Japanese Hanging Scroll "Flower and Moon" Kano Osanobu - XIX Century
Primary Material : Paper
Technique : Handpainted
Roller Ends : Wood
Size: Height 155cm, width 27.5cm, weight 160g
Object literature: Kano Osanobu (1796-1846) was a prominent Japanese artist and master of the Kano school of painting during the Edo period. Born in 1796 in Kyoto, Japan, Osanobu was the fourth generation of the renowned Kano family, which had a long tradition of serving as official painters to the Tokugawa shogunate.
Osanobu's artistic talent was evident from a young age, and he received extensive training in the traditional techniques and styles of the Kano school. His works primarily encompassed traditional Japanese painting, which often featured subjects like nature, wildlife, and historical scenes. His mastery of ink and color, as well as his ability to infuse depth and emotion into his art, set him apart as a leading figure in the Kano school.
During his lifetime, Osanobu's art gained recognition not only in Japan but also among international audiences. His contributions to the world of Japanese art had a lasting impact, helping to preserve and evolve the Kano school's techniques and aesthetics. He left a rich legacy, inspiring subsequent generations of artists to continue the tradition of Japanese painting.
Kano Osanobu passed away in 1846, leaving behind a body of work that continues to be celebrated and admired for its artistic excellence and cultural significance in the realm of traditional Japanese art. His influence endures, and his legacy remains an integral part of Japan's artistic heritage.