SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) URUSHI-E (LACQUER PAINTING) OF MUSHROOM-GATHERING IN AUTUMN FIELDS 秋野辺茸図漆絵掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1884

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SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) URUSHI-E (LACQUER PAINTING) OF MUSHROOM-GATHERING IN AUTUMN FIELDS 秋野辺茸図漆絵掛軸
Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1884

Sold for £ 87,562 (US$ 110,100) inc. premium
SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) URUSHI-E (LACQUER PAINTING) OF MUSHROOM-GATHERING IN AUTUMN FIELDS 秋野辺茸図漆絵掛軸
Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1884
An urushi-e painting mounted as a hanging scroll, depicting two branches of maple from which hangs a slender twig threaded with three varieties of mushroom, a silver tea kettle suspended by a cord from the lower branch over a fire of twigs laid in the hollow of a rock, smoke rising from the fire, curling maple and other leaves, and pine needles, the painting executed in a wide range of urushi-e and maki-e colours and finishes, the rocks richly textured; signed in black urushi-e at lower right Gyōnen nanajūhachi-ō Tairyūkyo Zeshin 行年七十八翁 對柳居是真 (Tairyūkyo Zeshin, aged 78) with seal Koma 古満

Overall: 176cm × 42cm (69¼in × 16½in)
Image: 81cm × 27cm (31⅞in × 10⅝in)

With fitted wood tomobako inscribed outside Zeshin-ō kōyō no kinokogari urushi-e tatefuku 是真翁紅葉之茸狩 漆絵立幅 (A vertical hanging scroll urushi-e painting of mushroom-gathering in autumn, by the venerable Zeshin) and inscribed inside the lid Urushi-e tatefuku mezurashiku maki-e gihō moromoro ni mochii kasaku Yoshiie Suisekitei denrai shinseki sōinaki mono nari hachijūkyū-ō Shōji Hōshin kanshiki 漆絵立幅珍らしく蒔絵技法諸々に用ひ佳作 吉家水石亭 伝来 真蹟相違なき者也 八十九翁庄司芳真鑒識 (Vertical hanging scroll urushi-e painting, a masterpiece executed using various maki-e techniques, handed down in the Yoshiie Suisekitei family, beyond question an authentic work, examined and inscribed by Hōshin, aged 89) with seals Koma 古満 and Hōshin 芳真; fitted outer wood storage box (3)

Provenance:
Yoshiie Family, Suisekitei Collection
吉家家(水石亭)旧藏
Sold in these Rooms, 10 November 2015, lot 9

Exhibited and Published:
Nezu Bijutsukan (Nezu Museum) 2012, cat. no. 125

Footnotes

  • The present lot is believed to be Zeshin's only extant large-scale urushi-e depiction of this subject, but for a treatment in more standard lacquering techniques, compare lot 18 in the present catalogue.
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SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) URUSHI-E (LACQUER PAINTING) OF MUSHROOM-GATHERING IN AUTUMN FIELDS 秋野辺茸図漆絵掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1884
SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) URUSHI-E (LACQUER PAINTING) OF MUSHROOM-GATHERING IN AUTUMN FIELDS 秋野辺茸図漆絵掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1884
SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) URUSHI-E (LACQUER PAINTING) OF MUSHROOM-GATHERING IN AUTUMN FIELDS 秋野辺茸図漆絵掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1884
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