Tiger and dragon

Kishi Gankuc. 1830

Museo d'Arte Orientale

Museo d'Arte Orientale
Torino, Italy

The two screens are Tiger and Dragon, creatures evocative of autumn and spring, in a stormy rendered with broad, vigorous brushstrokes. The tiger moves on a mountainous terrain with rocks and pines. The dragon emerges from the clouds on a sea of boiling waters. The signature and seal, as well as the style and quality of these screens painting are attributed to the school of Ganku Kishi (1756-1838) and at least part of the master himself, famous as a painter of tigers (one of his paintings titled Tiger and Waves is in the British Museum).


  • Title: Tiger and dragon
  • Creator: Kishi Ganku
  • Date: c. 1830
  • Physical Dimensions: w376 x h174.7 cm
  • Origins: Japan
  • Objects: Pair of six-panel folding screens
  • Provenance: Comune di Torino
  • Type: Screens
  • Rights: All Rights Reserved - MAO Museo d'Arte Orientale, Turin
  • Medium: Ink on paper

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