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The Hundredfold Beauties of Spring

c. 1800
Uragami Gyokudō (Japanese, 1745–1820)
Uragami Gyokudö was known for his eccentricity and his fondness for wine. He created this landscape using a playful monochrome-ink style that was originally championed by Chinese literati. Although the painting is small in scale, perhaps originally an album leaf, Gyokudö incorporates a variety of brushstrokes--dry and wet, pale and deep-toned, fine and broad--which give it a rich visual texture.

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