(谷 文晁, October 15, 1763 – January 6, 1841)
This was the most difficult scroll to make in the group because of the size of the painting. The resulting scroll took up an entire section on a 4'x8' drying board when making. Needless to say I spent a lot of time on my knees for this one.
I love the beautiful layering and depths of the different shades of sumi on this painting. It is very rich and complex. The simple scroll design with a brown cloth containing a very demure karakusa helps to bring out the beauty of this painting.
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