Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
Cherry Blossoms under the Full Moon by Shimada Sokyu
Please refer to our stock # F072 when inquiring.
The full moon illuminates clustered cherry blossoms on this exquisite painting signed by Shimada Sokyu enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shunsho. The title calls to mind the expression Shunsho Ikkoku Atai Senkin (A spring evening is worth more than a thousand gold pieces). The signature line reads At the hermitage of the enlightened heart, beneath the south window Oite Toshinso Minami Mado no Shita) and signed Sokyushi Jidai (Painted by Sokyushi) Minami Mado no Shita is a phrase for the traditional place of honor. The scroll is performed with pigment on silk in a border of fresh green silk patterned with white haze extended with beige cloth. The scroll is 49 x 214 cm (19-1/2 x 84-1/2 inches). Inside the box is written Upon visiting my hometown of Sano within the confines of Hachiman Shrine gazing upon the cherry blossoms and is dated 1942. There are some minor spots as visible in the photos, but the work is overpowering and presents very well. Although obviously accomplished and I have seen work by him before, like a great many artists of this turbulent time, I have found no information on his life.
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