Obata, Chiura (1885 - 1975), "Godaido Island in Matsushima Park - Original Painting"
|Title||Godaido Island in Matsushima Park - Original Painting|
|Medium||Original Watercolor on Silk|
|Edition||Original Painting on Silk|
|Reference No||Uncataloged Original Painting|
|Size||18 x 23 " (painting); 23 x 28 " (matted)|
|Condition||Very fine, with fresh colors.|
Notes: Signed in ink by the artist; artist's red seal lower left corner. Still attached to the original mounting board; with acid-free matte for presentation purposes. Provenance: Originally in the private collection of an ex-student of Mr. Obata.
A dramatic work, capturing the elegant beauty of the surrounding area of Godaido Island in Matsushima Park. A scarce subject matter for the artist; as is other locations within Japan. Obata organized tours to Japan beginning in 1953, and it is likely that he visited the park with tour members and painted this work at the site.
A scarce, painting on silk of an important Japanese topographical scene. This view, a favorite one with artists, including Hasui, is acknowledged as one of the three most well-known beauty spots in Japan.