Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828) Rimpa School, dated 1824 and 1825
Lot 430*
Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828) Rimpa School, dated 1824 and 1825
£6,000 - 8,000
US$ 10,000 - 13,000
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Lot Details
Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828)
Rimpa School, dated 1824 and 1825
Emakimono, three painted hand scrolls, in ink and colour on paper, each depicting random scenes of nature and animals, probably made for personal enjoyment or for use as a study manual for his pupils:

The first scroll showing the jyunishi (the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac) comprising:

1) A rat nibbling an acorn
2) A reclining ox shown from behind
3) A prowling tiger
4) A hare standing beside stalks of susuki
5) A dragon enveloped in dark clouds
6) A snake
7) A grazing horse
8) A standing goat
9) A monkey hanging from a tree branch
10) A cock crowing at dawn in front of a fence
11) A puppy nuzzling its mother's haunches
12) A running boar
signed Bunsei kinoto saru fuyu jyunigatsu Hoitsu hitsu (painted by Hoitsu in December in Winter, in the year of the Monkey in Bunsei Period [1824]) with seal Oson, 30.5cm x 747cm (12in x 294 1/8in);

The second scroll comprising:
1) A crow
2) A feather pen and guri-lacquer kogo
3) A pair of scissors lying across stalks of irises
4) A sprig of white oyama renge (magnolia)
5) Trailing vine of yugao (moon flower)
6) A tai (sea bream) lying on top of kumazasa (bamboo leaves)
7) A white lotus flower and leaf
8) A grasshopper crawling over a uri (squash)
9) A sprig of white fuyo (confederate rose).
10) A branch of shukaido (Hardy begonia)
11) A peasant
unsigned, 30.5cm x 607cm (12in x 239in);

The third scroll comprising:
1) Hozuki (Chinese lantern)
2) Kohone (Nuphar japonicum) and an amenbo (water strider) strewn over a stream
3) A lone boatman rowing in mountainous landscape
4) A pheasant
5) A pine tree on a cliff
6) A horned owl
7) Nashi and a vase of flowers
8) A crow
9) A snow-laden branch of pine
signed Bunsei kinoto tori jyunigatsu Hoitsu hitsu (painted by Hoitsu in December, in the year of the Cock in the Bunsei Period [1825]) with seal Oson, 30.5cm x 623cm (12in x 245 ¼in), with wood storage box. (4).

Footnotes

  • 画法巻 酒井抱一筆 三巻 紙本淡彩 1824-1825年

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