mid- to late 1700s
Part of a set. See all set records
(Japanese, d. 1802)
Set of two albums of 36 double-leaves each; ink, or ink and light color on paper
Album, closed: 28.3 x 33 cm (11 1/8 x 13 in.)
Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1979.73
Traditionally, young painters in Japan began their studies with an established master-painter. The master's compositions invariably became models that the apprentice copied to learn various ink and brush techniques. Shukuya was a pupil of the famous Kyoto artist Ikeno Taiga, whose style is reflected in these sketches of rocks, trees, and mountains.
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