Japanese Paintings


Ink and color on silk; A kakemono (painting scroll) depicting a family of five macaques grooming each other and hanging from a tree branch; mounted on a silk brocade scroll with knobs; signed Sosen Hitsu with one seal of the artist; from the school of Mori Sosen; 19th century; the painting proper is 29.5 inches (74.93 cm) wide and 19.75 inches (50.10 cm) long; the scroll is 35 inches (88.9 cm) wide and 60 inches (152.4 cm) long.


Owl; late 19th century; Japan.


Mandarin ducks in winter snow; signed with stamp seal;; Ink and color on silk; 19th century; Japan. 16 inches (40.6 cm) wide; 45 inches (114.3 cm) long.

Scroll painting depicting peacock and hen perched on a twisting conifer branch; ink and color on silk; signed, with stamp seal; with original wooden box; painting alone is 55 inches long and 20 inches wide.; Ink and color on silk; Meiji period; Japan. 26.5 inches (67.3 cm) wide; 94 inches (238.8 cm) long.


Two badgers, Shijo School; Ink and color on silk; early 20th century; Japan.


A rare kakemono of the seated eight-armed goddess Benzai-ten (or Sarasvati) holding various attributes and surrounded by her celestial attendants; inscribed; mounted on silk brocade scroll with gilt metal finials; framed and glazed; gold, ink and polychromy on paper; framed and glazed; painting is 15 inches (38 cm) high and 9.5 inches (24.1 cm) wide; detail below.



Last updated  06/09/2003   Zhou Yi