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Mountain Landscape in Autumn

Accession Number
1966/2.29

Title
Mountain Landscape in Autumn

Artist(s)
Uragami Shunkin

Object Creation Date
1843

Medium & Support
hanging scroll, ink and color on silk

Dimensions
45 in. x 22 3/16 in. ( 114.3 cm x 56.4 cm )

Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Label copy
Uragami Shunkin was the eldest son of Uragami Gyokudo
(1745–1820), a well-known Nanga (Japanese literati-style)
painter, and learned to paint at an early age. Traveling with
his father, Shunkin was exposed to various landscapes around
Japan, as well as to a large assortment of writers, scholars, and
other painters. Shunkin was also influenced by his study of
different styles of Chinese painting, such as literati (amateur
scholar-artist) painting and colorful bird-and-flower painting.
He was a conservative painter and had a more fluid hand than
his mentors. This elaborate landscape exemplifies Shunkin’s
lyrical and gentle style.
Spring/Summer Gallery Rotation 2015
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Being the eldest son of Gyokudo (1745-1820), the most creative Nanga painter, Shunkin learned to paint at an early age. He was one of the most conservative painters of his school and extensively studied early Chinese paintings. This elaborate landscape exemplifies Shunkin's style which is lyrical and gentle.

Subject matter
This landscape painting is a clear representation of how the artist was influenced by Chinese and literati painting, and the elaborate landscape exemplifies Shunkin’s lyrical and gentle style.

Physical Description
Landscape painting on a blue/purple cloth backing. Signature and title in upper right corner. Seal also located in lower left corner. Colors are faded and sparse. A small building is visible in the middle of the painting, and a bridge hidden amongst the trees is further down on the painting.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
hanging scroll

Additional Object Classification(s)
Painting

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Japan
Landscapes
Portraits
bridges
figures in landscape
hanging scroll
huts
man
mountains
rivers
trees

3 Related Resources

Ink and Realisms
(Part of: Artist Associations and Art Movements)
Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)
Landscape and Nature, Comparative and Historical
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)

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