Flowers and Birds

Organization control number
A-756
Classification
Painting
Author
By Soga Nichokuan (dates unknown)
Era century
Edo period, 17th century
Item shape
Color on paper
Collector
Tokyo National Museum
Nichokuan, an early Edo-period painter, was born in Sakai as the son of Soga Chokuan, the founder of the Soga school of painting. Nichokuan excelled at painting birds, flowers, figures, and, in particular, falcons. He probably prospered with the support of warrior families. He inherited his father’s impassioned brushwork, but comparatively, Nichokuan’s style features a gentle, delicate level of expression.(130521_h07)