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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 148

    Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841)

    Jinbutsu zoga (Collection of figure sketches)

    Price Realised  

    Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841)
    Jinbutsu zoga (Collection of figure sketches)
    Signed, dated and inscribed Mizunoe-tatsu aki shichigatsu (seventh month, autumn, 1832) tame Kogyoku joshi sha Zenraku'o (painted by Zenraku'o [Kazan] for Kogyoku), sealed Moko and Kazan
    Handscroll; ink and slight color on paper
    11½ x 344¼in. (29.2 x 874.2cm.)


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    This handscroll includes sketches of Du Fu's "Eight poets Drinking," Kanzan and Jittoku, Daruma and Shoki. Kazan painted the scroll for the woman painter Saito Kogyoku (1814-1870), who had been his pupil since the age of ten.

    Exhibited

    Aichiken Tawara Bunkakaikan, "Gendai ni ikiru Kazan meisakuten" (Exhibition of Kazan's surviving masterpieces), 1985.4.28-5.7


    PUBLISHED:
    Kazan meisakuten jimukyoku, ed., Gendai ni ikiru Kazan meisakuten (Exhibition of Kazan's surviving masterpieces) (Tawaracho: Tawara City and Tawara City Educational Committee, 1985), no. 81.