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.
Superb Nakamura Daizaburo Full Moon Silk Scroll

Superb Nakamura Daizaburo Full Moon Silk Scroll

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1940: Item # 1409600

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A golden moon lights up the blank of silk, a perfect orb by Nakamura Daizaburo (Daisaburo), in the original signed double wood box with Futomaki roller. Powdered gold on silk in a superb silk border with ivory rollers. The scroll is large at 22-1/2 x 88 inches (57.5 x 224 cm) and is in overall excellent condition. There is one slight impression in the silk, perhaps where the tie-chord was once accidentally rolled up when putting the scroll away. If exporting the ivory rollers will be changed.
Nakamura Daizaburô (1898-1947) was born into a family in the cloth dying industry of Kyoto, and studied painting at the Kyoto Municipal School of Fine Arts, and the Kyoto Municipal School of Painting then under Nishiyama Suisho. He specialized in paintings of beauties and served as artistic director for Nikkatsu film studios, often using actresses from the studio as models for his paintings, and from 1925 held a position at his alma mater. He was exhibited at the Bunten/Teiten National Exhibitions. He had a strong interest in traditional Japanese performing arts, the Tea Ceremony, Noh Theater and played both the flute and hand-drum. He was also well versed in Western cinema and classical music. For more on this artist see Taishô Chic: Japanese Modernity, Nostalgia, and Deco. Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2001. pp72-77. Works by the artist are held in the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Modern Art, Honolullu Academy of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, as well as the National Museums of Modern Art in both Tokyo and Kyoto among many others.