Hoju Buddhistic Treasure Ball by Kano Head Painters
- Reference NumberSP-70305
- Title" Hoju Buddhistic Treasure Ball " by Two Kano Head Painters
- ArtistsHoju : Kano Osanobu (1796 - 1846)
The 9th head of the Kobikicho Kano School in Edo.
Rice Stalk : Kano Tosen (1811? - 1871)
His pseudonym is Seisen-In.
Osanubu was born in 1796 as the eldest son of Kano Isenin Naganobu.
In 1819, Osanubu was ordained as Hogen rank.
In 1828, he scceeded the family head of the Edo Kobikicho Kano School as
his father died.
Osanubu is regarded as the last giant of the Kano schools painters in the
Edo period (1603-1868).
He also trained up Kano Hogai and Hashimoto Gaho.
Highest Value = US$130 thousand
The 8th head of the Hamacho Kano School in Edo.
Younger brother of Kano Osanobu.
Tosen was born as the 5th son of Kano Isenin Naganobu.
Later, Tosen succeeded to the family head of the Hamacho Kano School.
He was ordained as Hogen rank.
He deceased in the 4th year of the Meiji era (1871).
- Signature & SealYes
- Part of DrawingJapanese Paper, 94 x 30 cm ( 37 x 11.8 inches )
- MountingSilk, 172 x 32 cm ( 67.7 x 12.6 inches )
- Roller End MaterialIvory (One Roller End is lost)
- BoxWood Box
The scroll is foxed overall as it was drawn years ago.
One of the pair of Futai is almost unfastened.
There are several worm-eaten holes.
On the drawing part, there are some exfoliations and stains.
And one of the roller ends is lost.
As a whole, the condition of this scroll is not good.
Although, a Hoju Buddhistic treasure ball is drawn powerfully using Sumi black ink.
The Hoju was drawn by Kano Osanobu.
And also rice stalk is depicted in the Hoju using golden ink by Kano Tosen.
They are brothers.
Please note that this scroll is not judged by any appraiser.
So, we cannot guarantee that this scroll is authentic one.
Signature & Seal
In Wooden Box