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Shower at Dorokyo Valley

YAMAMOTO Shunkyo (1872-1933)

Description

Steep crags loom above clear blue water. Rain shrouds the scenery in the background, and the trees in the distance are shadowy and vague. A small bird with a yellow underside, thought to be a grey wagtail, perches on a rock in the foreground. The artist, Yamamoto Shunkyo, was fond of placing minuscule birds, animals, or human figures as accents within large landscapes. The Dorokyo of the title is a deep gorge near the borders of Mie, Nara, and Wakayama prefectures, to which Shunkyo traveled on a sketching trip in May 1927. This is among the most significant works by this prominent Kyoto artist active in the early decades of the 20th century.

Data

1931
Color on silk
185.0×100.0 cm