Tosa Mitsuyoshi (1700-1772) - Year of the Snake
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1800: Item # 1188054
76-16 Tenno-cho, Okazaki, Sakkyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8335
|A mid 18th century Tosa school painting celebrating the Year of the Snake, the sixth sign in the Chinese Zodiac. Not often depicted in Japanese art, here the snake is depicted coiled amongst summer flowers. Painted with ink and color on silk the work is in reasonable condition. The mark in the upper left field is quite prominent. Other, lighter marks are present. The brocade is in fair condition. The image measures 17'' by 27.5'' (43 by 70 cm). The scroll measures 57'' by 32'' (145 by 82 cm). Tosa Mitsuyoshi (1700-1772). Tosa painter. Son of Tosa Mitsusuke, grandson of Tosa Mitsunari. Served the court as official painter. Toward the end of his life, became a priest. His works in the collections of The Guimet and the Kyoto National Museum.|