Tani Buncho | Fan painting
A flower painting on a fan by Tani Buncho (1763-1841). In the year 1899 Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907) had this fan painting mounted on a scroll and extended Buncho's piece to a composition of vegetable and butterflies and he adds "Chokunyu is happy to start new things with 86 years."
A very interesting and attractive collaborative work. Besides from that there is an inscription on the box by Tanomura Shoko (1879-1910), Chokunyu's granson. - Inscription on the box lid reads: "My grandfather Master Chokunyu, collaborative homage for Buncho. Vegetables and butterflies", and on the inside: "In the spring of 1908 I honourably viewed the painting and gave the title at Higashiyama Gashindo. Humble grandson, hermit Shoko."
Tani Buncho (1763-1841)
Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907), 1899
Fan painting on a painted mounting.
Ink and color on paper an fabric
6 ¼ x 18 ½ in.
Mounted painting 74 x 53 cm (29 x 2¾ in.)
Mounting 145 x 54 cm (60½ x 21¼ in.)