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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 176

    Imao Keinen (1845-1924)

    Peacocks

    Price Realised  

    Imao Keinen (1845-1924)
    Peacocks
    Each signed Keinen and sealed
    Pair of six-panel screens; ink, color and gold leaf on paper
    61¾ x 141in. (157 x 358cm.) each (2)


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    Keinen was a Kyoto Nihonga painter. He studied ukiyo-e style painting first, and then became a pupil of Suzuki Hyakunen (1828-1891). In 1880, he became a professor at the Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting and, in 1919, he became a member of the Teikoku Bijutsuin (Imperial Art Academy). He specialized in realistic bird and flower paintings.