Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

#11 Chikkei kinō no zu (Bamboo Valley, Returning Farmer)
  • Suzuki Shōnen
    1848–1918
    born: Kyoto, Japan ; active: Japan
  • #11 Chikkei kinō no zu (Bamboo Valley, Returning Farmer), 1893, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Shōnen sansui gafu (Page from an Album of Landscapes by Shonen)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 235 x 170 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/4 x 6 11/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 272 x 205 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 11/16 x 8 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2036.l
Description

Chūban size album series of twelve landscapes printed as an imitation of paintings in original wrapper decorated with pines on front and catalogue title of prints on verso. Faint outline of bamboo grove stretches horizontally across the center of the composition. Farmer leads ox laden with plants near bottom center. Birds in flight near top center.