Kawada Hankei (fl.1789-1801) - Nagasaki kachoe
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1800: Item # 1118768
76-16 Tenno-cho, Okazaki, Sakkyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8335
|A painting from the Nanpin or Nagasaki school of bird and flower painting which originated in Nagasaki in the mid 18th century. The style featured meticulous realism of birds, flowers and animals coupled with a strong sense of volume imparted to trees and rocks, creating highly decorative works whose roots lie in Chinese bird and flower painting. The image measures 39'' by 14'' (100 by 35 cm). The scroll measures 62'' by 18'' (156 by 45 cm). The work is painted on silk with ink, color and gofun. The painting is in reasonably good condition. There are light marks present and small areas where the silk is lifting from the backing paper. The brocade and wooden rollers are original and highly decorative. The mounting is in reasonable condition though becoming quite thin at the top. Even so it displays very nicely as is. It is the work of Kawada Hankei who flourished around the Kansei era (1789-1801). He was noted for his bird and flower paintings and landscapes. The inscription on the painting states that he painted this work when he was 70 years old. The signature reads Hankei, the upper seal Kyodai and the lower seal Genkaku. Genkaku is one of Kawada Hankei's art names, his real name is Kawada Kyodai.|