Artwork Details for Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) "Bijin in Red"


Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - Bijin in Red

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Bijin in Red
by Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - 竹久夢二

Artist:Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - 竹久夢二
Title:Bijin in Red (1)
Date:1920s/30s (this item: First edition)
Publisher:Self
Medium:Scroll/Makuri roll - 掛軸ーまくり
Format:Long scroll - 掛軸, 18 x 74.5 inches
Condition:Fine - only a few marks and spots.
Price:$250. December sale price: $212.5 (EMS Express worldwide shipping: $35)
Artwork Code:7889-Yumeji
Notes:Hand painted on paper. I cannot guarantee the authenticity of this painting.
(1) This artwork is either untitled or the title is unknown.
Artist Biography:
Yumeji Takehisa (竹久 夢二 Takehisa Yumeji, September 16, 1884 -- September 1, 1934), was a Japanese poet and painter. Takehisa died in 1934 at the age of 49. He never studied drawing in any painting school nor under any teacher formally. He hated the concept of the ""artist"", feeling they were rather pretentious which unsurprisingly upset many of the artists of his time, leading to poor reviews from the so-called elite.

Outside of the art circles, Takehisa's works acquired great popularity among ordinary people and to this day have many ardent fans in Japan and abroad. At an earlier stage in his life he intended to become a poet, but knowing he could not make a living as a poet, he began drawing pictures. He was born in Oku (now Setouchi), Okayama, Japan. His childhood home has been preserved and opened to visitors. He is buried in Zoshigaya Cemetery in the Ikebukuro area of Tokyo. (from Wikipedia)

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