Mi Fei style Mountain and River Landscape

Okada Hanko

Edo period (1615-1868), About 1830

Mi Fei (1051-1107) was a famous Chinese painter and calligrapher during the Song dynasty (960-1279). He developed a very wet style of brushwork filled with dots that is thought to have captured the essence of the lush landscapes of southern China. His style was particularly popular with the Japanese literati artists of the Edo period (1615-1868).