Ike Taiga (1723-1776)
Box inscription by Mizuta Chikuho (1883-1958) and letter inscribed by Taigado Sadasuke (1839-1910)
Ike Taiga, along with Oda Kaisen, Aoki Mokubei, Ike no Gyokuran, Yosa Buson, Sakaki Hyakusen, etc. were the major artists in the long line of literati painters which branches off to the Nanga school tradition later in Japanese art history...
Okuhara Seiko (1837-1913)
Size: Height 33.2" Width 8.8"
Okuhara Seiko was part of the mainly male dominated school of Nanga and Literati paintings. Born as a daughter of a samurai from the Mito region, Seiko independently studied Ming and Qing literati paintings where she came across Fei Qinghu, a Chinese literati painter who immigrated to Japan around the 1780-1790 period and used his name Qinghu, as her artist name...
Age: Early to Mid Edo Period
Size: Height 49.1inchWidth 22.6inch
The Yujian Mode as some scholars in the field have argued was the source of inspiration for Japanese artist to do the abstract styles seen in ink wash landscapes. Contemporary observers and thinkers have given new interpretations that works such as these landscapes are contemporary and modern...
狩野晴真筆Kano Haruzane (?-1862)
size: 45.3cm x 176.5cm or 17.8" x 69.4"
Kano Haruzane was trained by the noted artist of the late Edo period, Kano Seien-in. According to existing records and documents, Haruzane was working as the court-painter for the Owari Tokugawa Clan. Kano Haruzane's origisurname was Kamiya...
Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907)
Size: Height 75" Width 24.5"
Born in the same region of Japan as the noted literati artist Tanomura Chikuden, Chokunyu was exposed to Nanga and literati style paintings from an early age. After Chikuden's passing in 1830, Chokunyu increased his study of Chinese style paintings and produced a wide range of works inspired or incorporating traditional Chinese brush techniques...
Age: Edo Period
Size: 63.5cm by 133.5cm or 25" by 52.5"
Paintings of horses first begin to appear in the late Muromachi period with the noted six panel folding screen of horses in a stable. By the Edo period, Kano artists, using their skills in sumi ink began to paint simple rendition of horses in a minimalistic manner. This style became popular with the samurai class and various renditions were created...
Age: Edo Period 18-19th century.
Size: approx. height 61" width 95-98".
Haboku landscapes are generally originating from the style of paintings done by Yujian and other Chinese artists during the late Sung (Song) Period. Sesshu and other Japanese artists saw the inherent philosophical and aesthetic beauty in the landscapes and brought the technique back to Japan...
Period: Meiji Period (1868-1880)
Size: height 48.25" width 19"
Fujiwara no Yasumasa (958-1036) was a not only famous for his skills in flute playing, but also the husband of the famous poet, Izumi Shikibu. Yasumasa, as many legendary men of Japanese history, was part of Fujiwara Michinaga's political group supporting the Fujiwara clan faction and oversaw different provinces during his lifetime...
Kawanabe Gyosui (1866-1935)
Sumi ink on paper
Size: 71" x 18.25"
Kawanabe Gyosui was the daughter of the noted ukiyoe artist, Kawanabe Kyosai. Gyosui was as reknowned as her father, but some critics lauded that her work surpassed her father in the use of subtler colors or choice of subject matter. The scroll has been remounted in Tokyo recently.
Attributed to a work done by Tosa Mitsuoki in the 4th year of Kanbun.
Period: Edo Period
Size: Width 11" Length: More than 300"
Images of men engaged in vulgar activities have been portrayed in hand scrolls since the Kamakura Period. The Japanese have used humor in art to express the fun in life and the rather interesting ways human beings are. The hand scroll depicts scenes of men engaged in various activities and at the same time flatulating...
View of Azuma Kudari
Age: Edo Period
Size: 65" x 19.3"
Scroll is remounted
The Kose school along with the Tosa and Sumiyoshi schools were families of artists who painted in the yamato style, often depicting scenes from Heian literature and poetry...