(Japan 1802 – 1833)
- Not on display
- Further information
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.
- Place of origin
- 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
- Accession number