Honda Tadamune (1691-1757) - Sparrow & bamboo
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1800: Item # 1175708
76-16 Tenno-cho, Okazaki, Sakkyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8335
|Sparrow and bamboo. A typically strong, simple and spontaneous composition by a samurai artist of the Edo period. Painted on silk with ink the work is in good condition. The mounting is in need of attention. The image measures 16'' by 24.5'' (41 by 62). The scroll measures 53'' by 30'' (134 by 77 cm). Honda Tadamune (1691-1757). Tadamune first became the samurai clan boss of the Kawauchi in Osaka, later becoming the clan boss of Isei kanbei. He was the second son of Honda Takatsune. His elder brother died when he was very young with Tadamune becoming head of the family upon his father's death in 1704. In 1707 Tadamune joined the branch of the 5th Shogun, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi.|