Landscape in the Manner of Mi Fu

Landscape in the Manner of Mi Fu

c. 1850
Artist
Nakabayashi Chikuto, Japanese, 1776-1853
Born: Nagoya, Japan
Country
Japan
painting
Ink on fabric and paper support. Wooden Jiku
Asian Art Association funds in Honor of Ronald Otsuka
2014.171
Nakabayashi Chikuto (Japanese). Landscape in the Manner of Mi Fu. c. 1850. Ink on fabric and paper support. Wooden Jiku. Asian Art Association funds in Honor of Ronald Otsuka. 2014.171.
Dimensions
mount height: 64 1/4 in, 163.195 cm; mount width: 33 in, 83.82 cm; image height: 20 1/2 in, 52.0700 cm; image width: 26 3/4 in, 67.945 cm; overall width: 35 5/8 in, 90.4875 cm
Inscription
Top right on honshi, calligraphy and two red stamps.
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian

Nakabayashi Chikuto
Japanese, 1776-1853
Landscape in the Manner of Mi Fu
About 1850, Edo period 
Ink on paper
Asian Art Association funds in honor of Ronald Otsuka
2014.171

In this landscape painting, Nakabayashi Chikuto uses short, horizontal brushstrokes referred to as "Mi dots" to form the mountains and trees of his composition. The term acknowledges a painting technique associated with the Chinese painter Mi Fu. In his writings, Chikuto advocates fidelity to earlier Chinese styles and denounces the naturalism and realism favored by other Japanese painters of his time.