ARTIST : Domoto Insho (1891-1975) began his painting career studying Nihonga at the Kyoto Municipal Special School of Painting, also taking private lessons from Nishiyama Suisho and Takeuchi Seiho. His early Teiten exhibition pieces won him high accolades, and his 1925 Buddhist themed submission brought him great success. From this flowed commissions to paint the ceilings and fusuma doors of distinguished Buddhist temples in the Kansai region. Over 600 such commissions were completed in his lifetime. His painting style underwent many transformations over the course of his lifetime, culminating in abstract expressionism.
AGE : This important work dates to the mid 1920's.
SIZE : The screen measures 88'' across and stands 68.5'' high (224 by 174 cm).
TECHNIQUE : Painted on silk with ink, gofun and mineral colors.
CONDITION : The condition of the painting is no more than reasonable. Foxing is present throughout and ink stains are noticeable in the lower right field. The substance used to anchor the green tinted pigments of the florals has also darkened. The screen itself dates to the second half of the 20th century and is in fine condition.