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Ogata Kôrin (1658-1716)
Kaku ni hakusagi - Crane and egret
Seals: Hokkyô Kôrin
Technique: sumi, gold and gofun in tarashikomi technique on paper 104,4 x 43,4 (2x)
Mounting: bronze gold brocade and gold damask satin
ivory rollers, 196 x 58,4
Box: Authorized in 1906 by: Sakai Dôitsu (1845-1913), Kawabata Gyokushô (1842-1913), Matsumoto Fuko (1840-1923) & Mochizuki Kimpô (1846-1915)
Condition: creased, aged, worn, gofun badly chipped, a kind of fair, but charming

The paintings are authorized by important artists from the Meiji era and represent different schools.
Dôitsu a student of Kiitsu, is a Rimpa artist, Fukô was a Nihonga artist trained in de Ukiyo-e tradition by Kikuchi Yôsai, Gyokusho, a Maruyama-Shijô style painter and a professor at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts and Kimpô a Nihonga painter in the Maruyama-Shijô style and a descendant from Mochizuki painters family.

Kôrin was the foremost Edo decorative painter, influencing all Japan.
Kôrin was a member of the Rimpa school. Although born in Kyoto, he worked in Edo. In 1701 he received the title Hokkyô.

Nihon no bijutsu kaiga kinshû Vol. 17 etc.
A large number of monographs and books on Rimpa painting