- Place where the work was made
- Media categories
- Scroll , Painting
- Materials used
- hanging scroll; ink on silk
- 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 ...".
- Gift of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1963
- Not on display
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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.
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Art of the brush, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Sep 1995–12 Nov 1995
Referenced in 2 publications
Jackie Menzies, Art of the Brush - Chinese & Japanese painting calligraphy, Sydney, 1995, 23.
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Edo Painting Schools', Sydney, 2003, 238 (colour illus.).
Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, pre 1963, Tokyo/Japan, donated by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Art Gallery of New South Wales 1963.