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Nanten by Ono Tosaburo, 1956 Exhibited Japanese Screen


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A Nandina (Jap.Nanten) grows up in brilliant red hues over a dark garden stone on thie black panels of this unique painting by Ono Tosaburo. Heavy pigment on paper mounted as a two panel screen with light cloth border and hardwood frame. This was exhibited at the 12th Nitten in 1956, and is visible in the catalog for that year. It is 85 x 74 inches (188 x 216 cm) open. Ono Tosaburo was born in Osaka in 1917 and studied under Konoshima Keika, The war interrupted his career, and he was first accepted into the Nitten in 1947. He is fondly remembered for paintings of fish in his unique Nihonga style. For more see the book Ono Tosaburo Gashu (1988).