Uehara Konen (1877-1940) Taisho/Showa Period
Lot 490*W
Uehara Konen (1877-1940) Taisho/Showa Period
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Uehara Konen (1877-1940) Taisho/Showa Period Uehara Konen (1877-1940) Taisho/Showa Period
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Uehara Konen (1877-1940)
Taisho/Showa Period
A two-fold furosaki screen, painted in ink and colour on a gold silk ground, decorated with a vertical thicket of bamboo trees, growing beside a stream, the pebbles rendered in the tarashikomi technique, signed with seal Konen gain. 66cm x 175cm (26in x 68 7/8in).


  • 竹林に小川図 上原古年筆 二曲一隻 絹本金地着色 

    Born in Asakusa, Tokyo Uehara Konen was the go for his real name Chiyonosuke. He studied painting with Kajita Hanko (1870-1917) and Matsumoto Fuko (1840-1923), and then spent five years studying in the Nihon Bijutsuin (Japan Fine Arts Academy). He collaborated with the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo on several woodblock prints during the 1930's. Konen served in the Imperial Household and in the Foreign Ministry. He continued to exhibit award-winning paintings in various exhibitions, including the Bun-ten.
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