Orchids; pair with Bamboo, 1987/1.152.2Artist(s)Nakabayashi ChikutôObject Creation Date1st half of the 19th centuryMedium & Supporthanging scroll, ink on paperDimensions
37 1/2 in x 11 7/8 in (95.2 cm x 30.2 cm)Credit LineGift of The Calvin French CollectionLabel copy
Chikuto was the son of a doctor from Nagoya. Under the tutelage of a wealthy Chinese painting collector, Chikuto was able to establish his own painting studio at the age of twenty. He was able to organize and publish old Chinese treatises on painting and establish them as theories of the Nanga school. The orderly arrangement and even brushwork of the orchids and bamboo on this pair of scrolls are quiet and tranquil. As a rule, his execution is inclined to be disciplined and conservative.Primary Object Classification Painting Primary Object Typehanging scrollCollection AreaAsianRights
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