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Landscape Painting: Plum Blossoms / Kōtei Fukui - Saishiki Sansui
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- Kōtei Fukui
Kōtei Fukui (福井江亭, 1856-1938) was a Japanese-style painter. He was born in Tokyo pref. First studied Western-style painting; then became a pupil of Gyokushō Kawabata. He was completely trusted by Gyokushō Kawabata. Juror of the Nihongakai. In 1900 with Hyakusui Hirafuku and Somei Yūki established the Museikai. Taught at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. In 1901, in a day, he painted a picture for each one of 1,224 guests at a summer party: a remarkable feat of dexterity. An able painter of flowers & birds paintings and landscape paintings.
- 1895: Won a prize at the 4th Naikoku Kangyō Hakurankai exhibition.
- 1903: Won a prize at the 5th Naikoku Kangyō Hakurankai exhibition.
- 1909: Won a prize at the 3rd Bunten exhibition.
- 600mm x 1770mm
- Roller End Material
- Red sandalwood
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- JPY 180,000
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- In stock
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Kōtei Fukui was a nihonga painter and was one of the founding members of Museikai 无声会 (literally, ‘The Voiceless Society’), founded by seven students of Gyokushō Kawabata, whose members included Hyakusui Hirafuku, Somei Yūki. Museikai artists chose to depict figurative motifs that indicate occupations such as farmers and police officers in their landscape paintings, which were perceived as innovative at the time. It also had a great impact on the circles of nihonga paintings.
This hanging scroll depicts a farmer washing clothes in a river on a glorious spring day that encourages plums to blossom. This painting conveys the beauty in people’s daily life that the artist finds worth painting.