Antique 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 painting on paper dates from the early to mid Showa period (1926-1989) or before. This art may have originally been intended for use with a traditional Japanese folding fan (sensu). This original ink-on-paper piece includes calligraphy which may be a poem though we are unable to make out the meaning. This Japanese painting (nihonga) is in poor condition with marks, stains and creases and wears as a darkened patina of age. Pencil marks are also seen across the front of the art which nonetheless remains a wonderful candidate for framing and display.
Height: 7.2 inches (18.5 centimeters)
Width: 14.4 inches (37.0 centimeters)
* These measurements are of the paper on which the painting is applied and do not include the border and mounting materials
item code: R4S5B2-0003445
category code: nihonga calligraphyart
ship code: G6