An image of Two fragrant Katsura

Tsubaki CHINZAN

(Japan 1801 – 1854)

Two fragrant Katsura

Location
Not on display
Further information

Chinzan, a samurai, took up painting to augment his income, studying under Tani Bunchô. He concentrated in bird and flower painting ('kachoga'), absorbing elements of Chinese 18th century bird and flower painting then popular among some Japanese artists. This painting is handled with the delicate and sensitive touch so typical of Chinzan, who has used the 'boneless' technique in which the colour creates its own outlines and is not confined by black ink contours.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.243.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615–1868
Year
1847
Media
Painting
Medium
hanging scroll; ink and colour on paper
Dimensions
142.0 x 46.0 cm image; 205.5 x 63.7 x 77.8 cm scroll
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1986
Accession number
97.1986