Hasegawa Gyokuhō – 長谷川玉峰 (1822-1879) – Autumn Landscape – 秋山水

$425.00 CAD

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Born in Kyoto in 1822, Hasegawa was trained by Matsumura Keibun (1779-1843) and could paint almost exactly like his master. He also studied with Yokoyama Seiki, who was another great master of the Maruyama-Shijō school. One of his great talents was bird and flower compositions, as well as painting landscapes in the Shijō tradition, which is on full display here. The mountains in the background are sparingly brushed with delicacy to insinuate morning fog, as the young woman, a kindling bearer, carries a large bunch of kindling atop her head as she crosses the bridge. The ancient symbolism of the kindling bearer is humility and pride in hard work. Autum leaves are “wabi-sabi” – a zen appreciation of beautiful things that are imperfect and fleeting, like cherry blossoms, and by extension, the beauty of a young woman. There are 6 other major ancient symbolic things that are a part of this composition that we would be happy to share with you, as every “kakejiku” (hanging scroll) that we have contains ancient symbolism that is auspicious for the home in which it hangs. The signature can be matched with this piece held at The MET. Very good condition for its age, owing to the fact that the mounting artisan that constructed this piece around Hasegawa’s honshi (main painted area), was no doubt one of the top mounting artisans in Kyoto, and after more than 140 years there is still no worrisome seam separation. Normal ageing and toning, very slight creases and the tiniest of stains. *Please click on the upper left-hand corner of the photos to enlarge them a second time. Every purchase of art comes with an email tailored to the piece, with around 3 hours worth of further reading and documentary viewing.

25″ x 70″ – $425 – Price includes shipping worldwide! Comes with a sealed document of authenticity. All prices in Canadian dollars. In-store purchase discount, $25 off.

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