Summer sea landscape. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. A close attention paid to the reflection of colours and natural light across the landscape as well as a short, thick brush strokes are creating a vibrant surface. It captures the essence of the sunlight, colours and nature. The painting was executed in 1933, when Japanese art was influenced by impressionism of western art. This painting is one of the good examples of the artworks that reflect the era of the Meiji - Taisho – early Showa where Japanese artists were trying to create the new aesthetic sense of Japanese art with western painting techniques and perspectives. Maeda Tekison (1895-1947) was born in Meiji period in Japan. He studied painting under Nishimura Goun and joined a painting school called Shincho sha. Tekison’s artwork was selected for the first time at the Imperial art exhibition called Teiten Art exhibition in 1920 and wan a special award in 1931.
There are some insignificant light marks present on the piece, but overall the painting and scroll is in very good condition. It is accompanied by an original paulownia wood storage box with the artist’s signature and date.
Painting: 10 7/8” x 49 1/4” (27.4cm x 125.0cm)
Scroll: 15 1/4” x 80 3/4” (38.6cm x 205.0cm)