Item No. SR-2355 I $5,200
Pair of two panel screens. Sumi-e painting of Koi and lotus in ink and color on paper. Mounted on paper with gold leaf mist with lacquer frames Watanabe Kiyoshi (1778-1861) was born to the household of Rihei, a Nuihaku (specialist in Embroidery and wearing kimono) in Owari, modern day Nagoya. He studied Kano style painting under Yoshikawa Hidenobu (Eishin) and Yoshinobu, then moved to Kyoto where he took up the Tosa school and Yamato-e under Tosa Mitsusada and Tanaka Totsugen. Along with his teacher Totsugen, and fellow students Reizei Tamechika and Ukita Ikkei became the proponents of the Gokoyamato-e style, returning to Nagoya where he remained for the rest of his life.
Dimensions: 132" x .7" x 67" (LxW)
Period: Late Edo - mid 19th century
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