(Japan 1801 – 1854)
Two fragrant Katsura
- 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: Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615–1868
- hanging scroll; ink and colour on paper
- 142.0 x 46.0 cm image; 205.5 x 63.7 x 77.8 cm scroll
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Purchased 1986
- Accession number