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Hijiya Bunkei (1899-1951)
Modern Nanga
SuigĂ´ - Village at the water
Signed: Bunkei
Seals: Bunkei
Technique: sumi and touches of colour on paper 43.2 x 53.6
Mounting: ocre damask and beige silk
plastic rollers, 142 x 67.5
Box: Authorized by Wada SanzĂ´ (1883-1967) in 1951
Condition: very good

Bunkei was an independent modern literati painter and haiku poet who lived and worked in Osaka. He studied with Himejima Chikugai (1840-1928) for more than ten years, and travelled to China and Korea where he found his style in the works of early Qing individualists. He had annual exhibitions at the Takashimaya department store, whose president was a collector of his work. Bunkei had a small group of passionate collectors.

Reference:
Aburai p. 321

Availability: On Request