Traveller in a Mountain Landcape with a Waterfall

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Traveller in a Mountain Landcape with a Waterfall

Hamada Kyōdō

Object Creation Date
circa 1790-1814

Medium & Support
hanging scroll, ink and light color on silk

49 7/8 in x 24 1/8 in (126.68 cm x 61.28 cm);2 15/16 in x 35 7/16 in x 3 9/16 in (7.46 cm x 90.01 cm x 9.05 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Helmut Stern

Subject matter
Hamada Kyodo was a doctor and painter. A typical subject matter of a Japanese painter, he painted a mountainous Japanese nature scene. Through his use of color and placement of trees, he emphasized the trees as a subject as opposed to the mountainous region in the background. His brushwork is also defined and specific. 

Physical Description
This hanging scroll depicts a mountainous region with a river that runs through the bottom. The crags are adorned with colorful trees. There is a waterfall that starts towards the center of the painting that feeds into the river. On the far right middle is a small dark figure that may be the traveler referenced in the title. Just to the lower left is a small roofed gazebo-type building. There is a two-line vertical inscription on the upper right followed by two read seals just below the second line. The painting is framed in purple patterned silk and a light creme color pattern closest to the upper and lower edges of the painting. 

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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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