Jan 12, 2015

Genre Figures

Genre Figures

c. 1816

Part of a set. See all set records

Takebe Sōchō 建部 巣兆

(Japanese, 1760–1814)

Triptych of hanging scrolls; ink and color on paper

Overall: 125.4 x 49.6 cm (49 3/8 x 19 1/2 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1987.72



Though rarely mentioned in official histories, Socho was an accomplished painter whose talent is readily apparent to the modern eye. For his compositions he chose traditional Japanese stories or everyday events. This painting belongs to a triptych (set of three) that was recently converted from folding screen panels to hanging scrolls.

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