Seller: gabrielli-art (4,400) 100%, Location: Youngsville, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 283584847985 An impressive Scroll with a powerful painting on paper by a Kano-ha artist. I believe the painting dates to the late 1700s and that the mounting is probably later, from the Meiji Period, around 1890. The artist has given us a wonderfully strong image of a Tiger roaring and watching intently for possible prey. Following traditional Chinese models, Kano-ha artists often used negative space beautifully to indicate distance and to imply mist, clouds, sky or sea as the artist of this work dose. He gives us a Tiger and nothing else. But that Ttiger is more than enough to fill and suggest the space implied by paper left empty by the artist. The newer mounting serves the old painting very well with its rich verdant green, chestnut brown and gold brocades surrounding the old work. JAPANESE HANGING SCROLL: Antique "Fierce Tiger" Kano-ha, late 1700s, Edo Period JAPANESE HANGING SCROLL: Antique "Fierce Tiger" Kano-ha, late 1700s Edo Period This is an impressive Scroll with a powerful painting on paper by a Kano-ha artist. I believe the painting dates to the late 1700s and that the mounting is probably later, from the Meiji Period, around 1890. The artist has given us a wonderfully strong image of a Tiger roaring and watching intently for possible prey. The Kano school is one of the most famous schools of Japanese painting. It was founded by Kano Masanobu (1434-1530), a contemporary of Sesshu and student of Shubun. Kano painters often composed very flat pictures, but they balanced impeccably detailed realistic depictions of animals and other subjects in the foreground with abstract, often entirely blank backgrounds elements. The use of negative space to indicate distance, and to imply mist, clouds, sky or sea is drawn from traditional Chinese modes and is used beautifully by the Kano artists. This is precisely what we have in this painting: a beautifully executed representation of a Tiger and nothing else. The rest of the picture plane left entirely blank to imply the space in which the Tiger lurks. In the present painting, the artist does his best to give us a convincing representation of a fierce Tiger, glaring and ready to spring at a possible prey. But Tigers are not indigenous to Japan, and this artist was working well before the time that his island nation opened to the rest of the world in the mid 1800s. So it is highly unlikely that he ever actually saw a Tiger. But he and other Japanese artists of his time were fascinated by these fearful predators and made many paintings of them. But the only actual information they had at their command were tales of Portuguese traders who were allowed to trade with Japan at this time and perhaps a pelt which they brought with them. The artist has the distinctive striped coat of his Tiger, but he has no knowledge of the skeletal and muscular structure of the beast. And so his Tiger's physiognomy and physique are a little fanciful. The artist has certainly captured this jungle predator's ferocity if not his actual physical look. These curious and charming considerations aside, the artist shows his true mastery both in the bold composition, his superb painting technique and use of delicately balanced limited palette. This is a most excellent painting and a very good example of his aesthetic inclinations and his technical prowess. This scroll measures 81 inches long and 26 1/2 inches wide, not including the roller ends which are of black lacquered wood. Considering its more than 229 or so years of life the painting is in remarkably good condition, with no serious damage at all. There are a few small wrinkles but they do not damage either the physical or aesthetic qualities of the image itself. And as my 99 year old mother used to say, "They are the bona fides of a long life well lived'" The newer mounting serves the old painting very well especially in the generous use of rich verdant green, chestnut brown and gold brocades surrounding the old work. Altogether, this is a most handsome and unusual scroll and the photos give a very good idea of its power and beauty, with its painting on paper by a Kano-ha artist from the late 1700s in the Edo Period. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. And thanks for looking. This scroll is more than 229 or so years old and has passed through many difficult times including two World Wars, the Second of which was disastrous for its native country. For an unframed work on such a delicate support as paper, it is remarkable that it has survived at all, let alone in such good condition. But this scroll and similar works of art are not in absolutely perfect condition and they frequently show evidence of their long life. I endeavor to point out if and where there may be any damage, but the photographs tell the whole story. Please examine them carefully. If you are looking for something with absolutely no signs of age, I am afraid you will have to look elsewhere. In short, these beautiful scrolls were not born yesterday. I indicate the artist's name based on a signature and/or seal and also the style, but occasionally a scroll may be a copy of a work by a famous painter. In the present case, I am unable to identify the artist. Due to limitations of photography and the inevitable differences in monitor settings, the color of the pictures on your monitor may be slightly different from the scroll itself, but I did my best to capture it as it is. And, at least on my monitor, the color is a very good match. A MESSAGE TO MY CLIENTS: I am still disabled with a number of issues but the one most pertinent here is that my right arm and hand, formerly completely paralyzed, now are just extremely disobedient. They will not do what I desire them to do with the speed and accuracy I require. This is slowing me down quite a bit, especially the packing up.But I am trying to do my best; however, I am completely alone, which adds to the difficulty.I do manage to get most items off in the four day handling time. I should also apologize for not always being able to make the elegant packages I used to make. My hand just won't obey. 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Auctiva gets you noticed! The complete eBay Selling Solution. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE CounterOn Aug-22-19 at 19:25:52 PDT, seller added the following information: You can find other items of mine on another auction service, Catawiki.Just type:Catawiki Phillip Gabrielliin the address line and it will take you there. Condition: Antique/Used: Please read Description & look carefully at the many Photos below for condition details...FOR SOME REASON, Google and eBay have changed how they operate, again. In order to view this whole listing, the interested person sometimes MUST find and click on the SEE FULL ITEM in blue.Viewing with Tablet or phone may miss much of the Photos and Description., Type: Painting, Scroll & Print, Region of Origin: Japan, Age: 1700s, Primary Material: Paper and Brocade, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, California Prop 65 Warning: No Dangerous Chemicals, etc.