A boy riding a bull from the 10 Oxherding Pictures by decorated by Yano Kyoson and fired at the Kutani kiln of Kitade Chojiro enclosed in the original wooden box signed Chidojin and stamped Kyoson. It is 39.5 cm (15-1/2 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Yano Kyoson (also Chidojin, 1890-1965) was born in Ehime on the island of Shikoku. He studied painting initially under Nagamatsu Shun yo. He was instrumental ins the foundation of the Nihon Nanga-in as well as the Osaka School of Fine Art. He exhibited consistently with the Nihon Nanga-in and also was consistently presented at the Bunten and Teiten National Exhibition, where he served as a Juror, and later at the Nitten. His work is held in the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, as well as any number of important private collections.
Kitade Tojiro (1898-1968) was born in Hyogo prefecture, on the Seto Inland Sea, but was adopted by the Kitade family in Kaga, traditional Kutani potters. Tojiro initially studied Nihonga at the Osaka School of Fine Arts then returned to Kaga and the family kiln where his reputation soon flourished, garnering his first award in 1932. In 1936 (future) Living National Treasure Tomimoto Kenkichi came to study Iro-e colored porcelain with him.