Mochizuki Gyokkei

Mochizuki Gyokkei detail

Mochizuki Gyokkei (1874-1938)

Hazy Moon and Weeping Cherry
(Oborozuki shidare zakura)

hanging scroll; ink and color on silk, signed Bo Gyokkei with artist's seal Gyokuzen and another seal unread; accompanied by tomobako dated Showa ninen haru sangatsu (Showa 2 [1927], spring, third month), and signed goju puku no uchi, Bo Gyokkei with artist's oval seal, Gyokuzen

painting: 48 3/8 by 10 5/8 in., 123 by 27 cm
overall: 77 by 15 in., 195.5 by 38 cm

Mochizuki Gyokkei was born in Kyoto as the 5th generation of artists of the Mochizuki school- formed by his great-grandfather Mochizuki Gyokusen (1692-1755). The Mochizuki school combined influences from the Chinese-style painting of the Nagasaki school founded by Shen Nanpin (ca. 1682-1780), and the Maruyama-Shijo school in Kyoto founded by Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795) which focused on naturalism.


Araki Kanpo signature
Araki Kanpo signature
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Araki Kanpo signature
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site last updated
December 3, 2019

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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