A Woodman and Valley in Autumn

Shokoku Obatake1911

Tottori Prefectural Museum

Tottori Prefectural Museum

This is a large painting of a ravine drenched in the colors of advancing fall. The steep rocky mountainside tells the story of a landscape that was carved over a period of many years. A woodcutter can be seen walking on the narrow path along the river, obviously homeward-bound after his work in the mountains is done. A popular motif in Japanese painting through the ages, here the scenery is depicted implementing such rather modern characteristics as an elevated perspective.

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  • Title: A Woodman and Valley in Autumn
  • Date: 1911
  • Location: Japan
  • Title(japanese): 秋渓帰樵図
  • Tecniques and materials(japanese): 絹本著色
  • Physical Dimensions: w87 x h171 cm (complete)
  • Period(japanese): 明治期
  • Painter: Shokoku Obatake
  • Provenance: Tottori Prefectural Museum
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: Tottori Prefectural Museum