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Uragami Gyokudo (1745 - 1820)

Lot 112: Uragami Gyokudo (1745-1820)


September 22, 2004
New York, NY, US

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Sanchu ketsuro zu (Mountains in the mist)
Signed Gyokudo, sealed Gyokudo kinsen and Ki hitsu Kunpo
Hanging scroll; ink and slight color on paper
9 3/4 x 23 3/8in. (24.8 x 59.3cm.)

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Uragami Gyokudo (1745-1820)


Daimaru Department Store, Tokyo, "Uragami Gyokudo meisaku ten" (Exhibition of masterpieces by Uragami Gyokudo), 1956.5.11-16

Suzuki Susumu, ed., Uragami Gyokudo meisaku ten (Exhibition of masterpieces by Uragami Gyokudo) (Tokyo: Daimaru Department Store, 1956).

Irie Yoshitaka and Nakata Yujiro, eds., Uragami Gyokudo, in Bunjinga suihen daijuyonkan (Selected Japanese scholar paintings, vol.14) (Tokyo: Chuo koronsha, 1974), pl. 43.

Suzuki Susumu, ed., Uragami Gyokudo, Nihon no bijutsu 148 (Tokyo: Shibundo, 1978), no. 83.

Tanaka Ichimatsu et al., eds., Uragami Gyokudo gafu (Paintings of Uragami Gyokudo), vol. 1 (Tokyo: Chuo koron bijutsu shuppan, 1979), pl. 4, ref. no. 9 (by Suzuki Susumu).


The poem inscribed on the painting reads:

Ya o musunde kuzan ni yoru
Kokoro kan narukoto taiko ni nitari
Ashita niwa inki no mushite
Nakaba kantan no ame to naru o miru

Living deep in the lonely mountains, my mind is as calm as the ancient past. Tomorrow dense wet mist will hang over the peak, and I will watch the mist transformed to cold and heavy rain.

Please note the diagonal line in the center of the painting in the catalogue illustration is a catalogue printing error and is not on the actual painting.

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