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Title

Two fragrant Katsura

1847

Artist

Tsubaki Chinzan

Japan

1801 - 1854

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    1847
    Media categories
    Scroll , 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsubaki Chinzan

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication