- Chinese Painting from the Tanaka Collection
- June 12, 2018 - July 8, 2018
The Tanaka Collection comprises eleven works gifted to the Kyoto National Museum in 2012 by Tanaka Akio, a decades-long collector of Japanese and Chinese painting. Among his donations are Various Flowers and Plants by Zhang Xin, who came to Nagasaki in the late 1700s, and other important works that shed new light on the history of Chinese and Japanese painting from the 18th through 20th centuries. In addition to having a superb eye, Mr. Tanaka's understanding was cultivated through his participation in a Chinese painting and calligraphy study group run by the eminent industrialist and collector Hashimoto Sueyoshi (1902–1991). Look for other works from the Tanaka Collection in the New Acquisitions exhibition downstairs, including an extraordinary landscape by Kinoshita Itsuun (1800–66), one of the Three Great Nanga Painters of Nagasaki.