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Portrait of Samurai-Official: Hirai Rinsei

Portrait of Samurai-Official: Hirai Rinsei


attributed to Tsukioka Settei

(Japanese, 1710–1786)
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Overall: 187.9 x 55.9 cm (74 x 22 in.); Painting only: 96.5 x 35.5 cm (38 x 14 in.)
Location: not on view


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.
  • Main Asian Rotation (Gallery 121); March 10, 2003 - July 16, 2003.
  • {{cite web|title=Portrait of Samurai-Official: Hirai Rinsei|url=false|author=Tsukioka Settei, Jogen|year=1776|access-date=18 May 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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