Portrait of Hotei (Translation)
布袋和尚 桃山時代 狩野玉楽筆 紙本水墨淡彩 (Primary Title)
布袋和尚、秋景冬景図 桃山時代 狩野玉楽筆 紙本水墨淡彩 (Series Title)

Kanō Gyokuraku, Japanese, active 1550 - 1590 (Artist)

ca. 1575
Works On Paper
One of hanging scroll triptych; ink, light color on paper
Overall: 73 1/2 × 21 1/2 in. (186.69 × 54.61 cm)
Other (painted area): 40 1/2 × 16 1/2 in. (102.87 × 41.91 cm)
Not on view
Part of a set "Autumn and Winter Landscapes with Hotei" (66.70.1-3)
This scroll depicts Hotei, a 10th-century Chinese Zen master known for his eccentric lifestyle. The abrupt and angular brushstrokes that form his robe and the fine lines that define his facial features capture the spirit of this legendary figure. Paintings depicting Zen subjects were highly appreciated by monks and military officials who commissioned them for temples and shogun residences. Gyokuraku studied with Kano Motonobu (1476–1559) in Kyoto and later became a court painter working for a military ruler near Tokyo.
Sumi-e 墨絵
Kano School 狩野派
Momoyama period (1573-1615)
玉楽筆 Gyokuraku hitsu (Painted by Gyokuraku)
Artist's seal: 右都御史之印
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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