Erik Thomsen Gallery

Recognized Dealer

New York, NY

About Erik Thomsen Gallery

Erik Thomsen has been a dealer in Japanese art since 1981. Born to Danish parents and raised in Japan, he is fluent in Japanese and was the first foreigner to apprentice to an art dealer in Japan (the Tanaka Onkodô Gallery in Aoyama, Tokyo). The Erik Thomsen gallery, located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, offers important Japanese paintings and works of art to museums and collectors worldwide. He specializes in Japanese screens and scrolls; in early Japanese tea ceramics from the medieval through the Edo periods; in masterpieces of ikebana bamboo baskets; and in ...Read More

Erik Thomsen Gallery

1stdibs Dealer Since 2010

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Six-Panel Folding Screen, Mountain and River Landscape
Six-Panel Folding Screen, Mountain and River La...
Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Paintings
Gold Leaf, Silk
Six-panel folding screens; ink on silk with gold leaf.
Two-Panel Screen, Fall Grasses and Flowers by Bamboo Fence
Two-Panel Screen, Fall Grasses and Flowers by B...
Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Paintings
Silk
Ink, mineral colors, and gofun (sea shell powder) on silk backed with gold leaf (urahaku) fall grasses and flowers by bamboo fence.
Six-Panel Screen, Festival Procession at the Hiyoshi Shrine
Six-Panel Screen, Festival Procession at the Hi...
Tosa School
Antique 18th Century Japanese Paintings
Paper
Six-panel folding screen; ink, mineral colors, gold, and gold leaf on paper This lively depiction of mikoshi (festival floats) being carried in procession represents an important ...
Six-Panel Screen, Scattered Fans
Six-Panel Screen, Scattered Fans
Unknown
Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Silk
Small six-panel screen; mineral colors, gold wash, and gold flakes on silk Scattered fans decorated with flowers of the different seasons.
Two-Panel Screen, Scattered Fan with Seasonal F...
Tosa School
Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Paper
Two-panel folding screen; ink, mineral colors, go fun, gold leaf and gold sprinkle on paper. Design of scattered fans, decorated with flowers associated to the different seasons.
Gold-Lacquer Writing Box with Sparrows and Bamboo
Igarashi Douho
Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Lacquer
Wood, Lacquer
The decoration of this suzuribako writing box refers to the tale of the »cut-tongue sparrow« (shitakiri suzume). The story centers on an old man who goes out to cut firewood when he ...
Japanese Screen with Seasonal Flowers
Rimpa School
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Paper, Gold Leaf
Four-panel folding screen; ink and mineral colors on gold leaf on paper. Seasonal flowers, such as daffodils, dandelion, morning glory and lilies.

Peacock Pair by Cliffs

Price Upon Request
Peacock Pair by Cliffs
Araki Kanpo
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Gold Leaf, Silk
Two-panel folding screen; ink, colors, gold and gold-leaf on silk A majestic peacock stands on top of a craggy cliff and surveys the world around him, while his mate walks below,...

Plovers by Reeds

Price Upon Request
Plovers by Reeds
Murase Gyokuden
Antique 1890s Japanese Paintings and Screens
Silk
Two-panel furosaki tea screen. Ink and mineral colors on silk. Signed Gyokuden, and red artist's seal.

Flowers of the Summer

Price Upon Request
Flowers of the Summer
Unknown
Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Silk
Two-panel folding screen. Mineral colors and gofun (powdered calcified shell) on silk with urahaku (gold-leaf backing). Various summer flowers. Signed Shunzan, and red artist's seal.
Hollyhocks, Morning Glories and "Maltese Cross"
Takeda Koyo
Mid-20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Pair of two-panel folding screens with morning glories. Sensitive painting in ink and mineral colors on paper of summer flowers featuring red, blue and purple morning glories. The as...

Tori (Bird)

Price Upon Request
Tori (Bird)
Inoue Yuichi
Late 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens
Ink on paper

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