21 mars 2016

Japanese screens by Matthew McKelway, Professor of Japanese Art History at Columbia University

 Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958), Pine Trees and Cranes. Pair of six-panel screens. Ink, color, gold and gold leaf on paper. 67 x 151 1/8in. (170.2 x 383.9cm.) each (2) Estimate: $150,000-200,000. Sold for: $267,750 in the Japanese and Korean Art sale on 20 March 2013 at Christie’s New York. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Introduced from China in the 8th century, Japanese screens (byōbu) have been prized in both secular and sacred contexts for centuries. Matthew McKelway, Professor of Japanese Art... [Lire la suite]

14 avril 2015

Arts of Asia exhibition at Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert, California

Pair of Wooden Temple Figures, Japan,  Est. 1467-1652. Nio Wood, 71 in. high. Photo courtesy Heather James Fine Art. Centuries of antiquities — loaded with historical, ritual, and cultural significance — weave an intricate story of centuries of dynasties and eras in the Arts of Asia exhibition at Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert, California. Spanning 2,000 years, the objects in the show are organized by geography: China, Japan, and India & Southeast Asia. The rise and fall of many... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2014

Quails among Autumn Flowers and Plants, possible attribution to Tosa Mitsukiyo (1808-1862), Edo period (1615-1868), first half 1

Quails among Autumn Flowers and Plants, Tosa school artist not identified, possible attribution to Tosa Mitsukiyo (1808-1862), Edo period (1615-1868), first half 19th century. Photo courtesy Helena Markus Antique Japanese Screens. Six-panel screen. Ink and colour on gold leaf. H 98 x W 371,8 cm Tosa Mitsuoki (1808-1862), was the son ad pupil of Tosa Mitsuzane and the brother of Tosa Mitsubuni, the artist who painted the screen illustrated in our catalogue “Nature and Poetry” on the pages 44-45. As his brother, he held various... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2014

Solitary Plum Tree, Rinpa school artist, Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century

Solitary Plum Tree, Rinpa school artist, Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century. Photo courtesy Helena Markus Antique Japanese Screens. Six-panel screen. Ink and mineral colours on gold and silver leaf. H 168.5 x W 373.4 cm The plum is a symbol of spring, a tree which resists the cold and begins to blossom at the end of winter. It was probably introduced from China in the Nara period and was initially the most frequently mentioned flower in Japanese poetry, celebrated for its sweet perfume and delicate blossoms. This painting is... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2014

Attributed to Hasegawa Tohaku (1539-1610), Trees in Foggy Landscape, End of Muromachi period (1392-1573), beginning of Momoyama

Attributed to Hasegawa Tohaku (1539-1610), Trees in Foggy Landscape, End of Muromachi period (1392-1573), beginning of Momoyama (1573-1615). Photo courtesy Helena Markus Antique Japanese Screens. Six-panel screen. Ink on gold leaf with kin sunago (gold sand). H 166.5 x W 360 cm Gold clouds run the entire length of the screen separating the foreground scenery from the distant hills and suggesting a sense of spatial recession. Mist, formed by the use of kin sunago (gold sand), drifts over the trees and hills.The artist expresses the... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2013

Anonymous (Late 16th-Early 17th Century), A Portuguese Ship Comes to Trade

Anonymous (Late 16th-Early 17th Century), A Portuguese Ship Comes to Trade. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Six-panel screen; ink. color, gold and gold leaf on paper; 61¼ x 137½in. (155.5 x 349.5cm.). Estimate $700,000 – $900,000 Provenance: Private collection, Tokyo  Literature: Okamoto Yoshitomo and Takamizawa Tadao, Nanban byobu (Nanban screens) (Tokyo: Kashima kenkyujo shuppankai, 1970), Plate volume, color plate pp. 80-81 and fig. 58, page xiv; text volume no. 58, p. 186. Sasaki Johei,... [Lire la suite]