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Auction archive: Lot number 165

ISE, Sadatake (1717-1784) and FUJIWARA, Tadayori (fl. 18th century). “Yoroi Chakuyo No Zu,” in Japanese. Japan, 1775.

Estimate
US$3,000 - US$4,000
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 165

ISE, Sadatake (1717-1784) and FUJIWARA, Tadayori (fl. 18th century). “Yoroi Chakuyo No Zu,” in Japanese. Japan, 1775.

Estimate
US$3,000 - US$4,000
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

ISE, Sadatake (1717-1784) and FUJIWARA, Tadayori (fl. 18th century). “Yoroi Chakuyo No Zu,” in Japanese. Japan, 1775. Small folio orihon album (263 x 199mm). 20 double-page watercolor drawings on 46 pages, with a half-sheet of text and diagrams mounted to one leaf, later annotations in red ink. Traditional orihon folding album with damask silk boards, title in gilt label on upper board, sewn at spine. Provenance : Boston Book Company. An attractive illustrated guide to the elaborate process of donning traditional Japanese armor, copied from the author's original manuscript treatise. The author, Ise Sadatake, was a scholar of traditional practices; his family was recognized for transmitting the practices of the warrior class from the Muromachi period. Although the Edo period is when print truly came into its own in Japan, a robust manuscript tradition continued to produce works such as this for limited circulation which display that period's refinements in calligraphy and painting. The present manuscript was copied by Fujiwara Tadayori, a skilled scribe and artist whose works are held by the British Museum.

Auction archive: Lot number 165
Auction:
Datum:
5 Dec 2017
Auction house:
Christie's
New York
Beschreibung:

ISE, Sadatake (1717-1784) and FUJIWARA, Tadayori (fl. 18th century). “Yoroi Chakuyo No Zu,” in Japanese. Japan, 1775. Small folio orihon album (263 x 199mm). 20 double-page watercolor drawings on 46 pages, with a half-sheet of text and diagrams mounted to one leaf, later annotations in red ink. Traditional orihon folding album with damask silk boards, title in gilt label on upper board, sewn at spine. Provenance : Boston Book Company. An attractive illustrated guide to the elaborate process of donning traditional Japanese armor, copied from the author's original manuscript treatise. The author, Ise Sadatake, was a scholar of traditional practices; his family was recognized for transmitting the practices of the warrior class from the Muromachi period. Although the Edo period is when print truly came into its own in Japan, a robust manuscript tradition continued to produce works such as this for limited circulation which display that period's refinements in calligraphy and painting. The present manuscript was copied by Fujiwara Tadayori, a skilled scribe and artist whose works are held by the British Museum.

Auction archive: Lot number 165
Auction:
Datum:
5 Dec 2017
Auction house:
Christie's
New York
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