Artwork Details for Hosen (scroll artist) "Ferocious Tiger"


Hosen (scroll artist) - Ferocious  Tiger - 猛虎図

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Ferocious Tiger - 猛虎図
by Hosen (scroll artist) - 鳳泉

Artist:Hosen (scroll artist) - 鳳泉
Title:Ferocious Tiger - 猛虎図
Date:1920s/30s/40s (this artwork: 1920s/30s/40s)
Publisher:Self
Medium:Scroll/Makuri roll - 掛軸ーまくり
Format:Long scroll - 掛軸, 21.5 x 77 inches
Artwork Code:13706-Hosen
Notes:Painted area is 41 x 122cm. Artist-signed scroll box includes the title. Vertical lines in the image area are due to the scanner needing cleaning.


I'm not yet sure who the artist Hosen is, but without a doubt he is one of the most talented Nihon-Ga scroll artists I've seen. His scenes are powerfully drawn and his attention to detail is unsurpassed. Take a look at the close-up image of the tiger's face below. Each and every hair is hand-drawn, and they cover the entire body of this tiger -- it must have taken Hosen days to complete it. I've seen two other scrolls by this artist and they are both equally as powerful and detailed as this scene.

This artwork is from my personal collection and is not for sale.

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