Windy Landscape with Sailboat

Windy Landscape with Sailboat

mid-1400s

Hanging scroll, ink on paper

Image: 83.2 x 30.2 cm (32 3/4 x 11 7/8 in.); Overall: 160.7 x 46 cm (63 1/4 x 18 1/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1982.131

Description

Windy Landscape depicts the humble waterside retreat of an official retired from government service. For government officials, retreating from the city to a remote locale was the ideal retirement, though difficult to attain. In this scroll the retiree gazes out over the watery expanse past the sailboat to the mist-covered mountain in the far distance. The artist has achieved this depth of composition through carefully placed brushstrokes and ink washes.

See also
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Painting

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