The Ishibashi Foundation Collection

The Ishibashi Foundation maintains a collection of approximately 2,600 works of art.
The origins of this collection lie in the Ishibashi Collection, built up over half a century by Shojiro Ishibashi. Partly through his association with such people as the Western-style artists Hanjiro Sakamoto and Takeji Fujishima, Shojiro became an avid collector of Japanese Western-style paintings. He later broadened his focus to include foreign works of art, amassing a collection that has won acclaim both in Japan and internationally.
In 1961, almost all the works in the Ishibashi Collection were donated to the Ishibashi Foundation, which continues to add to the collection based on deliberations by the Executive Committee of the Museum. The collection currently contains works from a variety of genres, including European painting and Japanese Western-style painting as well as Western and Eastern sculpture and ceramics, and Chinese and Japanese paintings and calligraphic works.

Japanese Western-style Painting

  • KURODA Seiki
    Girl of Brehat
    1891
  • AOKI Shigeru
    A Gift of the Sea
    1904
  • FUJISHIMA Takeji
    Black Fan
    1908-09
  • SAKAMOTO Hanjiro
    Three Grazing Horses
    1932
  • FUJITA Tsuguharu
    Still Life with a Cat
    1939-40
    © Fondation Foujita / ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2017
    C1410
  • SUGAI Kumi
    Le diable rouge
    1954
  • Kazuo SHIRAGA
    Kannon Fudara Jodo
    1972

Western Painting

  • Pierre-Auguste RENOIR
    Mlle Georgette Charpentier Seated
    1876
  • Edouard MANET
    Self-Portrait
    1878-79
  • Paul CEZANNE
    Mont Sainte-Victoire and Chateau Noir
    c. 1904-06
  • Claude MONET
    Twilight, Venice
    c. 1908
  • Henri MATISSE
    Striped Jacket
    1914
  • Pablo PICASSO
    Saltimbanque Seated with Arms Crossed
    1914
    © 2017 - Succession Pablo Picasso - SPDA(JAPAN)
  • Paul KLEE
    Island
    1932
  • Jackson POLLOCK
    Number 2, 1951
    1951
  • Pierre SOULAGES
    Painting, 26 May 1969
    1969
    © ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2017
    C1410
  • ZAO Wou-ki
    07.06.85
    1985
    © 2016 by ProLitteris,
    CH-8033 Zurich & JASPAR in Japan, 2017
    C1410

Sculpture

  • Constantin BRANCUSI
    The Kiss
    1907-10
    © ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2017
    C1410
  • Alberto GIACOMETTI
    Buste de Diego (tête plate)
    1955

Ceramics

  • Painter of Boulogne 441
    Attic Black-Figure Neck-Amphora, Herakles and Kerberos
    520-510 B.C.
  • Longquan Ware
    Vase, celadon, decorated with iron brown spots
    Yüan dynasty, 14th century

Chinese and Japanese Art

  • YINTUOLUO
    Detached Segment from The Deeds of the Zen Masters, Tanka Burning Buddhist Statues
    Yüan dynasty, 14th century
  • SESSHU
    Landscape of the Four Seasons
    Muromachi Period, 15th century