Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 8
January 2, 2021 (Sat) - February 28, 2021 (Sun)
From the middle of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), collecting painting and calligraphy flourished in China, especially in the southern regions where the economy was booming. In the early Qing dynasty (1644–1912), collectors such as Sun Chengze and Liang Qingbiao also emerged in the north, and various emperor such as Kangxi (reigned 1622–1722) and Qianlong (reigned 1736–95) devoted themselves to building a magnificent court collection. After the Xinhai Revolution (1911–12), many of these collections of wealthy individuals and Qing emperors ended up in Japan.
In this joint exhibition, The Tokyo National Museum and the Taito City Museum of Calligraphy present paintings and calligraphy from the Takashima Kaian (1866–1943) and Nakamura Fusetsu (1875–1969) Collections, which are both based on earlier private and court collections of the Qing dynasty.