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Japanese Screen of Women Samurai By Kitamura Meido

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1960: Item # 1141259
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Japanese 2-panel screen painting depicting a scene of a samurai standing with armor on but with a nuns head cloth and with monks beads in his outstretched hand, behind him are three beautiful warrior women wearing beautiful brocade underneath their armor and nuns head cloths with blossoming plum branches, each has a bow and arrows. Painted in mineral pigments and ink on paper. Painted by Kitamura Meido (1896-1962), known for specializing in human subjects. Meido first submitted his work in 1927 at the 8th Teiten and since then has continued to submit works at the Teiten and Bunten. After the war, he submitted works to the Nitten. It was during the postwar period where he became famous for two works; one is the Handscroll on the Life of Nichiren Shonin and the other is an illustration used for Yoshikawa Eiji's work, Taikoki. Size: 73" High x 84" Wide