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Attributed to Kogetsu Sogan (1574-1643)

Lot 95: Attributed to Kogetsu Sogan (1574-1643)

Est: $1,000 USD - $1,500 USDSold:
Christie'sMarch 23, 2004New York, NY, US

Item Overview


Seven-character Buddhist maxim
Signed Murasakino dojin and sealed
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
21 7/8 x 42 3/4 in. (55.5 x 108.5cm.)

Signed Ren'in
Letter mounted as a hanging scroll; ink on paper
5 1/2 x 15 3/4 in. (14 x 40.2cm.) (2)

Artist or Maker

Attributed to Kogetsu Sogan (1574-1643)


Kogetsu Sogan was the son of Tsuda Sogyu (d. 1591), one of the San Sosho (Three greatest Tea Masters). He became a Zen monk of the Rinzai sect and the 156th head of Daitokuji Temple in Kyoto. He built the famous tea room Kohoan at Ryukoin, Daitokuji, commissioned by Kobori Enshu (1597-1647).

This calligraphy by Sogan is seven characters of a fourteen-character poem by the Tang-dynasty poet Liu Shang dedicated to Wang Yong:

Kimi sareba shunzan tareto tomonika asoban
Since you left Mount Shunzan, I have no friend to play with.

Auction Details

Japanese and Korean Art

March 23, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, 10020, US