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Snowy Waterfall
  • Artist Unknown
  • Snowy Waterfall, 1800s
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on silk (with box)
  • Mount Dimensions: 197.5 x 58.5 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 77 3/4 x 23 1/16 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0586

Rocky outcroppings dotted by a few bushes project from the two sides of the scroll framing a view of the waterfall in the distance. The landscape is blanketed by the snow. A few “ax strokes” were applied on the snowy rocks suggesting a rough surface.