The rich colors and fine details of Red and White Poppies
, a hanging scroll painting by Kitagawa Sōsetsu (Japanese, flourished 163950) are beautifully captured in the design of this scarf. Several varieties of poppies spread their bright profusion through early summer fields.
Silk crÍpe de chine. Imported. 63'' x 17''.
- 100% Silk crÍpe de chine
- 63'' x 17''
- Oblong scarf
Art HistoryThe painter Kitagawa Sōsetsu flourished during Japanís Edo period (1615Ė1868), a time in which renewed energy was infused into the arts through a campaign initiated in the ancient capital city, Kyoto. Not much biographical or professional information is known about Sōsetsu, other than the fact that he inherited the honorary title hokkyō (given to the master of a school or shop) from his predecessor Tawaraya Sōtatsu (died ca. 1640). Sōsetsuís painting style perpetuated Sōtatsuís, and it is most instructive to discuss the work of the follower in terms of that of his master.