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
The composition of this piece is exceptional and the brushwork and shading masterfully applied and executed and depicts a standing crane. The painting dates from the early to mid Showa period (1926-1989) or before and is in poor condition with tears, creases and wrinkles as well as stains and discoloration from age. A wonderful candidate for framing and display.
Height: 13.2 inches (33.8 centimeters)
Width: 2.7 inches (6.8 centimeters)
* These measurements are of the paper on which the painting is applied and do not include the border and mounting materials
item code: R4S5B2-0003439
category code: nihonga
ship code: G6