A pair of Japanese Edo Period scroll paintings by the painter Sumiyoshi Hiroyuki (1755-1811) , one of a dragon in the clouds and another of a tiger in a bamboo thicket, skillfully painted in sumi ink on silk and signed by the artist. The painter, Hiroyuki was as disciple of the painter, Hiromori and a of successor of the Sumiyoshi School which worked primarily for the Shogunate of Edo Period...
"Free and easy" skillful hand painting in fine composition, with signature and red seal (but too faded to confirm). Mounted in the later years.
Damage at one side of roll end. Please check the images for the condition, and feel free to inquire us for the further information.
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approx. L: 184cm (72.44in), W: 45cm (17.71in)
A pair of brightly colored Shishi frolic among peonies on this fine Edo period set of paintings mounted on a two panel screen. It is performed with pigment on silk. The signature appears to read Fukusai. Each panel is 29 x 57-1/2 inches (73.5 x 146.5 cm). It looks to have been restored in the early 20th century, with a wide border of bronze brocade inside a red lacquered wooden frame, and has been backed with sarasa cloth patterned with karakusa florals.
Fine Edo Period Japanese Folk Painting of the Legendary Carp who Becomes a Dragon. According to the legend of the Dragon Gate Waterfall, carp gather downstream and try to swim upstream against the current and jump up the waterfall. The carp that succeeds is transformed, in a flash of lightning and thunder, into a dragon. The phrase “going through the Dragon Gate" refers to advancement and success. The carp in this painting dreams of becoming a dragon...
Cat Staring at Mouse
Ando Hiroshige School, c. 19th century
A cat squatting and staring at a black mouse. The style seen in the cat is similar to block prints done by the famous master, Ando Hiroshige. The Hiroshima school continued for two generations using the same name and producing the famous landscape prints until the Meiji Period.
A charming and finely painted, small shunga hand scroll featuring three erotic scenes in oblong format. Unsigned. Ink and colors on silk. Scroll mounted on silk and paper w. spotted bamboo knobs. Japan, late Meiji to early Taisho (1895–1915). Condition: Some superficial folding lines otherwise excellent condition.
Shomen-Kongo (lit.'Blue-Faced Vajra') is the unique deity worshipped through the folk faith in Japan with Chinese Taoist origins, influenced by Shinto, esoteric Buddhism, medicine, and the other local beliefs,
which is related to 'koshin-do' ('koshin-machi') as the event of that staying awake on the eve of the 57th day of the sexagenary cycle (to prevent the three worms from reporting one's wrongdoings and shortening...
Classical Japanese anthology card game of one hundred Japanese waka poem by one hundred poets based on the essential artistically and elegant spiritually aware of Japan.
The earlier getting back, the more detailed design, as those cards are all hand-painted with the quality papers and paints, which is considered to be from the late 16th century during the Momoyama - the Early Edo period...
BUDDHIST SANSKRIT CHARACTER, "A"
Dealer: hotoke antiques
Edo period. The pronunciation "a" of Sanskrit characters represented 'Dainichi-Nyorai' (Mahavairocana) as specially, meant the beginning of the universe in esoteric Buddhism as essentially ("un" is the ending as "inspiration and expiration" or "alpha and omega"). A fine mature Buddhist art piece in aesthetic aged condition from the Edo period, with some expected minor damages as seen...
SENMENGA (2 pieces)
Dealer: Ishii Collection
A pair of two fan paintings of Kano school, dated back to the late Edo period. Just like an abstraction for its well-composed coloring. Aesthetically aged condition with expected damages as seen.
KOMYO SHINGON MANDALA
Edo period. Assessed as the one coming from Buddhist temple because of its large size, which is considered as very scarce today. Esoteric mantra (Shingon) in Sanskrit is hand-painted...
Sixteen outstanding disciples of buddha are called Jyuroku (sixteen) Rakan, the theme of Zen Buddhism painting.
Rakan, abbreviation of arakan (arhat), is a respectable ascetic monk.
Signed artist name "...Chokunyu Koji..." and dating Japanese traditional era name "Kaei Kinoe Tora (1854) summer".
Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907), scholar artist in Meiji era. He studied under Tanomura Chikuden, and he was abopted by the Tanomura...
Hanging scroll. Life-size figure of the patriarch Daruma, standing barefoot with his garment wrapped around his body. Bold, fluent brushstrokes. Inscription and seals at upper right. Seals: Hakkan’un; Kagai and unread seal. Black ink on paper. Japan, Taisho era, early 1920s.
Image: 53 ¾ x 20 1/8 in. (137.6 x 51.6 cm).
Light worm damage in the upper part of mounting, some wear and one tiny damaged spot in paper in lower part, otherwise very good condition.
Framed painting of a warrior with a drawn sword, holding a severed head in his hand. On his back a flag with the image of a skull. Perhaps one of the heroes of the Taiheiki, such as Endo Giemon Masatada. But between Kuniyoshi and other Utagawa artists, several series of heroes were produced. Unsigned. The style of Utagawa Kuniyoshi or Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. Black ink and colors on paper, mounted as a scroll, cut and framed. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
Frame H 49 ½ x W 27 ¼ in...
Japanese scroll painting two cranes, painted with ink and color on silk, show a Kano school style.
Signed artist name "Atsuharu" and sealed.
We have no information about the artist.
Measurements : 71 5/8" x 17 1/2" (182cm x 44.5cm).
Painted area : 34 5/8" x 12 3/4" (88cm x 32.4cm).
There are stains and creases.
A superb rendering of two dragons vying in a darkened sky signed Eitoku Fujiwara Mitsunori and attributable to Tosa Mitsunori. It is 34 x 94 inches (86 x 239 cm) and has been restored at considerable expense. The mounting is green silk patterned with stormy waves extended with beige, and it features huge bone rollers. This has Mitsunori’s famous dark wet washes, a signature of his work and work of the Tosa School in the Momoyama to early Edo period...
18th century Ukiyo-e painting of a hawk in vivid colors signed Tomiyasu (Fu-an). It is performed in light pigment on silk, mounted in Edo period cloth with bone rollers. It measures 16 x 68 inches (41 x 173 cm) and comes enclosed in a wooden box. There are references to an Ukiyo-e artist (or family) active from the early to mid Edo period (1680s to 1760s) named Fu-an, no specific dates.
Elegant 6 panel small byobu or screen from the late Edo Period C.1860. Lovely gold leaf background with three cranes frolicing among the pines, camelia and chrysanthemum flowers on the bank of a swirling blue river. Fine bronze metal fittings on the frame and in excellent condition. Only 140cm tall and 300cm long making it a perfect size for over the couch. Ask for shipping quote.