THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
MARUYAMA OKYO (1733–1795), EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY
THE FOUR SEASONS
four paintings: ink and colour on silk mounted as hanging scrolls, signed An’ei Tsuchinoto-i Shoto sha [1779, early winter] (spring and winter scrolls) and Okyo (summer and autumn scrolls), all sealed Okyo-no-in and Chusen, with inscription by Toko-To-Raisho (Nakajima Raisho 1796–1871), sealed Raisho and Toko
102 x 35.5 cm., 40⅛ x 14 in.
- As can be seen in the images, there are a few small foxing marks to the paintings.
- Otherwise, they are in fine condition.
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Kawasaki Shozo (Choshunkaku)
Choshukaku Zohin Tenkan Zuroku of the Osaka Bijutsu Club, 12th March 1936, Lot 130.
Kyoto National Museum, Fujisan no kaiga [Painting of Mt Fuji], 17th January-19th February 2017.
This set of four scrolls invites the viewer to embark on a visual journey of observing Mount Fuji during all four seasons. When placed side by side, the scrolls synthesise into one harmonious whole that capture the shifting seasons from spring through winter against the backdrop of the unchanging, immortal presence of Mount Fuji. When viewing from a certain distance, the almighty Mount Fuji appears to be unreachable and to transcend time and space in Ōkyo’s creation.