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Suzuki Shônen (1848-1918)
Plum tree and moon
Signed: Shônen Senshi hitsu
Seals: Suzuki Seken Shônen
Technique: sumi on paper 125.3 x 28.5
Date: on a spring day in 1906
Mounting: green gold damask and grey silk
bone (with ivory caps) rollers, 206 x 41.7
Condition: small glue stain at the mounting, otherwise very good

Shônen’s life-style is reflected in his paintings: bold and full of self-confidence.
He was the son and pupil of the Kyoto Shijô artist Suzuki Hyakunen (1825-1891). At a very early age he already achieved great skill and worked in a spontaneous, bold and impromptu manner. In 1881 he succeeded Kôno Bairei (1844-1895) at the Kyôto Art Academy, teaching Northern Chinese painting, where he taught until 1888. In 1886 he also started teaching at the Kyôto Prefectural School of painting, the same school he attended as a pupil. In his later years Shônen was an extremely influential person in the Kyôto art circles.

Roberts p. 167
Araki p. 2792
Aburai. p. 218
Morioka & Berry ‘99 p. 106-111
Morioka & Berry ‘08

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