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Suzuki Shônen (1848-1918)
Shijô
Man crossing a bridge
Signed: Shônen Senshi hitsu
Seals: Suzuki Seken
Technique: sumi on silk 117 x 50
Mounting: green damask
dark wooden (bamboo) rollers, 191 x 65,2
Condition: browned and waterstains at at the top, Stained mounting, fair

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.

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

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