London, South Kensington
13 May 2009
AN EMBROIDERED PICTURE
SIGNED KATO, MEIJI PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)
Of a lion, embroidered in floss silks, with embroidered seal
66cm. x 45cm.
This embroidary was presented to an American family by Baron Hachisuka of Owari provenance.
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Kato Rihei (1847-1986) came from a silk merchant family in Owari provenance, now called Aichi Prefecture. He carried out commissions for the Imperial Household during the Meiji period (1868-1912).
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