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Japanese Literati Landscape Scroll by Okuhara Seikou

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1900: Item # 1177518
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A large sized hanging scroll of a landscape in the literati style by Okuhara Seikou (1837-1913). Seikou was one of the few female artists who specialized in the literati tradition (known as Bunjinga or sometimes associated with Nanga). An inscription can be found on the top left of the painting where a short Chinese poem is describing how the guests are approaching through the mists found among the hills of the landscape. Interestingly, at the end of the inscription the artist signs that she composed the poem for herself which is not typically done. The work is dated, 2541 Imperial Era (c. 1882) Autumn, Mid- August. Age: Meiji Period. Size: Height: 86.5" 43.5"