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Hijiya Bunkei (1899-1951)
Modern Nanga
Monkabe TĂ´jin - Chinese at a gate
Signed: Bunkei
Seals: Bunkei
Technique: fan painting in sumi and colours on paper 20 x 56
Mounting: ochre silk and light green silk
127 x 64,8
Condition: some light foxing at the top of the mounting, otherwise very good

Bunkei was born in Shikoku Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture. He was an independent modern literati painter who lived and worked in Osaka. For more than ten years he remained a student with Himejima Chikugai (1840-1928). After his travels to China and Korea he found his style in the works of early Qing individualists. He then had annual exhibitions at Takashimaya of which the president Iida was a collector of his work. After his death Bunkei was still only known to a small group of passionate collectors and supporters.
He also was known as a good haiku poet.

Reference:
Aburai p. 321

Price: EUR 800 / USD 912