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Kimura Buzan (1876-1942)
Nihonga
[Ise] ebi, new years’ lobster
Signed: Buzan
Seals: Buzan
Technique: sumi and gold on paper 133.6 x 32.5
Mounting: grey bronze brocade and pale green silk
211 x 45.9
Box: signed
Condition: some minor flaws, otherwise good

Buzan was born in Kasama, Ibaraki, the eldest son of a samurai in the Kasama Domain. As a child he studied Nanga painting, and later as an adolescent Shijô painting with Kawabata Gyokusho (1842-1913). In 1896 he graduated from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts and in 1898 was involved in the foundation of the Nihon Bijutsuin, along with Okakura Tenshin (1863-1913), Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958), Hishida Shunsō (1874-1911) and Shimomura Kanzan (1873-1930).
In 1907 he made his appearance at the first Bunten Exhibition and in 1914 he took part in the revival of the Nihon Bijutsuin. After an hemorrhage he lost is use of his right hand, but continued painting with his left.

Reference:
Aburai p. 153
Tokyo ‘98 (the 100th anniversary of the Nihon Bijutsuin) p. 303
Roberts p. 78

Price: EUR 900 / USD 1,017