BUNSAI -- "Nikko Sacred Bridge" (original watercolor)
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Artist Ioki BUNSAI, (signed "Bunya," 1863-1906)
(aka Aoki BUNYA & Loki BUNSAI)
Title "Nikko Sacred Bridge"
(aka "Bridge of the Gods")
Date ca1880's/90's
Provenance Consigned by an eastcoast print collector.
Image Size 8 1/4 x 10 7/8, plus margins
(10 1/2 x 14 overall)
Technique Original watercolor.
Superbly executed shading; life-like shadowing; nice detailing.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors.
Laid-down onto medium backing. (A few scattered spots. Corner creasing, tear and edge-damages to backing.)
Comments A striking watercolor of Nikko's famous "Bridge of the Gods." Nicely detailed. A unique, truly ONE-of-a-kind artwork by a Meiji-era Japanese artist best known for his watercolors and botanical illustrations.
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Item # PVF-01
Price $1850 (Sold/BS)