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Matsushima, Mid Century Japanese Scroll by Kondo Koichiro, 1950s

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1960: Item # 1339856

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Ink on paper in a fine brocade border with ivory rollers and enclosed in the original signed double wood box (nijubako). It is 26 x 56 inches (66 x 143 cm) and is in overall fine condition. The rollers will be changed in event it is being shipped overseas.
Born in Yamanashi Prefecture, Kondo Koichiro (1884-1962) studied at the Tokyo school of Fine Arts and started his career as a Western-style painter. After graduation, he took a position as a cartoonist at the Yomiuri Newspaper for a living. Gradually moving his work towards Japanese-style painting, his works started entering the exhibitions of the Japan Art Institute (Inten) from 1919 until 1936. After he traveled to Europe and China in 1922, he became increasingly aware of being Japanese, which affected his works thereafter. The artist's works are in the collection of the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo among others.