ARTIST : Hara Zaichu (1750-1837) studied under a broad range of teachers and styles before eventually branching off and creating his own school of art, whose style lies somewhere between Maruyama, Kano and nanga traditions. Maruyama Okyo was his most famous teacher, although he also studied in the Tosa tradition and the techniques of Ming and Chi'ing painting. See Roberts page 208.
AGE : First half of the 19th century
SIZE : The scroll measures 56 by 31 inches. The image measures 18 by 25 inches.
DESCRIPTION : A late Edo period landscape by Hara Zaichu depicting Mount Fuji towering above the mountainous coastline. Hints of cloud cover enhance the spectacular view of Fuji, which is still holding a little snow. The detail and breadth of the landscape in addition to the exceptional colors make this very much a noteable painting by one of the foremost painters of the day.
TECHNIQUE : Ink and color on silk
CONDITION : The painting is in good condition. There is one blemish to the left of the snow cap - a previously restored hole. It has been recently remounted and presents very nicely.