Uda Tekison, (1896-1980)
Early Spring Rain
ink, color and gold on silk; pasted on washi paper; signed Tekison with artist's seal unread; and with Mitsukoshi Department store paper authenticity label on frame backing: Mitsukoshi Bijutsu bu (Mitsukoshi Department Store, Art Section), with their logo, Koshi, and inscribed in sumi ink, Uda Tekison sensei, Samidare, ca. 1953
painting 17 3/4 by 14 1/8 in., 45 by 36 cm
frame 27 3/8 by 22 1/8 in., 69.5 by 56.2 cm
Uda Tekison was a leading Nihonga painter of the Kyoto circle during the Taisho (1912-1926) and early Showa (1926-1989) eras. He first studied with Kikuchi Hobun (1862-1918) and then graduated from the Kyoto City Specialist School of Painting and became a pupil of Kikuchi Keigetsu (1879-1955). Tekison was perhaps more well-known for his kacho-ga (bird & flower painting) and landscape paintings in which he demonstrated some influence from the Rimpa style.
Laurance P. Roberts, A Dictionary of Japanese Artists, Weatherhill, 1976, p. 190
Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada, Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, University of Hawaii Press, 1992, p 160
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