Seasonal Grasses and Flowers, Pair of Scrolls, by Oki Ichiga/Edo Period

Oki Ichiga (17961855)

Born in Edo, he was adopted into the Oki Family, a painter family in the Tottori Feudal Domain. In 1840, he began to live in Edo, receiving patronage from the shogunate. Although he belonged the Kano School, he incorporated a wide variety of methods from other schools in Japan, thereby creating his own style, which can be described as the Ichiga Style.

 A combination of flowers and birds is one the most attractive motifs he used in creating his works. In Seasonal Grasses and Flowers, he expresses his delicate and original taste.

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