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.