London, South Kensington
29 March 2007
Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850, a surimono
depicting Kintaro with a tengu and cockerel; Yashima Gakutei (ca.1786-1868), a surimono with T'ai Chen Wang Fu-Jen seated at the base of a pine tree playing a one stringed harp, her tamed coiled dragon emerging from the tree -- 8in.x 7¼in. (20.3cm. x 18.4cm.), both framed and glazed; a large selection of album leaves by Kono Bairei (1844-95) and School with numerous prints from Bairei's Book of a Hundred Birds 'Bairei hyakucho gafu', some framed and glazed; and two further prints depicting a river landscape scene and a goose in flight before the moon -- the largest 10¾in. x 16¾in. (27.3cm. x 42.5cm.), unsigned, framed and glazed.
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