Nagasawa Rosetsu and The Tiger

Tiger (1786) by Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799), detail from a set of six sliding door panels, ink on paper, Muryo-ji, Kushimoto. Important Cultural Property

For eight weeks, Japan’s most famous tiger is on show in Zurich in an exhibition entitled Ferocious Brush. Nagasawa Rosetsu painted the tiger image in the 18th century and the legend states that Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754–1799) painted this monumental tiger… Continue reading