Hidemasa - 5468

Titolo: 
Peasant woman
Numero di Inventario: 
5468
Tipologia: 
netsuke
Collezione: 

East

Parole chiave soggetto: 
Peasant woman
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Hidemasa, Ōsaka school
Periodo: 
1800
Datazione specifica: 
mid 19th century
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Tipo di iscrizione: 
signature
Trascrizione o identificazione: 
秀正 (Hidemasa)
Materia e Tecnica: 
ivory
Opere correlate: 
Data di Ingresso: 
2005
Acquisizione: 
Maria Taglietti Lanfranchi
Tipo di acquisizione: 
bequest

The netsuke depicts a woman, probably a peasant with a basket in her right hand. Perhaps to shelter herself from the rain, she is holding her coat over her head and shoulders. The two holes of the himotoshi are on the back, the larger one is lower than the smaller one. Under the basket is engraved the signature Hidemasa (秀 正) .

This signature allows us to place this piece in the Hidemasa workshop, active in Ōsaka since the first half of the nineteenth century and which was headed by several masters who signed in the same way.
In the Lanfranchi collection there is another piece belonging to the workshop of Hidemasa which is set in a marine environment.

 G.R.