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    Sale 2266

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 62

    Kamenaga Goro (1890-1955)

    Ogi tori (Fan-tossing), 1926

    Price Realised  

    Kamenaga Goro (1890-1955)
    Ogi tori (Fan-tossing), 1926
    Sealed Goro and Kame
    Two-panel screen; ink, color and gold on silk
    73 3/8 x 78¾in. (186 x 200cm.)


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    The artist specialized in paintings of customs of the Keicho and Kan'ei eras (late 16th and early 17th century). Here, two women in period dress are playing a fan-tossing game.

    Goro was a pupil of Kaburagi Kiyokata. This 1926 painting was his first submission to a national juried exhibition and is probably one of his earliest works. He submitted a painting titled Snow to the 10th Teiten exhibition. He also decorated rooms in the Meguro Gajoen, discussed in lot 63.

    Provenance

    Hosokawa Rikizo Collection
    Meguro Gajoen Museum, Tokyo
    Previously sold in these Rooms, 29 March 2005, lot 372


    Literature

    PUBLISHED:
    Nittenshi hensan iinkai (Nittenshi ed. staff), ed., Teiten hen 2 (Teiten [Exhibition of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts], vol. 2), vol. 7 of Nittenshi (History of the Nitten [Japanese Art Exhibition]) (Tokyo: Korinsha, 1982), p. 369, fig. 68.
    Hosono Masanobu et al., Kindai no bijinga: Meguro Gajoen korekushon/Paintings of Japanese Beauties at the Turn of the Century (Kyoto: Kyoto shoin, 1988), pl. 46.
    Karatsu City Modern Library, ed., Meguro Gajoen bijutsukan korekushon ni yoru: Kindai Nihonga ni miru bijinga (Modern Japanese-style beauty painting from the collection of the Meguro Gajoen Museum), exh. cat. (Karatsu: Karatsu City Modern Library, 1999), pl. 6.


    Exhibited

    Tokyo, "Teikoku Bijutsuin dai nanakai bijutsu tenrankai" (7th Exhibition of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts) [7th Teiten], 1926
    Karatsu City Modern Library Art Hall (Karatsu shi kindai toshokan bijutsu horu), "Meguro Gajoen bijutsukan korekushon ni yoru: Kindai Nihonga ni miru bijinga" (Modern Japanese-style beauty painting from the collection of the Meguro Gajoen Museum), 1999.11.14--12.13