This painting by Hochu joins a work by his associate Sakai Hoitsu (1972.7.FA) as stellar examples of the Rimpa school in late 18th- and early 19th century Japan. Rimpa is a virtually abstract style of painting going back to 17th century masters like Korin. Hochu's decorative economy of means is very subtle, with the hydrangea flower quite summarily indicated.


  • Title: Hydrangea
  • Date Created: Early 19th century
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 41 9/16 x 15 15/16 in. (105.56 x 40.49 cm)
  • Type: Screens and Scrolls
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/3176942/
  • Medium: Ink and watercolor on paper
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, bequest of Dorace M. Fichtenbaum
  • Artist: Nokamura Hochu

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