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Festival masks and butterflies by Nishimura Goun

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1920: Item # 1380928

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Festival masks and butterflies by Nishimura Goun, pigment on silk in a fine mounting of kinran gold threaded silk brocade with very large ivory rollers and comes enclosed in an annotated double wood box (nijubako). The scroll is 27 x 62-1/2 inches (68 x 159 cm). Overall in quite good condition, some dirtiness to the painting, it was likely not mounted at first, and acquired some age before being put in the current mounting. The ivory rollers will be changed if exported.
Nishimura Goun (1877-1938) was a Kyoto painter apprenticed in the orthodox school under Kishi Chikudo and later in the Western hybrid by Takeuchi Seiho. Member of the Imperial Art Academy. Prized at the first Bunten. Judge for the Teiten. Held in the Kyoto Museum of Modern Art and National Museum of Modern Art among others.