two figures crossing bridge in rain

Kakunen Tsuruoka, 1892-1977

two figures crossing bridge in rain

ink and color on paper, signed Kakunen with artist's square seal Kakunen, and oval Tsuruoka family seal on verso, n.d., ca. 1930s

19 5/8 by 6 3/4 in., 50 by 17 cm

This lovely painting exemplifies Kakunen's commanding dexterity with the brush. On the one hand he could produce highly detailed paintings of birds (a subject beyond the capabilities of many artists), and on the other hand he was able to let go and convey an evocative and moody landscape by combining subtle washes of color and a minimum of confident brushstrokes.



Scholten Japanese Art is open Monday - Friday, and some Saturdays, 11am - 5pm, by appointment.

Contact Katherine Martin at
(212) 585-0474 or email
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site last updated
February 24, 2020

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
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