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Japanese Pair of Dragon and Tiger Scrolls by Sumiyoshi Hiroyuki

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1900: Item # 1294656
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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)