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Bamboo

Accession Number
1987/1.152.2

Title
Bamboo

Artist(s)
Nakabayashi Chikutô

Object Creation Date
1st half of the 19th century

Medium & Support
hanging scroll, ink on paper

Dimensions
37 1/2 in x 11 7/8 in (95.2 cm x 30.2 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Calvin French Collection

Label copy
Chikuto was the son of a doctor from Nagoya. Under the tutelage of a wealthy Chinese painting collector, Chikuto was able to establish his own painting studio at the age of twenty. He was able to organize and publish old Chinese treatises on painting and establish them as theories of the Nanga school. The orderly arrangement and even brushwork of the orchids and bamboo on this pair of scrolls are quiet and tranquil. As a rule, his execution is inclined to be disciplined and conservative.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
hanging scroll

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
bamboo
orchid

2 Related Resources

Ink and Realisms
(Part of: Artist Associations and Art Movements)
Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)

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