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Lot 266: KAWABATA GYOKUSHÔ (1842-1913), A KAKEMONO

Est: €2,800 EUR - €3,200 EUR
Sotheby'sNovember 22, 2004Amsterdam, Netherlands

Item Overview

Description

ink and colour on silk, depicting the head of a sea bream (tai), signed Gyokushô and sealed, with fitted box signed by his pupil Painted by the honourable teacher Gyokushô as confirmed by his later pupil Ryûshô and sealed

Dimensions

62.5 x 136.5cm

Artist or Maker

Literature

Ellen P. Conant, Nihonga, transcending the past, 1995; Roberts, L. P., A dictionary of Japanese artists, 1976

Notes

Born into a family of lacquer artists, Gyokushô became a leading painter in the Tokyo art world. He exhibited and won prizes at various exhibitions and briefly studied Western painting under Charles Wirgman. Gyokushô taught at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts for over two decades and also had his own painting school. Many of his pupils later became well known artists themselves. It is said that Gyokushô considered shasei (sketching from life) and shai (capturing the essence) as key elements in painting.

Auction Details

Chinese and Japanese Ceramics and Works of Art

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Sotheby's
November 22, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

De Boelelaan 30, Amsterdam, 1083 HJ, NL