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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
(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

Description

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.
  • ?-1980
    (Katsuhiro Kobayashi, Tokyo, Japan, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1980-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Lee, Sherman E. “The Year in Review for 1980.” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 68, no. 6 (June 1981): 163–219. Mentioned: p. 210, no. 267 www.jstor.org
    Chance, Frank L. “Tani Bunchō’s Eight Views of Xiao and Xiang: Origins, Ideas, Implications.” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 76, no. 8 (October 1989): 266–279. Mentioned: p. 266-279; reproduced: p. 271, fig. 3 www.jstor.org
    Sŏn, Sŭng-hye. The Lure of Painted Poetry: Japanese and Korean Art. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2011. Mentioned and Reproduced: cat. no. 17c
  • To the River's South in Japanese Painting (Japanese art rotation). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 15, 2023-June 2, 2024).
    The Lure of Painted Poetry: Japanese and Korean Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (April 15-August 21, 2011).
    Year in Review: 1980. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (June 24-July 19, 1981).
  • {{cite web|title=Returning Sails off a Distant Shores, from Eight Views of Xiao-Xiang|url=false|author=Tani Bunchō|year=1788|access-date=16 July 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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