Kano Edo c.1685 Carp Scroll, Signed Kano Hokkyo Eiun
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1700: item # 484970
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|Signed Kano Hokkyo Eiun, who died in Genroku 10 (1697). This is a brilliantly executed Kano antique Japanese scroll. Titled "Toryumon" The Dragon Ascends The Throne. Eiun was the chief painter for the Izumo-Han (province) daimyo, Lord Matsudaira. The waves and the way the waterfall falls with a slight rise and separate fall on the left are Kano school trademarks. In legend, it is said that when the carp goes over the top of the waterfall he/she becomes a dragon. The carp is a symbol of courage, perseverance and success. Painted on silk. The surrounding silk broccade is quite beautiful although not original. It has an `awase - bako` box which is old pauwlonia wood. Tiny stain at top left. c.1685. (66" x 18") (167cm x 45cm). Shipping and insurance included in price.|