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    Sale 11930

    AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART

    15 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 111

    Anonymous (Mid 16th century)

    Horses beneath a willow tree

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    Estimate

    Anonymous (Mid 16th century)
    Horses beneath a willow tree
    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
    50 ½ x 20 ¾ in. (128.3 x 52.7 cm.)


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    This painting shows the traditional style of horse paintings originally from Yuan Dynasty of China. However the unique depiction of the rock and road indicates it is by the artist from Joseon Dynasty.

    Literature

    Tochigi Prefectural Museum et al., Chosen ocho no kaiga to Nihon: Sotatsu, Taiga, Jakuchu mo mananda ringoku no bi Joseon wangjo eui hoehwa wa libon: Sotasseu, Taiga, Jakeuchudo paeeun ieut nara eui mi Paintings of Korea's Joseon Dynasty and Japan: The Art of a Neighboring Kingdom That Inspired Sotatsu, Taiga and Jakuchu, exh. cat. (Osaka: Yomiuri Shinbun Osaka Honsha, 2008), pl. 150.
    Hashimoto Shinji, Chosen ocho kaiga to Muromachi suiboku ga (Paintings of Joseon Dynasty and Muromachi period), Kokka 1381 (Feb. 2010). fig. 7.


    Exhibited

    "Chosen ocho no kaiga to Nihon: Sotatsu, Taiga, Jakuchu mo mananda ringoku no bi Joseon wangjo eui hoehwa wa libon: Sotasseu, Taiga, Jakeuchudo paeeun ieut nara eui mi Paintings of Korea's Joseon Dynasty and Japan: The Art of a Neighboring Kingdom That Inspired Sotatsu, Taiga and Jakuchu," Tochigi Prefectural Museum, Nov 2-Dec 14, 2008; at the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum, Feb 17-Mar 29, 2009; at the Sendai City Museum, April 17-May 24, 2009; and at the Okayama Prefectural Museum, June 5-July 12, 2009