Mountain landscape

Artist: Taki Katei 瀧和亭 (1830-1901)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1876
Ink and color on silk
H x W: 188 x 48.9 cm (74 x 19 1/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Dorothy D. Bray in memory of Richard P. Bray, Jr.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll

Japan, kakemono, landscape, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), mountain

From 1944 or 1945 to 1993
Dorothy D. Bray, Alexandria, VA, purchased in Shanghai in 1944 or 1945 [1]

From 1993
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dorothy D. Bray in 1993


[1] According to Curatorial Note 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Mrs. Dorothy D. Bray


The composition and subject matter of this landscape reflect the artist's knowledge of Chinese painting styles. Although the subject is conventional, this painting has a fresh quality, enlivened by color and the lattice of pines that prefigures the eclecticism of Taki Katei's later work.

Katei, whose work was shown in the Vienna World Exposition (Weltausstellung) of 1873, was one of the first Japanese artists exhibited outside Japan. A respected painter and connoisseur, he was appointed an Imperial Household Artist (Teishitsu gigeiin).

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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