August 1, 2016
Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828), Crescent Moon and Paulownia Twig, folding fan: ink, colors and gold on paper, 12 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Stanford C. Stoddard in memory of Ann W. Stoddard, 2003.
Sakai Hoitsu, a Japanese painter, was born on this day in 1761. He was a pupil of the Rinpa school and created many paintings throughout his life, as well as woodblock prints and craft such as the fan featured today.