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Zheng Dai (paintings dated 1715-1759)  <br>鄭岱
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Zheng Dai (paintings dated 1715-1759)
鄭岱

“Su Shi Visiting the Elders at Huizhou”

蘇東坡在惠州

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk
83.0 x 92.0 cm. (32 3/4 x 36 1/4 in.)

Inscription:
“Painted by Zheng Dai, called the Mountain Man from Ruishan, at the Persimmon Leaf Library.”

Artist’s seals:
Zheng Dai; Zailong

Zhao Ruhu (d. 1917)  趙如虎
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Zhao Ruhu (d. 1917) 趙如虎

“Chrysanthemums in Vase” 1910
菊花圖

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
132.0 x 51.5 cm. (52 x 20 1/4 in.)

Inscription:
“I used a reverential vase and made an offering on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month that neither wind nor rain can intrude upon. Three days after the seventh of the seventh lunar month during the year 1910, Zhao Ruhu called Jingbo (‘honoring the elders’), Zhao Ruhu.”

On rubbing:
Fa Fuji

Artist’s seal:
Zhao Ruhu yin

Collector’s seal:
Xiling yinshe da jinshi wenzi yin (“Seal of the Xiling seal-carving association rubbing of characters found on metal and stone”)

Provenance: An American private collection

Yosa  Buson  (1716-83)  与謝 蕪村
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Yosa Buson (1716-83) 与謝 蕪村

“Mountain Retreat in Summer” 1773
山水圖

Fan painting, ink and color on paper
26.5 x 70 cm (10 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.)

Artist’s inscription:
“On the sixteenth of the sixth lunar month of the year 1773 during the Anei reign-era, painted by Shunsei.”

Artist’s seals:
Shunsei-shi; Tōsei

Box Inscription:
Written by Nangaku in 1957, followed by two seals: Nangaku; Nangaku Kansho

Published:
Buson Zenshū, Tokyo, 1998, vol. 6, Kaiga, Iboku (“Paintings and Calligraphies”), pl. 363, p. 86.

-Kubosō Memorial Museum: Ōgi-e (Special Exhibition of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean Fan Paintings), Izumi, 1990, cat. 117.

Ike Taiga (1723-1776)  池大雅
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Ike Taiga (1723-1776) 池大雅

“Playing Qin beneath Pines; Writing on Stone Cliff”

弾琴題書圖

Pair of hanging scrolls, ink and color on paper
Each 135.0 x 57.0 cm. (53 1/8 x 22 in.)

Inscriptions:
Right-hand scroll: “The brush tip manifests orchids and brings forth the grass.”
Left-hand scroll: “From the strings fragrant breezes enter the garden pines. Kashō.”

Artist’s seals:
Zenshin Sōma Houkyūkō (“In a Former Life I was the Horse Connoisseur Fang Jiugao”); Ike Mumei In; Kashō (“Woodcutter in Haze”); Sonsei (“In Accord with Life”); Sangaku Dōja (“Daoist of the Three Peaks [of Fuji, Tateyama, and Hakusan]”)

Box inscription:
“A pair of works painted and inscribed by Ike Kashō: ‘Inscribing Poetry on the Stone Cliff’ and ‘Playing the Qin beneath Pines.’ Written by Murata Kōkoku (1831-1912) at age seventy-eight (i.e. in 1908).”

Anonymous (19th century) 無款
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Anonymous (19th century) 無款

“Portrait of Bichuan” 1832 碧泉像

Album leaves, ink and color on paper
31.0 x 58.5 cm. (12 1/4 x 23 in.)

Artist’s seals:
Yao Hao (?) and one other

Colophons by the following writers, all dedicated to Bichuan:
-Wu Chaoqi, 1832
-Chen Feng, 1836
-Lu Fuyun
-Wang Chaojin
-Zhong Yuan, 1835
-Wu Yai
-Wang Hao, 1833
-Wang Tiaosu, 1836
-Lu Zhenyun
-Wang Xitong, 1836
-Chang Sengui
-Yang Xiyong
-Ju Rulin
-Shi Zhenfu
-Zhang Dayong
-Xu Wenshao
-Gao Yunkui
-Wang Chaozhong
-Yu Lingdou
-Cheng Changqing
-Shi Fuweng

Aoki Shukuya  (1737-1802)  青木夙夜
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Aoki Shukuya (1737-1802) 青木夙夜

“The Red Cliff, after Wen Zhengming”
倣文徴明赤壁圖

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
81.0 x 29.0 cm. (31 7/8 x 11 3/8 in.)

Inscription:
“Painted by Yo Shukuya.”

Artist’s seals:
Shuku; Ya

Box inscription:
By Teiryō (Taigadō VI; late 19th-early 20th c.)

(See inscription below)

Okada Beisanjin (1754-1820) <br>岡田米山人
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Okada Beisanjin (1754-1820)
岡田米山人

‘Landscape’ 1818 山水圖

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
136.6 x 28.4 cm. (53 3/4 x 11 1/in.)

Inscription:
“A blue sky envelopes the misty trees, white clouds cover the bases of rocks;
The elegant guest sits with lute on his lap,
the mountains and water are his ‘knower of notes.’
Written and painted by Beisanjin at the age of seventy-five sai.”

Artist’s seals:
(Oka) da Koku; Shigen; Beisan; and one other

Box inscription:
By Murata Kokoku (1831-1912) in 1907

Published:
Kobijutsu, no. 53, 1977, no. 53.

Tani Bunchō (1763-1840)  谷文晁
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Tani Bunchō (1763-1840) 谷文晁

“Li Bo Enjoying a Waterfall” 1838
李白観瀑圖

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk
112.0 x 41.6 cm. (44 1/8 x 16 3/8 in.)

Inscription:
“During the eighth month of the year 1838 in the Tenpō period, painted by the seventy-five-year-old man, Bunchō.”

Artist’s seal:
Gagaku-sai (“Studio for Studying Painting”)

Published:
Auction Catalogue of the Taichō-kaku Collection, Tokyo Art Club, 1925, cat. no. 64.[1]

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