Vintage Japanese ink and wash print. This form of art is also sometimes called simply ‘wash’ and in Japanese is called sumi-e or suibokuga. Using black ink on paper this type of art 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 lovely print depicts a lone owl perched amidst bamboo. The composition of this print is exceptional and the brushwork and shading masterfully applied and executed. The print is less than 20 years old and is in good condition with some small marks and scratches from handling. A wonderful candidate for framing and display.
Height: 10.5 inches (27.0 centimeters)
Width: 9.4 inches (24.0 centimeters)
item code: R4S5B2-0003351
category code: nihonga
ship code: shikishihako