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Artists of Edo: 1800 - 1850

Woodblock print, CarpKatsushika Taito IIJapan, Edo period, ca. 1840sInk and color on paperSheet: 37.5 x 17.1 cmImage: 35.7 x 16.7 cmGift of Dr. John FuegiPhoto courtesy of Freer Gallery of Art
Woodblock print, Carp
Katsushika Taito II
Japan, Edo period, ca. 1840s
Ink and color on paper
Sheet: 37.5 x 17.1 cm
Image: 35.7 x 16.7 cm
Gift of Dr. John Fuegi
Photo courtesy of Freer Gallery of Art
Artists of Edo: 1800 - 1850
WASHINGTON, D.C.  •  Freer Gallery of Art  •  Ongoing
This exhibition presents approximately 30 paintings and prints representing the distinctive styles of early nineteenth-century artists active in the large metropolis of Edo. Edo artists of the Kano and Sumiyoshi schools worked on commission for the shoguns and high-ranking patrons of the warrior and aristocratic class. Among the works on view are paintings by artists such as Tani Buncho, who studied a variety of Chinese painting styles and incorporated them into their art. Hokusai (17601849), the most famous Japanese painter internationally, was a native of Edo whose original style in both paintings and prints was emulated by his many talented students. The exhibition includes the work of several of Hokusai's followers.

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