Reuters reports that a gift to a Japanese museum reveals a trove of previously unknown late works by Tsuguharu Foujita:
The Pola Museum of Art in Hakone, a mountain resort town just west of Tokyo, said the 37 pieces were part of a gift from a private collector within Japanbut declined to name their nationality.
“These were completely unknown before, so we were quite surprised by the gift,” said Yurika Hirata, a museum spokeswoman. “It was previously thought that Paris was the main site of Foujita’s work in his later years, but notes on the back mention that some were painted in other countries. It tells us new things about what he did.”
The pieces are oil paintings on thick paper mounted on fibreboard and painted between 1956 to 1958.
New Works by Japanese Artist Found (Reuters)