||Ioki BUNSAI, (signed "Bunya," 1863-1906)
(aka Aoki BUNYA & Loki BUNSAI)
||"Nikko Sacred Bridge"
(aka "Bridge of the Gods")
||Consigned by an eastcoast print collector.
||8 1/4 x 10 7/8, plus margins
(10 1/2 x 14 overall)
Superbly executed shading; life-like shadowing;
||Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors.
Laid-down onto medium backing. (A few scattered spots.
Corner creasing, tear and edge-damages to backing.)
||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.