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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 166

    Kano Toshun (1747-1797)

    Cranes and pine trees

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Kano Toshun (1747-1797)
    Cranes and pine trees
    Each signed Kano Toshun hitsu, each sealed Kano
    Pair of six-panel screens; ink, color and gold leaf on paper
    61¼ x 140¾in. (155.6 x 359.6cm.) each (2)


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    Toshun was the son of Kano Gensen (1689-1755) and studied under Kano Toshu (d. 1785). He later became the fourth-generation head of the Surugadai branch of the Kano School in Edo and was awarded the title Hogen. Toshun is also known for his work on the ceilings and walls of Rinnoji Temple.

    Previously sold in these Rooms, 18 September, 2002, lot 192