A pair of Japanese Edo Period scroll paintings by the painter Sumiyoshi Hiroyuki (1755-1811) , one of a dragon in the clouds and another of a tiger in a bamboo thicket, skillfully painted in sumi ink on silk and signed by the artist. The painter, Hiroyuki was as disciple of the painter, Hiromori and a of successor of the Sumiyoshi School which worked primarily for the Shogunate of Edo Period.
The Sumiyoshi school was founded in 1662 when Emperor Gosai (1637-1685 ordered Tosa Hiromichi (1561-1633), a Tosa School disciple, to adopt the name Sumiyoshi upon assuming the position as official painter for the Sumiyoshi Taisha.
Size of each painting only: 48" high x 18 3/4" wide. Total size of each scroll: 85" high x 23 3/4" wide (26" wide including ends)