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A Rishi Stirring Up a Storm

A Rishi Stirring Up a Storm


John La Farge

(American, 1835-1910)

Watercolor and gouache over graphite

Support: Cream(2) wove paper laid down on beige(1) cardboard

Sheet: 27.3 x 38.9 cm (10 3/4 x 15 5/16 in.); Image: 25 x 33.7 cm (9 13/16 x 13 1/4 in.); Secondary Support: 28 x 40.8 cm (11 x 16 1/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1939.267


In Japanese legend, rishi is the generic name for individuals who have reached immortality through meditation and the following of Taoist teachings. La Farge made this watercolor after an inspiring trip to Japan in 1886.

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