Antique fukusa Mid 19th c. Sumi E ( handpainted)
This is a signed piece of textile art by the prominent artist, Tanomura Chokunyu ( 1814-1907)
Chokunyu was born in Oita and studied under Okamoto Baisetsu before moving to paint under tyhe famous literatus Tanomura Chikuden ( 1777-1835). Chikuden adopted Chokunyu and had a very strong influence on the young artist. After the death of Chiduden, Chokunyu studied under Oshio Chusai ( 1792-1837) until 1837 when Chokunyu ventured out on his own in Kyoto. Chokunyu founded Kyoto Municipal School of painting before becoming an Obaku Zen Monk in 1902.
Condition: Stains on the original backing does not effect the front.
Date: c. mid to late 1800
Down insert and Hand closed.
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