Antique Japanese Scroll Painting | Samurai Scroll | 幕末明治期 Endo of the Edo and Meiji Period


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Scroll painting of two samurai. Painted by 菊池容斎 Kikuchi Yosai (1788-1878)

Kikuchi Yōsai studied at the different artistic schools of Kanō 狩野派, Maruyama, and Shijō. He also studied art under Takata Enjō. Despite this, Yōsai focused on his own individual style.

He devoted his time to studying history and researching archeology, and brought this passion into his art with monochrome ink paintings of notable historical figures.

He taught his pupils aspects of natural structure and encouraged his pupils to focus on what concepts interested them, rather that teaching them to follow in his footsteps.


Stamp: 落款印: 太氣夜須 Takeyasu

幕末明治期: [Endo of the Edo through the Meiji Period]

  • Ink on Paper
  • Silk Brocade border 
  • 19th Century
  • Dimensions: 
    • Mounting: 24.5" x 80.5" (width, height)
    • Art: 19" x 46.5" (width, height)

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