Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Ten'Yu Shoko

 (1586 - 1666)
Ten'Yu Shoko was active/lived in Asia.  TenYu Shoko is known for calligraphy, garden design.

Biography   Ten'Yu Shoko


In 1625 Ten'yu (1586-1666) became the 169th abbot of Daitokuji Temple; he was also Dharma-brother of Takuan, mentor of Isshi Monju (see lot 66). He is celebrated both for his calligraphy and for his garden design, as well as for the fact that he makes an appearance in Mori Ogai's grisly short story Abe Ichizoku (The Abe Family, 1913).

Ten'yu was one of the best and most creative of Daitokuji calligraphers. His elegant brushwork is soft, bright, and refined.



Discover art and art prices ...
•  Auction records and images
•  Record prices, graphs, stats
•  Artist signature examples
•  More about subscribing

Example(s) of this artist's work:
Calligraphy: Mountain Cloud
Art images copyright© of artist or assignee

Subscribers may find the following and more:
Did it sell?  Low/high estimate
Size of work   Signature   Date created
Research Ten'Yu Shoko

Consider a subscription!  More info



15