School of Sotatsu Flowers of the Four SeasonsEdo period (1615-1868), 17th century

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Lot 895
School of Sotatsu
Flowers of the Four Seasons
Edo period (1615-1868), 17th century

Sold for US$ 28,825 inc. premium
Property from a private collection
School of Sotatsu
Flowers of the Four Seasons
Edo period (1615-1868), 17th century

A pair of six-panel screens; ink, color and gold fleck on paper with chrysanthemums, poppies, bellflowers, lilies, narcissus, patrinia, wisteria, bamboo, nandina, and fruiting grape vines, sealed Inen
60 x 128in (152 x 325.1cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Previously sold Sotheby's, New York, December 19, 1980, lot 91

    This pair of screens is part of a genre of flower painting associated with Tawaraya Sotatsu (active 1600-1640) and his followers. The dense clusters of seasonal flowers and grasses (including here fruiting grape vines) arranged in decorative compositions separated by gold clouds, and the use of tarashikomi (puddled pigment) in the leaves were elements first introduced by Sotatsu but became mainstays of generations of followers. Most works following the Sotatsu tradition are anoymous, bearing only the round Inen studio seal seen on these screens.
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School of Sotatsu Flowers of the Four SeasonsEdo period (1615-1868), 17th century
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