Hanging scroll painting - Kikuchi Keigetsu (1879-1955) - Scroll, ink and color on silk, mounting on silk - Bijin holding an oil lamp - Japan - Taishō period (1912-1926)

Description
Hanging scroll painting - Kikuchi Keigetsu (1879-1955) - Scroll, ink and color on silk, mounting on silk - Bijin holding an oil lamp - Japan - Taishō period (1912-1926)
Very good condition, see description - 207×77×1 cm

Hanging scroll painting - Kikuchi Keigetsu (1879-1955) - Scroll, ink and colour on silk, mounting on silk - Bijin holding an oil lamp - Japan - Taishō period (1912-1926)

Scroll, ink and color on silk, silk mounting

Kikuchi Keigetsu (1879-1955)

Taishō-Shōwa, 20th century

140 (h) x 61.5 cm (207 (h) x 77.5 cm)

This painting is of a beautiful woman who holds an oil lamp, and appears calm and devout with her closed eyes. Lotus flower petals are seen at her feet. Her clothes and earrings are in the Tenpyō (729 - 749 AD) apparel style.

Kikuchi Keigetsu, a pupil of Kikuchi Hobun (1862-1918) of the Shijō school, traveled in Europe from 1922 to 1923. He has been deeply moved by Egyptian archaeological works and exotic arts appear to have influenced his style. Keigetsu received many Bunten and Teiten awards. His famous painting titled “Ritsujyo” of a beautiful Tenpyō woman was created for the Teiten award in 1924. This painting was inspired by it.

Lot details
Object
Hanging scroll painting - Kikuchi Keigetsu (1879-1955)
Technique
Handpainted
Material
Scroll, ink and color on silk, mounting on silk
Period
Taishō period (1912-1926)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Kikuchi Keigetsu (1879-1955)
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
Bijin holding an oil lamp
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
207×77×1 cm
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