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Utsumi Kichido (Kitsudo) Meiji p. Japanese Screen

Utsumi Kichido (Kitsudo) Meiji p. Japanese Screen

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1920: Item # 1395763

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Crested blackbirds abound on this playful image by Utsumi Kitsudo (Kichido) mounted as a six panel screen dating from the late Meiji period. It is performed with ink, pigment and applied gold flake on paper in a silk border with black lacquered wooden frame. The signature and seals are consistent with work created around the turn of the century. The screen measures 68 x 144-1/2 inches (173 x 367 cm) and is in exceptional condition.
Utsumi Kichido (Kitsudo, 1850-1925) was born in Fukui prefecture the son of painter Utsumi Chinsui (1812-1887 in the lineage of Takaku Aigai and Okamoto Toyohiko). He studied under his father, as well as Mori Kansai and Shiokawa Bunrin, specializing initially in the Shijo style, but moving to the Nanga style later in life. He made frequent study trips to China, and helped to found the Society of Nanga Artists (Nihon Nanga Kyokai) where he exhibited, as well as the National Industrial Exposition (Naikokou Hakuankai) and Nihon E-Ga Kyokai as well as the Bunten National Exhibitions. An album of paintings and poetry is held in the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto among others.