A Japanese scroll painting of Kyoto by Hirai Baisen
Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), in ink and colour on paper, depicting Kamogawa river in Kyoto during winter, signed and sealed, in signed wooden box.
H. 126 x W. 30 cm (painting)
H. 205 x W. 42 cm (scroll)
Collection Peter Poldervaart, Amsterdam
An important figure in the Kyoto art world, Hirai Baisen graduated from Kyoto Municipal School of Fine Arts and Crafts in 1906 and then studied under the influential painter Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942). He won a prize at the first national Bunten exhibition in 1907 and showed his work at the Bunten and its successors until 1943.