Antique Japanese Scroll Painting | Rooster & Hen


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Painting mounted on a scroll titled 雌鶏 [Rooster and hen]. Painting features three chickens: a rooster, a hen, and a younger chicken. Painted by 渡辺 省亭 [Watanabe Shotei] (1852-1918). The scroll has some minimal bug damage.

Watanabe studied under 菊池容斎 Kikuchi Yōsai (1788-1878), (also known as Kikuchi Takeyasu and Kawahara Ryōhei) and the established artist 柴田是真 Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891) when he was young, and traveled to Europe in 1878.

Watanabe was one of the early practitioners of the 日本画 Nihonga style of Western-influenced traditional painting- he is primarily known for his work with bird and flower subjects. His his delicate and playful ability to capture the reality of color, plumage, and other details revolutionized that area of Nihonga.


【渡辺 省亭】Watanabe Shotei(Seitei) (1852-1918)

Seal:  ‘Shotei(Seitei)’ 省亭

  • Ink on Paper
  • Silk Brocade border 
  • 19th Century
  • Dimensions: 
    • Mounting: 20.5" x 68.5" (width, height)
    • Art: 16.5" x 42.5" (width, height)

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