Araki Kanpo (1831-1915)
Leopard Flower and Two Roosters
(Hiougi sokei zu)
hanging scroll; ink and color on silk, signed Hachijuyon okina (at the age of eighty-four), Kanpo, with artist's seals Kanpo and Kanpo; accompanied by tomobako titled Hiougi sokei zu, and signed and dated Taisho san kinoe tora chu shu (Taisho 3 , cyclical year of wood, zodiac year of the tiger, mid-autumn) Kanpo ki with artist's seal Kanpo
painting: 49 by 16 1/8 in., 124.4 by 41 cm
overall: 81 7/8 by 21 5/8 in; 208 by 55 cm
Araki Kanpo was born Tanaka Kozaburo in Shiba Akabane, Edo (Tokyo) where his family had served the Zojoji temple for many generations. In 1839 his father arranged a place for him with the
Hiougi, or leopard flower (also known as the blackberry lily) is native to Japan and in the same family of flowers as irises (iridaceae).
Ellen P. Conant, Steven D. Owyoung, J. Thomas Rimer, Nihonga: Transcending the Past: Japanese-Style Painting, 1868-1968, The Saint Louis Art Museum, p. 138, pl. 25, p.290
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