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Hirafuku Hyakusui “Wild Geese on the Frozen Shore”

Slight color on silk, with a box signed and sealed by the artist, illustrated in "Hirafuku Hyakusui Collection" by Iwanami Shoten

174×94㎝ / 235×115㎝

Hirafuku Hyakusui (1877 – 1933) was a Japanese painter from Akita, active from the Meiji to the early Showa era, who was known for naturalistic paintings with such realism. Among all the animal paintings, he was particularly enthusiastic with birds, as much that he kept ducks and turkeys to study them.

Illustrated in the "Hirafuku Hyakusui Collection" by Iwanami Shoten, this work depicts a flock of geese resting on a winter waterside. The geese are painted using Mokkotsu-ho (a painting method often used in Ink paintings) and effectively using different shades of ink. The unique composition adds a decorative touch to this naturalistic painting, which reminds us of his renowned work, "Ducks" (exhibited at the Tokyo Taisho Hakurankai). This piece shows an excellent example of the lyrical world of Hyakusui, who was also a poet of the Araragi school.

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