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.
Plum Pine & Bamboo Landscape Tryptich, Okamoto Shuseki

Plum Pine & Bamboo Landscape Tryptich, Okamoto Shuseki

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1940: Item # 1398417

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Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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A set of three silk landscapes featuring the long esteemed Shochikubai, favorites of scholars and sages, by Okutani Shuseiki enclosed in the original signed double wood box. According to the box lid, they are to be displayed to the left, Bamboo, middle pine, and right Plum. Pigment on silk in a kinran silk border patterned with clouds and featuring ivory rollers (these will be changed if exported). There are minor marks and some spots on the plum scroll (see close-up detail), however are overall very presentable and ideal for hanging.
Okutani Shuseki (Tokojiro, 1871-1936) was born in Osaka but lived most of his life in Kyoto. He studied alongside Yamamoto Shunkyo under Mori Kansai, putting him in direct lineage to Maruyama Okyo, founder of the Shijo School of painting. Much lauded by his peeres (such as Kawabata Gyokusho and Hashimoto Gaho), his work was exhibited in such venues as the Seinen Kaiga Kyokai and the Nihon Kaiga Kyokai where he received many awards. From his Juku (painting school) in Kyoto he had a strong influence on 20th century artists. Work by him is held in the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto among others.