Fair Wind (Junpû)

Japanese
Shôwa era
1933
Miki Suizan (Japanese, 1887–1957)


Dimensions

241.6 x 191.5 cm (95 1/8 x 75 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.813

Medium or Technique

Panel; ink, color, and mica on silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

In the first decades of the twentieth century the grand halls of the government-sponsored Ministry of Education exhibitions displayed a new type of Japanese painting (Nihonga). Preserving the ink and mineral pigments of traditional works, these paintings were monumental in scale, responding to the fashion set by European academic compositions. In style the pieces incorporated time-honored brush techniques, but they were also informed by western conventions of rendering space, light, and atmosphere. Dramatically many took the new modern Japan as their subject, particularly the new Japanese woman.

Provenance

1933, exhibited at the 14th Teiten. Fall 2003, acquired from Private Collection, Tokyo by Kagedo Japanese Art; 2007, sold by Kagedo Japanese Art to the Museum. (Accession date: December 12, 2007)

Credit Line

Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously