The Calligrapher Ono no Tofu

by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

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The Calligrapher Ono no Tofu by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

Original Kiyochika (1847 - 1915) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Calligrapher Ono no Tofu

Series: Foundations of Morality and Success (Kyodo Risshi no Motoi)

The Calligrapher Ono no Tofu - Handsome portrait of the great Heian era calligrapher Ono no Tofu standing outside Daikyoku-den Palace. A government official and poet, he is considered the founder of Japanese calligraphy, and served three different emperors during his distinguished career. He stands quietly in a beautiful deep green robe with a delicate landscape design, looking reflectively back over his shoulder. The castle rises behind him, towers topped with curving roof ornaments looming above the root and blossoming cherry trees visible in the courtyard beyond. An attractive design of this revered scholar and artist.

Artist - Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

Image Size - 14" x 9"

Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Please see photos for details.

The Calligrapher Ono no Tofu by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)
The Calligrapher Ono no Tofu by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

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