|Date||Late Meiji period|
|Material||Ink and colors on silk|
|Dimensions||H 194,7 x W 50,3 cm (with mounting)|
Comes with old fitted wooden box.
Price: EUR 8,200
Mochizuki Gyokkei, the fifth heir of the Gyokusen painting tradition (also known as 'Kyōto school') was a master painter of flower-bird-paintings, but also of landscapes as one can see in this fine example of a spring landscape. Within a mountainous setting, indicated by a large massif in the distant background, he composed a rural spring landscape with traditional Japanese farm houses between blooming cherry trees.
Mochizuki Gyokkei was the successor of his father Mochizuki Gyokusen 望月玉泉 (1834-1913), who has been working for the imperial palace as well. From him, Gyokkei inherited his accurate brushwork through his training in the fifth-generation family style tracing back to his great-grandfather Mochizuki Gyokusen (1692–1755), who established the family studio combining these elements of Chinese painting of the Kishi school with influences by Shen Nanping and Japanese paintings by the Maruyama-Shijō school as well as western painting techniques.