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Tanomura Chokunyu | Painting


"A child prodigy in painting, Tanomura Chokunyu originally modeled himself after the style of the famous Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835), who had adopted him at the age of eight. After Chikuden's death, Chokunyu took up an intense study of imported Chinese paintings." Paul Berry in: Literati Modern, p.136.) - The certificate box was inscribed by Tajika Chikuson (1864-1922), one of Chokunyu's key disciples.


My face looks green in the bamboo light.

I am drunk. 
It has a reddish tone, I say.

Green is what I drink. 
My buzz feels like longing for the sun in the rain. 
Outside my window there is a garden rock in the clear wind.

1883, 11th month at the Takasago gathering. Chokunyu Sansho Tachi.


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Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907)

Ink on fabric

137.8 x 52.8 cm (54 1/4 x 20 3/4 in.)

Mounting 210 x 68.5 cm (82 1/2 x 27 in.)
Certificate box (Tajika Chikuson)

SKU: 2330
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