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Title

Taigadô Gafu

1804

Artist

Ike-no Taiga

Japan

1723 - 1776

Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
Alternate image of Taigadô Gafu by Ike-no Taiga
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  • Details

    Alternative title
    Album of paintings by Taigadô
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    1804
    Media categories
    Print , Book
    Materials used
    folded book: 32 leaves, 24 prints, colour woodcut
    Dimensions
    29.8 x 19.1 cm leaf; 29.8 x 19.2 x 1.8 cm closed book; 29.8 x 38.3 cm open book :

    a - Untitled (a tree without leaves), 24 x 8 cm, image; verso leaf e

    b - Untitled (a tree with small leaves), 18 x 15.5 cm, image; leaf f

    c - Untitled (a tree), 27 x 20 cm, image; verso leaf f and leaf g

    d - Untitled (trees), 26.5 x 37 cm, image; verso leaf g and leaf h

    e - Untitled (trees), 26 x 37 cm, image; verso leaf h and leaf i

    f - Untitled (trees), 21 x 36 cm, image; verso leaf i and leaf j

    g - Untitled (a pine tree), 26 x 37.9 cm, image; verso leaf j and leaf k

    h - Untitled (rocks), 23 x 31 cm, image; verso leaf k and leaf l

    i - Untitled (rocks), 13 x 34 cm, image; verso leaf l and leaf m

    j - Untitled (mountains), 25 x 36.2 cm, image; verso leaf m and leaf n

    k - Untitled (mountains), 26.5 x 38.1 cm, image; verso leaf n and leaf o

    l - Untitled (mountains), 27.5 x 34.8 cm, image; verso leaf o and leaf p

    m - Untitled (mountains), 26.5 x 37.5 cm, image; verso leaf p and leaf q

    n - Untitled (mountains), 26.5 x 35 cm, image; verso leaf q and leaf r

    o - Untitled (mountains and three trees), 27.2 x 38 cm, image; verso leaf r and leaf s

    p - Untitled (figures), 21 x 37.5 cm, image; verso leaf s and leaf t

    q - Untitled (figures), 17 x 30.5 cm, image; verso leaf t and leaf u

    r - Untitled (figures), 19 x 31.7 cm, image; verso leaf u and leaf v

    s - Untitled (figures playing instruments in a garden), 27 x 38.1 cm, image; verso leaf v and leaf w

    t - Untitled (figures fishing on boats), 20.5 x 38.1 cm, image; verso leaf w and leaf x

    u - Untitled (boats on the river), 28 x 38.1 cm, image; verso leaf x and leaf y

    v - Untitled (houses by water), 26.6 x 35.5 cm, image; verso leaf y and leaf z

    w - Untitled (view of city from mountain), 25 x 36 cm, image; verso leaf z and leaf aa

    x - Untitled (a cave halfway up the mountain), 27.5 x 36.5 cm, image; verso leaf aa and leaf bb

    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1983
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    269.1983.a-ff
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Ike-no Taiga

    Works in the collection

    2

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  • About

    Taiga came from a commoner's family and lost his father when he was four. From an early age he showed talent in Chinese studies at Manpukuji temple, built in 1669 as the main temple of the Chinese Obaku sect of Zen Buddhism and a mecca for Chinese studies throughout the Edo period. Japanese artists developed the Chinese literati style largely by studying painting and woodblock-printed books such as the famous 'Mustard seed garden manual of painting', originally published in China (1679/1707) and brought to Japan in the following decades. Following this example, Taiga published his own manual, from which these prints are taken, and inspired a following of many artists.

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.238.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Art of the brush, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Sep 1995–12 Nov 1995

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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