BG. Arthur Davison Ficke


9. Seven Japanese Paintings. In An April Elegy. New York: Kennerly, 1917.

Incorporates Four Japanese Paintings (8) and adds work equally indebted to Ficke’s movement toward literary Impressionism and the techniques of the Imagists (see 8).

a. Dream of a Chinese Landscape. Based on a landscape of misty mountains by Shubun (probably Tôkei Shûbun, 1414-63). Reprinted in 13.

b. Dream of a Chinese Rock-Promontory. Descriptive of a landscape by Sesshû Tôyô (1420-1506).

c. The Golden Symphony. Description of a river scene bathed in golden light, based on a screen by Nonomura Sôtatsu. See also 8c.





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