Attributed to Kanō Osanobu – 狩野 養信 (1796-1846) – Sansui – 山水


Kano Seisen’in Osanobu (also “Kano Seisen Osanobu”) was the last great master of the Kano school before the end of the Tokugawa shogunate. He was also an antiquarian, and copied many ancient Chinese and Japanese paintings. Kano Osanobu was assigned the Hogen rank. Hogen 法眼 (Hōgen), literally “Seal of the Law.” -the second highest rank initially awarded to Buddhist monks. By the 11th century, the Japanese imperial court began awarding Buddhist sculptors with ranks and titles that were formerly reserved only for monks. By the 15th century, important laymen scholars, warriors, poets, writers and other artists were given these titles as well. This piece has a fine old mounting that is aging well considering the time that has past. The symbology stenciled onto the washi paper comes from the same rank of mounting artisans that can be found on our Hashimoto Gahō. This is a noble composition of traditional themes that truly impresses in person. Good condition for its age.

23″ x 71″ – $750 – Comes with a signed and sealed document of authenticity. Purchase price includes shipping world-wide. All prices in Canadian dollars. 

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