Lake under the Moon, drawn in 1868

[ Lake under the Moon ] Painted in 1868
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" Lake under the Moon " Drawn in 1868
Ishikawa Gozan (1844 - 1917)

Gozan was born near Toyama Castle in Etchu Province (present Toyama Prefecture).
His real given name was Kumataro.
Other pseudonyms of him are Itsuoh and Junsen.
Gozan went to Nagasaki and studied the Nanga style painting under Tetsuoh Somon (Zen Buddhist painter) and also Kinoshita Itsuun.
In 1867, at the end part of the reign of the Tokugawa Shogunate, he traveled to China and acquired Chinese painting techniques.
After the Meiji Restoration in 1868, Gozan became a Christian and preached the gospel actively.
In his late life, he went back to Toyama and made many drawings in the Nanga style.
he deceased in the 6th year of the Taisho era at the age of 74.

Signature & Seal
Part of Painting
Silk, 127.5 x 41 cm ( 50.2 x 16 inches )
Silk, 189 x 53 cm ( 74.4 x 20.8 inches )
Roller End Material
Japanese Pottery
Wood Box

This scroll was drawn in 1868 (The year the Meiji Restoration happened.)
It is slightly foxed overall as it was drawn years ago.
There are several stains with water and small tears on the mounting.
A few stains on the painting part are recognized.
As a whole, the condition of this scroll is not so bad.
A landscape under the moon is drawn artistically in the Suiboku ink drawing method (Nanga style).
The Kanji poem at the top says that "We can see the moon over the lake and also mountains and buildings reflected on the surface of the water".

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San Kanji Writing
San Kanji Writing
The Moon, Flight of Wilde Geese
Lake, Fishermen, Rafts, Huts
Tree, Castles, River
Roller End made of Japanese Pottery
Roller End
In Kakejiku Wooden Box
In Wooden Box
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