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Title

Landscape

1806

Artist

Yokoi Kinkoku

Japan

1761 - 1832

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Date
    1806
    Media categories
    Scroll , 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
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    63.2012
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Yokoi Kinkoku

    Works in the collection

    2

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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