Antique Japanese Sumi-e Suzume and Grain Scroll Painting | 圖雀稲 Sparrow & Ear of Rice


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Sumi-e painting mounted on a scroll. Painting features two sparrows flying towards a bundle of grain. The freedom of the birds to have the grain for themselves is likely meant to evoke feelings of abundance and wealth. Painted by 庭山耕園 Niwayama Koen (1869-1942).  He moved to Osaka as a child and studied painting under an Osaka Shijo School artist Ueda Kochu 上田耕夫(1758-1831). He also studied under Suzuki Shonen 鈴木松年(1848-1918) in Kyoto. He is known for his bird, flower, and genre paintings.

  • Ink on Paper
  • Silk Brocade border
  • 庭山耕園 Niwayama Koen (1869-1942)
  • 20th Century
  • Dimensions: 
    • Mounting: 17.75" x 51" (width, height)
    • Art: 16.75" x 13.25" (width, height)

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