Antique Japanese Flower Basket Painting | Flower Basket by Watanabe Kiyoshi


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Yamato-e painting mounted on a scroll. Painting features a basket filled with flowers. Painted by 渡辺清 Watanabe Kiyoshi (1778-1861).

Watanabe Kiyoshi was a Yamato-e painter from Nagoya. He started painting as a child and later went on to study painting alongside 中林竹洞 Nakabayashi Chikuto (1776-1853) and 山本梅逸 Yamamoto Baiitsu (1783-1856)  under 土佐光貞 Tosa Mitsusada (1738-1806) and 田中訥言 Tanaka Totsugen (1767-1823) in Kyoto. He later opened an art school in Nagoya. Kiyoshi’s paintings were well received in Nagoya and he had many pupils. His works followed the style of Totsugen’s style but were popular for their elegant depictions and graceful colors.


Front of Box- 

清筆  花籠之図:  [Kiyoshi hitsu Hanakago no zu]

Flower Basket

Side of Box-

九十一番 清筆 牡丹: [91, Kiyoshi hitsu, Botan]

#91 Peonies drawn by Kiyoshi

Upper Back of Scroll-

清花籠: [Kiyoshi Hanakago]

Flower Basket by Kiyoshi

  • Mineral Pigments
  • Silk Brocade border
  • 渡辺清 Watanabe Kiyoshi (1778-1861)
  • Edo Period (1603-1868)
  • Dimensions: 
    • Mounting: 19" x 78" (width, height)
    • Art: 14" x 42" (width, height)

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