Pair of screens by Kano Tanyu

The artist was the last great master of Kano School.


Ink & wash on paper
165 x 371 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £11,000)
Acquired in:

BY the 17th Century, the style was becoming fossilised and only Tanyu could enliven it with his own variations. Much copied later by his 2 younger brothers. Here his virtuosity is demonstrated by deliberately choosing to paint in both major Chinese styles:- southern school (left-hand screen) and northern school (right-hand screen).

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Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000

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