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Mount Fuji at Night

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Object Details

Culture

Japanese

Medium

Scroll

Credit Line

George and Mary Rockwell Collection

Object
Number

88.002.197

The Kano lineage of painters was among Japan’s most long-lived schools, remaining a conservative for(…)

The Kano lineage of painters was among Japan’s most long-lived schools, remaining a conservative force in Japanese painting for some four hundred years. Their monochrome ink landscapes, ultimately modeled on the misty, idealized Chinese Southern Song painting tradition, remained popular among aristocratic and temple patrons for large-scale screens, as well as more intimate works, such as these scrolls, made for private quarters.Kano Tsunenobu, nephew of the pivotal early Edo-period master Kano Tanyu (1602-1674), followed the traditional formula in his compositional approach by confining the dense landscape elements into one corner of the painting, and counterbalancing this with seemingly unending watery and misty expanses. Admired for his deft brushwork, Tsunenobu employed the wet, ink outlines, axe-cut textural strokes, and delicate washes that characterize the lyrical Kano style.

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