|Sea and Shore|
This page includes scenes with boats, cranes and people on
Painted by Kawabata Tosen circa 1950, an old sailing ship with the prow on the right, the wide behind her and in rough seas, she is being held aloft on the crest of a wave , sails patched but still strong, this beautifully rendered image is an analogy for being old , still strong and with a mighty spirit. Original signed artists Box and bone scroll ends. £190
We have other paintings by this talented artist. A scene in China link
Tosen studied under the great painter and teacher Yamamoto Shunkyo
Box: Blue-green cliffs and the river with a boat using its sail, painted by myself (Toshu)
Translation:" In the distances is the steep rocks of the eagle's three cliffs,
on land is the tea fields where a spring is found in the field.
It is when that in Autumn the mountains, rivers and the landscape are seeking the inevitable change,
Autumn tells me that I yearn to return to those fields.
Painted in the Autumn of 1940, beneath the northern face of the mountain at Hyakuraku-so."
Seal on the bottom of painting says: 'Seeds and flowers float in the water where the leaves are'
Painted by Toshu in 1940 with the original artists box.
Evening Sea Cliffs-Hoji 54x30 1975 with box £155
4: Hoji evening view of Sea cliff with pines 54x30 £155