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Portrait of Samurai-Official: Hirai KyoseiHirai Kyosei

Portrait of Samurai-Official: Hirai KyoseiHirai Kyosei


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Tsukioka Settei 月岡 雪鼎

(Japanese, 1710-1786)

inscription by

Sando Hyosho


Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

Overall: 187.9 x 55.9 cm (74 x 22 in.); Painting only: 96.5 x 38.3 cm (38 x 15 1/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1999.89.1



In this pair of figure paintings, the artist provided generational portraits of two clan leaders from the Hirai family, accompanied by lengthy inscriptions in a distinctive calligraphic style from separate scholar-officials.

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