Returning Sails off a Distant Shores, from Eight Views of Xiao-Xiang

瀟湘八景の内 遠浦歸帆図

1788

Tani Bunchō 谷文晁

(Japanese, 1763–1841)
Image: 29.5 x 49 cm (11 5/8 x 19 5/16 in.); Overall: 129 x 67 cm (50 13/16 x 26 3/8 in.)
Location: not on view
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This painting was part of a set of album leaves representing the Eight Views of Xiao-Xiang, a theme originating in Chinese poetry and painting that spread to both Korea and Japan. Southern China’s Xiao-Xiang area, where the mist-covered banks of the Xiang River created a complex landscape shifting like the moods and minds of people, captured the imaginations of generations of painters and calligraphers. Inscriptions on these works suggest that they were possibly ordered by newly prominent Japanese Confucian scholars.
Returning Sails off a Distant Shores, from Eight Views of Xiao-Xiang

Returning Sails off a Distant Shores, from Eight Views of Xiao-Xiang

1788

Tani Bunchō

(Japanese, 1763–1841)
Japan, Edo period (1615–1868)

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