Japanese - Young Pine Trees, 17th century


Young Pine Trees, 17th century

Watercolor and silver dust on gilded paper; six fold screen, 164 x 338 cm (64 9/16 x 133 1/16 in.) overall


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Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the Matsuki sale at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (with several other art objects) for a total of $2,591.50 on 20 February 1902, lot 406.


The border is made of strips of a fourteenth century manscript of the Kegon-kyo, on gold and blue paper.


Bunkio Matsuki. Catalogue of Remarkable Antique Carvings, Embroidered Silks and Bronzes... (Boston, February 1902), lot 406. (as by Tosa)
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 172. (as Japanese, possibly Kano school, early 17th century)
Yasuko Horioka et al. Oriental and Islamic Art: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1975), pp. 60-61, no. 25. (as Japanese, 17th century; stylistic traits of the Kano school)

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