Early Summer Landscape
- Yamamoto Baiitsu, Japanese, 1783-1856
ink on silk
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. George A. Argabrite
Yamamoto Baiitsu (Japanese). Early Summer Landscape. 1832. ink on silk. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. George A. Argabrite. 1978.167.
Dimensionsmount height: 84 7/8 in, 215.5825 cm; mount width: 29 in, 73.66 cm; image height: 51 1/8 in, 129.8575 cm; image width: 23 in, 58.42 cm; overall width: 32 1/2 in, 82.55 cm
InscriptionBlack characters, red stamp near TL corner
Early Summer Landscape by Yamamoto Baiitsu (1783-1856) Japan 1832, Edo period Ink on silk Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Argabrite 1978.167 Executed in ink on silk, this Japanese landscape of majestic mountains and waterfalls derives from a style developed by Chinese scholar-painters. In this landscape, Baiitsu captures the damp atmosphere of an early summer day. The rounded mountain peaks, clumps of trees, low houses waterfall, and winding stream are familiar elements in Chinese landscape painting.
Known ProvenanceAt least 1976, Ishinosuke Mizutani Gallery, Kyoto; 1976-1978, Mr. and Mrs. George A. Argabrite [b.1902 d. 2000] (Los Angeles), purchased from Ishinosuke Mizutani Gallery ; 1978, DAM permanent collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Argabrite.  A stamped certificate dated 7 November 1976 from Ishinosuke Mizutani verifies that the work is authentic and was purchased by Mr. George A. Argabrite