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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1800: Item # 1191800

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Rinpa School Fan Painting of Pine and Snow
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Works done on uchiwa (Dansen) or hand fans rarely survive and paintings done by Ogata Korin (1658-1716) are extremely rare. One is housed at the Hatakeyama Museum in Tokyo, another in Yamanaka, Ishikawa Prefecture in a private collection. The work shown is a piece originally made for a hand fan. The bamboo frame was removed and re-mounted onto a hanging scroll. The scene is a pine grove in winter with snow on the branches.

The rimpa school focused its work on stylistic design rather than realism and many of the pieces are based on references from Japanese poetry and literature. Whether Ogata Korin had created the work is a question that researchers and scholars continue to debate even to this day. Many reference materials will describe that the works are signed or sealed Hoshuku or Korin. Korin may have done the work or perhaps his studio was producing works to meet the demands of his clientele in Kyoto and Edo.

Reference: Korin-ha Senmen Gashu, Korin-ha Meigafu, Rimpa Kaiga Senshu, Kyoto Shoin.

Age: Late 17th to 18th century. Size: 78.2cm x 110.3cm or 30.7" x 43.4"



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