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13. Matsumiya Hônen (1886-1970)
Nihonga
Enjoying the coolness of the Kamo River in Kyoto
Signed: Hônen
Seals: Hônen
Technique: colours on silk 67.2 x 79.4
Mounting: dark blue gold brocsde and beige damask
172 x 94
Condition: strong creases at the left bottom of the painting and a small retouched crack in the silk, otherwise good

People sit on terraces under Sanjo Ohashi Bridge in Kyoto to enjoy the coolness of the Kamogawa River.

Hōnen was born in Kyoto where he studied Kyoto Art School. He showed at the Bunten and at a number of other exhibitions in Kyoto and Tokyo. In 1934 he became a member of the Seiryûsha, Blue Dragon Society, a group of artists to establish large-size Japanese paintings suitable for a modern spaces. Later he moved to Tokyo.

Reference:
Aburai p. 358
photo’s: W2MRW1

Price: EUR 1,750 / USD 2,073