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Mio Goseki (1885-1952)
Nihonga
Furuki asosaru - Old tree with playing monkeys
Signed: Goseki
Seals: Mitsuo Goseki
Technique: colours on silk 129 x 41.3
Mounting: azure damask 190 x 54.5
Box: signed
Condition: a few spots, otherwise good

Goseki was born in Tokyo Honcho, Nihonbashi. He exhibited at the age of 15 for the first time with the Japan Art Association. He studied the Shij├┤ style with the tiger painter Ohashi Suiseki (1865-1945). At the same time he was selected for the Bunten and won the third prize cup at the Tokyo Industrial Expo. After the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 he moved to Urawa City, Saitama Prefecture. He traveled to Manchuria and Korea for research on tigers and to make sketches of tigers in cold regions. He also went to India and Arabia to sketch tigers in the tropics.

Reference:
Aburai p. 364

Price: EUR 1,400 / USD 1,400