silk embroidery

62 x 88 cm

The treatment of the trees closely resembles an embroidered panel of hunting by Mount Fuji, thought to be a preparatory work for a tsuzure nishiki (hardwoven brocade), made in 1909 by Kawashima Jinbei II for the Karinoma room of the Alaska Detached palace. He exhibited embroideries with landscape scenes as early as 1893, was a prizewinner at the Paris Universal Exposition of 1900, and showed several embroideries at the Japan-British Exhibition in 1910.

J. Earle, Splendors of Imperial Japan: Arts of the Meiji period from the Khalili Collection, London 2002, cat. 297, pp. 402–3.