Yukei (c.1813) - Tosa Girl's Day festival
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1900: Item # 1184417
76-16 Tenno-cho, Okazaki, Sakkyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8335
|An early 19th century Tosa school painting of the emperor and empress, the scroll being for display during the Japanese Girl's Day festival. A very beautiful work displayed with gorgeous, original brocade. Painted with ink, pigment and gofun on silk the painting is in very good condition. The original brocade has worn. Some insect holes are present as are marks in the upper mounting. Strangely these concerns are largely non-distracting and re-mounting is not a necessity. The image measures 16'' by 22.5'' (40 by 57 cm). The scroll measures 42.5'' by 25'' (108 by 64 cm). Signed Hokyo Yukei. Hokyo being the highest Buddhist titular rank bestowed upon artists of the Kano and Tosa schools. Yukei's real name was Miyawaki Sokko. His dates are uncertain although he is listed in a book of artists in 1813. He lived in Kyoto and was a student of Tosa Mitsusada (1730-1806).|