|Stockno.:||S17-008||Artist:||Kishi Renzan (1804-1859)||Description: ||Diptych of a dragon and tiger, paintings on paper. ca. 1840.
The tiger, a symbol of strength and associated with the earth, is juxtaposed to the dragon, symbol of the sky, wind and rain. Renzan was the adopted son and pupil of Kishi Ganku, the founder of the Kishi school. With old but not original box.
*Paintings of a tiger and dragon facing each other are based on Chinese legends in which the blue dragon (God of the East) and the white tiger (God of the West) are two of the four guardian Gods on the cardinal points. Dragons are usually depicted among clouds and tigers with wind, as described in the I-ching (Classic of Changes), an ancient divination text and the oldest of the Chinese classics.||Signed:||Both signed and sealed Kishi and Renzan.||Size:||Each painting, mounting: w 58 cm x h 1.97 m . Image: w 46.5 x h 124 cm. ||Condition:||Price:||Euro 3200 SOLD||Reference:||Kachō-ga: The poetry of Japanese nature (2018), p. 100.|