The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

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2 Gacho Accordion Painting Albums & Inpu by Tanaka Hakuin

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1920: Item # 1452277

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An important large album by Tanaka Hakuin called an Impu, recording a great many of the various seals the artist used throughout his career. The first and last two pages are blank, throughout the rest of the book are various seals impressed onto the left leaf opposite 11 landscape paintings on the right. The booklet is 7 x 9-1/4 inches and is in overall fine condition. Also a small album with 26 leaves of stamps bound with padded silk in a small cover. It is 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches. There are some stains along the edges.
Tanaka Hakuin (birth name Nakagawa Keizaburo, 1866-1934) was born in Suruga, Shizuoka prefecture in the last years of the Edo period and became a student of Tanomura Chokunyu in Kyoto, the cultural heartland of Japan, at the age of 17. This was a tumultuous period as Western ideas and Technology were flooding into Japan. He was the top pupil of Chokunyu, working in the style of both Chikuden and his mentor. At this time he used the name Tanomura Hakuin. In 1900 he married and moved to Hofu city in Yamaguchi prefecture taking his wifes family name Tanaka as his surname, and thereafter was known as Tanaka Hakuin. He established a school for painting where he worked for his remaining years. Work by him is held in the Mori Art Museum and Honolulu Museum of Art among others.