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    Sale 11930

    AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART

    15 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 51

    Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)

    Album of twelve lacquer paintings

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    Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)
    Album of twelve lacquer paintings
    Each signed Zeshin, hachijuni o (age 82) Zeshin, Boshi kasuga sei (made in spring, 1888) Zeshin or Gyonen hachijuni (age 82) Zeshin; sealed Shin, Koma or unidentified seals
    Twelve paintings for an accordion album; lacquer and ink on paper
    4 ¼ x 3 ¼in. (10.7 x 8.2 cm.) each
    With fitted double boxes, the inner box signed, sealed and authenticated by Shoji Chikushin (1854-1936), a pupil of Zeshin


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    This album contains twelve lacquer paintings of various subjects: bamboo, a vase with camellia, gourds and vine, tadpoles and rice fish, octopus, whale, cascade and maple, Shojo, Meoto Iwa (the wedded rocks in the sea of Mie), a cat beneath snow, a fallen flowerpot and running cat and a gourd shaped object.