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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 121

    Attributed to Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637)

    Poem on decorated paper with wisteria design

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    Attributed to Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637)
    Poem on decorated paper with wisteria design
    Fragment of handscroll mounted as a hanging scroll; ink, silver and gold on paper
    11 3/8 x 16½in. (29 x 42cm.)
    Wood box signed, dated and authenticated by calligraphy scholar Tayama Honan


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    The poem by Fujiwara no Ariie from the Shin kokin wakashu (New Collection of Ancient and Modern Verse) reads:

    Yume kayou michi sae taenu kuretake no
    Fushimi no sato no yuki no shitaore


    Provenance

    Katsumoto Eiji


    Exhibited

    Kamakura Kokuhokan Museum, "Kinsei soshokuha (Rinpa) tenrankai" (Exhibition of the decorative school in the early modern period [Rinpa]), 1947.5.15-25