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Lot 4131
Murase Shusui (1795-1876): landscape and poetry

Sold for US$ 470 inc. premium

ASIAN WORKS OF ART

10 May 2004, 10:00 PDT

San Francisco

Murase Shusui (1795-1876): Ink Play of Clouds and Smoke
Small handscroll, ink and light color on paper; Nanga school, the frontispiece with the title inscribed Unen bokugi (Clouds and Smoke Ink Play), followed by a long river landscape with wooded hills and meandering waterway scattered with rustic villages and walled retreats and traversed by small figures on foot or in various types of boats, the second part devoted to ten poetic passages in Chinese and closing with a colophon dated to Kaei 1 (1848), tenth month and signed; the inscribed tomobako with underside of the lid signed Sekiheki 'Den'ei' daisen (calligrapher).
Dimensions (overall) 7 x 171 1/2 in (17.8 x 440 cm)
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