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Monday 12 October 2020

Ike no Taiga’s ink painting, “Bamboo”, 18thC

Ike no Taiga (池大雅; aka. Ikeno Taiga; Matajirō) (1723–1776)

“Bamboo” [descriptive title only], ink on paper, signed with the artist’s name (and with seal partially visible) and laid down on a support sheet. For those unfamiliar with this artist, Wikipedia offers a good account of his life and achievements:

(Note, one of the key traditions of Oriental painting is to copy old masters. Although I am reasonably confident that this painting is genuinely by Ike no Taiga, please understand that I may be misguided and it might be by an early copyist. The confidence and subtlety of the brushwork, along with the clear age of the work, help to support the view that this may be an authentic painting by Ike no Taiga.)

Size: (sheet) 30.1 x 40.7cm.

Condition: the sheet is in poor condition with abrasions, flatten folds, replenished holes and restored areas of thinness. Beyond these issues, the honey coloured patina of age to the sheet when viewed with the economy and light touch of the brushwork makes this seemingly simple painting very beautiful.

I am selling this delicate painting of bamboo for a total cost of AU$534 (currently US$385.06/EUR236.11/GBP296.01 the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this truly beautiful painting executed with great economy of line, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This painting has been sold

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