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- Previous Owner(s)
Robert G. Sawers Ltd.
The scene is autumnal. Pigeons are variously comported in front of the main complex of building at Senjoji (Asakusa Kannon Temple) in Tokyo. The location is indicated in the inscription. Falling gingko leaves suggest the season. The atmosphere seems to evoke clouds of incense or the settling in of a dusky haze.
The work is signed in gold and dated using a peculiar system adopted by the Meiji government in which a national era called "Kigen" was inaugurated. The year corresponding to 600 BC was the "First Year of Kigen," thus, this painting created in 1877 bears the date Kigen 2,573. The artist's signature is rendered "Seitei Watanabe Yoshimata," presenting, in sequence, a studio name, family name and personal name.
- Published References
- Furuta Akiko. "評伝渡邊省亭 晴柳の影に." Education Watanabe Temple in the shadow of Shuei Hayanagi. Japan. Plate 2.
- Ellen P. Conant, in collaboration with Steven D. Owyoung, and J. Thomas Rimer. Nihonga: Trancending the Past: Japanese-Style Painting, 1868-1968. Exh. cat. St. Louis and Tokyo. .
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum