The Great Statue of Amida Buddha at Kamakura, Known as the Daibutsu, from the Priest's Garden

Watercolor and gouache on off-white wove paper | 48.9 x 31.8cm | 1887

John La Farge

On a trip to Japan with Henry Adams in 1886, La Farge enlisted watercolor—the familiar medium of the traveling artist—to create studies for illustrations and to paint sheets for exhibition. He executed this bold and monumental composition after his r...
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