Landscape with Motifs from the Eight Views of Xiao-Xiang

瀟湘八景図屏風 六曲一双の内一隻

late 1500s–early 1600s
Painting: 129.5 x 350.8 cm (51 x 138 1/8 in.); Framed: 145.5 x 366.8 x 62.5 cm (57 5/16 x 144 7/16 x 24 5/8 in.)
Location: 235A Japanese
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This screen is from a separated pair depicting the Eight Views of Xiao-Xiang, a Chinese painting and poetry theme. Read in the manner customary for Japan, from right to left, the motifs here are “Evening Bell from a Mist-Shrouded Temple,” “Wild Geese Descending to a Sandbar,” “Sunset Glow over a Fishing Village,” and “Mountain Market in Clearing Mist.” The “crab-claw” style of the trees, in which the branches resemble the curved claws of a crab, and the stippling effect indicate a familiarity with Korean interpretations of Chinese painting styles of the Song dynasty..
Landscape with Motifs from the Eight Views of Xiao-Xiang

Landscape with Motifs from the Eight Views of Xiao-Xiang

late 1500s–early 1600s

Japan, Momoyama period (1573–1615)

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