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Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
Masterpiece of Spring, Cool Breeze by Ono Chikkyo

Masterpiece of Spring, Cool Breeze by Ono Chikkyo


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1920: Item # 1399619

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A Taisho Era work by revered artist Ono Chikkyo (1889-1979) enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seirei (Cooling). The boatman poles the craft out among the pink and white blossoms, attracting curious geese as the guest takes a moment to relax over the cool fresh waters. All about the verdant blue green of fresh green leaves. Pigment on silk in a superb kinrande silk mounting with ivory rollers (they will be replaced for export). It is 16 x 79 inches (41 x 200 cm) and in excellent condition. Stylistically this is a superlative example of what this artist would come to be known for.
Ono Chikkyo, Born in Okayama, studied under Takeuchi Seiho He first gained acclaim when his work was awarded at the 1916 Bunten. Along with associates Tsuchida Bakusen, Sakakibara Shiho and Murakami Kagaku he helped to establish the influential Kokuga Sosaku Kyokai National Art Exhibition. (known as Kokuten), in 1918. Their works were not appreciated at the time. Having doubts about the exclusive judgment of the Bunten, they pursued a more free-style approach to art, and their unique, innovative works gave a large stimulus to the Japanese art world at that time. He was much lauded in his lifetime, and highly sought in Japan. Work by him is held in both the Tokyo and Kyoto National Museums of Modern Art among many others, as well as a Museum in his hometown in Okayama dedicated to him. For more see “Ono Chikkyo, 120 Years After His Birth”, 2009