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Lot 138: ROCKY LANDSCAPE, DREAMY HOUSE WITH MAN
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Painting with ink. Japan, 19th cent. to Meiji (1868 - 1912)
A strictly vertical composition with steep cliffs, forest in the foreground with tall, slender trees, between them is a solitary hut with veranda, in the opening a man is leaning and enjoys the idylle. Since the cabin is built on pilings and a reflection is implied, a peaceful brook could be flowing underneath. This painting is in accordance of the popular Chinese Shanshui ("mountains and water"), which depicts the seclusion of Chinese scholars, literati, poets etc. Books are suggested behind the man. Inscription and signature in Sosho and three red seals, brocade mounting with rollers of ivory, good condition.
PICTURE 121,5 x 28,2 CM, SCROLL 194,5 x 39,5 CM
From the former collection of the famous Viennese pianist Jörg Demus