Hon'ami Koetsu (Japanese, 1558-1637). <em>Calligraphy</em>, 17th century. Hanging scroll, ink and gold on paper, 34 3/4 x 11 1/8 in. (88.3 x 28.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Carl L. Selden, 1991.1.1 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.1.1_IMLS_SL2.jpg)


Artist:Hon'ami KoetsuTawaraya Sotatsu

Medium: Hanging scroll, ink and gold on paper

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:17th century

Dimensions: 34 3/4 x 11 1/8 in. (88.3 x 28.3 cm) poem card only: 7 7/16 x 6 5/8 in. (18.9 x 16.8 cm)


Accession Number: 1991.1.1

Image: 1991.1.1_IMLS_SL2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Album leaf with calligraphy of a poem about tea by Koetsu in square poem card format (shikishi). The paper is decorated with a pine tree grove painted by Sotatsu in tarashikomi technique. Koetsu was known to have copied poems from earlier anthologies, imitating courtly manner of 12th century. Unsigned, no seals. Mount: Strips of Indian dyed cloth (17th cen.) surrounding card. Condition: Excellent. No prior repairs visible.

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