Kitagawa Kikumaro (Tsukimaro), fl. ca. 1800's-20's

Calligrapher's First Strokes
(Uriyahatsugai no zu)

signed Kikumaro hitsu, with publisher's seal of Murataya Jirobei, ca. 1800

oban tate-e triptych 30 1/4 by 15 3/8 in., 76.7 by 39 cm

Tsukimaro was a pupil of the great Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806). Working in a style very similar to that of his teacher, he signed his early works, Kikumaro, and then Tsukimaro, after 1804. Increasingly concentrating on paintings, in 1818 he began signing his works Kansetsu.



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