Handscroll; ink, gold, and silver on paper
Overall: 23.2 x 346.6 cm (9 1/8 x 136 7/16 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1966.118
Hon’ami Koetsu was a Japanese craftsman, potter, lacquerer, and calligrapher whose work is generally considered to have inspired the founding of the Rimpa school of painting. Tawaraya Sotatsu was a Japanese artist who co-founded the Rimpa school. He began his career as a fan painter in Kyoto and later rose to work for the court as a producer of fine, decorated papers for calligraphy. Seven verses from the autumn section of Shinkokin wakashu were transcribed onto 11 sheets of colored paper printed in gold and silver, depicting a design featuring the Chinese lion (karashishi) and mehishiba grasses.
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