Hanging scroll; ink on paper
Image: 83.2 x 30.2 cm (32 3/4 x 11 7/8 in.); Overall: 160.7 x 46 cm (63 1/4 x 18 1/8 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1982.131
Windy Landscape depicts the humble waterside retreat of an official retired from government service. For government officials, retreating from the city to a remote locale was the ideal retirement, though difficult to attain. In this scroll the retiree gazes out over the watery expanse past the sailboat to the mist-covered mountain in the far distance. The artist has achieved this depth of composition through carefully placed brushstrokes and ink washes.
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