Crickets with bellflower and beach chrysanthemum

Studies of plants are common subjects both for artists working in the Nanga style of Chinese literati ink painting, and for those trained in the Maruyama style, which emphasized sketching from life. Tani Bun’ichi trained in both styles, first with his father, Tani Bunchō, and later with the Maruyama School painter Watanabe Nangaku. Examples by both artists can be seen in this exhibition [EAX.5387, EAX.5380].

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Nanga

Further reading

Katz, Janice, Japanese Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, with an introductory essay by Oliver Impey (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2003), supp. no. 73 on p. 225, illus. p. 225 fig. 73

Hillier, J., The Harari Collection of Japanese Paintings and Drawings, copyright owned by Michael Harari, 3 vols (London: Lund Humphries, 1973), no. 305 on p. 538, illus. p. 539 fig. 305

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