Windy Seascape
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.243
People
Sueharu Fukami (Kyoto, Japan born 1947)
Title
Windy Seascape
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
Heisei period, 2008
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan, Kyôto Metropolitan Area, Kyôto
Period
Heisei period, 1989-present
Culture
Japanese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Molded porcelain with pale, sky-blue glaze (Chinese qingbai-type glaze); with signature reading "S. Fukami"; numbered 2/5
Dimensions
H. 32.0 cm x W. 165.5 cm x D. 27.0 cm (12 5/8 x 65 3/16 x 10 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: impressed in back of sculpture: "S. Fukami 2/5"
Provenance
Purchased from Erik Thomsen LLC-Asian Art, New York (Fukami Sueharu's dealer in the U.S.)
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Asian Art and through the generosity of William B. Goldstein, M.D.
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.243
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
Entitled Windy Seascape (Kaze no kaikei), this breathtakingly beautiful porcelain sculpture suggests the windswept play of waves atop a choppy sea. Its silhouette is exquisite, with an elegant arc dipping down between razor-thin points at each end, all surfaces glazed a subtle, luminous pale blue. The sculpture is accompanied by a walnut-faced, weighted display stand that was designed and fabricated by the artist.
Exhibition History

Re-View: S228-230 (Asian rotation: 3), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/04/2009 - 05/02/2010

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted