ARTIST : It is the work of Yamamoto Koitsu (1833-1903). Koitsu or Koichi was the son of Yamamoto Sodo, who had been a disciple of Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828). Koitsu and his younger brother Sakai Doitsu (1845-1913) were important members of the Rimpa tradition during the Meiji period (1868-1912) and may be credited with maintaining the prestige of the school through the period.
AGE : second half of the 19th century
SIZE : The image measures 39'' by 16.5'' (99 by 42 cm). The scroll measures 70'' by 23'' (178 by 58 cm).
DESCRIPTION : A superb Meiji period Rinpa school painting of horses frolicking beside a stream. While earlier Rinpa artists such as Sotatsu and Korin tended to focus primarily on decorative motifs either derived from nature or Japanese literary sources, later Rinpa artists expanded their repertoire of subjects to include a broad range of subjects.
TECHNIQUE : ink and color on silk
CONDITION : The work is in very good condition. It is beautifully presented with its original brocade mounting.