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Cho Gessho 張月樵<br>(1772-1832)

Cho Gessho 張月樵

“A Hundred Birds” 百鳥図

Handscroll, ink and color on paper
33.4 x 426.0 cm. (13 1/8 x 167 3/4 in.)

Inscription: “Gessho.”

Anonymous Japanese 無款日本 <br>(18th-19th century)<br>

Anonymous Japanese 無款日本
(18th-19th century)

“Courtesan with Peacock-motif Sash”

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
105.8 x 45.1 cm. (41 5/8 x 17 1/2 in.)

Inscription by Sengai (1750-1837)
“Life is fragile like a drop of dew, but I wouldn’t regret losing it if instead I could see you.
Believing in the Great Mercy Kannon Bosatsu. Sengai.”


Box inscription by Awakawa Koichi (d. 1977), a specialist in Zen painting:
“Painting of a courtesan inscribed by Sengai.”

Idemitsu Bijutsukan Kanzohin Zuroku Sengai (“Sengai in the Idemitsu Collection”), fig. 1127, Tokyo, 2007.

Recent provenance:
Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo


Sakai Ōho 酒井鶯蒲

“Cockfight” 鷄闘圖

Pair of hanging scrolls, ink and color on paper
Each 115.0 x 52.0 cm. (45 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.)

Inscription on each: “Painted by Shigen Ōho”.

Artist’s seal: Hansei

Okada Hankō 岡田 半江<br>(1782-1846)

Okada Hankō 岡田 半江

“Cranes by Bamboo and Rock”

Hanging scroll, ink on paper
131.0 x 45.5 cm. (57 1/2 x 18 1/8 in.)

Inscription: “A wish for longevity from those with immortal years (i.e. the crane).
Painted by Hankō Denshuku.”

Artist’s seals: Hankō; Boshuku azana Shiu

Colophon by Shinozaki Shōchiku (1781-1851):
“Drinking and eating you take leave of your bamboo fence
travelling as your whim leads you,
You have rambled at leisure for sixty and
one springs and autumns;
You still have unrestrained spirit at home,
aided by secrets of the immortals,
Incessantly travelling to every which place,
But not to old China!

Added by Shōchhiku Sanjin.”

Seals: Shonozaki Tasuku In; Shōsuke

Box inscription: By Hirao Chikka (a disciple of Tanomura Chokunyū) in summer of 1906.

[1] Osaka Municipal Museum: Kinsei Osaka Gadan, Osaka, 1983, no. 153, p. 128;
[2] Kobijutsu (Special issue devoted to Okada Beisanjin and Hankō), Tokyo, 1977, no. 53, p. 37.

Nakabayashi Chikuto 中林竹洞 <br>(1776-1853) <br>

Nakabayashi Chikuto 中林竹洞

“Hawk in Winter” 冬鷹圖

Hanging scroll, ink on silk
192.2 x 57.9 cm. (51 x 22 3/4 in.)

Inscription: “Painted in emulation of the brush-ideas of Lin Yishan (Lin Liang)
by the mountain-recluse Chikuto.”

Artist’s seals: Seisho no in; Chikuto

Yamamoto Baiitsu 山本梅逸 <br>(1783-1856) <br>

Yamamoto Baiitsu 山本梅逸

“A Pair of Pheasants with Rock, Bamboo and Flowers” 1847

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk
125.6 x 46.0 cm. (49 1/2 x 18 1/8 in.)

“During the Cassia Moon month (the eighth lunar month) of the year 1847, painted by Ryo, called Baiitsu.”

Artist’s seals: Yamamoto Ryo; Meikei

Taki Katei 滝和亭<br>(1830-1901)

Taki Katei 滝和亭

“Spring Riches & Honor in the Jade Hall”

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk
208.0 x 90.0 cm. (82 x 35 1/2 in.)

Inscription: “’Spring Riches and Honor in the Jade Hall.’ Painted during the spring,
the fifth month of the year 1891, by Katei Sei on the river at Nijō Sashun-rō (in Kyoto).”

Artist’s seals: Ryōmoku So; Katei Taki Ken; Shichoku Ri; Sansei Den Kanja In

Bairei (Kono Naotoyo) 楳嶺 [幸野直豊] <br>(1844-95) <br>

Bairei (Kono Naotoyo) 楳嶺 [幸野直豊]

“Snipe in River Beneath Autumn Grasses
in Moonlight”
1894 月下秋草河鴫圖

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk
143.0 x 65.0 cm. (56 1/4 x 25 5/8 in.)

Inscription: “Bairei Hō.”

Artist’s seals: Konō Naotoyo; Bairei

Box inscription by Bairei:
“During the twelfth month of the year 1894 during the Meiji era, painted on the bank of the Sanju River at Seika-zenshitsu by Omu-inshi.”

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