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PROPERTY OF A CHICAGO COLLECTOR

A PAIR OF JAPANESE EIGHT-PANEL SCREENS AFTER SESSON SHUKEI
17TH CENTURY
Estimate
60,00080,000
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426

PROPERTY OF A CHICAGO COLLECTOR

A PAIR OF JAPANESE EIGHT-PANEL SCREENS AFTER SESSON SHUKEI
17TH CENTURY
Estimate
60,00080,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A PAIR OF JAPANESE EIGHT-PANEL SCREENS AFTER SESSON SHUKEI
17TH CENTURY
Ink on paper, poems written in gold, depicting mountainous scenes with figures and pagodas and fishing villages, each screen, inscribed Sesson with a red seal, mounted on brocade
Height 60 in., 152.4 cm; Width of each panel 18 ½ in., 47 cm
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Exhibited

The Resonant Image: Tradition in Japanese art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 21st October 1997 to 26th April 1998, and 1st May to 20th September, 1998.

Catalogue Note

Sesson Shukei, a distinguished Japanese artist and a notable and distinctive talent among the numerous painters who worked in the style of the famous 15th century artist Sesshu.

Although the present screens date to a slightly later period than the 16th century examples, the aesthetic remains the same. The artists in the school aspired to express landscapes with subtle gradations of black ink; a technique learned from the masters who acquired the skill in China. The heavy moist haze near the water and crisp air in the mountains can be seen on the present examples. The abbreviated and cursive brushwork evokes Zen paintings in the Chinese manner.

Inscribed Eight panel screens are rare. The poems are each about nature and seasons, echoing the themes explored in the painting.

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