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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Antique Japanese Scroll by Hayashi Bunto, Song of Autumn

Antique Japanese Scroll by Hayashi Bunto, Song of Autumn


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1950: Item # 1433229

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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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An autumn visitor calls from its perch on the vine wrapped branch draped in withered red on this scroll by influential 20th century painter Hayashi Bunto enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Song of Autumn. The brushwork is quite radical, the branch performed in a very liquid manner making great use of the Tarashi Komi method. The bird however is much more carefully rendered, drawing our full attention. In Japan quite often the seasons are heralded by the arrival of various birds passing through on their migratory routes, and are a celebrated theme in Nihonga painting, which draws much of its theme from nature. Pigment on silk in silk border with faux ivory rollers. The scroll is 26 x 54-1/2 inches (66 x 138 cm) and in excellent condition.
Hayashi Bunto (1882-1966) was born in Kyoto. He studied under Maekawa Bunrei (1837-1917) and later Yamamoto Shunkyo (1871-1933) becoming a preeminent Shijo school artist of the early 20th Century. He exhibited with the state controlled national Bunten organization from 1914, to 1918. When control of the organization went to the Imperial Household in 1919, a revolutionary faction of artists led by Bunto, Iguchi Kashu and Ikeda Keisen who had grown disillusioned with the Juried exhibitions established the Independent Painting Group (Nihon Jiyu Gadan) with the premise that art should not be controlled, judged or censored by ruling bodies. The Jiyu Gadan still exists today over 100 years later, and still holds annual exhibitions. Work by Bunto is held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, as well as many private collections.