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Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
The Great Cat at Rest under the Moon, Katayama Gashu

The Great Cat at Rest under the Moon, Katayama Gashu

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1920: Item # 1410507

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Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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A lion rests lazily under the light of the crescent moon on this silk scroll by Katayama Gashu framed in fine royal blue silk patterned with clouds reflecting the sky in the scene and features solid ivory rollers (these will be changed to something appropriate if exporting). Ink on silk, it is 64 x 192 cm (25-1/2 x 76 inches) and in overall fine condition, enclosed in a period wooden box.
Katayama Gashu (Seijiro, 1872-1942) was born in Nagahama in Shiga prefecture on the Northern Shores of Lake Biwa to a farming family and studied under Kono Bairei and Imao Keinen in Kyoto, then Hashimoto Gaho in Tokyo from whom he received his name. He exhibited with the National Painting Association (Zenkoku Eigaten). Dedicated to his family’s land, he divided his year btween painting bouts and the seasonal rotation of farm work. He also was active in the Buddhist circle of Takeda Mokurai, then head of Kenninji in Kyoto, and Ashizu Sekiren, head of Eigenji in Shiga, both painters in their own right.