Mountain Village in Snow

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Mountain Village in Snow

Kawai Gyokudô

Object Creation Date
20th century

Medium & Support
print reproduction on paper

10 11/16 in x 9 1/2 in (27.15 cm x 24.13 cm);16 5/16 in x 15 3/16 in (41.43 cm x 38.58 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Andrew and Mary Warner

Subject matter
Kawai Gyokudo was a famous nihonga artist from Aichi prefecture. Trained in both the Maruyama and Kano school, he enjoyed the natural scenes of each season and focused on seasonal painting as he does in this painting. Japan is a very mountainous region and many Japanese artists take inspiration from its mountainous scenery. 

Physical Description
A print reproduction on paper this image shows a mountain village in the snow, as the title suggests. To the right is the village represented by six or so roofed buildings of two different styles looking over an overhang on the left. The overhang on the left shows large pine trees disappearing into the fog or mist as we move further back. The background shows a singular outline of a massive mountain in the distance. On the lower right corner is a vertical inscription and a red seal following it. 

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