Japanese & Korean Art - Lot 835

A JAPANESE HANDSCROLL, KASE-E


EDO/MEIJI PERIOD


Hand-painted with the Thirty-six Immortal Women Poets (Nishikizuri Onna Sanjurokkasen) from the Heian period (794-1185), each with their name and a waka poem, 33cm high and 11.4m long, approx.


Provenance: From the collection of Reginald Woolley (1912-1993), set designer and director at the Players Theatre Club, Villiers Street, London, and thence by descent.


For another depiction of the Thirty-six Immortal Women Poets, see Chobunsai Eishi's series of woodblock prints from the Frederick W. Gookin Collection, Chicago Art Institute, ref. 1939.1710.


Estimate: £600 - 1,000
Hammer Price £ 1,500

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