Hiroyuki Joshi (1807-1883) - Summer rain & bamboo
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1900: Item # 1189437
76-16 Tenno-cho, Okazaki, Sakkyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8335
|A extremely rare mid 19th century Kano school work by the female artist Hiroyuki Joshi. Bamboo in rain; early summer rainy season. Painted on silk with ink the work is in good condition. It has just been tastefully remounted and displays very nicely. The scroll is finished with stunning ivory rollers. The image measures 36'' by 12'' (92 by 30 cm). The scroll measures 63'' by 14'' (159 by 36 cm). Known as Hiroyuki Joshi (1807-1883), her original name being Matsudaira Yachiyo. This work is signed Yujo Hiroyoshi and the seal also reads Hiroyoshi, this is one of her artist names. She is the daughter of Kano Yusen Hironobu (1778-1815). Works by her are extremely rare. Her father was the fifth-generation head of Hamacho Kano school. In 1792 he entered the service of the shogunate as oku eshi. On the Shogun's order, he completed a set of screens on the theme of the 'Eight views of Omi' to be given to the Korean royal house. The Shogun's advisor criticized the screens claiming that not enough gold was used. Hironobu was enraged and when leaving the castle he committed Harakiri or ritual suicide. He has since been known as Harakiri Yusen.|