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    • Artist: Watanabe Shiko, Japanese, 1683-1755
    • Medium: Hanging scroll, ink on paper
    • Place Made: Japan
    • Dates: 18th century
    • Period: Edo Period
    • Dimensions: Image: 13 x 17 1/2 in. (33 x 44.5 cm) 45 3/4 x 22 1/4 in. (116.2 x 56.5 cm)  (show scale)
    • Signature: Watanabe Shiko (lower left with one seal)
    • Collections:Asian Art
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 74.201.3
    • Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Harold G. Henderson in memory of Professor Harold G. Henderson
    • Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
    • Caption: Watanabe Shiko (Japanese, 1683-1755). Landscape, 18th century. Hanging scroll, ink on paper, Image: 13 x 17 1/2 in. (33 x 44.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Harold G. Henderson in memory of Professor Harold G. Henderson, 74.201.3
    • Image: overall, 74.201.3_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
    • Catalogue Description: Abbreviated lakeside landscape; foreground shore with tree and temple roof lower left; rounded hills rising from mist at upper center. In blue brocade mounting with ivory roller ends. Condition: Good. Horizontal ridges from buckling. One roller end split and off. In wood storage box.
    • Record Completeness: Good (79%)
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