A beautiful image of a massive swimming carp - a noble fish. Finely painted on silk with ink. The signature reads shikibuno sato yusen hironobu. Kano Hironobu(1778-1814) was active in the late Edo period. He inherited the hamacho kano family and became a court painter. In 1808, he granted an important title Hogen, which was given to extraordinary artist.
There are some light marks and crease present, otherwise the piece is in good condition. It is accompanied by a paulownia wood storage box with the inscription by Kano Tando, who was a Japanese artist from Meiji period, authenticating the painting.
Painting: 19 1/2” x 46 7/8” (49.5cm x 119.0cm)
Scroll 25 1/4” x 85 1/4” (64.0cm x 216.5cm)