Taniguchi Toyosaburo of Osaka, Japan, to 1976
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Taniguchi Toyosaburo in 1976 
 Collector Taniguchi Toyosaburo of Osaka, Japan, presented 95 paintings that had long been in his collection to the Freer Gallery of Art in 1976. Mr. Taniguchi's intention to give this collection to the Freer Gallery of Art was widely publicized in Japan, through an exhibition and catalogue published by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Japan Economic News), prior to the departure of the paintings for the U.S. (see Curatorial Note 4, Ann Yonemura, February 6, 1997, in the object record). Also, see extensive correspondence in the object file regarding this gift; note that FSC-PA-38 is now F1997.2 (according to Curatorial Note 3, Elizabeth Duley, July 8, 1997, in the object record).
- Previous Owner(s)
Mr. Toyosaburo Taniguchi
Takashima Hokkai was a professional forester who studied painting and gained a national reputation as a painter in Japan. Through his travels in Europe and North America, he also became well known abroad, especially in France. Hokkai's painting style shows considerable expressive range-from delicate, finely detailed compositions to energetic, expressionistic works with a somewhat abstract quality. Here he employs broad, dynamic brushstrokes to reflect his impression of the steep, rocky landscapes of the Cascade mountains in the northwestern United States and Canada.
This painting comes from a group of 95 from an original series of 100 landscapes produced by Hokkai in 1906. Collector Taniguchi Toyosaburo of Osaka, Japan, presented the 95 paintings from his collection to the Freer Gallery of Art in 1976, as a gesture of goodwill to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
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