Kishi Ganrei (1816-1883)
Kishi Ganrei (1816-1883)

Manpuku (Ten-thousand Felicities)

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Kishi Ganrei (1816-1883)
Manpuku (Ten-thousand Felicities)
Signed and dated Genji kigen kaji kinoe ne banshu (Winter, 1864) Chou tayu sakon shogen Tei ason Ganrei sha, sealed Ganrei no in and Shitei uji
Hanging scroll; ink, color and gold on paper
61 3/8 x 32½in. (156 x 82.5cm.)

Lot Essay

Ganrei is the son of the painter Kishi Gantai (1782-1865) and the brother of the painter Kishi Gankei (1811-1848).

In this painting the popular figure of the chubby and cheerful Otafuku wears an outer robe designed with a myriad of smaller Otafuku busy at games and entertainments. This felicitous image is a take-off on the Chinese theme of One-hundred Old Men, an auspicious subject featuring large groups of men enjoying cultural pursuits in their retirements.
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