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Haruki Nammei, Mt Fuji from Edo Bay, a hanging scroll painting

1825/1875

British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

We look past a collection of sea-going cargo-ships towards Tsukuda and Ishikawa Islands, with the shoreline of Edo Bay to the right and snow-covered Mt Fuji in the distance. A solitary cormorant perches on the tip of one of the masts, which dips down in a V-shape in inverted complement to the slopes of the mountain.Nammei was a highly eclectic artist of the late Edo period (1600-1868). Here he has depicted Fuji using a 'boneless' (mokkotsu) style, with washes of ink and colour.

Details

  • Title: Haruki Nammei, Mt Fuji from Edo Bay, a hanging scroll painting
  • Date Created: 1825/1875
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 29.00cm; Width: 68.20cm
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: painted
  • Subject: landscape
  • Registration number: 1881,1210,0.1036
  • Production place: Painted in Japan
  • Producer: Painted by Nammei, Haruki
  • Period/culture: Edo Period
  • Material: silk
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Purchased from Anderson, William

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