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Circle of Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637)
Circle of Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637)

Tales of Ise (Ise monogatari), early 17th century

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Circle of Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637)
Tales of Ise (Ise monogatari), early 17th century
Book; 6 double-page illustrations in gold and silver on paper; 145 pp. text in ink on mica-highlighted paper; 2 pp. commentary in ink on paper preceeding illustrations; 1 p. postscript
9½ x 6 7/8in. (24.2 x 17.5cm.)
Provenance
Aimi Kou
Exhibited
Yamato Bunkakan, Nara, "Ise monogatari ten," 1969.10.28--11.23

Lot Essay

PUBLISHED:
Ise monogatari ten (Tales of Ise exhibition), exh. cat. (Nara: Yamato Bunkakan, 1969).
Katagiri Yoichi, Ito Toshiko and Mezaki Tokue, eds., Taketori monogatari/Ise monogatari, vol. 5 of Zusetsu Nihon no koten (Tokyo: Shueisha, 1978), fig. 181, p. 152.
Roy Andrew Miller, The Japanese Language (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967), cover image: Soken postscript

The postscript by Soken is dated 1633 authenticating this as the work of Koetsu. There is also a seal of a former owner, the Suminokura Family and an accompanying certificate slip by Kohitsu Ryoshin.
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