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Uemura Shoen (1875-1949)
Uemura Shoen (1875-1949)

Meigi Takao (The famous courtesan Takao)

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Uemura Shoen (1875-1949)
Meigi Takao (The famous courtesan Takao)
Signed Shoen e and sealed Shoen no in
Hanging scroll; ink, color and gold on silk
40½ x 9¾in. (102.8 x 25cm.)
With wood box titled, signed and sealed by the artist; authenticated by the artist's son Uemura Shoko (1902-2001) on 2001.3.5 just before his death

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The haiku poem which is inscribed on the painting is by the courtesan Takao and reads as follows:

Kimi wa ima
Komagata atari
Hototogisu

Takao

You, now in the Komagata district,
the song of the cuckoo
Takao

Another painting by Uemura Shoen, Setchu bijin (Beauty in snow), was sold in these Rooms, 10 May 2000, lot 23.
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