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Rimpa School Scroll - Chyrsanthamums

Rimpa School Scroll - Chyrsanthamums

Kitagawa Soestsu


flourished mid 17th century - attributed

 13" x 32"

      Signed “Inen” - written attribution by Robert Moes, curator Asian Collection Brooklyn Museum. this was purchased from Ben Birillo, Madison Avenue dealer, 1978.  The seal was belonged originally to Tawaraya Sotatsu, co-founder of the Rimpa School and was passed on to Sosetsu. It is very hard to pin down early work like this. So, despite the provenance and curator appraisal, we recognize that this fine painting may be late 17 to early 18th school or studio.  Compare with the one in the Metropolitan Museum.


Edo flowers still life ink Sotatsu white gold

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