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    Sale 2266

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 43

    Ganku (1749/56-1838)

    Beauty crossing a bridge

    Price Realised  

    Ganku (1749/56-1838)
    Beauty crossing a bridge
    Signed Funzen, sealed Ganku and Funzen
    Hanging scroll; ink, color, silver and gold on silk
    39 x 13 7/8in. (99 x 35.2cm.)
    Wood box signed and authenticated by ukiyo-e scholar Narazaki Muneshige


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    Exhibited

    The Museum of Kyoto, "Kaikan goshunen kinen tokubetsuten - Kyo no bijinga ten: Koseiha no kyoen: Edo, Meiji, Taisho" (Special exhibition of the fifth anniversary of the opening of the museum - Beauty paintings in Kyoto: Selected representative artists: Edo, Meiji, Taisho periods), 1993.9.10--10.11

    Kushigata Shunsen Museum, Kushigatacho, Yamanashi, "Ukiyoe no hana - Kenrantaru nikuhitsu ukiyoe no sekai: Nikuhitsu ukiyoe meisakuten" (The flowers of ukiyo-e: The gorgeous world of ukiyo-e paintings), 1995.4.29--6.25

    Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin-Dahlem, "Schönheit und Eros: Bilder der Fliessenden Welt von Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro und anderen aus der Sammlung Sumisho, Tokyo," 2008.10.17--2009.1.4

    PUBLISHED:
    Akai Tatsuro, Sukenobu/Settei, vol. 9 of Nikuhitsu ukiyoe (Ukiyo-e paintings) (Tokyo: Shueisha, 1982), pl. 52.

    Narazaki Muneshige, "Ganku hitsu kyojo bijinzu" (Beauty on a bridge by Ganku), Kokka 1065 (1983), p. 25.

    The Museum of Kyoto, ed., Kaikan goshunen kinen tokubetsuten - Kyo no bijinga ten: Koseiha no kyoen: Edo, Meiji, Taisho (Special exhibition of the fifth anniversary of the opening of the museum - Beauty paintings in Kyoto: Selected representative artists: Edo, Meiji, Taisho periods) (Kyoto: The Museum of Kyoto, 1993), pl. 60.

    Sadamura Tadashi, ed., Ukiyoe no hana - Kenrantaru nikuhitsu ukiyoe no sekai: Nikuhitsu ukiyoe meisakuten (The flowers of ukiyo-e: The gorgeous world of ukiyo-e paintings) (Tokyo: Bun'yusha, 1995), pl. 52.