Furuyama MOROMASA (C. 1712-1772)




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A rare artist, possibly the son and pupil of Furuyama Moroshige. Shows the famous poet Saigyo Hoshi (1118-1190) gazing up at the courtesan Eguchi as the Bodhisattva Fugen on a white elephant. The poet is famous for his long poetic journeys around Japan but especially to northern Honshu. Fugen is known for offering shelter to travelling monks. A large panel, 27.5 x 6.5 in; 70 x 16.5 cms. Coloured by hand in tan, yellow, beni, brown, and sumi. Published c. 1740s by Igaya. Provenance: Sold Christies, New York, 31/10/1995, lot 10.

 

Fine impression. Slight soil and creasing. Several small restored areas but generally very good condition for the date. Signed Getsugetsudo Furuyama Moromasa.

 

Status: Sold

 

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