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Decorative Asian Works of Art / MATSUKAWA HANZAN (1818-1882) Two Chinese Gentlemen Conversing Edo period (1615-1868) or Meiji era (1868-1912), 19th century

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MATSUKAWA HANZAN (1818-1882)
Two Chinese Gentlemen Conversing
Edo period (1615-1868) or Meiji era (1868-1912), 19th century
13 – 22 June 2022, 10:00 PDT
Online, Los Angeles

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MATSUKAWA HANZAN (1818-1882)

Two Chinese Gentlemen Conversing
Edo period (1615-1868) or Meiji era (1868-1912), 19th century
Ink, color, and gold on silk, originally mounted as a hanging scroll, now framed and glazed, depicting two Chinese gentlemen in close conversation while holding hands, the left gripping a folding fan with a painting of flowers and grasses, the right's hand hidden by a hat; their garments meticulously painted, the right of near-eastern printed fabric with a floral design and the left with embroidered floral design; with two seals, one reading Hanzan.
23 3/8 x 10in (59.4 x 25.4cm) sight

Footnotes

Matsukawa Hanzan was born in Osaka, and specialized in surimono and illustrating books.

For another painting by this artist with the same seals, see one in the British Museum (coll. no. 1913,0501,0.581).

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