Subject:Re: Help find date and artist
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Apr 13, 2019
My reading and translation of inscriptions,
十二枚古圖ヲ以被相頼 初テ認傳 奏衆ヨリ御内二
3rd, Horse Year of Anei, September
Now, following the restauration and transfer of the Naishidokoro (Imperial Palace in Kyoto) it was asked by the Event Officier to procure one pair of Great Sung folding screen based on 12 old drawings. They were selected by according to the taste of court representative.
Twelve drawings marked by seals.
Captain of the Imperial Guard on the Left Mitsusada. (Signature)
Kawabe Pictures and Calligraphies Mark
Seemingly your picture is one of the above mentioned 12 drawings,depicting a Sung Chinese horseman shooting with bow and arrow.
Tosa Mitsusada 土佐光貞 1738-1806
Court painter, dedicated practicioner of Tosa traditions.