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An image of Two fragrant Katsura by Tsubaki CHINZAN

Tsubaki CHINZAN

(Japan 1801 – 1854)

Title
Two fragrant Katsura
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
Year
1847
Media category
Painting
Materials used
hanging scroll; ink and colour on paper
Dimensions

142.0 x 46.0 cm image; 205.5 x 63.7 x 77.8 cm scroll

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1986
Accession number
97.1986
Location
Not on display
Further information

Chinzan, a samurai, took up painting to augment his income, studying under Tani Bunchô. He concentrated in bird and flower painting ('kachoga'), absorbing elements of Chinese 18th century bird and flower painting then popular among some Japanese artists. This painting is handled with the delicate and sensitive touch so typical of Chinzan, who has used the 'boneless' technique in which the colour creates its own outlines and is not confined by black ink contours.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.243.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Edo Painting Schools', Sydney, 2003, 243 (colour illus.).