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Snowy Landscape
  • Nakanishi Kōseki
    born: Osaka, Japan ; died: Kyoto, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Snowy Landscape, mid-late 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868) to Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, color on silk (with box)
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 124 x 50.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 48 13/16 x 20 in
    Mount Dimensions: 197.5 x 73 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 77 3/4 x 28 3/4 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0571

The hanging scroll depicts a winter landscape arranged vertically. The foreground is a rocky terrain, where two figures stand facing the river. One wears a straw raincoat and the other an orange outfit. They seem to be awaiting the boat that is traveling across the river. It will ferry them to the other side of the shore, which is occupied by a snowy mountain and a cluster of houses.