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Literati Landscape
  • Matsumura Goshun
    born: Owari, Japan ; died: Kyoto, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Literati Landscape, late 1700s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, color on silk
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 1272 x 500 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 50 1/16 x 19 5/8 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1970.0209

Soft, rounded mountains wind through the piece from bottom to top. A few trees, some dwellings and some farming plots climb the composition with the mountains.