Artworks of the Month

  • Monsters
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 19056

    Takai Kozan


    Biography Takai Kozan(1806-1883) was a Japanese painter and farmer-merchant born in Shinano (now Nagano prefecture). Studied the calligraphy under Nukina Kaihoku and the painting under the elder and junior Gankus. More learned the literary works under Yanagawa Seigan and Confusianism under Sato Issai. Associated with Oshio Heihachiro and Sakuma Shozan. The founder of a private school "Takai Gijuku"
    • ink on paper with silk mounting
    • dimensions: 134×68cm(artwork), 208×88cm(overall)
    • with wooden storage box

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  • Carp
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 18091

    Tawaraya Sotatsu


    Biography Tawaraya Sotatsu (-1643) was Japanese painter born in Kaga (present southern part of Ishikawa Prefecture). Associated with Karasuma Mitsuhiro and Honami Koetsu etc. The Rinpa school of the painting originated in and later developed into the painting style from his painting method. His representative work, the folding screens of "Wind God and Thunder God" owned by Kenninji temple is designated a National Treasure.
    • ink on paper with silk mounting
    • dimensions: 97×45 cm(artwork), 179×57 cm(overall) 
    • trace of the minor restored wear
    • with wooden storage box

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  • Clematis
    Item Number : 18039

    Nojima Seiji


    Biography Nojima Seiji(1915-1971)
    • color on paper in frame
    • dimensions: 38×60 cm(artwork) 61×83 cm(overall) 
    • with handwritten label signed and sealed by the artist

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  • Gold Fish
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 17101

    So Shiseki

    Gold Fish

    Biography So Shiseki (1715-1786) was a Japanese painter born in Edo (present Tokyo) and the father of So Shizan(painter). Learned the painting under Kumashiro Yuhi and So Shigan (Qing painter) in Nagasaki. Excelled at Landscape and flower-and-plant paintings. Promoted ketching style of brid-and-flower paintings derived from the Nanpin School in Edo. His son was So Shizan(painter). 
    • color on silk with silk mounting
    • dimension: 37×55 cm(artwork), 111×58 cm(overall)
    • with wooden storage box

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  • Rose
    Item Number : 11258

    Iwasawa Shigeo


    Biography 1972-2009
    • color on paper ; unmounted
    • dimension: 36×8 (overall)
    • minor fox on paper

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