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Title

Two fragrant Katsura

1847


Artist

Tsubaki Chinzan

Japan

1801 - 1854


About

Tsubaki Chinzan was a samurai who took up painting to supplement his income, studying under the literati painter Tani Bunchô. Chinzan incorporated into his work elements of Chinese bird and flower painting from the 1700s. In this delicate painting, Chinzan has used the 'boneless' technique in which the colour creates its own outlines rather than being confined by black ink contours. Katsura plants are native to Japan and China and are admired for their sweet fragrance and the changing colours of their heart-shaped leaves.


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


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