(Japanese, active mid-1700s)
Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
Painting only: 90.9 x 36.2 cm (35 13/16 x 14 1/4 in.)
Worcester R. Warner Collection 1964.105
Not much is known about the artist Tatebayashi Kagei. He was a retainer of the Maeda family in Kaga, following which he relocated to Edo. He painted in the Rinpa style, and used a seal very similar to that of Ogata Kōrin. In 1738, he received a copy made by Kōrin of a fan painting by Tawaraya Sōtatsu from Kōrin's brother Ogata Kenzan. It is therefore surmised that Kagei studied painting in Edo with Kenzan.
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