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Japanese Painting, Hanging Scroll, Mid 19th Century, Koi and Water Plants

$6,500

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Iwase Hirotaka (1808-1877) Koi and Water Plants Hanging scroll, ink, color, gold wash and gold flecks on silk Inscription: Hirotaka Seal: Illegible Dimensions: Scroll:  144 cm x 54.5 cm (56.5" x 21.5") Image:  59 cm x 43.5 cm (23" x 17") This vivid depiction of two koi or carp among water plants dates to the mid-19th century. The artist, Iwase Hirotaka, has distorted and exaggerated the facial characteristics of the fish in a method that resembles the art of caricature, adding a humorous and charming touch to a familiar subject. Painted on silk with ink, colors and gold-wash, the scene is enhanced with layered flecks of gold, which act to obscure our view and increase the intimacy of the scene. Unlike the koi paintings of the Maruyama-Shijo school of art, which are painted with a dedication to naturalism, and the somewhat repetitive koi imagery of the long-standing Kano school, the artist here appears to have taken inspiration from the work of Ito Jakuchu, who himself was known to reference Korean paintings for models. Iwase Hirotaka (1808-1877) was originally a Kyoto based Ukiyo-e artist known as Hishikawa Kiyoharu. At the age of 26 or 27 he moved to Wakayama, changed his name, and began studying Yamato-e with Tanaka Totsugen and Ukita Ikkei. Totsugen and Ikkei were leaders of the Fukko Yamato-e school, and closely connected to a political movement which sought to Revive the power of the Emperor. A diverse and accomplished artist, Iwase Hirotaka eventually turned to literati painting, which he learned from Tetsuo Somon.

Details

  • Creator
    Iwase Hirotaka (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 56.5 in. (143.51 cm)Width: 21.5 in. (54.61 cm)Depth: .75 in. (1.91 cm)
  • Style
    Edo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1860
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Kyoto, JP
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2472313833961

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