Rai Kyōhei 頼京平 [aka Shunsō or Manshiro], artist. [Kakemono 掛け物 - Hanging Scroll] [Landscape]. N.p. n.d. Landscape painting of a mountain scene with pine trees. Hanging scroll (kakemono 掛け物) beautifully mounted on brocade with black wooden jiku handles. Image size 44.7x18.4cm with 49.5cm silk fabric at top, 26.5cm at bottom and borders of approx 5-5.5cm on either side.
Rai Kyōhei 頼京平 (c.1756-1834) was an influential Confucian scholar and the uncle of the famous kanshi poet Rai Sanyō. Sanyo was known for Tōjun Kagetsuchō 十旬花月帖 (Journal of Flowers in 100 Days/ A Few Brief Moments Describing Moon and Flowers), a collaborative work of poetry with floral and landscape paintings created after a three month walking tour through central Japan with his nephew and mother in the 1820s. The three poets and their entourage were influenced by the lyrical scenes of nature observed in Kyoto and Nara during their travels. This scroll is likely inspired by that period of travel and reflection in nature.
Slight foxing on the image. Encased in a wooden scroll box 40.7 x 6.4cm with artist’s name brushed on label laid down on end of box.