CHOKEI GENMYO: A HANGING SCROLL PORTRAITPAINTING OF THE PRIEST WANG YONGMING CHO…
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CHOKEI GENMYO: A HANGING SCROLL PORTRAITPAINTING OF THE PRIEST WANG YONGMING

CHOKEI GENMYO: A HANGING SCROLL PORTRAITPAINTING OF THE PRIEST WANG YONGMING By Chokei Genmyo (died 1734), signed nanajugo-o saika unno Cho Keimin ga Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Ink, watercolors, and gouache on silk. Mounted as a hanging scroll on a silk brocade frame with ivory handles. Finely painted with a commemorative portrait of the Chinese priest Wang Yongming holding a fly whisk. Inscriptions: Inscribed to the right margin, ‘Fukuto shujin O Eimei (Wang Yongming) ni keihitsu okuru, nanajugo-o saika unno Cho Keimin ga’ [Painting of Wang Yongming who is the Master of Futang, with a fond farewell, painted by (myself) the priest painter Chokei Genmyo, at the age of 75] 福唐主人王永明送恵筆、七十五翁済下雲納兆渓明画. Several seals, including ‘So Genmyo’ [Priest Genmyo] 僧O元明and ‘Chokei’ 兆渓. Image SIZE 96 x 40.6 cm, SIZE incl. mounting 190 x 55 cm Condition: Very good condition with minor wear. Some creasing, tiny tears with associated repairs, and foxing. The frame with usual wear and small tears and losses along the edges. Important notice: Please note that we will need to remove the ivory roller ends before shipping / handing over the item. The roller ends are not part of this offer. Chokei Genmyo (died 1734) was a painter monk who lived in the Edo period. He belonged to the Obaku school of painting and studied under Tetsugyu Doki at Kofuku-ji Temple, Edo. He extensively studied paintings of the legendary master painter Mincho (1352-1431) and drew from his legacy.

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CHOKEI GENMYO: A HANGING SCROLL PORTRAITPAINTING OF THE PRIEST WANG YONGMING

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