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Title

Bamboo grove

1828

Artist

Takahashi Takahashi Sōhei

Japan

1802 - 1833

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Date
    1828
    Media categories
    Scroll , Painting
    Materials used
    hanging scroll; ink on silk
    Dimensions
    113.0 x 49.0 cm image; 208.0 x 63.5 x 70.5 cm scroll
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated u.r., in Japanese [stamped in ink] " [two artist's seals] 1828 ...".

    Credit
    Gift of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1963
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    EP8.1963
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Takahashi Takahashi Sōhei

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Bamboo was an evocative subject for a 'nanga' artist, as literati tradition had long used it to symbolise strength and nobility of spirit. Here the skilful variation in ink tone suggests a rustling breeze and evokes the intimacy and quiet of a small bamboo grove. According to the inscription, Sohei is emulating the late Ming artist Wang Jianzhang (see Acc.no 265.1991), many of whose paintings are preserved in Japan.

    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 2 publications