East Asian Art
Edo Period (1615-1868), 16th century
School of Sesshū Tōyō, 1420 - 1506
Ink and colors on silk; mounted as a hanging scroll
Currently not on view
1929-40-239Purchased with Museum funds from the Simkhovitch Collection, 1929
LabelThe theme of this landscape is seasonal, but it also depicts another beloved Chinese subject that Japanese artists employed, the “Eight Views of Xiao and Xiang.” This poetic motif refers to the scenery in present-day Hunan Province where the Xiao and Xiang Rivers converge into West Lake.