Painting by Ono Bakufu


Paint on canvas. This signed and sealed painting by Ono Bakufu depicts two Japanese Koi floating in a tranquil pond. Bakufu is best known for his print series of colorful fish entitled Dai-nippon Gyorui Gashu or “Fish of Japan.” Published in 1937, the series includes 72 detailed prints, many of which were adapted from sketches or paintings like the one featured here. Expertly framed in a handmade blue/black lacquer frame, this piece is quite attractive.