Lot 958. Honami Kôetsu

Starting price:€ 600
Auction date:07.12.2017   10:30
ID 14144
Lot 958Honami Kôetsu
Honami Kôetsu JAPAN (1558-1637)
30 x 51 cm
31-syllable Tanka from the collection Kokin Waka Shû (No. 548) and the view of a mountain: 'Aki no ta no ho no ue o terasu, inazuma no hikari no ma ni mo goods ya wasururu'(such As the autumn rice-Ear outshines in the bright light of the flash, everything far, our love is unforgettable). Ink and gold paint on paper.
To the understanding of the image with his poem, one must see deeply into the Japanese poetics.The poem comes from the oldest part of the Manyôshû, 759 a. D.-scale collection of old poems, and even to 347 a. D., It was recorded in 920 a. D in the collection of poems in the Kokin Waka Shû in two slightly different versions (Nos. 547, 548). Provenance: From an old collection of a German scholar, purchased from Shibunkaku, Kyoto, catalogue, 310, 39, 1998 - Minim. rubbed, partially light wrinkles, hanging scroll mounted with knobs of ivory, wood box, with label outside, and the inside of Yoshizawa Yoshinari

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