weighting of the composition to one corner reflect the conventions of Chinese Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279) landscape painting that were adopted by Japanese artists such as Shubun Tensho and his contemporaries. The scenery is not of any specific place, but an idealized vision of China.

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