The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
Rare Gosho Ningyo Painted Scroll by Mitsui Bunji

Rare Gosho Ningyo Painted Scroll by Mitsui Bunji

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1940: Item # 1395276

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Unusual combination of Western and traditional Japanese techniques by Mitsui Bunji, Pigment on silk in a kinran silk border with large ivory rollers enclosed in the original signed double wood box. It is 66.5 x 215 cm (26 x 85 inches) and is in overall excellent condition. Mitsui Bunji (1893-1958) moved to Kyoto in 1909 to study painting at the Kansai Bijutsuin. In 1917 he moved to Tokyo Where he studied at the private school of Nihonga artists Kawabata Gyokusho (Kawabata Ga-Gakko). The following year he was first exhibited oil paintings at the Nikkakai, receiving the Nikka-award there the following year. However from 1935 he switched to almost exclusively Nihonga. For more see Taisho no E-Ga Ten (jap.1991)