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    Sale 11930

    AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART

    15 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 21

    Makino Baisen (? - 1860)

    Whales and hunting boats

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Makino Baisen (? - 1860)
    Whales and hunting boats
    Each sealed Baisen and Masaoki
    Pair of six-panel screens; ink, color and gold flecks on paper
    62 ¾ x 155 ¾ in. (159.4 x 395.7 cm.) each


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    The depiction of whale is extremely rare in Japanese art and not so many examples are known.
    The renown print artist from the same period, Utagawa Hiroshige II (1826-1869) also worked on the same subject in one of his works Hizen Goto geiryo no zu (View of a Whale Hunt at Goto in Hizen Province) from the series Shokoku meisho hyakkei (One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces). The print with this impression is in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, accessible online at http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/196846?search_no=1=40

    Provenance

    Private Collection, Akita Prefecture, Japan