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Artist:
Totoya Hokkei 魚屋北渓 (1780-1850)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 108.2 × 54.9 cm (42 5/8 × 21 5/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Japan
Date:
late 18th-mid 19th century
Period:
Edo period
Description:
This painting is a presentation of still-life and poetry on hanging scroll format. The painted image features assorted vegetables, plate, cup, lacquer box, a sprig of wisteria, and, most prominently, a fresh bonito on a large blue and white charger. Above the painting are inscribed twelve poems, signed by poets who were members of the same circle or club.
Signatures:
Unsigned.
Marks:
Red seal: Hokkei.
Inscriptions:
Above the painting are inscribed twelve poems, signed by poets who were members of the same circle or club.
Last poem signed: Nanseishi Shunkin
Last poem signed: Nanseishi Shunkin
Provenance:
Hutchinson Collection [1]
1996
Sale, London, Sotheby’s, Japanese Prints, Paintings and Works of Art, November 13, 1996, Sale #LN6704, lot 13: “Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850): The First Katsuo of the Season” [2]
1996
David Newman, London, purchased at Sale, London, Sotheby’s, Japanese Prints, Paintings and Works of Art, November 13, 1996, Sale #LN6704” [3]
From 1996
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from David Newman, London [4]
Notes:
[1] According to Sotheby’s, London auction catalogue for Sale#LN5704, the hanging scroll was previously in the collection of Hutchinson.
[2] See object file, Collections Management Office.
[3] See note 2.
[4] See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
The Arts of Japan (July 14, 2012 to January 13, 2013)
Seasons: Arts of Japan (February 5, 2011 to January 13, 2013)
Selections from the Japanese Collection (March 22 to November 29, 1999)
Untitled Exhibition, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands, 1982 (1982)
Untitled Exhibition, Singer Museum, Laren, 1975 (1975)
Untitled Exhibition, Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, 1968 (1968)
Untitled Exhibition, Kunstzaal Plaats, The Hague, Netherlands (1962)
Previous custodian or owner:
Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson (ca. 1829-1891)
Sotheby's (London)
David Newman
Topic:
fish  Search this
wisteria  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
poetry  Search this
Japan  Search this
kakemono  Search this
surimono  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1996.32a-g
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye30112d254-378d-45cd-b0e1-c386c22ec89c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1996.32a-g