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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 165

    Unkoku Tokaku (b.1674)

    Peacocks

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    Unkoku Tokaku (b.1674)
    Peacocks
    Signed Sesshu nanasei Unkoku Tokaku hitsu, sealed Unkoku and Tokaku
    Pair of four-panel screens; ink, color, gold and gold leaf on paper
    65 x 110¾in. (165 x 281cm.) (2)


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    Tokaku is the son of Unkoku Tohan (see Christie's, New York, 21 September, 2006, lot 138), whom he succeeded. He called himself Sesshu VII.

    Tokaku's paintings are very rare. For a screen by the artist with a similar subject, see Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, ed., Unkokuha no keifu--Sesshu no kokeisha tachi/Unkoku School--The Successors of Sesshu Style (Yamaguchi: Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 1986), no. 46.