Sengai Gibon Auction Price Results

Sengai Gibon(1750-1837)
Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) Zen Mountain Fuji Edo period (1615-1868), c. 1800

Lot 64: Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) Zen Mountain Fuji Edo period (1615-1868), c. 1800

Auction Date: Sep 14, 2016

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Description: SENGAI GIBON (1750-1837)
Zen Mountain Fuji
Edo period (1615-1868), c. 1800
Hanging scroll, ink on hemp; depicting Mount
Fuji and sailing boats, inscribed with a haiku
poem Amatsuchi no hazama ni hitotsu yuki no
yama (In the gap between heaven and earth
there is only one snowy peak), signed gai with
seal Sengai
With wood tomobako 29 7/8 x 14 5/8in (75.7 x 37.2cm)

Provenance
John Stevens Collection
The phrase yuki no yama (snowy peak) in the
inscription here denotes Mount Fuji whose
name, written with different characters, can
mean “non-duality,” in other words the Zen
teaching that heaven and earth, like individual
nature and Buddha nature, are not two
separate things but a unity. This fine painting
by Sengai is, very unusually, painted on
hemp. Beautifully mounted, it is among his
finest pieces.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) Bamboo and calligraphy Edo period (1615-1868), c. 1800

Lot 63: Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) Bamboo and calligraphy Edo period (1615-1868), c. 1800

Auction Date: Sep 14, 2016

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500

Description: SENGAI GIBON (1750-1837)
Bamboo and calligraphy
Edo period (1615-1868), c. 1800
Hanging scroll, ink on paper; depicting stems
and leaves of bamboo, inscribed Kunshi kono
gotoku ni omou (This is how a gentleman
thinks), with seal Sengai
With wood tomobako 22 3/4 x 24 1/2in (58 x 62.4cm)

Provenance
John Stevens Collection
Gibon Sengai ranks along with Hakuin (see
lots 57-59) as the greatest of Zen artists.
Here he depicts his favorite plant, bamboo,
alongside a brief calligraphy that draws the
time-honored parallel between its strength and
flexibility and that of a true gentleman (kunshi,
in Chinese junzi). Bamboo is also the perfect
Zen plant: graceful, pliant yet unbreakable,
useful in many ways, and good to eat (as
bamboo shoots) as well. Newly restored
and remounted, this is one of Sengai’s best
renditions of the subject.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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SENGAI GIBON (1750-1837) Tenjin Travelling to China Edo period (1615-1868), early 19th century

Lot 65: SENGAI GIBON (1750-1837) Tenjin Travelling to China Edo period (1615-1868), early 19th century

Auction Date: Sep 14, 2016

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Description: SENGAI GIBON (1750-1837)
Tenjin Travelling to China
Edo period (1615-1868), early 19th century
Hanging scroll, ink on paper; depicting Tenjin,
God of Learning, with a sprig of plum blossom
in his sleeve, inscribed with a poem Tofu
fukeba Morokoshi made mo nioi kemu ume
no nushi no sode no ichimai (The east wind
blows, taking the scent even as far as China:
Here too the master carries a branch
of blossoms in his sleeve), with seal Sengai
With wood tomobako
42 3/4 x 14 5/8in (108.7 x 37cm)

Provenance
John Stevens Collection
Tenjin, the deified form of Sugawara Michizane
(845-903), is the god of literature and learning.
Due to intrigues at the imperial court in Kyoto,
he was exiled to Daizaifu in Kyushu, where he
missed his beloved plum blossoms so much
that a tree flew there to console him. After
Michizane’s death his vengeful spirit wrecked
such havoc on Kyoto in the form of storms,
earthquakes, disease, and death that his court
titles were posthumously restored and he was
enshrined as the god Tenjin, portrayed here
wearing Chinese-style robes (by legend he
was said to have studied in China) with a sprig
of plum blossoms in his sleeve.
Sengai had an especial affinity for Tenjin
since he spent his last years in Daizaifu,
Sengai’s home district. Usually Sengai’s Tenjin
paintings are small enough to fit in any home
but this one is quite large, likely brushed for a
samurai household.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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SENGAI GIBON (1750-1837) Edo period (1615-1868),

Lot 383: SENGAI GIBON (1750-1837) Edo period (1615-1868),

Auction Date: May 12, 2016

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Description: SENGAI GIBON (1750-1837) Edo period (1615-1868), late 18th century/early 19th century Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), ink on paper, depicting three hikyaku (couriers) all wearing a fundoshi (loincloth) and rushing to cross the river, one carrying a courier box on his back, a three-line inscription of the Analects of Confucius (in Japanese, Koshi; 551-479 BC) above, reading Shi senjo ni arite iwaku, ikumono wa kakuno gotokikana chuya o okazu (Confucius, standing on the river bank said ‘Time goes on like this river flowing away endlessly day and night’), followed by a two-line inscription by Sengai (Even a river can be stopped in its flow but stopping the hayabikyaku [express courier] is not possible), signed Gai[...] with two seals, one reading Sengai; with wood storage box. 128.5cm x 54.2cm (50½in x 21 3/8in). (2)....

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Bonhams

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Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) Late 18th century/early 1

Lot 229: Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) Late 18th century/early 1

Auction Date: May 14, 2015

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Description: Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) Late 18th century/early 19th century...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Bonhams

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Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) Late 18th century/early 1

Lot 228: Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) Late 18th century/early 1

Auction Date: May 14, 2015

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Description: Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) Late 18th century/early 19th century...

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Bonhams

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Sengai Gibon (1750-1837)

Lot 368: Sengai Gibon (1750-1837)

Auction Date: May 16, 2012

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Description: Sengai Gibon (1750-1837)
Bamboo
Hanging scroll, ink on paper, with a poem, sealed Sengai
88 x 28.5cm. (excluding mount)
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Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Christie's

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Property from Various Owners

Lot 8448: Property from Various Owners

Auction Date: Jun 21, 2011

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: Hanging scroll, ink on paper; depicting the bearded patriarch in a voluminous robe and holding a shoe in one hand as he lifts his bare foot to tread an ascending pathway; inscribed, sealed Sengai.
37 3/4 x 10 1/4in (95.9 x 26cm)
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Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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SENGAI GIBON (1750-1837)LE VENT SOUFFLANT DANS LES BAMBOUS

Lot 372: SENGAI GIBON (1750-1837)LE VENT SOUFFLANT DANS LES BAMBOUS

Auction Date: Dec 18, 2009

Estimate: €5,000 - €6,500

Description:
[SENGAI GIBON (1750-1837), WIND BLOWN BAMBOO. HANGING SCROLL, INK ON PAPER, WITH A SENGAI SEAL, MOUNTED ON BROCADE]
Kakemono, encre sur papier, signé avec un cachet Sengai, boite en bois
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Location: Paris, FR

Auction House: Sotheby's

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Sengai Gibon (1750-1837)

Lot 227: Sengai Gibon (1750-1837)

Auction Date: Sep 18, 2008

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: Sengai Gibon (1750-1837)
Iwashi biki (Fishing for sardines)
Signed Gaibosatsu and sealed Sengai
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
14 1/8 x 17 7/8in. (36 x 45.5.cm.)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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Nanquan chopping the kitten in two

Lot 134: Nanquan chopping the kitten in two

Auction Date: Mar 18, 2008

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

Description: Sengai Gibon (1750-1837)
Nanquan chopping the kitten in two
Signed Gai'o and sealed Sengai
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
11 3/8 x 20¼in. (29 x 51.5cm.)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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