- Museum number
Painting, hanging scroll. Tiger licking his paw. Ink on paper. Sealed. With accompanying certificate of authentication by Kohitsu Ryonin; and paulownia storage box.
- Production date
Height: 193 centimetres (mount)
Height: 108 centimetres
Width: 63.50 centimetres (mount)
Width: 50.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The painting bears the seal of the famous Muromachi-period ink painter Noami (1397-1471), but this is forged. The playful, highly simplified ink depiction - with the tiger looking more like a cat - comes from the school of Tawaraya Sotatsu. In addition to his brilliant screen and fan paintings with their extensive use of gold, Sotatsu was also a master of monochrome ink painting. (Label copy, TTC 2000)
Looks like Sotatsu style (Kobayashi Tadashi has described painting also as ‘Sotatsu style.’). Interesting example. Not by Noami. Perhaps the seal of Noami indicates the work was in the collection of Noami. (Kawai, 8/2008)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000 26 Jun-24 Sep, London, BM, Japanese Galleries, 'Japan Time'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The collection of Japanese and Chinese paintings belonging to Arthur Morrison was purchased by Sir William Gwynne-Evans, who presented it to the British Museum in 1913.
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.360 (Japanese Painting Number)