Winter's End, Antique Japanese Screen, Takahashi Shiko
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All Items: Archives:Regional Art:Asian:Japanese: Pre 1940: item # 1120769
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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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A Nihonga Scene mounted on a two panel screen of a thatched house in the winter forest, blossoms just opening on the garden trees by Takahashi Shiko (1897-1970). The scene has been created over a complete wash of white, making the crisp early spring morning real and sharp. The screen measures 74-1/2 x 67-1/2 inches (189 x 172 cm) and is in excellent condition bordered in a red lacquer frame typical of the 1920s and 30s and retains the original backing paper. A superb example of the early Showa style.
Shiko, born in Kyoto, studied under Kikuchi Keigetsu. He was active from the Taisho period during which time was exhibited at the Teiten National Exhibition 6 times. A pair of screens by the artist created in 1922 are held in the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. He is best remembered for these whimsical and architectural landscapes.