Ayu, Japanese Sweetfish

[ Ayu Fish ] Japanese Sweetfish
Reference Number
" Ayu " Japanese Sweetfish
Okada Renseki (1904 - 1995)

Renseki was born in Shinagawa district of Tokyo in the 37th year of the Meiji era.
His real given name was Makoto.
Renseki is a pseudonym.
He entered the Kawabata School, and also became a disciple of Tsutaya Ryuki.
After World War 2, he won the Prime Minister's Prize, Education Minister's Prize and many other prizes.
He had important roles in the world of modern art as administrators and advisers of several institutions.
He deceased in the 7th year of the Heisei era at the age of 92.

Signature & Seal
Part of Painting
Silk, 43 x 50 cm ( 17 x 19.7 inches )
Silk, 134 x 65.5 cm ( 52.8 x 25.8 inches )
Roller End Material
No Box

The scroll is slightly foxed overall as it was painted years ago.
We estimate it was paitned over 50 years ago.
Unfortunately, there are some noticeable stains with water.
Several tears on the mounting are also recognized.
As a whole, the condition of this scroll is not good.
Although, three Ayu fish on Bamboo leaves are drawn well.

Ayu Fish on Sasa Leaf
Japanese Sweetfish on Bamboo Leaves
Rakkan Signature & Stamps of Okada Renseki
Signature & Seals
Roller End made from Antler
Roller End
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