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Sugawara no Michizane in exile, Japanese antique picture on scroll by HOSAI (1848 - 1920)
D-114 Sugawara no Michizane in exile, Japanese antique picture on scroll by HOSAI (1848 - 1920), before 1912

Japanese scroll painting on silk depicts Heian era scholar Sugawara no Michizane in exile. Full moon shines softly through the evenings mist, lighting Michizane's sorrow. He sits on veranda with open window to the garden in front of an open wooden chest which is full oft Michizane's latest courtier clothes. He holds his court attire in his hands and he remembers his past days A candle's flame sways in the wind.
Michizane was a prominent scholar and political figure in Heian period Japan (running from 794 to 1185). He was born in aristocratic family and become well educated scholar, and a professor of literature at the university and finally acquiring the post of Minister of the Right, with junior second rank. Through out intrigues of his enemies at Imperial court, Michizane was exiled and ended his days two years later. Traditionally Sugawara no Michizane or Tenjin honored as the Shinto God of Study and Learning.
Little is known of Japanese painter Hosai except that he was a Tokyo painter specializing in historical subjects, who studied with the popular Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), one of the last of the great Ukiyo-e artist.

Very good condition overall, with some small stains in upper part of the scroll (no in painting).
Bone scroll's roller ends. Origami (certificate of intensity) paper come with.
Meiji peiod, before 1912

Scroll's dimensions: 162 x 48 cm / 63,7 x 18,8 inches

Price: US$ 850.00
japanse paintig on scroll by HOSAI, detail. Meiji period, before 1912
Sugawara no Michizane in exile, Japanese antique picture on scroll by HOSAI (1848 - 1920)
some damage on Japanese antique painting on scroll  artist signature on scroll painting
Sugawara no Michizane in exile, Japanese antique picture on scroll by HOSAI (1848 - 1920)

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