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Hijiya Bunkei (1899-1951)
Modern Nanga
Autumn moon over de bay, man in a boat
Signed: Bunkei
Seals: Bunkei in
Technique: sumi on silk 116 x 31,9
Date: 1923
Mounting: blue damask
bone rollers, 182,5 x 44,4
Condition: Waterstain at the top of the mounting. otherwise good

Bunkei was born in Shikoku Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture. He was an independent modern literati painter who lived and worked in Osaka. For more than ten years he remained a student with Himejima Chikugai (1840-1928). After his travels to China and Korea he found his style in the works of early Qing individualists. President Iida of Takashimaya was a great fan and a collector of his work and provided Bunkei with annual exhibitions at Takashimaya. He was also known as a good haiku poet.
After his death Bunkei was still only known to a small group of passionate collectors and supporters.

Aburai p. 321

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