Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Landscape by Maejima Soyu Muromachi period, Japan.  Although no biographical information is available on this artist, he is considered to be a Chinese-style painter under the influence of Kano Motonobu and related to Soami.
This work depicts a Chinese scholar, accompanied by two boy attendants, seated with a zither on his lap and viewing a waterfall across a river.  Distant mountains beyond the vast clouds and mist are favorite sights of  Chinese-style painters.

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