pair of heron on snowy branch

Kakunen Tsuruoka, 1892-1977

pair of heron on snowy branch

ink and color on light brown cardstock; signed Kakunen ga with artist's round seal Bokutei, with oval Tsuruoka family seal on verso, n.d., ca. 1920s

7 by 24 3/4 in., 17.7 by 62.8 cm

The pooling of green, black, and brown pigment on the surface of the tree trunk is a classic example of the use of tarashikomi (lit. 'dripping in''), a technique of manipulating layers of wet paint and ink which is associated with traditional Rinpa-style painting.



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site last updated
February 24, 2020

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
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