Nagasawa ROSETSU (1754-1799)


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An original painting, 47.25 x 16 in; 120 x 40.5 cms. Sumi and touches of very light colour on paper. Shows cranes flying in a mountainous landscape. Rosetsu is considered one of the most important artists of the late Edo period but little is known of his short life – he died at forty-five – apart from the fact that he studied and was one of the top disciples of Maruyama Okyo. He is labelled an “eccentric” painter as he defies easy classification. His brushwork is a tour de force and he is known for his expressive depictions of animals. Signed Rosetsu sha with large Gyo seal with the top right corner broken indicating being painted after May 1792-94. In good condition.

 

Status: Sold

 


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