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Title

Landscape

1806


Artist

Kinkoku Yokoi

Japan

1761 - 1832


About

Yokoi Kinkoku (1761-1832) was born in Otsu province (present-day Shiga prefecture). Kinkoku was first a buddhist priest of the Pure Land sect, but later became a follower of the syncretic Shugendō sect, spending most of his time on ascetic practices and and pilgrimages in the mountains. As a painter, Kinkoku was largely self-taught. However, his idiosyncratic style reveals a strong influence from Yosa Buson (1716-1784), one of the most influential literati painters and haikai poets of eighteenth century Japan. Kinkoku was not only a prolific painter, specialising mainly in idealistic landscape representations, but also excelled in calligraphy, poetry, seal carving, pottery and the martial arts. His paintings are highly appreciated for their individualistic, expressive brushwork and suggestive mood.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1806


Media category

Painting


Materials used

hanging scroll; ink and light colour on silk


Dimensions

87.5 x 26.9 cm image; 177.5 x 40.9 x 46.0 cm scroll


Signature & date

Signed: Hinoe tora boshū (late Autumn 1806), Kinkoku dōjin sha (painted by the hermit Kinkoku)


Credit

Gift of Joanna and Edmund Capon AM, OBE 2012


Accession number

63.2012


Artist information

Kinkoku Yokoi

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history