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possibly One of Eight Views of Ōmi
  • Kanō Tanyū
    born: Kyoto, Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • possibly One of Eight Views of Ōmi, 1664, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, color on silk (with box)
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 48.5 x 117.2 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 1/8 x 46 1/8 in
    Roller Dimensions: 56 x 1 1/4 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0593

The hanging scroll depicts a sweeping horizontal view of a winter landscape. Rocky outcroppings appear from the right edge of the painting, where there is a pine tree. The craggy terrain continues to the foreground, encircling a cluster of thatched houses. From here, across the river, is a small misty shoal painted in wet gray ink. Snow-covered mountains on the upper left corner impart a chilly feel to the landscape. Close to the mountains, a boat lingers on the water under the moonlight. The serene landscape is animated by a man, who casts his fishing pole into the river.