Artwork Details for Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) "Evening Time (with 31 syllable poem)"

Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - Evening Time (with 31 syllable poem)

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Evening Time (with 31 syllable poem)
by Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - 竹久夢二

Artist:Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - 竹久夢二
Title:Evening Time (with 31 syllable poem)
Date:1921 (this artwork: 1921)
Medium:Scroll/Makuri roll - 掛軸ーまくり
Format:Long scroll - 掛軸, 47 x 174cm
Condition:Some wear to front and rear, minor soiling and some fine creasing to front, consistant with this scroll's age. Stain above the bottom roller, and some small splits along scroll edges.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:8299-Takehisa_Yumeji
Notes:This is a rare and very early work by Yumeji. Beside his signature at the upper left are the date and a 31 syllable poem (Waka). The bijin is playing a "Sami" (three-stringed guitar).
Wood end roller.
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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