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painting / hanging scroll

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Painting, hanging scroll. Hawk on willow branch. Ink on silk. Signed and sealed.


  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 99 centimetres
    • Width: 36.9 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Unkoku hokkyo Toki
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Hokkyo Toki
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

  • Curator's comments

    Hizo Nihon bijutsu taikan Vol 3

    Unkoku Toki (b. 1767) was a painter of the Unkoku school active in the middle and late Edo period. The hawk seen in this work represents a favorite theme of the school - doubtless a reflection of the need to rival the Soga school, which was even more famous for the same theme. It must have been extremely difficult for the artist to convey any individuality with a subject as traditional as this; even so, one notes that the hawk is here accompanied not by the usual oak tree but by a willow - an attempt, perhaps, at innovation on Toki's part.


  • Bibliography

    • Hizo Nihon bijutsu taikan Vol 3 90 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history


  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • 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.

  • Department


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Jap.Ptg.424 (Japanese Painting Number)


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