Painting on paper in mineral pigments and sumi ink mounted as a hanging scroll, with a study of three dozing cats. By Wada Sanzo (1883-1967)
Lot 2157
WADA SANZO (1883-1967) Neko Sanbiki
Sold for US$ 1,830 inc. premium

Lot Details
WADA SANZO (1883-1967)
Neko Sanbiki
Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper; signed Sanzo and sealed Wada Sanzo, Sanzo and another seal

With tomobako titled Neko sanbiki (Three cats) and dated Showa 25, Aki (Fall 1925), signed Sanzo shirusu, sealed Wada
18 x 23 3/4in (45.7 x 60.3cm)

Footnotes

  • Wada Sanzo was born in Hyogo Prefecture and moved to Tokyo in 1900 to study painting with Kuroda Seiki (1866-1924). He later attended the Tokyo School of Fine Arts and in 1907 was awarded second prize at the inaugural Bunten exhibition (Monbusho Bijutsu Tenrankai) of 1907. Sanzo studied in Europe from 1906 – 1915. Two years after his return to Japan, Sanzo became a judge of the annual Bunten exhibition and, later, a member of the Imperial Art Academy. He taught design at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts from 1932 – 1944. He was honored as a Person of Cultural Merit (Bunka Korosha) in 1958.
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