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Winter landscape after a Yuan master
Alternative Title
Nukina, Kaioku, 1778-1863
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Contributing Institution
UC Merced, Library and Special Collections
Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture collection
Rights Information
Public Domain
Material in public domain. No restrictions on use.
Annotations/Markings: Inscribed at upper right corner with a Chinese-style poem by Kaioku himself reading "Yuki wo haikei ni tsuranaru mine ya iwa ga kiritsu shiteiru/ Kaze ga mino wo hirugaeshi, atsui kawagoromo made torinukeru/ Uma no ke wa kootte harinezumi no yō ni katakunari, fukubu wa mizu no yō ni tsumetai/ Ume no hana wo tazunetai mono da ga, sono omoi mo kanaeraresou ni nai/ Tenpo kyū-nen tsuchinoe inu, hatsu fuyu Awajishima nite genjin no e wo mōshi, awasete daisu." (After the snow, the rock and the ridge rise to the sky. The wind flutters my raincoat and even passes through the heavy leather wear. The horse's mane is like hedgehogs' needles and the heart is like the water. We want to go to seek out the plum blossoms, but we may not be allowed to do so. / In the first month of the winter in 1838 I copied a painting of the Yuan dynasty on a journey to Awaji Island and titled it accordingly.) A signature "Kaikyaku" follows the inscription. One seal "Kunmo" at upper right corner preceding the inscription; one "Kaikaku" in upper right quadrant following the signature; one "Kaikaku" at lower right corner of painting.
Medium: ink and light colors on paper
Exhibitions: Exhibited: "Delightful Pursuits: Highlights from the Lee Institute for Japanese Art at the Clark Center," curated by Kobayashi Tadashi, organized by The Ruth and Sherman Lee Institute for Japanese Art at the Clark Center, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc., Suntory Museum of Art, Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, Oita Art Museum, The Museum of Art, Ehime, and Chiba City Museum of Art, April 16, 2002-February 2, 2003.
citation: Listed and reproduced in Kobayashi Tadashi and Samuel C. Morse, eds., Delightful Pursuits: Highlights from the Lee Institute for Japanese Art at the Clark Center (Tokyo: Nihon Keizai Shimbun, 2002).
Biography/History: Artist also known as 貫名海屋
Acquisition: Acquired with the kind assistance of Carol Brooks and Professor James Cahill in honor of George Schlenker.
Funding: Digitization funded by an Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Leadership Grant (LG 30-02-0260-02) awarded to the University of California, Merced Library.
1 hanging scroll, 127 x 51 cm.
hanging scrolls
Late Edo
landscapes (representations)

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