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  • Nakabayashi Chikkei
    born: Kyoto, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Landscape, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, color on paper (with box)
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 104 x 27 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 40 15/16 x 10 5/8 in
    Mount Dimensions: 183.5 x 44.5 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 72 1/4 x 17 1/2 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0581
Catalogue raisonné

The composition of the painting is arranged into two parts. In the foreground is a rock platform beside a river shore. On the platform a few trees rise and frame the thatched cottages behind them. In the distance, mountain cliffs file one after another. A dense array of trees cap the mountain peaks. Dry and rough brushstrokes give a jagged shape to the rock formations, which are light-orange in color.