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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2013.52
People
Unknown Artist
Traditionally attributed to Kano Tan'yū, Japanese (1602 - 1674)
Title
Travelers in Mist and Rain
Other Titles
Former Title: Travelers in a Shower
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
hanging scroll, painting
Date
possibly 17th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Edo period, 1615-1868
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/211888
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Hanging scroll; ink on silk
Dimensions
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.)
Provenance
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.

Footnotes:
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
2013
Object Number
2013.52
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
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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