Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
A rare an Important work by Fukuda Suiko depicting a realizing all white realistic peacock on applied silver background. Very fine detail in every aspect. Pigment is layered to give a three dimensional feeling.
In Japan, Peacocks are associated with the deity called Kannon. Kannon is a Bodhisattva, which means she has prolonged her own eternal enlightenment to stay behind and help everyone who suffers in this world. They are a symbol of compassion and kind-heartedness, and it is believed to have the power to counteract poison and invoke rain. And it ensures good health.

Artist Bio: Fukuda Suiko (1895 - 1973) was born in Kyoto and graduated from the Kyoto city school of Craft and Design in 1913. Continued painting under Nishiyama Suisho and joined the Seiko Sha salon in 1925.
In 1926 he began exhibiting at the prominent Teiten, at which he garnered Tokusen in 1931. After the war he became associated with Tokuoka Shinsen and continued to exhibit at the Nitten, for which he became a judge in 1961. (The Premier Art Exhibition in Japan).

This particular piece was painted for exhibition at the 1963 Nitten National Exhibition. He contributed regularly to Bunten and Teiten.

Work by him is held in both the Tokyo and Kyoto National Museums of Modern Art.

This piece is unparalleled and offers a rare chance to own such a piece from this Culturally significant an important artist.

Showa Period 1926-1989

Dimensions: 56" wide X 67" high
Price on Request
item #1424463