- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Traditionally attributed to Kano Tan'yū, Japanese (1602 - 1674)
- Travelers in Mist and Rain
- Other Titles
- Former Title: Travelers in a Shower
- Work Type
- hanging scroll, painting
- possibly 17th century
- Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
- Edo period, 1615-1868
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Hanging scroll; ink on silk
- painting proper: H. 24.5 x W. 41.6 cm (9 5/8 x 16 3/8 in.)
mounting, inlcuding suspension core and roller ends: H. 97.2 x W. 46.7 cm (38 1/4 x 18 3/8 in.)
- Samuel Colman, New York. Louis V. Ledoux Collection, New York (by 1948), by descent; to his son L. Pierre Ledoux, New York (1948-2001), by inheritance; to his widow Joan F. Ledoux, New York, (2001-2013), gift; to Harvard Art Museums, 2013.
1. Samuel Coleman (1832-1920)
2. Louis V. Ledoux (1880-1948)
3. L. Pierre Ledoux (1912-2001)
4. On long term loan to Harvard Art Museums from 1981 to 2013.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Louis V. Ledoux Collection; Gift of Mrs. L. Pierre Ledoux in memory of her husband
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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- The monochromatic painting depicts three tiny figures and a donkey traveling on a path toward a cluster of trees in the lower left corner of the composition while mountains obscured by rain and mist appear in shadowlike form in the background. Executed with a relatively wet brush, the landscape elements appear as light gray washes of ink; the path in the foreground is reserved in white, which help to bring greater focus to the diminutive traveling figures. A signature and pictorial seal appear at the upper left corner of the composition.
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