Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting

October 2, 2019–February 2, 2020

The first US exhibition focused on Sakaki Hyakusen, the founding father of the Nanga school of painting in Japan, this presentation reveals his pivotal role in the history of eighteenth-century Japanese art and highlights the conservation of his masterpiece Mountain Landscape.

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  • Sakaki Hyakusen: Two Ladies by a Stream, 18th century (detail); hanging scroll, ink and color with traces of gold on paper; 72 3/4 x 22 1/8 in.; BAMPFA, on long-term loan from a private collection.

  • Sakaki Hyakusen: Mountain Landscape, 18th century (detail); pair of six-fold screens (1 of 2); ink and silver on gold; 66 ¾ x 143 ⅜ in. (each); BAMPFA, gift of James Cahill. Photo: Jonathan Bloom.

  • Sakaki Hyakusen: Mountain Landscape, 18th century (detail); pair of six-fold screens (2 of 2); ink and silver on gold; 66 ¾ x 143 ⅜ in. (each); BAMPFA, gift of James Cahill. Photo: Jonathan Bloom.

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