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.
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Matsumoto Ichiyo Autumn Scroll

Matsumoto Ichiyo Autumn Scroll

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1940: Item # 1431792

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Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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green turns to yellow and red as a courtly figure recites poetry in a clearing under the clear autumn sky on this intimate image by Matsumoto Ichiyo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Solitary figures were the specialty of this artist with a style which hearkened back to an era of greater cultural creativity. Pigment on silk in silk border with ivory rollers (the rollers will be changed for export). The scroll is 57.5 x 127 cm (22-1/2 x 50 inches). It is in overall fine condition, with no creasing, but minor foxing and marks typical of the era.
Matsumoto Ichiyo was born in Kyoto, midway through the tumultuous Meiji period, and attended the city art primer before entering the Municipal School of Painting (Later Kyoto University of Art) where he jointly studied under the private tutelage of Yamamoto Shunkyo at his studio. While at school his first painting was accepted into the 9th Bunten (1915) National Exhibition. With a great emphasis on the revitalization of Yamoto-e tradition, he remained active on the National level, being consistently exhibited and prized, and later serving as professor at his Alma Matter. After the Second World War he served as a juror for the Nitten, and continued research and resurrection of Yamato-e until his death in 1952