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秋山飛瀑 (Autumn Mountain and Flying Waterfall)
  • Mizuta Chikuho
    born: Osaka, Japan ; died: Kyoto, Japan ; active: Japan
  • 秋山飛瀑 (Autumn Mountain and Flying Waterfall), 1914
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, color on silk
  • Mount Dimensions: 197.8 x 63.5 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 77 7/8 x 25 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0603
Label Text

The landscape is arranged diagonally into two parts. On the bottom left corner is a cliff, upon which several trees grow. On the upper right a towering mountain creates a strong diagonal composition. Our view of the mountain is obscured at its center by a ribbon of clouds. A river winding between the cliff and mountain carries a small boat. In the distance, light ink washes delineate mountains. The landscape is rendered in blues and greens.