Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907) - Ink landscape
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1900: Item # 1186506
76-16 Tenno-cho, Okazaki, Sakkyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8335
|A small horizontally formatted literati landscape painting by Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907). Painted with ink on silk the painting is in good condition and presents very nicely. The image measures 8'' by 25'' (21 by 64 cm). The scroll measures 47'' by 31'' (120 by 80 cm). Tanomura Chokunyu was a widely accomplished artist of the later Edo and Meiji periods, a true master in the Literati tradition, and an acclaimed follower of his great teacher and adoptive father Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835). He was born in the Takeda village in Bungo Province. He was the third son of Sannomiya Deneumon, a samurai of the Oka clan. Chokunyu's uncle was the teacher of Tanomura Chikuden, who taught and later adopted Chokunyu. Chokunyu was talented in a wide variety of fields including Tea Ceremony, incense burning, Chinese poetry, the practice of Zen and swordsmanship. A resident of Kyoto, he was one of the founding members of the Kyoto Municipal School of Painting in the Meiji period, and an outspoken exponent of the Nanga tradition. In 1896, Chokunyu established the Nihon Nanga-In in cooperation with Tomioka Tessai and Taniguchi Aizan.|