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Autumn Retreat amidst Mountains and Valleys

Accession Number
1968/2.20

Title
Autumn Retreat amidst Mountains and Valleys

Artist(s)
Fujimoto Tetsuseki (Tesseki)

Object Creation Date
1862

Medium & Support
hanging scroll, ink on satin

Dimensions
62 3/8 in. x 20 5/16 in. ( 158.4 cm x 51.6 cm )

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

Subject matter
Tesseki was noted as painter, calligrapher and swordsman, and in fact he lost his life in an abortive uprising against the Shogunate just a few years before it finally fell in the Meiji restoration...The works of Tesseki are noted above all for boldness: boldness of design and of brushwork, as well as for his free and sinuous calligraphy.

Addiss, Stephen. Nanga Paintings. Sawers, 1975.



Physical Description
There is a mountain in the background with a waterfall pouring out of it and flowing into a river. On the opposite shore of the mountains, there are rocks and trees. There is an inscription and seal in the top left corner of the hanging scroll. The hanging scroll is bordered with blue.

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
autumn
calligraphy
calligraphy (visual works)
hanging scroll
hanging scrolls
huts
huts (houses)
mountains
rivers
trees
waterfalls
waterfalls (natural bodies of water)

4 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)
Samurai
(Part of 5 Learning Collections)

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