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Title

Two fragrant Katsura


Artist

Tsubaki CHINZAN

Japan

1801 - 1854


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

97.1986


Artist information

Tsubaki CHINZAN

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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