Posted by: softypapa | September 17, 2007

Antique Japanese Shikishi Art – Sumi-e Art Calligraphy

Vintage Japanese ink and wash painting. This form of painting is also sometimes called simply “wash” painting and in Japanese is called sumi-e or suibokuga painting. Using only brush-applied black ink on paper this type of painting was introduced into Japan in the 14th century by Zen Buddhist monks visiting from China. This type of art is especially well suited to Japanese tastes which tend toward subtle depictions of life and nature often accented with poetry written in beautiful calligraphy.

About the Listed Item
This Japanese painting (nihonga) dates from the early to mid Japanese Showa period (1926-1989) and features beautiful calligraphy. The painting was done on a rectangular sheet of stiff Japanese shikishi paper with gold trim at the edges. This nihonga painting is in poor to fair condition with some marks, stains, creases and damage at the edges and corners and is a wonderful candidate for framing and display.

Size:
Height: 10.5 inches (27.0 centimeters)
Width: 9.4 inches (24.0 centimeters)

item code: R3S1B1-0003321
category code: nihonga
ship code: shikishihako

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