Lot 185. La descente d'Amida, Japon, époque Kamakura (1185–1333); encre, couleurs et or sur soie, montée en rouleau, boîte couverte en bois; 107,3 x 37,7 cm, 42 1/4 by 14 7/8 in. Estimation: 50,000 — 80,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's.
Ancienne Collection de Willem van Heusden (1913-2009)
The descent of Amida, ink, colour and gold on silk, hanging scroll, Japan, Kamakura period (1185-1333)
Provenance: Acquired by Willem van Heusden in Japan before 1955 (according to his wife).
Note: '... The previous owner of this paintings has hopefully ascribed it to Eshin-Sozu himself. Since there are no known works of this master remaining and comparison is therefore impossible, such optimism is quite unwarranted. The figure of the Buddha is painted in gold of two tints which enabled the painter to delineate folds in the robe and the patterned design thereon without using other colours. This technique is peculiar to the (Kamakura) period and was derived from China.'