An image of Landscape

Kinkoku Yokoi

(Japan 1761 – 1832)

Landscape

Location
Not on display
Further information

Yokoi Kinkoku (1761-1832) was born in Otsu Province (present-day Shiga Prefecture). Kinkoku was first a buddhist priest of the Pure Land sect, but later became a follower of the syncretic Shugendō sect, spending most of his time on ascetic practices and and pilgrimages in the mountains. As a painter, Kinkoku was largely self-taught. However, his idiosyncratic style reveals a strong influence from Yosa Buson (1716-1784), one of the most influential literati painters and haikai poets of eighteenth century Japan. Kinkoku was not only a prolific painter, specialising mainly in idealistic landscape representations, but also excelled in calligraphy, poetry, seal carving, pottery and the martial arts. His paintings are highly appreciated for their individualistic, expressive brushwork and suggestive mood.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2012.

Place of origin
Japan
Year
1806
Media
Painting
Medium
hanging scroll; ink and light colour on silk
Dimensions
87.5 x 26.9 cm image; 177.5 x 40.9 x 46.0 cm scroll
Signature & date

Signed: Hinoe tora boshū (late Autumn 1806), Kinkoku dōjin sha (painted by the hermit Kinkoku)

Credit
Gift of Joanna and Edmund Capon AM, OBE 2012
Accession number
63.2012