Hishida Shunso, Bird and Persimmons

Color on silk, with a box signed and sealed by Yokoyama Taikan, and a certificate of authenticity by the Tokyo Bijutsu Club
110×39㎝ / 203×53㎝

Hishida Shunso studied with Yokoyama Taikan and Shimomura Kanzan, greatly contributing to the development of modern Japanese art history. The brilliant artist with great promise for the future sadly passed in 1911 at a young age of 36.

This work is assumed to be made in his last year, the same time when he painted one of the most prominent work, "Black Cat" (1910). As if portraying bedridden self, the drooping branches are painted very feebly. Yet, bright ripe persimmons on the tips of the branches and the youthful Warbling White-eye staring up at the sky are portrayed in such liveliness, which might reflect Shunso’s hope for the future.

It is a full-fledged work by Shunso that gently pulls the heartstrings of the viewers.


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