After Katsukawa Shunsho Meiji period
Lot 440W
After Katsukawa Shunsho
Meiji period
£15,000 - 20,000
US$ 26,000 - 34,000
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After Katsukawa Shunsho Meiji period After Katsukawa Shunsho Meiji period After Katsukawa Shunsho Meiji period
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After Katsukawa Shunsho
Meiji period
A two-fold screen painted in ink, colour and gold on a gold-leaf paper ground, depicting three bijin beneath a willow tree, one holding a baby over her shoulder, a second kneeling with a cage containing fireflies, the third holding a fan, cooling off in the summer evening, inscribed Katsu Shunsho ga with seal. 172cm x 179cm (67¾in x 70½in).

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  • 蛍狩図屏風 倣勝川春勝筆 二曲一隻 紙本金地着色 明治時代

    Provenance: a French private collection.

    This well-executed two-fold screen refers to several elements from well-known published works by Katsukawa Shunsho. The woman holding a baby may have been inspired by a similar scene in a painting in the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC; the handling of the willow branches and leaves is similar to a painting in the Takahashi Seiichiro collection, Keio University Library; and the signature is very close to that on the 'Snow' scroll from an Important Cultural Property Setsugekka (Snow, Moon, and Flowers) hanging-scroll triptych in the MOA Museum of Art, Atami. See Naito Masato, Katsukawa Shunsho to Tenmei-ki no ukiyo-e bijinga (Katsukawa Shunsho and ukiyo-e bijinga in the Tenmei era), Tokyo, 2012, pictorial index nos. 82, 83, and 69.
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