The Journey

Pines on Mount Tai (after Gao Jian [after Tang Yin])

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  • Japan
  • Edo period, ca. 1757
  • Album leaf mounted as a hanging scroll; ink and light colors on paper
  • H. 11 15/16 x W. 12 1/16 in. (30.4 x 30.7 cm)
  • Harvard Art Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Randall Garrett, 1985.203
  • Mount Tai
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Mount Tai, also the subject of the map nearby, served as the subject of many Chinese landscape paintings. This painting of the iconic locale by the Japanese master Ike Taiga is based on a composition originated by the Chinese painter Tang Yin (1470–1523), who, like Japanese scholar painters, was exposed to important Chinese sites through descriptions in art and literature.

PHOTO CREDIT: Katya Kallsen © President and Fellows of Harvard College

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