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Title

Hawk

17th century


Artist

Soga NICHOKUAN

Japan


About

Nichokuan was the second (ni) generation Chokuan. His father Soga Chokuan worked in the late sixteenth to early seventeenth century (Momoyama period). Little is known about the lives of either the father or son, but their paintings were much praised.

Nichokuan was famous for his 'birds and flowers' paintings, especially of hawks. Despite the rather poor condition, the painting has retained its crisp and lively quality, and is a fine example of the subject. The paintings of the Momoyama period express strength and glory: the fighting spirit of the warriors. This mainstream masculine culture continued into much of the seventeenth century until the established Shogunate system dissipated the threat of war.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

17th century


Media category

Painting


Materials used

hanging scroll; ink on paper


Dimensions

115.0 x 54.0 cm image; 211.5 x 67.7 x 73.0 cm scroll


Signature & date

Signed l.centre., in Japanese, inscribed in ink "Soga Chokuan [artist's seal]". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Graham E. Fraser 1998


Location

Not on display


Accession number

6.1998


Artist information

Soga NICHOKUAN

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Editor Unknown (Editor), Paintings of the Edo period, Meadow Brook, 1972. cat.no. 5