Musée No:325.095Regular price £25.00
Traditional Japanese Illustration
Artist: Mochizuki Gyokusen
Mochizuki Gyokusen, 1834-1913, the Kyoto-based artist came from a samurai family and studied with at least two different teachers—one a Tosa-school painter, the other a Kano-affiliated artist. His father was his main influence and mentor. He was considered a major artist in the landscape and bird-and-flower (kacho-ga) tradition and worked for the Imperial Palace when he was barely twenty. and produced a painting for the Emperor in 1855. His painting in the Japanese style was also considerably influenced by Western art. In 1904 he was appointed a Teishitsu Gige-in (Artist to the Imperial Household) and became a member of the Art Committee of the Imperial Household. In 1880, he helped found the Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting.