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Okutani Shûseki (1871-1936)
Nihonga
Slope with pine shoot
Signed: Shûseki
Seals: Shûseki
Technique: sumi on paper 42.3 x 61.6
Mounting: green brocade and dark brown silk
141 x 64.3
Condition: a flaw in the paper, otherwise good

Shûseki was born in Osaka and lived in Kyôto. He studied under Jû Shuntô (1833-1904) and later with Mori Kansai (1814-1894). At the Young Painters Association under the guidance of Hashimoto Gahô (1835-1908) and Kawabata Gyokushô (1842-1913) he was praised for his paintings and, after 1911, he won prizes at numerous exhibitions. He founded his own art school.

Reference:
Araki p. 1315
Aburai p. 89

Price: EUR 850 / USD 1,037