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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 138

    Yoshikawa Ikkei (1763-1837)

    Fox fire

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    Yoshikawa Ikkei (1763-1837)
    Fox fire
    Signed Ikkei sha and sealed, the poem signed Nanajuichi'o (old man, age 71) Kyokado and with kao
    Hanging scroll; ink, color and gold leaf on silk
    39 3/8 x 13 3/8in. (100 x 34cm.)


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    The poem by Yomo no Utagaki Magao (1753-1829) reads:

    Hi tomoshite nani kurakaranu yoru no tabi
    Inoraba kitsune fukuya sazuken


    Every dark night, light up a fire and if you pray,
    a fox gives a fortune.

    Ikkei was born in Nagoya and was the son and pupil of Yoshikawa Yoetsu.

    For other examples of Magao's collaboration with ukiyo-e artists, see lots 139 and 143.