Kobayashi Gokyō – 小林呉嶠 (1871-1928) – Cranes & Pines – 鶴と松山水

$800.00 CAD

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Kobayashi-san studied with the legendary Imao Keinen in Kyoto, who gave him all of the training he needed to become a highly skilled painter who was almost immediately accepted at the prominent exhibitions of the day. A piece that was awarded at exhibition in 1900 can be seen here (click on the picture to enlarge it). Another piece awarded a silver medal in 1908 can be seen here. One of the subject matter that he wished to excel at as well as his master was the elaborate, richly-colored renditions of peacocks. Being one of Imao’s top students put him in the most prestigious art circles, and he was so highly regarded that he collaborated with the legendary Nakahara Nantenbō in 1913. Kobayashi also started the Nigetsukai painters society with Okakura Shusui (c. 1867-1950). Excellent condition ivory roller ends (very expensive, and therefor reserved for the highest levels of talent and success) and high quality silk mounting. The scroll is in good condition for its age (small stains and creases and normal ageing) and has been properly reinforced along the top and bottom axis. Since ancient times, cranes are auspicious for fidelity and longevity. Pines are auspicious for longevity, endurance (because they endure ice and snow) and steadfastness (because they stay green all year long). There are many ancient Zen phrases about cranes and pines that have been cultivated by Buddhist monks for over 2000 years. *Please click the top left corner of each picture to expand them.

23″ x 75″ – $800 CAD – Price includes shipping worldwide! Comes with a signed and sealed document of authenticity. All prices in Canadian dollars. $50 discount for in-store purchase!

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