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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Hirai Baisen Antique Pair of Autumn/Winter Scrolls

Hirai Baisen Antique Pair of Autumn/Winter Scrolls

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1920: Item # 1432255

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A majestic tree in dressed in orange dominates one scene, while the Nandina plant loaded with golden berries dominates the other on this pair of scrolls by Hirai Baisen enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1918 and titled Banshu/Fuyubi (Late Autumn/Winter Day). Ink and light color on paper in a cloth border with wood rollers. The scrolls appear to have been remounted somewhat later in the 20th century. Each scroll is 41.5 x 192 cm (16-1/2 x 75-1/2 inches) and in overall fine condition, with a few minor wrinkles.
Hirai Baisen (1889-1969) graduated the Kyoto Municipal School of Fine Arts and was a regular exhibitor with the Bunten from 1907-1931. Having worked in any number of styles, he was a true Jiyu-gakka who excelled in the early years of his career. However he did slowly withdraw from the competitive world of Japanese art beginning in the war years. His works are held by the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.